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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.

Swimmers sweep pair of tri-meets

The Comets’ boys and girls swim teams posted a pair of tri-meet wins in consecutive days last week, with wins Thursday at home against Prince Edward County and William Fleming, and on the road Friday against Magna Vista and Bassett.

Indoor track teams compete at invitational

The Comets indoor track team made the annual trek to the Bulldog Invitational Track Meet, held Saturday at the Tolsma Track Center at Liberty University, with the boys coming away with a 15th-place finish and the girls a 29th-place finish.

Lady Comets remain perfect in Fleming win

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team surged to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter and held William Fleming at bay the rest of the game to win its Western Valley District opener 56-48 at home Friday.

Comets win district opener

Too many close games have slipped away from the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team this season.

Comets compete in Rocket Invitational

Halifax County High School 125-pounder Tyler Bentley won his weight class to help lead the Comets to a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Rocket Invitational Tournament at Person (N.C.) High School.

Weather causes Comets basketball schedule changes

The wintry weather that struck the region Monday night and yesterday has forced Halifax County High School officials to change the schedules for the Comets girls and boys basketball teams.