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Eagles win first round

In the first of what will likely be more than two battles between Western Valley District softball heavyweights Franklin County and Halifax County, the Eagles took an early advantage, then retook it in the last of the seventh inning. With the score tied at 5 with two outs in the bottom of that frame, catcher Sadie Wallace, who was down in the count 1-2, brought home Kayla Spurgeon home when she slapped a base hit to right field to give the Eagles a 6-5 triumph over the Comets, the league’s reigning champion.

Jayvees pound Franklin

The jayvee softball team improved 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the Western Valley district with a 15-0 win over Franklin County Tuesday. The Comet girls scored once in the first, but then steadily broke it open.

Lady Comets have extended practice in 15-0 win over Fleming

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SWINGING - Christine DeGeorgis (2) swings away during varsity softball action Tuesday against Fleming. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Extended practice, especially with bunting techniques, and more opportunity to see an opponent’s pitcher. That’s what the Halifax County varsity softball team gained from its slaughter rule 15-0 win over William Fleming Tuesday at home.

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.

Lady Comets cruise to win in season opener

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Catcher Betty Rose eyes the runner during the first inning of Wednesday's home opener for the Lady Comets. (David Conner II photo)
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The HCHS varsity softball team cruised to a 9-1 win over Heritage in its season opener Wednesday. HCHS got plenty of offense early, scoring two runs in the first inning, four in the second, two in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Softball has talent for deep run

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COMET SOFTBALL - Members of the Comet varsity softball team are, front row, from left, Melissa Morris, Lyndsay Lawter, Christine DeGeorgis, Kim Snead and Sydney Puryear. Second row, Jessie Bagbey, Megan Day, Betty Rose, Paige Rickman and Stephanie Clark. Back row, assistant Charity Milam, manager Joe Tucker, Johanna Spencer, Whitney Womack, Lauren Daniel, Kisha Crowder, assistant coach Jennifer Rutledge and head coach Melanie Saunders. (David Conner II photo)
Varsity Comet softball reached the second round of the Northwest Regionals last year after a fabled run to the state tournament the previous season. This year, HCHS has plenty of talent back to make another deep playoff run. But the Comets also had some important seniors leave the program because of graduation, and head coach Melanie Saunders and her staff have some questions to answer.

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