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Lady Comets scrimmage Saturday

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
The Halifax County High School varsity softball program cranks back up with two scrimmage games Saturday.

The Comets, under veteran coach Melanie Saunders, reached the Northwest Regional semifinals last season, but the HCHS squad bid goodbye to an excellent senior class a year ago. The Comets will be seeking the Western Valley district title and a regional berth again, but there are some holes to fill in the lineup.

HCHS has two high-profile opponents in Saturday’s scrimmages, which do not count on the regular season record.

HCHS will meet Atlee at Atlee High School at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Riverbend at 1 p.m.

The scrimmage games will go five innings each.

The jayvees will also be scrimmaging, and Saunders said the early action for the Comet teams will be “good for them to see what the girls can do as well.”

As for the varsity matchups, Saunders expects good games with both teams.

“We played Riverbend last year. They were a good team with good pitching. Atlee is one of the most solid teams in the Richmond area, very solid, good pitching,” Saunders said.

Saunders added she is going to use the scrimmages to move kids around and see what we have to work on. ‘ “We have not been on the field but one day, so this will be good just to get us out there on the dirt and the grass! We look forward to the competition,” Saunders said.

n Boys tennis will have its first scrimmage of the season at home today beginning at 4 p.m. against Person. The boys soccer team travels to Heritage on March 4, with jayvee at 5 p.m. and the varsity playing at 6:30 p.m.

Girls soccer will be at home on March 4 in scrimmage action against Heritage, with the jayvees going at 5 p.m. and the varsity scrimmaging at 6:30 p.m.

On March 5, varsity softball is home against Dan River in scrimmage action at 5 p.m. Jayvee softball travels to Dan River at 5 p.m. for scrimmage action. On Wednesday, March 6, boys tennis will be home against Randolph-Henry at 4;30 p.m. Girls tennis is away March 6 at R-H at 4:30 p.m.

On March 7, scrimmage action continues for girls soccer (varsity only) at home against Dan River at 5 p.m.

Following the girls match, the varsity boys soccer will take the field at 6;30 p.m. against Dan River.

The regular season for Comets start the week of March 11.



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