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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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Dragons fall short against Bulldogs

SoVaNow.com / January 09, 2013
The Park View Dragons gave defending Group 2A state champions Brunswick a run for the money Friday night, but after two quarters of hard-fought action the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half for a 67-49 victory on their home floor.

With the loss, the Dragons fell to 10-2 on the season, 0-1 in the Southside District, with games this week against league foes Prince Edward and Greensville.

Brunswick improved to 10-1 overall, 2-0 in the Southside District.

The Dragons kept the score close in the first half but ultimately were unable to stop the Stiths — Isreal and Brandon — who scored 29 and 21 points, respectively, to help the Bulldogs pull away after halftime.

Isreal Stith nailed seven three-point baskets as he had a career-best game for Brunswick.

The Dragons held a 32-31 lead at halftime, but went cold in the third quarter, sinking only three baskets. That allowed the Bulldogs to go ahead 51-41 by the end of the third quarter, and matters only got worse for Park View in the fourth.

Brandan Stith, son of Bulldog head coach Bryant Stith, thrilled the crowd with some monstrous dunks, and Brunswick shook off the absence of injured leader B.J. Stith to stave off the Park View upset bid.

It was a comedown for the Dragons after their impressive performance in winning the Halifax County Holiday Classic over the Christmas break.









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