Bennett-less Comets to face Glass

The Halifax County High School varsity football team heads towards Friday’s non-district matchup against E.C. Glass missing one critical player.

Franklin County takes lead in WVD golf race

Three-time reigning Western Valley District golf champion Franklin County, paced the play of all six of its players Monday, vaulted into the league lead by turing in a season-best round at Roanoke Country Club. The Eagles shot a 299 and bested Halifax County (306) by seven shots in the third of five scheduled regular-season district matches. Senior Kolton Cooper earned […]

Jackson back in Comet blue

Corey Jackson emerged as a standout on the last Halifax County High School varsity football team to make the regional playoffs. Now, the former Richmond player is back in Comet blue, seeking to show leadership as an assistant coach to the latest group of HCHS players.

Pick your poison carefully when facing U.Va.

Pick your poison: Senior Oday Aboushi, listed at 6-6 and 310 pounds, or junior Morgan Moses, 6-6, 335. Each is capable of dolng out plenty of punishment as Virginia’s offense rolls forward in the 2012 season. Those are Virginia’s projected offensive tackles, part of the critical elements returning for a potentially explosive Virginia offense this fall. The Cavs surprised some […]

Lions playing well, undefeated, must step up level of play

The HCMS golf team continues to play well, as the Lion squad is unbeaten. HCMS rolled past Amelia Monday, 181-255. Jamey Binner was the medalist, with a round of 43 in the nine-hole match. Matt Ratliff had a 45, while Kaleb Cole had a 46 and Luke Newbill scored 47. Despite the impressive start, coach Charles Payne said the Lions […]

Rocco gets the nod, Sims coming on

The quarterback issue at Virginia is settled. Michael Rocco has the job, at least for now. Virginia coach Mike London explained the decision process Monday. The Cavaliers have a complicated scheme, and Rocco seized the edge getting a proper handle on the system. “It became apparent (in the preseason drills) that Michael has the best grasp of the offense right […]

UNC ready for 12-game season

North Carolina’s 12-game stand is about to begin. The Tar Heels, hampered by probation, have only the regular season ahead. Carolina coach Larry Fedora already has some answers on his team, which starts with Elon at home Saturday in Chapel Hill. Carolina is looking for consistency at tailback. “I would imagine that all three of our guys, Gio Bernard, Romar […]

Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech share spotlight in Monday headliner

Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech will share the national stage Monday night, when the teams meet in a critical ACC headliner. Tech is ranked as high as 16th in national preseason polls, but the Hokies do have question marks. Georgia Tech will be seeking to spring the upset, with monumental stakes. In the last seven seasons, the winner of this […]

Virginia hopes to finish better than fourth

Despite the fact Virginia’s football team has two quality quarterbacks and six more returning starters back on offense which should generate a better scoring average this season, the Cavaliers were projected to finish fourth in the ACC Coastal Division this fall. The Cavaliers landed behind rival Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and North Carolina in the ACC projections. The Cavaliers meet […]

Master Gardeners stand ready to sharpen tools

The Second Saturday with the Southside Master Gardener Association will feature tool sharpening from 8-11 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market on Sept. 8. A special Iris dividing demonstration will be held at 9:30 a.m. Garden tools are an extension of the home gardener’s hand. Good tools are an investment, one that needs to be protected especially when money is […]