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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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Lady Comets drop Dragons

SoVaNow.com / April 24, 2014
The Park View Lady Dragons hosted a strong Halifax County Lady Comets soccer team at Dragon Field on Monday night for their home opener and dropped the match by eight goals, 10-2.

HCHS demonstrated no effects from the recent spring break layoff. Halifax improved to 4-3 overall.

Comet head coach Sid Young was pleasantly surprised by the strong play by the girls after the layoff. He said Halifax turned in a very solid performance against a respectable Park View club.

Halifax also got a quality outing from its two goal keepers. Sabrina Amos held down the goal keeper position in the first half, and Amanda Webb played the keeper position in the second half.

Halifax took an early lead when Jessica Hudson sent the ball to the goal on a cross from Chris Bradshaw a minute and 45 seconds into the game. Park View evened the score five minutes later when Laura Baird sent the ball in front of the goal and Sydney Green tapped it in.

Two minutes later, Madison Murray of Halifax retaliated with a shot past the Park View goalie to put Halifax up 2-1.

Halifax put another tally on the scoreboard with a shot by Gabby Nelson. Gabby Medley, Lucy Morrison, and Ty Crews each added an additional goal in the first half. Gabby Nelson found the net two more times to end the first half with a score of 8-1 in favor of Halifax.

The second half opened with a break away by Laura Baird who shot the ball across the goal to hit the left corner of the net.

Strong defense by both teams sent the ball back and forth across the field until Gabby Medley sent the ball high and into the net from outside the 18-yard box at 52 minutes.

The final goal of the game was scored by Halifax at 65 minutes to end the game with a score of 10-2.



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