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Offensive drought wilts Blue Comets

It’s a vexing situation. For two games in a row, the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team has built a tempo that has held opponents to 50 points or less. But, the Comets have been unable to produce much of anything on the offensive end.

High school to host Football University Tackling Academy

Halifax County High School and Football University are teaming up to host a special free football tackling clinic for players and coaches Saturday, February 11 at Halifax County High School.

Early deficit leads to loss for Lady Lions

An early deficit proved too much to overcome, and the Halifax County Middle School girl’s basketball team ultimately lost 28-25 Monday at home to Bonner Middle School of Danville.

Boys fall to Bonner Middle School 50-27 Monday

The Halifax County Middle School basketball team lost for the second time this season to Bonner Middle School of Danville, this time at home Monday by a 50-27 score.

Comets tumble in district chase with 64-29 loss

At a time in the season when the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team should be playing its best basketball, it’s playing its worst.

South Boston Speedway owner dies

Dr. Joseph Mattioli, Pocono Raceway Founder and Chairman of the Board, and owner of South Boston Speedway died Thursday at Lehigh, Pa., Valley Hospital Center, surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. 

HCHS rolls up easy 64-33 win over Martinsville

After having lost three district games in a row and not playing well in the process, the late-season picture was not looking good for the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team.

Jeb Burton lands Truck Series ride

Jeb Burton will be taking another big step in his young racing career this season, having landed a full-time ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with Hillman Racing.

Blue Comets swimmers take meet win over Prince Edward

The Halifax County High School swim team came away from its Senior Night meet with an overall team win Wednesday over Prince Edward High School.

Patriots rally past Comets varsity girls


In basketball, a foul shot counts for a single point, field goals for two and three-pointers for three, and that basically summarizes Patrick Henry’s 67-39 win over Halifax County on Friday.