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Comets extend streak of wins

In most instances, Halifax County High School’s outside shooting has been the key to its success.

Mistake prone Comets lose to Bassett

Lady Comets’ Head Coach Wayne Murray has said all season the third quarter has proven to be the “make or break” quarter for the varsity girls basketball team.

Hall Of Fame seeks inductee nominations

Officials of the Halifax County/South Boston Sports Hall of Fame are accepting nominations for 2014 inductees to be installed at the annual Halifax County/South Boston Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Banquet to be held April 12.

Comets hoops resumes tonight

With the Christmas holiday break now behind them, the Halifax County High School boys and girls basketball teams are geared up to return to regular-season play.

Two tourney records broken in Holiday Classic

The Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament finished a successful run Saturday at Halifax County High School, with familiar foes playing in both the boys and girls championship games.

Comets blast Rockets for Gazette tournament title

Defense has been the recipe for success all season for the Halifax County High School boys varsity basketball team, but the Comets fed Person High School a steady diet of offense in the championship game of the Gazette-Virginian Holiday Basketball Classic on Saturday, hitting 11 3-pointers and running away to a 69-47 win.

Lady Comets win second straight holiday classic title

With Halifax County High School clinging to a one-point lead against Person High School (N.C.) late in the Gazette-Virginian Holiday Basketball Classic girl’s championship game, Comets Coach Wayne Murray put the ball in the hands of senior point guard Alexia Tucker.

Melyse Brown, Stephanie Carr reaping rewards of hard work

The basketball journey for Melyse Brown and Stephanie Carr began when they became teammates on a South Boston travel basketball team and continued as they played together at both the middle school and high school levels.

DG/Unarco takes lead in industrial league play

Dollar General/Unarco seems to be on a mission to take back the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League title it lost to United Steps/Felton Brothers last season, improving to 8-1 with a 64-54 win over Halifax Regional on Sunday.

Familiar lineup featured in Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic

There will be a familiar feel to the field of teams that will be competing for the championship in the Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament, which opens Friday at Halifax County High School.