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Upbeat budget news could spell pay raises in school system

Setting an optimistic tone for this year’s school budget, Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon said she hopes money will be available this year to provide teachers and support staff with…

Halifax County school discipline panel to begin work

South Boston council approves refinancing plan


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Comets close strong for gritty win

Robert E. Lee-Springfield had been making trouble in the Region 5-A playoffs, and the pesky Lancers put Halifax County High School on its heels early Saturday night.

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Belles earn World Series trip

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The Halifax American Belles capped a trip to the 39th annual Dixie Belles World Series with a 10-7 win over Crewe-Burkeville in seven innings Wednesday night in state tournament action.
SoVaNow.com / July 21, 2014
Ponchatoula, La., here they come.

The Halifax American Belles won the Virginia Dixie state title Wednesday with a 10-7 win over Crewe-Burkeville.

Erica Allgood was the winning pitcher.

The World series begins Aug. 2.

The Belles finished 5-1 in the postseason.

HA scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and five in a rousing rally in the sixth inning.

In that sixth, Sara Moser singled and later scored. Abbey Bales walked and scored, and Malasia Boyd also walked and scored. Madison Haley had an RBI single. Erica Allgood also lined a run-scoring single. Tamiara Logan also had an RBI single, as did Taylor Jones.

Faith Lester cracked an RBI double in the fifth. Bales also walked and scored in the fourth. Olivia Noblin delivered an RBI in the third. Logan had an RBI single in the second.

Bales walked three times and scored three runs.

Crewe-Burkeville scored twice in the first inning, one run in the second inning, two in the third and two in the sixth.

Crewe-Burkeville got a runner on in its half of the seventh, on a two-out walk. But she was stranded as the local Belles held on for the state crown.

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