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Comets improve to 10-3 with sweep of GW

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Drew Harlow threw a one-hitter in Thursday’s 6-0 win over GW.
Harlow throws one-hitter in 6-0 win Thursday

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HCHS baseball honors

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HCHS BASEBALL AWARDS - The top three varsity baseball awards were presented Monday night at Italian Delight, capping off the Comets' season. From left, offensive award winner Kyle Long (.422 batting average, 17 RBI, 18 runs scored); MVP Tyler Lewis, also the player of the year in the Western Valley district (7-1, 63 strikeouts, 0.95 ERA) and defensive award winner Kaleb Long. (.978 fielding percentage).

Top athletes named at HCHS

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FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Betty Rose, a standout senior athlete at HCHS, was named the female athlete of the year yesterday. Rose is headed to play softball at Virginia Tech as an invited walk-on. Shown from left, HCHS athletics director Allen Lawter, Rose and HCHS principal Albert Randolph.

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CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR - HCHS named its co-male athletes of the year yesterday. Three-sport standouts Richie Wright and Tyler Lewis received the honors. From left, Michaeleen Palmore, Wright, HCHS athletic director Allen Lawter, Lewis, and HCHS principal Albert Randolph.

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.

Lady Comets knocked out of NWR tournament

For the second year in a row, the HCHS softball program saw its season with a lopsided loss in the Northwest Region semifinals. Battlefield, which defeated the Comet girls in the regular season, eliminated the Comets one game short of a state tournament berth Thursday, handing Halifax a 10-1 defeat.

Battlefield ends Comets season

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Bill Wooding watches the ball after hitting a two run home run during Wednesday's NRW tournament second round game at Comet Field. The Comets lost 6-3, ending their season. (David Conner II photo)

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Battlefield continued its march through the Northwest Regionals, using timely offense and solid fundamentals to end Halifax County’s baseball season, 6-3, Wednesday at the Comet field. HCHS’ most consistent pitcher, Tyler Lewis, was hampered at times by shaky defense, but Battlefield (15-10) also did a good job of capitalizing on its scoring opportunities. The Bobcats seized decisive momentum in the fifth inning, when they scored four times to extend their lead to 6-2.

Long comes through for Comets in Monday’s NWR game

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Comet starting pitcher Kyle Long is congratulated after Monday's NWR game against Albemarle High School. (David Conner II photo)
It’s no secret Kyle Long, who is headed to Longwood University next season, has not exactly been a shut down guy on the mound this season for HCHS varsity baseball this season. But Long got it done Monday, with significant stakes on the line. Long made only one serious mistake – a chest-high changeup to Albemarle’s Tyler Molinaro – resulting in a three-run homer. Between that miscue and the seventh inning, when the runner assigned to Long scored to make it a 7-4 Comet final, Long kept AHS off-balance and got key outs when he needed them most.

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.

Lady Comets NWR game postponed to Thursday

HCHS softball, whioch has seen its schedule battered about by the weather, had its Wednesday regional date postponed again, until today. The Comet girls, still trying to get their first round regional game against Hylton in the books, will play today. The Comets meet Hylton at 3 p.m. at Battlefield High School in Haymarket.

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