Comets roll to 11-1 start

The Halifax County High School boys’ varsity basketball team is 11-1, the best start ever for head coach Sterling Williams. Halifax rallied past Patrick County team Friday night, 64-58, and Wednesday, defeated Franklin County, 69-59. Patrick gave Halifax quite a bit of trouble Friday. The Cougars trailed 14-4 at the end of the first period, but a 20-5 surge in […]

Comet girls struggling a bit, pick up two road losses

The Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball team is struggling a bit at the midseason point. Halifax, now 6-6, dropped two Piedmont District games, losing to both Patrick County on Friday and Franklin County on Wednesday. Halifax fell to Patrick County, 55-40, on Friday on the road. Dee Dee Jeffress scored 20 points, but the Comets could not muster […]

Jayvees pick up pair of victories

The Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team earned a pair of comfortable wins in district action last week. Halifax thumped Patrick County, 53-24, Friday at home. The Comets also routed Franklin County, 50-31, Wednesday. Halifax started slowly Friday, scoring 12 points in the first period and adding four in the second quarter. The Comets found their comfort zone […]

Jayvee girls outscored in two losses on the road

The Halifax County High School jayvee girls lost to Patrick County on the road Friday night, 43-20. Patrick County had good scoring balance and started very well, outscoring the Comets 23-4 in the first period. That set the tone for the rest of the night. G. Hubbard led Patrick with 14 points. Halifax never got into double figures for any […]

Lions dispatch Laurel Park 50-38

The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team defeated Laurel Park, 50-38, on Thursday in South Boston. The Lion boys had a balanced scoring effort after halftime. Kayna Caddle led the Lions with 16. KeyQuan Newton scored 11, while John Louden added 10. KaNyle Canada scored six. TyQuan Palmer and Atavion Mabins recorded five points. Four Lions scored in the […]

Lady Lions have competitive game against Laurel Park

The Halifax County Middle School girls basketball team had a more competitive game against Laurel Park, but the Lions still prevailed. Halifax won, 44-25. Kamyria Woody-Giggetts scored 20 points and had a strong final period. She scored 10 in the fourth quarter. Shamya Hankins scored 13 for the Lions. Halifax sank eight field goals and added one trey from MaJaysha […]

SBS adds to Limited division’s engine options

South Boston Speedway is adding four new engine combinations in the Limited Sportsman Division in 2019, an effort to give competitors more affordable options as the engines used for a decade have become outdated. Any of the four new engine combinations should cost less than $4,000. The engine combination the division has utilized for years will remain an option in […]

Comet wrestlers finishes eighth in nine-team Rocket invitational

Halifax County High School placed eighth in the nine-team field in the Rocket Wrestling Invitational Saturday. Host Person County won the event with 184.5 points, followed by South Granville with 110. Chapel Hill had 95.5 points for third place. Bartlett Yancey collected 64.5 points, followed by Webb (47); Bluestone (45), GW-Danville (41) and Halifax, with 34 points. Vance had 27 […]

Kathleen Cassada Bass Johnson

Kathleen Cassada Bass Johnson of South Boston died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at the Commonwealth Home Health. She was born Feb. 22, 1921 in Halifax County and was 97 years old. She was the daughter of the late Charles Daniel Cassada and the late Virginia Wilborn Cassada and was married to the late Charles W. Bass and the late Noel […]

Larry Clifton Francisco

Larry Clifton Francisco of Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at the age of 82. Born in Halifax County on March 15, 1936, he was the son of the late George Morrell Francisco and the late Edith Blackstock Francisco and was married to the late Phyllis Francisco. Larry was a business owner with multiple businesses including Safety […]