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Closing the gap

Using abandoned TV ‘white space,’ high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes – with many more to come

Choice of new Halifax County school chief set for tonight

Trustees meet at HCMS to name Herndon’s successor

Outgoing senior aims to pay it forward, health-wise

With graduation at hand, Principal’s Award winner aspires for medical career


Halifax Fight Team hosts MMA open mat event in South Boston





Halifax Fight Team hosts MMA open mat event in South Boston

South Boston News
The Halifax Fight Team is hosting a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) open mat event in South Boston on Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Adams Total Fitness. Amateur MMA fighters from around the area will be sparring and working on their technique at the training session and mat event. The Halifax Fight Team consists of two founding members, Joshua Cook and Ray Kahler, and several other fighters: Jasper Scott (boxer and wrestler style), Charlie Conner (boxer and jiu jitsu style), Demetrius Dye (striker style), Brandon Perkins (freestyle kickboxing and submission wrestling), Jeremy Culley (the team’s newest member), and several others. Conner, Perkins, Cook, and Kahler are all competing in a July 15 event in Independence, Va. By hosting the South Boston open mat event, the Halifax Fight Team aims to showcase the sportsmanship of MMA fighting and help the visiting fighters improve their skills, while promoting the sport in Southside Virginia.

Dixie Boys respectable in World Series action

West Georgia and Newton County, Ga., both reached the championship game of the Dixie Boys World Series.

Virginia Debs take World Series title

The unbeaten Virginia Debs used defense and pitching Wednesday night to edge a strong Louisiana club 1-0 to win the 2012 Dixie Debs World Series in Powhatan.


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Jamilia Smith slices a hard hit ball that glanced off the Arkansas shortstop’s glove, scoring Dalyn Hall, with the game-winning run Tuesday against Arkansas. Virginia emerged with a 5-4 win. (Blakely Swanson photos)
Jamilia Smith sent a hard-hit shot past the heart of the Arkansas defense in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night, bringing Dalyn Hall home and giving the Virginia Debs a 5-4 win in World Series action at Powhatan.

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