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Lions boys roll to second straight title

The Halifax County Middle School basketball team may not have accomplished its goals of an undefeated season and conference title, but it accomplished the goal that mattered most of all with a convincing 58-34 win over Russell in the championship game of the Southside Middle School Conference Tournament Saturday at Lions Gym.

Comets Girls edge GW

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team needed a win Friday night at GW-Danville to stay one game ahead of Franklin County at the top of the Western Valley District standings.

Comets boys run out of patience

The patience that Halifax County High School showed in its come-from-behind win over archrival GW last month in Danville wasn’t evident in Friday night’s rematch here at Halifax County High School.

Lions girls enjoy a successful season despite final loss

A Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team with only two eighth-grade starters battled a Powhatan team with five eighth-grade starters on even terms for three periods last Saturday before losing the conference tournament championship game.

Lions boys: Talented team gels at right time

The Halifax County Middle School basketball team had high hopes entering the 2010-2011 season.

Comets varsity girls' position in poll steady

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team’s ranking in the Associated Press Group AAA state rankings remained unchanged Tuesday, with the Comets (18-0) ranked sixth in the state among AAA teams in the most recent AP poll.

Brooks perseveres at Air Force

(Editor’s Note – Derek Brooks of South Boston is a former Halifax County High School basketball standout and is attending the Air Force Academy)

Lady Comets celebrate first district title in 21 years

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team built a 12-point lead at halftime and held off a second-half rally by Franklin County to win its first district championship in since 1989 with a 69-62 win at home against Franklin County on Tuesday.

Comets make field for district tourney

It didn’t come in the manner that many people would have liked, but the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team isn’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Girls varsity basketball team has 'banner' year

Among the numerous championship banners inside the Halifax County High School gym is one recognizing the Western District Championship won by the 1988-1989 Comets varsity girls’ basketball team.