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Comet girls, boys advance in region playoffs / May 26, 2016

Both the HCHS varsity baseball and softball teams prevailed Thursday in Region 5-A north quarterfinals action.

Varsity softball defeated George Marshall, 8-4, to advance to next week's regional semifinals. HCHS improved to 21-1.

The varsity baseball team defeated Tuscarora, 4-0. Junior lefty Andrew Abbott delivered a sparkling performance, limiting the visitors to two hits.

Abbott struck out nine batters in the complete game win. He stranded three runners.

HCHS collected six hits and scored twice in the third and two more in the fourth. Halifax took advantage of some timely hitting to advance to the region semifinals.

Arthur Watts cracked a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the third to put the Comets on the board.

Josh Barker followed with a two-out triple in the bottom of the fourth to complete the scoring for the Comets.

Both Comet teams are now win game away from playing in the 5-A north regional finals. Both teams in the region finals will earn state tournament berths.

Updated schedules will be available as school officials make them available, but both Comet teams are slated to play Wednesday.

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