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Comets varsity baseball wins in late rally



Halifax County High School was in hot water entering the last two innings of Tuesday’s Western Valley District opener against Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke.

Comets soccer splits with Martinsville, Patrick Henry

The Halifax County High School varsity girl’s soccer team has split its last two games to move to 6-2 on the season, edging Martinsville on the road 1-0 on Wednesday after suffering a 9-0 home loss to Patrick Henry the night before.

Martinsville blanks varsity boys soccer Comets 4-0


A game that began with an unlucky start had a tough ending for the Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer team.

McCarty outduels Willis to win LS race

Bobby McCarty had several strong runs toward the end of the 2011 season to finish third in the Limited Sportsman Division points race, but the Summerfield, N.C. driver served notice Saturday night he would be a force to be reckoned with this year as well with a win in the 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race at South Boston Speedway.

Gilchrist scores first LMSC win

Darrell Gilchrist’s eyes were wide with joy, much like a youngster after he awakens to find a tasty pile of Easter Eggs in his basket on Easter morning.

Comets baseball team sweeps three games


When you talk about big numbers on the baseball field for a high school baseball team, the numbers can’t get much bigger than those posted by the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team.

Comets varsity softball team crushes Person High 10-0

The Halifax County High School varsity softball team has used a variety of ways to keep its lengthy winning streak alive. In Friday’s game here against neighboring border rival Person (N.C.) High School, the Comets made their living on the long ball.

Allred picks up second PS win

Defending South Boston Speedway Pure Stock Division Champion Joe Allred III left South Boston Speedway this past Saturday night with a win and a second-place finish in the night’s pair of 30-lap Pure Stock Division races.

SBS hosts Southern Modified Tour

One of the season’s top events at South Boston Speedway looms ahead this weekend as the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to the .4-mile oval for the running of the South Boston 150.

Couple to make historic mark

Carl and Nancy Crenshaw Duffie will become the first man and wife inducted into the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame when the annual banquet and induction ceremonies take place Saturday at Halifax County Middle School.