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JV spikers improve to 2-0 with win at Gretna

Lelia Conner hit double figures in good sets with 11, and Conner, Logan Redd and Brianna Cunningham combined for 20 good serves and 14 service points, as the Comets’ jayvee volleyball team swept Gretna in two games on Thursday, 25-18, 25-13.

Comets golf district win first in 14 years


There have been sporadic times over the last decade in which the Halifax County High School golf team appeared to be good enough on paper to be able to win a regular-season Western Valley District tournament or, perhaps, win the district championship tournament.

Seventh-grade football team gets win at BF


James Smith Jr. ran for three touchdowns and a two-point conversion, Jamal Brandon and Tylik Powell added touchdown runs, and the Halifax County Middle School football seventh-graders rallied from an 18-6 halftime deficit to beat Ben Franklin Middle School 32-24 Monday in Rocky Mount.

Legendary racer leaves Halifax County


For a number of years, enthusiasts and historians of NASCAR Modified racing have searched for the famous XL-1 (Experimental Lincoln Number One), a pink and white 1937 Ford Coupe that for close to 15 years was the terror of many East Coast racetracks hosting Modified stock car races in the late 1950’s and early 1960s.

Comets varsity football team gears up for home opener

Tonight is a big night for the Halifax County High School football team.

Comets varsity spikers drop match to Person High

The Comets’ varsity volleyball team and coach Steve Mattox are still looking for that signature win over Person High School after the Rockets took three straight games from the Comets Tuesday in a non-district match played at Comets Gym.

Coemt harriers post first victory

Lucy Morrison had a smile on her face as she relaxed with her teammates on the Halifax County High School cross country team. 

Lions football team captures second win

The Halifax County Middle School quarterback tandem of Jacob Garrett and James Smith Jr., accounted for four touchdowns as the Lions football team came away with a hard-fought 26-14 win at Prince Edward County on Monday.

Varsity spikers net 3-1 Chatham win

Consistency in serving, an element mostly missing from the varsity volleyball team’s stat sheet in its loss at home to Person High Tuesday, ticked up a notch Thursday at Chatham, with the Comets claiming their third win of the season with a 3-1 win over the Lady Cavaliers.

Mistakes stymie Halifax Comets


Halifax County High School was on the cusp of having something to celebrate in Friday night’s home opener against E.C. Glass at Tuck Dillard Stadium.