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Lady Comets fall to Glass in tennis

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NO. 1 SINGLES ACTION - HCHS' Jessica Palmer, the top-seeded singles' player, prepares for a return in recent action. (David Conner II photo)
The Halifax County High School girls tennis team dropped a match on Thursday to visiting E.C. Glass by a 9-0 score. The Comets played well against one of the state’s most honored teams and held a number of matches to close scores. Jessica Palmer playing in the number one spot extended a much more experienced Sheila Klouck to a 4-6, 3-6 loss. Palmer was able to lead several times in a match that lasted over one and one half hours.

Lady Comets fall to GW in soccer

The HCHS girls varsity soccer team lost 2-0 to GW-Danville Friday night.

Wright heading to Liberty

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WRIGHT TO LU – Comet two-sport standout Richie Wright is headed to Liberty University, where he’s expected to compete for a spot on the Flames’ wrestling team in the heavyweight class. From left, first row,Vincent Wright, R. Wright, Deborah Wright. Second row, Comet wrestling assistant David Riddle, head wrestling coach Brady Taylor and football assistant Robbie Compton. (TWM Jr. photo)
Richie Wright probably has a choice to make, and he’s expected to continue his wrestling career. This much is set: the Comet senior, heading towards graduation in May, is headed to Liberty University in Lynchburg.

Comet girls fall to FC

The Halifax County High School girls’ tennis team dropped a match to visiting district foe Franklin County by a 9-0 score on Wednesday. The home team played well in some matches but was unable to pull out any matches. In the singles competition, the Comets battled strong winds and cold as well as a more experienced group of players. The Comets were also affected by a nearly two week layoff related to school closing for spring break and poor weather for practice. As the evening progressed the Comets displayed moments of promise and were able to press the Eagles in several matches.

Comet boys fall to Glass in tennis

Halifax lost to E.C. Glass in Western Valley district play, 7-2, on Thursday. The Comets made it more competitive, losing 7-2. But the two wins were significant, given the history of the Glass-HCHS rivalry, and Halifax was close in a third match. The match was finished after a rain delay.

PH rolls past Lady Comets

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WHO'S GOT IT - Comet varsity soccer player Sarah Rosche and a PH varsity player battle for control of the ball Tuesday night at the HCHS field. PH won, 5-0. (David Conner II photo)
Patrick Henry-Roanoke rolled to a 5-0 win over a gritty HCHS varsity girls’ soccer team Tuesday night in district action. The Pats have more athleticism than Halifax, and their girls benefit from additional travel soccer experience. PH finished with 14 shots on goal and three corner kicks, with four saves. The Comets had eight shots on goal, with 14 saves by keeper Nia Brown.

Girls finish second in meet

The HCHS girls’ track and field team competed in the Amherst Invitational on April 18, placing second overall out of 25 teams. Tanisha Evans qualified to compete at the state track meet in the 300 meter hurdles. Brittany Foster qualified for regionals in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.86, and Aaron Moreno-Hodge qualified for regionals in the discus with a throw of 109’ 9”. Other scores/events include: Brittany Foster, fifth in the high jump, 4’10”; fourth in the long jump, 16’ 8.5”; sixth in the triple jump, 34’; and second in the 300m hurdles in 47.86.

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