Comet notebook

Comet defensive coordinator Dearrion Snead had high praise for the players given the job of containing a speedy Martinsville offense.

Lions hold on to beat Russell

Russell battled Halifax County Middle School in home football action Wednesday, but the Lions hung on for a 28-24 win.

Lions split with Park View

The Halifax County Middle School soccer team has enjoyed a successful start.

Jayvees shut out Martinsville

Momentum is building quickly for the Halifax County High School jayvee football team.

Cross-country has some success

The Comet harriers had some success in the first Western Valley district preview meet Wednesday, with the boys finishing third. The Comet girls were fifth, but Halifax also had some noteworthy individual efforts.

Lions sweep Bluestone

Halifax County Middle School enjoyed a three-game sweep over Bluestone in volleyball action Thursday.

Tech dominates young Marshall squad

Virginia Tech remains unbeaten at 4-0, but the 13th-ranked Hokies hardly looked all that impressive while holding off Marshall in their final non-conference tuneup Saturday. Tech prevailed, 30-10, but question marks remain for the Hokies after an underwhelming performance by the ACC’s Coastal Division preseason favorites. Marshall (1-3) brought out a team dominated by youth. 61 of the 85 scholarship […]

Turnovers deciding factor in Virginia’s loss to Southern Miss

As is true in most football games, turnovers proved to be the deciding factor in Virginia’s bitter loss Saturday to Southern Miss. Virginia’s defense is also facing considerable heat. Southern Miss defeated the Cavaliers 30-24. Southern Miss improves to 2-0 all-time against U.Va., the first win coming in 2009. This victory also marks the first time Southern Miss has defeated […]

More of the same - Georgia Tech tops UNC

If you like reruns, then No. 25 Georgia Tech’s 35-28 win over North Carolina served as palatable entertainment, because in winning six of the last seven meetings between the two Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division rivals, Tech has run roughshod on some highly regarded Tar Heel defenses as it did again Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Paul Johnson’s Triple Option […]