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Upbeat budget news could spell pay raises in school system

Setting an optimistic tone for this year’s school budget, Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon said she hopes money will be available this year to provide teachers and support staff with…

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Comets close strong for gritty win

Robert E. Lee-Springfield had been making trouble in the Region 5-A playoffs, and the pesky Lancers put Halifax County High School on its heels early Saturday night.

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Industrial League action continues

SoVaNow.com / November 14, 2012
The 40-plus Warriors took the hoops action into overtime this week in the South Boston Business & Industrial league.

The 40-plus Warriors downed HRHS/Volunteers in double overtime, 68-62. The game was deadlocked at the end of regulation, 61-all.

The Warriors are 2-2, while HRHS/Volunteers remain winless at 0-4.

Calvin Chaney led the Warriors with 37 points, including a blistering 21 points in the first half. Matt McCargo added nine.

Demetrius Burrell led HRHS/Volunteers with 20 points and Justin Long had 14. In other action:

AW II downed Goodyear, 47-38. AW II improved to 3-1, while Goodyear is 1-3. James Allen had 17 points and Kevin Allen 14, while Lamonte Averette had ten for Goodyear, and Larry Warren and Justin Reynolds scored nine apiece.

Presto/Halifax defeated Aquatics/Pacific Headwear, 82-41. The winners remain unbeaten, while the losers are 0-4.

Sterling Williams led Presto/Halifax with 26 points and Eric Pounds provided backup help with 20. Blaine Key led Aquatics/Pacific Headwear with 14.

Kajheah/Pathway defeated SVHEC, 56-51.

Hakeem Ager led the winners with 18 points and Gary Yancey had 12. Robert Jackson had 13, while Deshon Dabbs and KeJuan Mayo had 11 apiece.

United Steps/Felton Brothers downed ABB, 61-27. Cordaro Boyd led the winners with 15 points, while Aaron Hill added 13. Travis Foy paced the losers with 11 and Jonathan Fields had seven.

Dollar General/Unarco downed AW I, 66-50. The winners remain undefeated. AW I fell to 2-2.

Tye Barksale led the winners with 19 points, and Jerail Howerton had 11. Aundray Harrington led AW I with 20 points and Markese Jennings had 12. The players of the week are Chaney, from the 40-plus Warriors, and Hakeem Ager from K/P.

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