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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

Comets remain undefeated

Halifax County has moved to the head of the class in the Western Valley district baseball race after a stirring 12-6 road win over PH-Roanoke Tuesday. The Comets are 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the district. PH suffered its first loss in district play, dropping to 3-1. GW, which comes to Halifax tomorrow, is 10-3 overall and 2-2 in the district after a 6-5 win at Glass. Franklin County is also in the picture in the district race with a 2-2 mark after a 22-5 rout over Fleming Tuesday.

Jeffress on track for possible call up to majors

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Jeremy Jeffress
Former Halifax County pitching standout Jeremy Jeffress appears to be on track for a possible call up to the majors by September. Jeffress (0-1, 2.45 ERA) took the loss Monday night when Double A Carolina routed Huntsville, 12-3 Monday night.

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.

Comets fall to 6-0 to PH

The HCHS boys’ varsity soccer team lost to a very strong PH team Tuesday night, 6-0. Halifax played a primarily a defensive game and PH still managed to score four goals in the first half and two more in the second. PH had 25 shots on goal for the game, with Comet keeper Jordan Keck saving 19 of those.

Jayvee girls slog to soccer loss

The HCHS girls’ jayvee soccer team slogged through muddy conditions and gave a very competitive effort against PH-Roanoke Tuesday night. Still, it was not enough. The Comets lost, 4-0, in Western Valley district action.

Speaking of Sports for April 23, 2009

Halifax County’s varsity baseball team faced a key matchup last night against Tunstall, traditionally a potent prep program. The Comets improved to 9-0 overall Tuesday - and 4-0 in the Western Valley district - with a key 12-6 win on the road over Patrick Henry-Roanoke, which suffered its first loss in the district.

Comets stay perfect with win over Rockets

Scott Rickman slammed a three-run homer while Tyler Lewis worked out of early mound difficulty, and the HCHS varsity baseball team remained unbeaten this season with a 7-1 win over Person County Friday night. The Comets are 8-0. A scheduled game against Garden City, N.Y., will not be played after rainy weather forced cancellation Wednesday.

Late runs give JV Comets a 3-1 win

Ryan Puryear earned the win on the mound and the HCHS JV baseball team produced timely late offense in a 3-1 win over border rival Person County Friday. Puryear worked four innings, striking out six. He walked two, allowed two hits and held Person scoreless. Dylan Sons finished up, pitching three innings. Sons fanned six, walking two. He allowed one hit and one earned run.

Girls fall to PH in tennis

The Halifax Comet Girls’ tennis team fell to Patrick Henry on Thursday night by a score of 1-8. The Comets struggled against the more experienced patriot’s team but looked good in a number of matches especially doubles which were closely contested. Brandi Winstead was the sole comet to post a win in a close match against Patrick Henry’s Kim Russell.

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