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Comets grapplers split in home opener

A week ago, Halifax County High School’s wrestling team lost a close six-point contest to Tunstall High School in the Tunstall Invitational Tournament.

Comets girls first, boys second in swim tri-meet

Becca Snead won the 100-meter fly, the Comets’ boys and girls swim teams recorded wins in both 400-meter freestyle relay events, and the girls’ 200-meter medley relay team also recorded a win, as the Comets’ girls finished first and the boys second Wednesday in a home tri-meet with Prince Edward County and GW-Danville.

VIR unveils new spec racer Atom series; Cars to be built in Halifax County

VIRginia International Raceway officials have announced the formation of a new racing series for 2011, a series featuring spec racers manufactured in Halifax County.

Jeffress traded to Royals

Hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress, who made his first Major League Baseball start in September after being placed on the Milwaukee Brewers’ 40-man roster in June, has been traded to the Kansas City Royals.

Team effort key to solid start

It’s been a team effort for the Comets varsity girls’ basketball team in its surge to a 6-0 record, with a senior-dominated roster providing leadership along the way.

Youth wrestling club hits five-year mark

Five years ago the late Jerry Messick created a youth wrestling program, a program he envisioned would flourish and evolve into a feeder program for the Halifax County High School wrestling team.

Tourney tips off Tuesday

The 17th Annual Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament opens Tuesday at Halifax County High School with a field featuring some familiar teams and one newcomer.

Sports year in review (part one)

A number of individual and team accomplishments dotted the sports landscape in Halifax County last year.  Here’s a rundown, in no particular order of importance, for the first six months of 2010.

Comets girls beat Person for HCHS Holiday Classic title

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team is making a habit of winning the Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament, taking its third straight title Wednesday night with a 67-43 win over Person High School.

Comets boys improve, but stumble in title game

There was a big improvement in the performance of the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team when it faced border rival Person High School here Wednesday night in the championship game of the Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament.