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Springs sports practice, tryouts under way

The sound of the ping of baseballs against aluminum bats and the sight of soccer balls flying around adjacent fields Monday meant one thing – spring sports practice has started.

Eight Comets boys claim honors

Eight members of the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team have been named to spots on the All-Western valley District Basketball Team.

Spring sports tryouts show good numbers

Comets varsity girls’ head softball coach Melanie Saunders and her assistants welcomed 34 hopefuls for the varsity and jayvee teams to tryouts Tuesday.

Comets girls look to secure berth in state tournament

The Comets girls’ varsity basketball team is looking to clear one final hurdle in its effort to secure a berth in the state AAA tournament, as they travel to Woodbridge tonight for a Northwest Regional semifinal game against Forest Park at 7 p.m.

Comets girl season ends with loss Friday night

WOODBRIDGE -- The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team's magical season came to an abrupt end Friday night.

Wooding, Long lead DCC diamonders

Two former Halifax County High School baseball players now playing for Danville Community College are ranked in the top tier of the National Junior College statistical leaders.

Comets indoor track finish in state top 10

Travis Lipscomb and Terence Boyd of the Comets’ indoor track team capped outstanding seasons with top-10 finishes at the Virginia Group AAA boys state indoor track and field meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.

Comets girls suffer loss to Forest Park in NW Region semis

The Comets girls’ varsity basketball team went undefeated in the regular season, won a Western Valley District title and a quarterfinal game in the Northwest Regional Tournament.

South Boston Speedway to host open practice Saturday

The first race of the season at South Boston Speedway is just around the corner on Saturday, March 12, and area drivers and race teams are working hard to finish preparing their cars for the start of the new season.

Expectations exceeded: Boys made progress through season

Halifax County High School School Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach James McDaniel knew he and his Comets basketball team were facing an uphill battle when the season started.