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Comets to build on last season’s success

South Boston News
Members of the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Jarvis Owens, Jordan Williams, Treyvon Brandon, James Smith Jr., Keyshawn Johnson, Deshane Davis. Second row, manager Justin Fuller, Tavion Petty, Rymel Hill, Nick Jones, Will Miller, Justin Williams, Kelonte Gutrich and Quentin Jennings. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by a lopsided margin to Potomac, who went on to win the state title.

Lady Comets ‘young, young, inexperienced’

South Boston News
Members of the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team are, from left, first row, Kye-Neisha Logan, Faith Lester, Alasha Edmundson, and Nyjah Torain. Second row, Brittany Clark, Rikisa Johnson, Shadajah Davis, Ghanija Gooden. Third row, coach Wayne Murray, coach Jennifer Ruthledge, Timonee McCargo, Maddie Tingen, Brittani Boxley, Lakia Martin, Mecca Carter, manager Kayleen Palmer, and coach Suzanne Ohara. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball coach Wayne Murray has a basic theme heading into the season.

Breaking down the Lady Comets

Three stand atop Industrial standings

Comets prepare for Dec. 1 opener

South Boston News
Tavion Petty makes a defensive move on James Smith during a scrimmage Wednesday.

Lions look to be defensively strong

South Boston News
Members of the Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team are, from left, first row, John Wells, Amir Spencer, Brashaam Truesdale-El, Drew Lester, Myquan Williams. Second row, Herbert Brooks, Brandon Davis, Michael Spraggins, Tavian Dunkley, Kendall Dizon. Third row,manager Adam Palmer, assistant Julian Saunders, Otis Slayton, Traivius Chappell, Skylar Ashworth, Malik Crews, Kenneth Davis, coach W.J. Long. (Blakely Swanson photo)

Comets prove cynics wrong

South Boston News
Comet coach Larry Epperly watches preseason practice Tuesday. (David Conner II photo)
There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.

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