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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.

Video highlights from 2010 race season nominated for awards

VIRginia International Raceway has announced that two different VIR video highlights, selected from the entire world of motorsports television programming during 2010, have been nominated for national recognition at the annual SPEED Performance Awards. 

Ferrell looking to next level

Mark Ferrell left Halifax County High School in the summer of 2006 looking to continue his football career and further his education.

Jeffress shocked by trade to Royals

Jeremy Jeffress admitted he was shocked to learn that the Milwaukee Brewers had traded him to the Kansas City Royals.

Comets girls climb to 10-win mark

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team recorded its third win in as many tries this season against Person High School, the latest victory a 62-38 win in Roxboro, N.C., on Tuesday.

Third time no charm for Comets boys

It is very difficult for one team to beat another three times in one season, especially when it comes to rivals such as Halifax County High School and Person (N.C.) High School.

Western Valley District play begins tonight

After a month of non-district games as a tune-up, the Halifax County High School varsity boys and varsity girls basketball teams open Western Valley District play tonight against William Fleming High School.