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Halifax County Chamber bestows top honors online

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce met online Thursday to name the Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Young Professional of the Year.

Davis named winner of 2020 Principal’s Award at HCHS

Outgoing HCHS graduate Brandon Davis is the winner of the 2020 Principal’s Award

Riverdale goes under for second time in 2020

As predicted, Riverdale and the 58-501 intersection went underwater this weekend but with plenty of advance warning to allow merchants and travelers to adjust.

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Jeffress, Lee named Top Athletes at HCHS

Deaundra “Dee Dee” Jeffress and Thomas Lee were honored as Female and Male Athletes of the Year at Halifax County High School Thursday morning.

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Comets second in WVD meet

A dominating win on one of its designated home courses has allowed Franklin County’s golf team to sprint away from the rest of Western Valley District brethren. The Eagles haven’t lapped the field yet, but they appear on their way to doing so.

Volleyball scrimmage

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Jameshia Smith goes up hard to spike the ball Tuesday during the varsity volleyball scrimmage against Heritage. The Lady Comets are back in action Friday at home against Gretna. (David Conner II photo)

Soccer Chicks fight cancer

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The girls soccer team raised over $3000 for the American Cancer Association Relay for Life which took place in Keysville on the SVCC Daniel Campus on Saturday, May 16. Each girl and coach in the program participated in this fundraising event to assist in finding a cure for cancer. The girls felt this was a great organization to help since cancer has hit our soccer family on several occasions. Coach Sid Young was our true inspiration since he is a cancer survivor himself. His shirt read...."My Soccer Chicks Kick Cancer." Emarie Skelton raised the most money with collecting $450. With Jaynee Campbell raising $265 and Jordan Murray raising $226. The team name was "Soccer Chicks Kick Cancer." The team would like to thank Anderson Lawn Care for sponsoring our team and donating the registration fee, as well as, George Brennan for purchasing the t-shirts and decorations for our camp site. While at the event the girls also won the best camp site.

Lady Comets soccer awards

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ALL DISTRICT AND AWARD WINNERS - Here are the all-district and some major award winners from the Comet varsity girls' soccer banquet. From left, first row, Jaynee Campbell, all-district (honorable mention); Liz Stanger, all-district (HM) and coaches award winner; Sarah Rosche, first team all-district and four-year offensive MVP. Second row, C.A. Nichols, captains award and HM all-district; Megan Rosche, defensive MVP and second-team all-district. Third row from bottom, Emarie Skelton, HM all-district and heart award winner and Wishee Marable, HM all-district and bruiser award winner. Top row, Kelsey Thompson, HM all-district and McCoy Newton, HM all-district and most improved award winner. Nia Brown (not pictured) was second team all-district and also won the golden gloves award for her work as goalkeeper. Brittany Roberts (not pictured) was rookie of the year. (Submitted photo)

Green ninth in high jump at state meet

No Comets placed in the state Group AAA track meet this past weekend, although Comet David Greene managed to finish ninth in the high jump with an effort of 6-4. Greene was also 18th in the long jump at 21-06.75.

Evans qualifies for four events at state meet

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Tanisha Evans
Tanisha Evans has enjoyed an outstanding spring for the HCHS girls track team, qualifying for this weekend’s state AAA meet in four events. And Evans hopes to qualify for a national meet coming in June. Evans has qualified for the state in the 300 hurdles, the 200 meters, 100 meters and the triple jump. The 300 hurdles is her best event, and she hopes to place in the state in that event. Evans has run 45.08 seconds in the 300.

Rosche earns first team soccer honors

Sarah Rosche of HCHS was the lone Comet to earn first team all-district honors for girls’ soccer, while two more HCHS performers earned second team honors.

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