Take away the first quarter of Friday night’s Halifax County High School – Magna Vista High School Piedmont District game at Magna Vista High School and the score is even at 44.

Jadyn Harlow scored a game-high 13 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team lost 35-26 at Magna Vista High School on Friday, dropping the Comets’ record to 8-3 on the season.

It was no contest Thursday night as the Halifax County High School boys and girls swim teams scored an easy sweep over Magna Vista High School and Martinsville High School Thursday night in a Piedmont District tri-meet at the South Boston YMCA.

Things didn’t look very promising for the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team when it hit only one of its first eight shots in Friday night’s Piedmont District game against Magna Vista High School at Halifax County High School.

NASCAR’s youngest duo, 19-year-old driver Colin Garrett and 26-year-old owner Sam Hunt, announced Monday they have exceeded their $200,000 goal to fund the new Xfinity team’s run at Daytona in February and were able to set aside enough to pay for a veteran’s stem cell treatments.

The Halifax County High School wrestling team went 6-3 in contested matches, with Bryan Vicks, Alex Driggs and Zyon Wilson each winning twice, during a Piedmont District Match held at Bassett High School on Wednesday.

The Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team got back on the right track Wednesday night with a 38-22 win over Prince Edward County High School at Halifax County High School.

Taking a big early lead, the Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball team cruised to a 52-33 win over Patrick County High School Tuesday night at Halifax County High School.

With four defensive steals turning into eight straight Halifax County High School points over the first two-and-a-half minutes, the outcome of the Comets’ game Wednesday night against Prince Edward County High School quickly became clear.

Charlie Hightower, Halifax County’s class of 1979 track field record breaker and master shot-put thrower, set the 2019 indoor gold medal mark of 31 feet 10 inches at Liberty University on Dec. 22.

Things didn’t go quite as well as Halifax County High School head varsity boys basketball coach Sterling Williams would have liked early in Friday night’s road game against Bassett High School.

Alexis Hubbard won the 300-meter dash, and two Halifax County High School girls relay teams had strong performances with second-place and third-place finishes at the Heritage Invitational Meet Saturday at Heritage High School in Lynchburg.

Three wins in three games last week, the last one a 44-9 win over Bassett High School at Halifax County High School on Friday, leaves the Comets’ varsity girls basketball team with a 3-1 record in Piedmont District play and a 12-2 overall record heading into this week’s three-game stretch.

An early deficit proved to be too much to overcome, as the Halifax County Middle School boys’ basketball team lost its first game of the season 31-28 at Laurel Park Middle School on Thursday.

To say the Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball team had an easy time of it in Friday night’s game against Bassett High School in Bassett would be an understatement.

What seemed to be a comfortable win at first turned into a struggle down the stretch for the Halifax County High School junior varsity girl’s basketball team, which led by 16 points halfway through the second quarter before holding on for a 39-37 win over Bassett High School at Halifax Count…

South Boston Speedway’s four 2019 NASCAR Whelen All American Series champions had differing accomplishments, but all led to the track’s top honor.

A slow start turned into a fast finish for the Halifax County High School jayvee girls basketball team, which led only 8-4 after one quarter before outscoring Tunstall High School 46-15 the rest of the way in a 54-19 win at Tunstall High School on Tuesday.

The Halifax County High School wrestling team staged its best performance of the season Wednesday night, earning its first two dual-match wins of the season in a Piedmont District quad event on senior night at Halifax County High School.

Halifax County High School junior Kevon Ferrell has spent much of the season playing point guard, a position not considered as his normal position. Instead of being the scorer he had often been in the past, he has been more of a facilitator, setting up his teammates to score.

A quick start and balanced scoring allowed the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team to break a two-game losing streak with a 47-29 win at Nottoway High School on Monday.

Jadyn Harlow scored a team-high 12 points, including four in a 13-4 run in the third quarter to help give the Halifax County High School jayvee girls basketball team a 41-27 win at Nottoway High School on Monday.

For the first 20 minutes of Friday night’s game, the Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball team appeared to be holding its own against Martinsville High School.

Halifax County High School senior Thomas Lee led the Comets boys indoor track and field team with a seventh-place effort in the triple jump in Saturday’s Bulldog Invitational Meet hosted by Liberty Christian Academy at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

A slow start to the second half and a tough third quarter were too much for the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team to overcome in Friday night’s Piedmont District contest against Martinsville High School in Martinsville.

Three of five Halifax County High School wrestlers earned medals by placing in the top three and helped propel the Comets to a sixth-place finish in the team standings in Saturday’s Rocket Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Person High School in Roxboro, North Carolina.

The Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team’s early-season win streak has been snapped at five.

The second half of the year 2019 in sports proved just as interesting as the first half, with accomplishments on the gridiron, soccer field and golf courses leading the way.

For the fifth year in a row border rivals Halifax County High School and Person High School will face each other in the championship game of the Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament at Halifax County High School.

One of the biggest weekends for high school basketball in the area begins Friday with Halifax County High School hosting the 26th Annual Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament.

Tvilum/Sentara appears to be well on track to the South Boston Business & Industrial/30 & Over Basketball League regular-season title. The league leader topped Polywood 85-53 in Sunday’s session to remain unbeaten at 10-0. Benchmark, which had a bye, and Eaton Corporation, which topp…

The Halifax County High School boys and girls basketball teams will be looking to keep their respective winning streaks alive Friday when the 26th Annual Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament tips off at Halifax County High School.

The Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball team’s early-season win streak has been snapped.

The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team remained unbeaten, topping Southside Middle School Conference opponent Russell Middle School 42-32 Thursday night at Russell Middle School.

BUENA VISTA — Randolph-Macon senior forward Gabby Nelson of Clover has been voted State Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

The win streak for the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team is now up to seven.

A valiant rally that saw Halifax County High School score six unanswered points in the last 45.5 seconds of the game including a game-winning layup from Jaden Waller off of a steal with 8.8 seconds left, lifted the Comets to a 59-58 win over arch-rival GW in Friday night's Piedmont District …