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Diamonders close out opening week

It has been a good first full week of practice for the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team.

Comets pair named All-Northwest Region team

Comets varsity girls’ basketball seniors Destiny Betts and Melyse Brown have been named to the All-Northwest Region Basketball Team announced this week.

Twenty-eight teams on hand for open practice

The anticipation surrounding the start of the 2011 season at South Boston Speedway ramped up another notch Saturday as 28 teams took part in the track’s annual Open Practice and Media Day.

Baseball team prepares for early opener

An earlier than usual season-opener has the Halifax County Middle School baseball team in hustle mode as it prepares to play Franklin County tomorrow at home.

Softball team making progress

The Halifax County Middle School softball team has looked good in practice and during a pre-season scrimmage, but the real test comes tomorrow as they host Franklin County in its season-opener.

McCargo named coach of year

Matthew McCargo, who guided the Comets’ varsity girls’ basketball team to a 20-0 regular season record, its first Western Valley District championship in 21 years and a win in the opening round of the Northwest Region Tournament, has been named WVD Coach of the Year.

Comets jayvee girls tie Heritage

It wasn’t a win, but the Halifax County High School junior varsity girls soccer team didn’t lose either.

Soccer team competitive despite loss to Heritage

It will go down as a loss, but the Comets varsity boys’ soccer team was competitive in a 3-2 setback at Heritage Monday in a pre-season scrimmage.

Varsity girls drop first scrimmage

Jaynee Campbell notched a second-half goal for the Comets varsity girls’ soccer team, but Halifax dropped a 5-1 decision at home to Heritage Monday in its first pre-season scrimmage.

Lady Lions rout Franklin County

Taylor Barnes finished with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored while pitching a five-inning no-hitter, and the Halifax County Middle School softball team routed Franklin County 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday.