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Boys tennis earns state tourney berth

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Seniors Ben Irby, above, and Owen McAbee, top, won the deciding doubles match to clinch a state finals berth as one of the top two teams in the region. (David Conner II photos)
Comets win region semifinals over Brooke Point, advance to finals

Comet soccer 1-4 after 8-0 loss to Fleming

The HCHS boys’ soccer team is 1-4 overall after an 8-0 loss to William Fleming in Roanoke.

Lady Comets have extended practice in 15-0 win over Fleming

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SWINGING - Christine DeGeorgis (2) swings away during varsity softball action Tuesday against Fleming. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Extended practice, especially with bunting techniques, and more opportunity to see an opponent’s pitcher. That’s what the Halifax County varsity softball team gained from its slaughter rule 15-0 win over William Fleming Tuesday at home.

Girls tennis swing past Fleming

The Halifax County High School girl’s tennis team improved their record to 5-0 on Tuesday with a 5-4 win over district foe William Fleming. The Comets struggled through several matches but were able to hang on for wins when it counted most. Number one player Jessica Palmer led the Comets attack with a straight set win over Sidney Sparrow of The colonels by a 7-6 (7-5),6-3 score. A strong performance was also turned in by Blair Jeffress at the number two position who coasted to a 6-2,6-1 win.

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