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Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

Banister River clean-up float slated Sept. 22

‘Make sure the dollars are there,’ supes urged

Chamber director voices support for raising school construction budget


Comets finish strong behind Franklin in district match





Comets finish strong behind Franklin in district match

Jayvees optimistic

JAYVEE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM – Members of the Comets jayvee girls soccer team are, front row, from left, Trudy Thomas, Jordan Murray, Melyse Brown, Ariel Woody and Amber Wilkins. Second row, Taylor Elliott, Katie Morris, Sarah Catron, Jaynee Campbell and Makayla Skelton. Back row, coaches Jessica Hayes and Libby Austin, Xochilth Regalado, Courtney Young, Camey Reese, Becca Snead and coach Morgan Young.
HCHS jayvee girls’ soccer head coach Jessica Hayes has work ahead to assess her squad, although she expressed optimism about the skill level. “We really don’t have the numbers this year, but we do have a lot of kids with a lot of skill,” said Hayes Monday.

Boys tennis impressive in scrimmage

The HCHS boys’ tennis team downed Randolph-Henry 9-0 in scrimmage action Tuesday. This is a significant result, given R-H’s recent success, and is a confidence builder for the Comets.

Boys soccer fall in first scrimmage

The Halifax County boys varsity Soccer team was defeated by Heritage last night in their first scrimmage of the year.

Girls tennis 9-0 in first scrimmage

The Halifax County High School Girl’s tennis team opened their season on Tuesday with a scrimmage against Randolph Henry High School. The Comets, playing with a very young squad, ended up with a 9-0 victory. It was a good outing for the Comets who have had to battle the elements to get practice time prior to their first real match experience.

Puryear to play at E&H

HEADING TO E&H - Comet football player Michael Puryear is headed to Emory & Henry to play football. The annoumcement came Monday.From left, Michael's dad, Mickey, Michael Puryear, and his mom, Anne. Standing, from left, Comet football assistant Justin Shepperd, head coach Stan Hodgin and assistant Jay Cole.
Michael Puryear is moving forward in his athletic career, as the former Comet football player is heading to Emory & Henry and the tough Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Puryear said Monday he would attend E&H. He has been a strong part of the Comet varsity football program in recent seasons and earned first team all-district honors at defensive end his senior year

Spring sports weathers winter weather

The Comet varsity baseball and softball and other spring sports teams saw their practice schedules interrupted by the winter blast earlier this week. Tomorrow's scheduled varsity scrimmage for softball and tennis have been postponed. Tennis will have its scrimmage at R-H on March 10, and softball will scrimmage at R-H on March 13. There are no updates on the varsity baseball scrimmage schedule. (David Conner II photos)

Wrestlers honored

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS - Individual award winners on the Comet wrestling team went to, from left, Justin Perkins, most improved, Richie Wright MVP, and Ralph Tuck, coaches award.
Individual award winners on the Comet wrestling team went to Justin Perkins, most improved, Richie Wright MVP, and Ralph Tuck, coaches award.

No Comet places at state meet

No one from the HCHS girls' and boys' track team placed in Group AAA state track action this weekend, although Andrea Wright tied for 10th in the high jump.

Comets shake off winter doldrums

Spring sports preparations are under way at HCHS, with scrimmage action coming soon.

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