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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.

Lloyd to join local Hall

Wayne Lloyd
The March 11, 1975 headlines from the News & Record recall the story of an agonizing near miss for the Halifax County boys’ varsity basketball program, and its coach, Wayne Lloyd. The late Hugh Moore, then sports editor at the N&R, wrote his ‘Sportslants’ column, ‘The best basketball season ever: 24-3’. ‘Comets denied state crown again’ the headlines said. Lloyd, now retired, has enjoyed as much success athletically as a coach and player as almost anyone in the sports history at Halifax County High School.

Hudson to play football at Averett

HUDSON TO PLAY AT AVERETT - HCHS quarterback Josh Hudson (center, seated) has announced he will play football at Averett. He is flanked by his parents, Florence Hudson and Jeffrey Hudson Sr. Shown on the back row, from left, Matt Gunn, HCHS assistant Garrick Vogt; head coach Stan Hodgin and assistant Jay Cole. (TWM Jr. photo)
Josh Hudson has a short trek ahead to the next destination in his athletic career. Hudson announced last Wednesday that he will attend Averett University in Danville, and play football there.

Comets shut out Franklin County

The HCHS varsity baseball team shut out Franklin County Thursday night 8-0 at Comet Field. The Comets remain undefeated and lead the Western Valley District. (David Conner II photo)
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Halifax County has the early edge in the Western Valley district varsity baseball race after an 8-0 win here over Franklin County Thursday night. The Comets got a superb relief appearance from John Nichols, and HCHS did a better job than the Eagles of capitalizing on scoring opportunities. The visitors missed some chances early to create momentum, and then Nichols and the Comet defense did the rest.

Eagles win first round

In the first of what will likely be more than two battles between Western Valley District softball heavyweights Franklin County and Halifax County, the Eagles took an early advantage, then retook it in the last of the seventh inning. With the score tied at 5 with two outs in the bottom of that frame, catcher Sadie Wallace, who was down in the count 1-2, brought home Kayla Spurgeon home when she slapped a base hit to right field to give the Eagles a 6-5 triumph over the Comets, the league’s reigning champion.

Lady Comets fall to Eagles in soccer 3-0

CONCENTRATION - HCHS soccer player Jaynee Campbell (11) hustles by a fallen Eagle in varsity action Tuesday. (David Conner II photo)
The HCMS girls soccer team fell to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in the district following a 3-0 loss to the Franklin County girls’ varsity Tuesday night at home. HCHS had about 12-15 shots on goal, but could not convert. HCHS trailed 1-0 at the half, after the Eagles did not score until about three minutes remained in the first half.

Jayvee girls lose to Franklin County

SAVE - HCHS jayvee soccer goalie Melyse Brown (center) makes a save in girls' action from Tuesday. Shown here are Comet teammates Xochilth Regalavo (left) and Jessica McGill. The Comets lost to the Eagles 2-0 to fall to 0-2 overall on the season. (David Conner II photo)

McCulloch scores three in win over Comets

Franklin County’s Kyle McCulloch scored three goals – two in the first half and one in the second – Tuesday night to lead Franklin County’ to a 3-0 shutout win over Halifax County in Western Valley District boys’ varsity soccer action. McCullough, a senior midfielder, broke a scoreless tie by scoring the Eagles’ initial goal in the 20 minute of the match. Six minutes later, he netted his second goal to give FCHS a 2-0 edge. McCulloch completed his hat trick in the 68th minute when he scored off an Eagles’ corner kick.

Lady Comets fourth in Heritage Invitational tennis tournament

The Halifax Comets girl’s tennis team traveled to Lynchburg on April 3 and 4 to participate in the Heritage Invitational tournament. The Comets placed fourth place in the tournament with their young team. Highlights of the weekend for the Comets were Carlene Link who won finished first in the number three position and Jessica Palmer who finished second at the number one spot.

Jayvees pound Franklin

The jayvee softball team improved 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the Western Valley district with a 15-0 win over Franklin County Tuesday. The Comet girls scored once in the first, but then steadily broke it open.

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