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Lions girls roll over Westwood 48-34

If the Halifax County Middle School girls basketball team was in need of a test to prepare for tonight’s Southside Middle School Conference Tournament quarterfinal game here against Lunenburg it didn’t get it.

Lions girls turn tables on Westwood

After having lost five games this season to Danville middle school teams, Halifax County Middle School Head Basketball Coach W.J. Long was hoping his team could turn the tables on Westwood Middle School here in Monday night’s regular-season finale.

Comets boys, girls basketball battling to make tourney field

The stakes will be high for the Halifax County High School varsity boys and varsity girls basketball teams tonight as they face their next-to-last regular-season Western Valley District game against Franklin County High School.

Following slow start, Lions boys rebound


Halifax County Middle School boy’s basketball Head Coach W.J. Long had a right to be worried after the first quarter of his team’s Southside Middle School Conference Tournament quarterfinal game Wednesday at home against Nottoway.

Lady Lions grind out tourney win over Lunenburg

The Halifax County Middle School girl’s basketball team didn’t give coaches James Smith and David Graham the type of performance they were looking for, but in the end the Lady Lions got the win they needed to advance to the semifinals of the Southside Middle School Conference Tournament Wednesday with a 36-19 victory over the Lunenburg Middle School Blue Devils.

Comets edged in final tune-up

The regular-season campaign may not have ended the way Halifax County High School Head Wrestling Coach Brady Taylor may have liked, but Wednesday night’s narrow 42-33 loss to Nottoway High School wasn’t all bad.

Halifax supervisors hold budget session, four public hearings today

Halifax County Supervisors will get their first glimpse of the 2012-2013 county budget this afternoon when they hold an initial budget work session at 3 p.m. prior to their regular monthly meeting that gets under way at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax. 

Eight Comets grapplers advance

Eight Halifax County High School wrestlers qualified for this weekend’s Northwest region Wrestling Tournament, while the Comets finished fourth as a team in Saturday’s Western Valley District Tournament in Rocky Mount.

Lions boys capture third straight title


James Smith Jr. scored a game-high 20 points, and the Halifax County Middle School basketball team claimed its third straight Southside Middle School Conference Tournament championship Saturday with a 35-28 win over Russell Middle School.

Comets need win Monday night to lock up tourney berth

When Halifax County High School needed a crucial win over Franklin County High here Friday night to stay in the chase for a berth in the Western Valley District Tournament it got it.