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Thornton steps down as Mecklenburg school superintendent

The often-stormy tenure of Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools James Thornton has ended with Isle of Wright County Schools naming him as its new superintendent.

$25 million federal lawsuit alleges brutality, cover-up by South Boston Police in man’s death

The South Boston Police Department has been hit with a $25 million lawsuit by the family of a 46-year-old African-American man who died in police custody after officers stunned him…

Charges pending in fatal crash between van, farm tractor

Charges are pending in two-vehicle crash May 8 in Halifax County that a week later claimed the life of 68-year-old Bernard Carrington, who drove the farm tractor in the accident.

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Conference 16 tournament matchups

Halifax County High School will host four Conference 16 games in three sports Friday.

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Jayvees strong, ready to learn

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Members of the Halifax County High School jayvee baseball team include, from left, first row, Jake Hughes, Ernest Womack, Adam Throckmorton, Arthur Watts and Joshua Brown. Second row, Colby Grissom, Jacob McKinney, Ben Major, Tanner Bennett and Dustin Fears. Third row, head coach Robert Carter, manager Hunter Watts, Kelonte Gutrich, Kory Lennon, Tripp Bennett and assistant coach Zach Clem.
SoVaNow.com / March 14, 2013
The Halifax County High School jayvee baseball team has some promising young players, as coach Robert Carter tries to get them ready to move up to the varsity.

At first base, the Comets have Adam Throckmorton, Kory Lennon, and Colby Grissom. This will probably be a revolving door here depending on who is pitching for on a particular day.

In the middle infield, HCHS has Jake Hughes and Trip Womack. “These two guys seem pretty solid in these positions and I’m expecting big things out of them,” said Carter.

At third. HCHS will use Dustin Fears and Jacob McKinney. “Again this will probably be a revolving door, depending on who has the hot bat,” explained Carter.

HCHS will depend on Arthur Watts to handle the catching duties.

HCHS has a group of outfielders, including Tripp Bennett, Kelonte Gutrich, Ben Majors, Tanner Bennett, and Josh Brown. “These five guys will be playing different/all of the positions in the outfield depending on who is pitching,” said Carter.

Carter’s starting lineup depends on which players are pitching in any given game.

As for the mound staff, Carter has Tripp Bennett, Grissom and Hughes, who will probably get most of the starts.

Coming in behind them, Carter has Majors, Tanner Bennett, Throckmorton, and Lennon. “I feel that our pitching will be one of our strengths. I feel that Tripp, Jake, and Colby will be able to go deep into a game giving us quality innings,” said Carter.

“Goals for this season is of course to have a winning season, but I think that’s something every team tries to achieve. The biggest thing with the jayvee team is to try to get the young guys use to the larger field, and prepare the tenth graders for varsity next year. I am really looking forward to this season, we have a great group of players,” Carter said.

“I don’t feel like I will have to deal with all school related problems (discipline, grades, etc) with this group of guys. They all are welling to work hard at practice and have some fun playing this season,” he said.

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