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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.

Lady Comets ranked seventh in poll

The Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball team has reached a lofty height of recognition with the Comets finding themselves ranked seventh in this week’s Associated Press High School (AAA) Basketball Poll.

Former Comet takes redshirt year

DeShon Dabbs is playing a waiting game at Division II Winston-Salem State University, with the former Comets’ star guard taking a redshirt this basketball season.

More than $50,000 in cash and awards presented as SBS crowns 2010 champions

It was a night of twos Saturday night as South Boston Speedway officially crowned its 2010 NASCAR track champions.

Lady Comets improve to 12-0 with GW win

Senior guard Melyse Brown scored a team-high 17 points and the Comets varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Western Valley District and 12-0 overall with a 63-55 home win against GW Friday.

Adams sinks decisive FT as Comets edge GW 51-50

Call Kendell Adams the Ice Man. Facing the toughest situation he has faced all season, Adams sank one of two free throw attempts with 2.4 seconds left in the game to lift Halifax County High School to a dramatic come-from-behind 51-50 win over the Silver Eagles Friday night in Danville.

Wrestler sticks with ‘old-school’ principles

Rikki Nelson says few professional wrestlers today are interested in the art of the sport.

Snow takes family team to SBS LS title

For some, the second time around is sweeter.

Softball coach calling it quits

Dixie Softball Hall of Fame member and veteran coach Jimmy Wade is calling it quits after almost a quarter century of involvement with South Boston-Halifax County Dixie softball.