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Sports Today for March 26, 2009

From the storied years of the semi-pro Wrappers all the way to Jeremy Jeffress, baseball has always been a big deal in this community. It was appropriate, then, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the most successful high school varsity baseball team in Comet history last Friday before the start of the HCHS-Loyalsock game.

Pitching, defense key 5-1 Comet win

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State championship team takes the field

The members of the 1984 State champion Comet varsity baseball team got together Friday night for the 25th anniversary reunion at the Comet baseball field. A special plaque of recognition was presented to the head coach of that team, Frosty Owens. HCHS went on to play Loyalsock, Pa. in a baseball game. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Mix a superb early complete-game pitching performance by Kyle Long, opportunistic hitting from the offense, and sparkling defense, and you have a 2-0 start for the HCHS varsity baseball team. The Comets downed visiting Loyal sock (Pa.), the defending state champion in its classification, 5-1 on an historic night at the Blues’ field.

Jayvees fall 7-0 to Loyalsock

The HCHS jayvee baseball team dropped a 7-0 decision to Loyalsock (Pa.) Friday night. The Lancers got four runs in the third inning, bolstered by two hits and to Comet errors. Loyalsock added three in the seventh, on three hits and a Comet error.

Comet softball team earns split against Albemarle, Battlefield

The HCHS varsity softball team earned a split Saturday, playing very respectable competition against Albemarle and a Northern Virginia power, Battlefield. The Comets (2-1) sailed by Albemarle, 14-2, and then lost to Battlefield, 8-0. But the Comets went toe-to-toe against the talented Battlefield squad for four innings before Battlefield broke it open with a six-run, four-hit fifth inning.

Comet boys tennis team gets off to fast start with victories over GW, Martinsville

The HCHS boys’ tennis team is off to a terrific start this spring. The Comets improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Western Valley district with a narrow 5-4 win over GW-Danville.

Girls soccer down Bluestone 3-1

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GIRLS SOCCER ACTION - Megan Rosche (14) battles a Bluestone player in HCHS varsity girls' soccer action last night at HCHS. The Comets defeated the Lady Barons and improved to 2-0. (David Conner II photo)
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The HCHS varsity girls soccer team improved to 2-0 overall after a 3-1 win over Bluestone Wednesday night.

HCHS boys soccers vs Bluestone

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BOYS SOCCER ACTION - Tyler Truitt (15) of the HCHS varsity boys soccer team shows good hustle in non-district action against Bluestone. (David Conner II photo)
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