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Comets work on weaknesses in scrimmage

Regular season opens Wednesday at Franklin County





Comets work on weaknesses in scrimmage

Regular season opens Wednesday at Franklin County

Comets humbled by Tunstall

Tunstall humbled Group AAA Halifax County, 12-1, last night behind another stellar pitching performance from pitcher Joe Mantiply. The Comets, who turn around Friday to host GW-Danville in a key district matchup, fell to 9-1 overall. Tunstall, which has four state championships and seven regional titles in Group AA, improved to 11-1.

PH rolls past Lady Comets

WHO'S GOT IT - Comet varsity soccer player Sarah Rosche and a PH varsity player battle for control of the ball Tuesday night at the HCHS field. PH won, 5-0. (David Conner II photo)
Patrick Henry-Roanoke rolled to a 5-0 win over a gritty HCHS varsity girls’ soccer team Tuesday night in district action. The Pats have more athleticism than Halifax, and their girls benefit from additional travel soccer experience. PH finished with 14 shots on goal and three corner kicks, with four saves. The Comets had eight shots on goal, with 14 saves by keeper Nia Brown.

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

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.

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