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Christian Mack hauls in a long pass from Comet quarterback Ryan Moore early in the first quarter of Thursday’s regional playoff game against North Stafford, setting up Halifax’s first touchdown on the night. (David Conner II photo)
Fall 60-19 to North Stafford

Jayvees hold off Glass 7-5

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GOOD CATCH - HCHS jayvee outfielder Ford Bradshaw makes a sliding catch against Glass Friday. (David Conner II photos)
The HCHS JV baseball team did enough to get past E.C. Glass Friday. The Comets prevailed, 7-5, even though it was hardly a smooth ride for Halifax.

Comets respectable in WVD tennis tournament

The HCHS boys’ tennis performers had a very respectable effort in WVD tournament competition this weekend. In first round action, the Comets’ Jacob Trent downed Franklin County’s Jacques Delport, 6-3, 6-2.

Jayvee softball sweeps Glass

The HCHS jayvees softball team swept E.C. Glass, by scores of 15-0 and 13-0, in district action Friday. The Comet jayvees rolled in game one, scoring seven times in the first inning to set the tone. Halifax added three runs in the third, three more in the fourth, and two runs in the fifth.

Lady Comets scratch out win

Wooding leads Comet attack

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COMET LEADER - Senior second baseman Bill Wooding had a terrific afternoon with the bat and the glove Tuesday, helping to lead the HCHS varsity baseball team over William Fleming in WVD action. HCHS is 6-0 in the district. (David Conner II photos)

Bill Wooding led a 14-hit attack and had four RBI, and the HCHS varsity baseball team routed William Fleming, 16-0, in a slaughter-rule shortened Western Valley district win Tuesday. The Comets are 11-2 overall and 6-0 in the WVD, and can establish a signficant foothold towards the regular season title with a win at E.C. Glass tomorrow.

Comets struggle against JF

Kyle Long struggled on the mound, as Jefferson Forest established the early momentum and dealt the Halifax County a 13-7 defeat in non-district varsity baseball action Monday on the Cavaliers’ diamond. Long took the loss, lasting just two and a thirds of an inning. He fanned three, walked six, and allowed six hits. He gave up ten runs, seven earned.

Lady Comets pull out 2-1 win over JF

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BUNT ATTEMPT - Comet varsity softball player Sydney Puryear attempts a bunt in Monday's non-district action against JF. (David Conner II photo)
The regional playoffs are coming up, and it’s likely the HCHS varsity softball team will be involved in the postseason in some fashion. Games like Monday’s electrifying, overtime 2-1 win over a quality Jefferson Forest team will only help that growth process for the Comets. HCHS coach Melanie Saunders said, “you could not ask for a better ballgame .. tonight, from both squads. Both pitchers were just on time, moved the ball, the speed was on, changeups were working, it was just a picture perfect game to lead you into this long week that we have.”

Lady Comets blank Fleming in soccer

The HCHS varsity girls’ soccer team blanked William Fleming, 7-0, in WVD action Tuesday night. Halifax improved to 8-4 overall and 2-4 in the WVD. Halifax has Glass, Franklin County, PH and GW remaining in district play.

Jayvees rout JF

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The HCHS JV softball team maintained its momentum with a 13-1 rout of Jefferson Forest Monday. The Comets scored two runs in the first inning, six more in a torrid third inning, and four in the fifth.

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