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Late Comets bid falls short

James Burden was trying to mask his discomfort as the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team filed out of the locker room at the end of Saturday night’s game against Person (N.C.) High School.

Comets edge Martinsville HS on Smith's last-second shot

James Smith Jr. had hit a total of four shots including one three-pointer during his first two games as a member of the Halifax County High School varsity basketball team.

Comets grapplers fall to Person HS

The Halifax County High School wrestling team ran into something of a buzzsaw Thursday night when it faced Person (N.C.) High School in its home opener at Halifax County High School.

Lady Comets fall in overtime

As tears dotted the eyes of some Halifax County High School players, jubilant William Campbell High School students cheered as they hoisted Kenisha Staten onto their shoulders.

Jeff Burton to be NASCAR analyst for NBC

South Boston native Jeff Burton has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as NASCAR analyst for the NBC Sports Group when NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series racing begins in 2015.

Comets rally to defeat Heritage 72-66

Heritage High School did what it could to take Halifax County High School sharpshooter Tavion Petty out of the Comets' scoring quotient, and did a good job of it.

Industrial hoops tough at the top

It’s tough at the top of the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League with four teams within one game of each other at the top of the standings.

Burton makes move to Michael Waltrip Racing

South Boston native Jeff Burton has been hired by Michael Waltrip Racing as a test driver for 2014, with the possibility of running a partial schedule in the Sprint Cup Series.

Comets edge Person HS 69-67 in opener

Tavion Petty couldn't help but smile. Neither could his Halifax County High School teammates.

Football may be in Wright’s future

Senior long snapper for the Liberty University football team Richie Wright paused for a moment to take it all in and count his blessings.