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Walton 10th in high jump at state meet

Amber Walton had a top-10 finish in the high jump to lead the Halifax County High School indoor track team contingent at the Group AAA State Indoor Track Meet this weekend at the Boo Williams Sportplex in Hampton.

Ward Burton races to eighth-place finish

In his first start in one of NASCAR’s top three national racing series in five years, Ward Burton staged a clinic in the art of survival to race his way to an eighth-place finish in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

South Boston Speedway to host open practice day Saturday

The annual South Boston Speedway Open Practice and Media Day traditionally is an indication that the start of racing action at America’s Hometown Track is not far away. 

Comets diamonders working toward season opener

The weather hasn’t been the most favorable, but Halifax County High School Head Varsity Baseball Coach Kelvin Davis, his coaching staff and players continue to press on toward their March 13 home season opener.

Former Comets faring well in college action

Justin Bagbey of Virgilina, a former Halifax County High School baseball standout, continues to pile up big numbers as his final season of baseball at Chowan University kicks into high gear.

Outdoor track welcomes large numbers to tryouts


Halifax County High School outdoor boy’s and girl’s track team tryouts had a large number of athletes coming out, and that means coaches Mary Douglas and Robert Thaxton have some work to do to determine final rosters.

Comets boys soccer prepping for season-openers


Varsity boy’s Head Soccer Coach Frank Shealy sounded a note of optimism Friday when assessing the newly formed varsity and jayvee rosters.

With team rosters set, Comets softball moves forward

With both its rosters set, the Halifax County High School varsity and jayvee softball teams are moving forward with preparations for their respective season-openers.

Late Model open practice Thursday at South Boston Speedway

Due to persistent rain showers throughout the day Friday and the threat of more rain on Saturday, South Boston Speedway officials cancelled Saturday’s Open Practice and Media Day event.

Jayvee boys soccer team clips Heritage in scrimmage


Heritage scored first, but the Halifax County High School jayvee boy’s soccer team notched four of the next five goals on the way to a 4-2 win over the Pioneers Monday at Tuck Dillard Stadium, in the Comets’ initial scrimmage of the season.