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Morris edges Deiny for win at SBS

Frank Deiny Jr. knew exactly what he needed to do to beat three-time NASCAR national champion Philip Morris when the green flag waved for the final time in Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model 150 at South Boston Speedway.

Jim Hickney successful as player, coach

A versatile and successful athlete at both the high school and collegiate level, South Boston native Jim Hickey also has been a success as coach.

SBS to go under the lights Saturday

With two daytime events in the books, South Boston Speedway will go under the lights this weekend.

Betts selected to Group AAA All-State team; all-star game

Comets girls’ basketball standout Destiny Betts continues to reap the rewards of an outstanding season with an Honorable Mention selection to the VHSCA All-Group AAA team announced this week.

Siblings, coaches steer success for Barry Word

Growing up the youngest of five boys in Long Island, former Halifax County, University of Virginia and NFL star running back Barry Word learned early on how to play with bigger and stronger athletes.

Halifax batters Northern Durham 11-1

William Worley continued to crush the baseball when Halifax County High School faced winless Northern Durham (N.C.) High School here in Tuesday night’s home opener.

Comets girls netters nail first win

With wins in the top three singles contests and a sweep of the three doubles matches, the Halifax County High School girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season here Tuesday, downing Randolph-Henry High School 6-3.

Comets boys netters fall in close match

Gannon Griffin won at number three singles and Roger Smith and Michael Good won their match at number three doubles, but the Comets boys’ tennis team saw it season record dip to 0-2 Tuesday with a 7-2 loss at Randolph-Henry.

Varsity boys soccer team shut out at Bassett

Playing without two key starters, the Comets boys’ varsity soccer team suffered an 8-0 loss at Bassett Wednesday.

Varsity girls soccer team gets first win

The Comets varsity girls’ soccer team got two second-half goals from Jaynee Campbell on the way to its first win of the season, 2-1 over Martinsville Friday night at home.