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Comets golf team finish third in tourney

The Halifax County High School golf team put together a sterling performance with its round of 317 a week ago in the Western Valley District opener here at Green’s Folly Golf Course.

Halifax varsity spikers subdue Chatham

It took awhile, but the Comets’ varsity volleyball team found its comfort zone and ultimately subdued Chatham to win its season-opener Tuesday at home in three straight games, 27-25, 25-16, 25-16.

Halifax JV volleyball team opens with win

Brianna Cunningham finished with 11 service aces and 17 service points overall, and the Comets’ jayvee volleyball team opened its season with a two-game sweep of Chatham at home on Tuesday.

Lions golfers remain unbeaten

The Halifax County Middle School golf team ran its win streak to five in a row Tuesday, defeating Powhatan Middle School 185-193 at Mayo Quarter Country Club in Powhatan.

Professor’s back: Pigskin contest ready for kick off

The Gazette-Virginian’s annual Professor Pigskin Football Contest gets underway next week, featuring cash prizes for entrants that make the most correct picks on a slate of college football games.

Comets fall to Jefferson Forest

“We’ve just got to get good at what we do.”

NASCAR officials punish Jeb Burton

NASCAR officials fined Late Model Stock Car Division driver Jeb Burton $250 Friday and suspended him from NASCAR until Sept. 7 in connection with an incident that occurred Aug. 20 during the first race of a twin-race NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division event at South Boston Speedway.

Collie wins opener; Comet harriers drop close meets

Ethan Collie scored a convincing win in Thursday’s season-opener for the Halifax County High School cross country team. 

Gazette’s annual Professor Pigskin football contest kicks off

Featuring weekly cash prizes and a cash jackpot for a perfect slate of entries, the Gazette-Virginian’s annual Professor Pigskin Football Contest gets underway this week, with the first contest entry blank appearing on the sports pages of today’s edition.

Comets varsity spikers win second match

Solid serving, passing and setting again proved the difference, as the Comets’ varsity volleyball team won its second match of the season Thursday at Gretna.