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Comets win track opener

Halifax County High School’s track and field teams got their season off to a good start here Monday with wins over neighboring Person (N.C.) High School.

Comets return to diamond Friday

With two resounding road wins over Northwest Region opponents in the books, the Halifax County High School baseball team returns to action today, facing Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway.

Boys tennis team looks to numbers

A 12-man roster, including five returning players, has Comets boys’ tennis coaches hoping for a turnaround from last season’s 2-8 record.

Halifax County High School pounds Magna Vista 12-1

After having scored impressive season-opening victories over Northern Virginia opponents Stafford High School and C.D. Hylton High School the previous weekend, the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team was looking to extend its win streak Friday against Magna Vista High School.

Snow, Pembelton split Limited Sportsman wins at SBS

Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion Justin Snow and 2009 Limited champion Brian Pembelton split wins in the Limited Sportsman Division doubleheader Saturday at South Boston Speedway.

Morris edges Deiny for win at SBS

Frank Deiny Jr. knew exactly what he needed to do to beat three-time NASCAR national champion Philip Morris when the green flag waved for the final time in Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model 150 at South Boston Speedway.

Jim Hickney successful as player, coach

A versatile and successful athlete at both the high school and collegiate level, South Boston native Jim Hickey also has been a success as coach.

SBS to go under the lights Saturday

With two daytime events in the books, South Boston Speedway will go under the lights this weekend.

Betts selected to Group AAA All-State team; all-star game

Comets girls’ basketball standout Destiny Betts continues to reap the rewards of an outstanding season with an Honorable Mention selection to the VHSCA All-Group AAA team announced this week.

Siblings, coaches steer success for Barry Word

Growing up the youngest of five boys in Long Island, former Halifax County, University of Virginia and NFL star running back Barry Word learned early on how to play with bigger and stronger athletes.