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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Comet JV baseball team thrashes Gretna

SoVaNow.com / March 18, 2013
The HCHS JV baseball team routed Gretna, 28-0, in official spring season action Thursday.

The Comets struck for three runs in the first inning, followed by a 19-run eruption in the second inning, and a ten-run third. Halifax added three runs in the fourth.

The Comets finished with 20 hits.

Gretna had eight errors to one for HCHS, while the Hawks had three hits.

Halifax had contributors spread across the lineup.

Trip Womack delivered a game-changing day, going 4-for-5 with seven RBI and three runs scored.

Leadoff hitter Jake Hughes had a three-for-four day, with five RBI and two walks. Tanner Bennett went one-for-two with three runs scored, with an RBI.

Tripp Bennett had a strong outing, going three-for-five, with four RBI and three runs scored. Dustin Fears was one-for-two with three runs scored and an RBI.

Colby Grissom went one-for-two with a pair of RBI. Ben Majors walked twice and scored three runs. Kelonte Gutrich went two-for-five with one RBI and three runs scored.

Hughes stroked a pair of doubles, while Tripp Bennett, Fears and Arthur Watts (3-4, two RBI, four runs scored) also had doubles.

Tripp Bennett pitched, allowing three hits and eight strikeouts, with no walks, in a sparkling mound performance. Bennett threw 62 pitches, 46 for strikes.


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