Williams gets first win as Comet coach

Sterling Williams has his first win as the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball coach. And it came on the road Friday, as the Comet boys routed Patrick County, 59-42. Halifax, which lost a close one in the season opener at Person, is 1-1. Halifax has its home opener Tuesday against Dan River. Halifax blew out Patrick, although the […]

Lady Comets close to a win

They’re now 0-2 on the season, but the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team has been competitive. The Comets fell 45-38 at home Friday night to Patrick County. Halifax played competitively until the final minutes, according to coach David Graham. Halifax eventually lost because of the effectiveness of the Patrick County pressure. Halifax had too many turnovers and […]

Comet wrestlers showing respectable progress

Halifax County High School wrestling showed respectable progress at the Amherst Classic over the weekend. “While we didn’t place as high as a team as we would have liked, we were pleased with this weekend overall. We had nine of 12 wrestlers advance to day two. David Storey, Mykell Morris, Camron Carden, Isiah Graves, and Jacob Abededjalil all got one […]

Jayvee girls in search of improvement, identity

The Halifax County High School jayvee girls basketball team is looking for improvement, and more of an identity. The Comets (0-2) fell to Patrick County49-38 Friday at home. Halifax was in a deep hole, down by 20, and then battled back to get the deficit into single digits. Halifax certainly deserves credit for battling back, and showing competitive spirit at […]

Lady Lions slip past Laurel Park

The Halifax County Middle School girls basketball team shaded Laurel Park, 29-23, Thursday at home. The Lions showcased good offensive momentum early, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Halifax picked up five points in the second quarter, two in the third, and eight in the fourth. Laurel Park did not get into double figures during any quarter. The visitors […]

Comet jayvees romp over Patrick

The Halifax County High School boys jayvee basketball team romped to an easy win Friday at Patrick County. Halifax is 2-0 after a 58-27 decision at Patrick County. Myquan Williams paced the offense and Tyree Dunkley, playing forward, turned in a solid effort. Otis Slayton also played well at power forward. Halifax looked a tad sluggish early, according to coach […]

Comets successfully open season with win

The Halifax County High School swim teams easily won their opening night meets on Tuesday. Halifax won the boys meet with 64 points, competing against GW-Danville and Martinsville. The Comets also prevailed in the girls meet with 67 points. The Comets got a strong effort from their relay teams and had quality results in the individual events. “It was a […]

Lions fall in battle with Laurel Park

The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team fell to Laurel Park, 45-40, Thursday in South Boston. Laurel Park produced an extremely stout fourth quarter, scoring 23 points. Alden Williams connected on four threes and one free throw to lead the charge in the final quarter. Justin Redd scored 12 points for Laurel Park, while Courdae Gravely had 10. Halifax […]

Archer Michael Martin

Archer Michael Martin, 55, of Scottsburg, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 10, 1961, a son of Virginia Francisco Schrock and the late Archer H. Martin. He was of the Presbyterian faith and was attending Revelation Baptist Church. Mr. Martin is survived by his mother and step-dad, Virginia and Bill […]

Horton, the Grinch and Santa, too

So Bo Christmas Parade offers Seussian delights