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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.

NFL standout goes on an ironic path

Tyrone Davis never desired to play football as a boy, and ironically enough that was the sport where he later gained fame and fortune. 

Comets face Cosby High School today

It’s back to serious business today for the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team.

Former Comet gets RBI as Virginia Tech sweeps Longwood

Longwood University was swept in a softball doubleheader by visiting Virginia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference Wednesday at Lancer Field in Farmville. 

Comets track team finishes 6th in Colonel Classic

The Halifax County High School girls and boys track teams placed sixth in their respective meets in last Saturday’s Colonel Classic at William Fleming High School in Roanoke.

Comets girls tennis team edged by GW

Baylee Snead won at number four singles and Snead and Dria Brandon teamed up for a win at number two doubles, but the Halifax County High School girl’s tennis team lost a close 5-4 decision to GW in Danville on Monday.

The Comets won a singles and doubles match by default, but it still wasn’t enough against the Eagles in a match for third place in the district, according to Comets’ Head Coach Greg Donner.

“The Eagles showed up a man short but with strong players at the top spots and were able to win four singles matches, leaving the Comets needing a sweep of doubles to get the win,” said Donner.

It all came down to the number one doubles team of Monica Puckett and Shania DeJarnette, according to Donner, who came very close to upsetting the favored GW team of Sabina Bradford and Lindsay Harris.

“After dropping the first set, the Comets fought back to lead for much of the second set. The Halifax pair forced many deuces in every game before falling 6-4 in the final set,” Donner pointed out.

“It was the best match we have had this season, and we were in it all the way. When it was tied at four games apiece, I thought we could pull it off and even when they got the lead we did not stop challenging them.”

Snead scored a win at number four singles with a win over Kayla Lewis, and the first-year player is improving quickly as the season progresses, Donner said.

“Also playing well were Dria Brandon and Lexi Reaves at number three and five singles. Brandon pushed her opponent to a tie-break before falling in the second set,” he noted.

“Reaves played her opponent close with many deuce games in the longest match of the day but could not manage to get the key points needed for a win.

“Brandon and Snead joined forces at the number two doubles for a decisive win to force the deciding effort on the top doubles team,” Donner added.

“I’m confident that the Comets can pull off the win next time they meet the Eagles,” he said.

 

Results

GW 5 Halifax County 4

Singles Results

1. Sabrina Bradford (GW) def. Monica Puckett (HC) 6-0, 6-0

2. Lindsey Harris (GW) def. Shania DeJarnette (HC) 6-0, 6-0

3. Angelica Orlinouski (GW) def. Dria Brandon (HC) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

4. Baylee Snead (HC) def. Katla Lewis (GW) 6-1, 6-1

5. Stephanie Butler (GW) def. Lexi Reaves (HC) 6-4, 6-1

6. HC def. GW (default)

 

Doubles Results

1. Bradford/Harris (GW) def. Puckett/DeJarnette (HC) 6-4, 6-4

2. Brandon/Snead (HC) def. Butler/Orlinouski (GW) 6-2, 6-2

3. HC def. GW (default)

Boys tennis improves to 3-1 in win over GW

Solid play in both singles and doubles led the Halifax County High School boy’s tennis team to a Western Valley District win here Monday over GW.

Boys tennis team sweeps past Fleming

The Halifax County High School boys tennis team enters a crucial week of the season with momentum after a 9-0 win at home Friday over William Fleming.

Comets hold off Bulldogs for eighth win of season

Tylisia Crews and Mikeala Skelton scored first-half goals, and the Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team held off a Martinsville push in the second half to claim a 2-1 win Thursday night at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.