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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

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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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Comets wrestlers take two of three

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Top, Comet wrestler Baylee Snead wrestles in the 120 weight class Tuesday. Above, Brian DeBow in action in the 170 weight class. (David Conner II photos)
SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2014
Halifax County High School wrestling took two of three matches in the final home action of the season Tuesday night.

The Comets roared past Magna Vista, 48-17, and also slipped past Bassett, 42-39, while losing to Patrick County, 42-36.

PC slips past HCHS:

HCHS slipped into a 30-6 deficit, before trying to make a comeback. James Anderson crafted a 9-8 win at 160 for the Comets. Brian DeBow won, 6-5, at 170. But Jarrett Messick got pinned at 182.

Ezra Walker won by forfeit at 195 for HCHS, as the Comets trailed, 36-18. Jamal Hubbard got pinned at 220, and HCHS trailed, 42-18.

Jarius Marable got a pin for HCHS at 285 and then the Comets got wins by forfeit from Camey Conner at 106 and Bailey Snead at 113 to slice PC’s final winning margin to six points.

HC edges Bassett:

The Comets started with a 39-0 deficit, and started to claw back. James Anderson and Debow got pins, and Messick won by forfeit. Ezra Walker (195), Hubbard (220), Marable and Conner won by forfeits, and HCHS emerged with a three-point win.

HC routs Magna Vista

The Comets took advantage of a depth-shy Magna Vista squad, rolling to an easy win.

Most of the Comet wins came because of Magna Vista forfeits, although Marable got a pinfall win at 285.



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