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Comet jayvees shut down PH 14-0

The Halifax County High School jayvee football team capped a very successful campaign Thursday night with a 14-0 shutout win over PH-Roanoke. The Comets finished 8-1, an impressive turnaround from the previous season. Halifax won only one game last year.

Comet cheerleaders outscore FC Eagles

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The Comet cheerleaders finished 13th in regional competition Saturday, but outscored their district rivals from Franklin County. (David Conner II photo)
The Halifax County High School Comet cheerleaders did not place in the Northwest Regionals cheerleading competition Saturday, but the Comets managed to accomplish their primary mission on the trip. The Comets outscored district rival Franklin County, getting a measure of redemption after a close loss to the Eagles in the recent WVD competition.

Girls cross country team gain regional experience

The Halifax County High School girls’ cross country program gained valuable experience competiting at the Northwest regional meet.

Comets fall to PH 26-23

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HCHS's Davone Greene pulls down a reception for the Comets second touchdown during Saturday Western Valley District finale against Patrick Henry. The Comets ended their season at 1-9 after the 26-23 loss to the Patriots. (David Conner II photo)

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Patrick Henry's Zach Cochran scored on a 1-yard run with 2:47 to play Saturday to give Patrick Henry a 26-23 victory over Halifax County High School in a Western Valley District football game in Roanoke.

Comets want to go out with a win

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The HCHS Comet football team seniors will play their final game Saturday against Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke. Seniors include, from left, first row, Chris Watson, Destin Boyd, Chris Thorpe, Dale Trent, Dante Hamlett and Justin Boyd. Second row, Thomas Logan, Demonte Berkley, Devin Walton, Andre Ervin, Dru Henderson, Shaquan Bailey and Lamar Green. Third row, Martel Posey, Zane Long, Scott Rickman, Deion Lipscomb, Iric Webster, Lemal Adams and Markee Brooks.
The season ends Saturday for the Halifax County High School varsity football team. While the Comets have had further slippage in their won loss record, the team has continued to play hard and gave all three of its district rivals a challenging game.

First round loss ends Lady Comets season

The season is over for the Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team after a first-round WVD tournament loss to Franklin County Tuesday.

Cheerleaders make regionals

The Halifax County High School cheerleading squad finished second in Wednesday’s Western Valley district competition, but the Comets still advance to the regionals.

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