Spraggins earns all-state honors

Comets shut down Park View 14-0 Friday

The unbeaten Halifax County High School varsity softball team continued with a strong push to the season, routing Park View 14-0 on Friday. Halifax had plenty of offense, recording nine hits. The Comets also had an excellent pitching effort from senior Lauryn Chappell. She worked five innings in the slaughter rule win, allowing two hits, walking two and striking out […]

Sellers, Morris split late model races at SBS Saturday

Peyton Sellers and Phillip Morris split a pair of 75-lap late model races before a large crowd at the South Boston Speedway Saturday. After Morris, Trey Crews, Sellers, and Lee Pulliam grabbed the top four spots in qualifying, fans knew they were in for an afternoon of racing action by some of the best drivers in the business. Morris earned […]

Comet boys tennis remains undefeated

Halifax County High School boys tennis continues to roll through the regular season slate. The Comets blanked Randolph Henry 9-0 at home. Coach David Riddle explained the latest win for Halifax. “This was another solid performance for the team. This was the third time that we have seen Randolph-Henry (including the scrimmage) so we knew that they were going to […]

Comet girls tennis picks up first loss of season

Halifax County High School girls tennis sustained its first loss of the season, 5-4, to Franklin County at home on Wednesday. “Franklin County brought it to us on Wednesday, and there was good tennis played on all courts. “We came up just a few games short to lose our first match of the season,” said coach Donna Hudson. Last week […]

Lions down Bluestone in soccer

The Halifax County Middle School boys soccer team continued its early season success Wednesday, downing Bluestone, 4-1. Colin Gravitt scored two goals, while Evan Hite and Semaj Jeffreys had one apiece. The Lion defense had a superb effort and keeper John Louden had six saves. “The hard work is definitely paying off because now we sitting at 4-5 (3 game […]

Comet jayvee softball picks up two more wins

The Halifax County High School jayvee softball team keeps rolling along. Halifax whipped Patrick County, 18-8, March 26. The Comets followed with a 16-1 win over Park View Friday. Sarah Watts walked and scored in the first inning She added an RBI on a throwing error in the second inning. Watts had an RBI single in the third. Kayla Spencer […]

Johnnie G. Sadler

Johnnie G. Sadler, 81, of Halifax, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born to the late Charlie and Izetta Sadler, July 17,1937, in Halifax. Johnnie graduated from Mary M. Bethune High School in 1957 and an electronics vocational school in Chicago. He is best remembered as the owner and operator of Sadler’s Grocery on Route 360. Johnnie married Lola […]

John Calvin Clardy

John Calvin Clardy 93, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Danville. He was born Jan. 27, 1925 in Halifax County. His parents were the late John Preston Clardy and Fannie Bet Whitlow Clardy of Vernon Hill. Mr. Clardy was a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School in News Ferry and attended V.P.I., […]

Sallie Smith Lewis

Sallie Smith Lewis of Halifax died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Sentara Woodview. She was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Halifax County and was 93 years old. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Howard Smith and the late Virginia King Smith. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewis is survived by two daughters, […]