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Halifax accepts process for taking down Clarkton Bridge

Two arrested in connection with attack at Alford home

North Carolina authorities are reporting the arrests of two men in the Friday home invasion in Littleton, N.C. that left Nancy Alford dead and her husband, Brodnax pastor John Alford,…

Bluestone student fatally shot; juvenile suspect in custody


Tennis hopes to keep winning tradition





Tennis hopes to keep winning tradition

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Members of the HCHS boys tennis team are, from left, first row, Gordon Taylor, Drew Salley, Luke Redd and Minjune Kim. Second row, coach David Riddle, Owen McAbee, Grayson Balance, Ben Irby, Andrew Cole and Jacob Wenzel.

Comets absorb tough loss

The HCHS boys’ soccer team absorbed a tough loss to PH-Roanoke Thursday night. HCHS lost 10-0 at home, “probably one of the worst losses we’ve had since I’ve been coaching,” said Comet head coach Frank Shealy. “It was a total breakdown on our part.

Boys tennis close out successful season

The HCHS boys’ tennis team closed out one of its best seasons in recent years over the weekend. The Comets’ Chris Moore reached the Western Valley district semifinals, before losing to Matt Fink of PH. The doubles team of Chris Moore and Pat Barnes won its quarterfinals match before losing in the doubles semifinals to George Gianakos and Derrick Gale of Glass.

Lady Comets enjoy encouraging moments in loss to Patrick Henry

The HCHS girls’ varsity soccer team enjoyed some encouraging moments Thursday night, but it was not enough in a district loss to Patrick Henry. PH emerged with a 6-0 victory. Still, HCHS had some positives.

Girls track scores impressive win over GW, Martinsville

The HCHS girls’ track team scored an impressive victory over GW-Danville and Martinsville in a tri-meet. The Comet girls collected 82 points, comfortably ahead of Martinsville (33) and GW (29).

Comets remain undefeated in WVD

DOUBLEPLAY - Comet second baseman Bill Wooding completes a first inning double play Saturday against Patrick Henry. (David Conner II photos)
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Tyler Lewis pitched a stellar one-hitter and Courtney Ervin ignited the offense with his second homer of the season against Patrick Henry, leading HCHS to am important 2-0 win over the Patriots. HCHS is 8-0 in the Western Valley district. The win over PH Saturday sealed at least a tie for the regular season Western Valley district varsity baseball title. HCHS has two WVD games remaining, including a road trip to Franklin County today, followed by another road game with GW tomorrow.

Lady Comets defeat Franklin Count 8-7

GOOD HUSTLE - Comet leadoff runner Stephanie Clark, who scored in the eight-run second inning, hustles around the bases in Saturday's 8-7 win over FCHS. (David Conner II photo)
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The Halifax County varsity softball team got some lineup changes and a new infusion of fresh faces from the jayvee program, and the Comets responded with a key 8-7 win over Franklin County Saturday. The Comets are now 7-1 in the district and 11-5 overall.

Comet schedule takes beating from weather

Due to rainy weather earlier in the week, the HCHS athletics department now has a full compliment of prep sports scheduled for Saturday, May 9, all at the Comet field.

Halifax girls noteworthy at recent track meet

The HCHS girls’ track team competed in the Friends of Coal Gazette Relays on May 1 and 2. The team placed third out of 22 teams. Tanisha Evans received the award for the “Female High Point Scorer” in the meet. Halifax had several noteworthy efforts, as six Comets placed in the meet.

Football in search of defense

Even during the middle of the spring sports season, the HCHS varsity football staff has been busy working on ways to improve the Comet defensive performance this fall. HCHS, 3-7 a year ago, struggled to stop opposing defenses, especially in the rushing game. That area has gotten considerable attention in the off-season.

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