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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


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Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR

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Lady Lions improve to 3-0 after knocking out Laurel Park 10-0

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Greyson Terry started on the mound for HCMS Monday against Laurel Park. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / March 22, 2018
The Halifax County Middle School softball team is off to a 3-0 start this season, followed by a mercy-rule 10-0 win over Laurel Park Monday night at home.

The Lions belted 12 hits. Lynia Reed connected on a second inning two-run homer and finished three-for-three with three RBI. Ashlyn Strickland went two-for-two with two RBI.

Kamyra Jiggetts went three-for-three, with two runs scored.

Starting pitcher Greysen Terry and reliever Destiny Talbott combined on a one-hitter. Terry fanned three and Talbott four.

Halifax scored five runs on four hits in the first inning. The Lions had five runs on five hits in the second.

Coach James Smith said, discussing the overall outlook, said the team has a strong offense. “We really swing the ball,” said Smith, noting that his first nine players on the diamond are tough.

The pitching is improving, but hitting and defense will be the strengths of this year’s club.

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