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HCHS had success in all three phases of football and repelled a gritty effort by Patrick County Friday night.

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Comet girls off to good start in soccer

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Top, Comet goalkeeper Sabrina Amos stretches to make a save. Above, Gabby Nelson keeps her eye on the ball.
SoVaNow.com / April 11, 2013
The varsity girls soccer team at Halifax County High School has enjoyed a remarkable start.

Halifax drilled William Fleming, 6-0, in the district opener Tuesday.

Halifax led 4-0 at the half.

Halifax got three goals from Gabby Nelson and one from Chris Bradshaw. Camey Reese had a goal and Ty Crews added a goal.

Sabrina Amos had an solid effort at keeper.

Halifax is 5-1 heading into a major test tomorrow at PH. Halifax is 2-0 in the district after two wins over Fleming.

The Comets started slowly, but it was the first game after the spring break. The temperatures were also warmer.

HCHS is getting better play overall this season. Lucy Morrison is playing well at sweeper, and Logan Holmes and Tumia Marable are performing well on defense. Jordan Layne is also providing solid minutes on defense.

Mary Popek also played well at midfield, while Medley showed hustle and played well. Emma Worseley and Amanda Webb have also provided strong minutes on the wing position for the Comets.

Olivia Jennings added depth and played well for the Comets at forward.

JAYVEE REPORT: The jayvee girls blanked William Fleming 7-0 in district action Tuesday night.

The Comet girls are out to a great start, with a 5-0 mark heading into the next district game with PH-Roanoke tomorrow night.

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