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Comets swimmers compete in two meets

The Comets swim team competed against Heritage and Martinsville high schools to complete the 2011 portion of its schedule.

Comets snap five-game losing streak; advance to Holiday Classic finals


Halifax County High School finally snapped its lengthy losing streak.

Comets girls fall to Gretna

For the first time in the nine-year history of the Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament, the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team will not be in the championship finals.

Tough road tests face Lady Comets

The overall girl’s basketball landscape in the Western Valley District has not changed very much since last season, when a dynamic Comets’ girl’s varsity basketball team swept all eight of its district games on the way to a 20-0 regular season.

For Comets boys, real season begins with archrival GW

The real season begins next week for the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team.

Person High School takes Holiday Classic championship with 65-47 win over Comets

The third time was no charm for Halifax County High School when it faced Person (N.C.) High School Wednesday night in the championship game of the Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament.

Lady Comets salvage a split

Alexia Tucker scored a game-high 23 points, including three three-pointers, and the Comets’ varsity girls basketball team salvaged a split at the HCHS Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament with a 60-33 win over Park View Wednesday at Comets Gym.

Lady Comets rout Magna Vista

Lexi Tucker scored a team-high 16 points, Brianna Lindsey added 11, and the Comets’ varsity girl’s basketball team got scoring contributions from six other players in a 61-39 win at home over Magna Vista on Friday.

Former Comet relishing starting role at Virginia Tech

Playing collegiate softball had always been a dream of former Halifax County High School catcher Betty Rose, and her hard work and a never-say-die attitude has paid off at Virginia Tech.

Virginia High School League eyes sweeping changes

The Virginia High School League is looking to make sweeping changes, moving from three classifications to six, and shaking up district alignments beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.