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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.

Comets face ‘must win’ game

It wasn’t the way Halifax County High School Head Coach James McDaniel wanted to see the season end.

Hall of Fame selects five inductees

The nominations committee of the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall Of Fame has selected five individuals to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame this spring.

Goals remain for Lady Comets in WVD tourney

The Comets varsity girls’ basketball team may still be basking in the glow of a 20-0 regular season and its first Western Valley District championship in 21 years, but goals remain for the Comets, starting with tomorrow’s 7 p.m. matchup at Comets Gym with Patrick Henry in the semifinal round of the district tournament.

Comets break Glass to finish unbeaten regular season

In a matchup of recently crowned district champions, the Comets varsity girls’ basketball team overcame a slow start to blow past E.C. Glass 59-31 Thursday on Senior Night and complete an unbeaten regular season.

Former Comet starting catcher for Tech

Former Comets softball catcher Betty Rose went 5-15 with three doubles while throwing out two bunting batters from behind the plate, as Virginia Tech went 4-0 in the 49er Round Robin Green and White Classic at UNC-Charlotte last weekend.

Comets indoor track takes a big step forward

At the start of the season, Comets’ indoor track coordinator Mary Douglas knew somewhat to expect from an experienced boys’ squad, but she knew less about a relatively young and inexperienced girls’ team.