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Mecklenburg shuffles principals’ positions: Keeton, Carter on the move

Pauline Keeton, the current principal of Bluestone High School, is stepping down and transferring to Chase City Elementary School where she will serve as an Assistant Principal. In her place,…

Lineburg named new Halifax school superintendent

Mark Y. Lineburg, a former superintendent of schools in Winchester and Bristol City and a career educator with 26 years' experience, has been named the new Superintendent of Halifax County…

The Invaders return to South Hill to rock the town

The Invaders will return for a 50th reunion show on Saturday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Centennial Park Amphitheater in South Hill. The event is free admission…

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Comets survive to play another day

Barker’s single in 11th inning sends Halifax to regional semis

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Jayvees jump on Eagles, hold on for win

SoVaNow.com / February 04, 2013
Halifax County High School used a 7-0 run that started at the end of the third quarter and lasted into the final stanza en route to a 49-43 Western Valley District boys’ junior varsity basketball victory over Franklin County at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

With the win, the Comets avenge an earlier-season loss to the Eagles, who dropped their fourth straight game.

Halifax ends its 2012-13 season with the triumph.

The score was even at 32 until the Comets began their game-deciding run. Each team netted 15 points in the fourth quarter.

FCHS led 13-5 after the first quarter.

Halifax took the second stanza 14-6 to produce a 19-19 stalemate at intermission.

The Comets converted 14 field goals, five of which were 3-pointers, and 16 of 29 from the free-throw line.

Jarvis Owens led Halifax with 12 points and Will Miller tallied 10.

Also scoring were Justin Penick with nine points, Kion Tucker with seven, Quentin Jones with six, Nick Jones and Kory Lemon each with two and Jalen Beck with one.

Owens and Miller each swished two 3-pointers and Penick hit one.

FCHS made 11 field goals, three of which were 3-pointers, and was 18 of 25 from the free-throw line.

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