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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

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

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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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Golfers finish behind Tunstall

SoVaNow.com / September 16, 2013
The Halifax County High School golf team finished behind Tunstall in the latest round of Piedmont District regular season action.

Halifax shot a team score of 333 in Wednesday action, while Tunstall had a 313, winning another PD match.

Peter Gasperini led the Comets with a 79, while Josh Irby had an 81. Joey Gasperini had an 83 and Alex Tepper also had an 81.

Graham noted the Comets are trying to get ready for the all-important conference tournament, to be held in two weeks in Hanover in the Richmond area.

HCHS is also seeking to get a practice round completed before the conference tournament.

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The HCHS jayvee golf team continues to show promise.

The Comets defeated Franklin County, 171-181, in action last Thursday.

In the most recent match for the jayvees, Kaleb Cole led the way with a 40.

Chandler Bridges shot a round of 43.

Leggett Moore, Jamie Binner, Matt Ratliff and Luke Newbill all had rounds of 44.



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