It has been a tough week for the Halifax County High School junior varsity volleyball team with the team sustaining a pair of losses.

The Comets fell to Patrick County High School 2-0 Wednesday night at Patrick County High School in Stuart losing in straight sets by scores of 25-15 and 25-22.

On Tuesday night, the Comets gave Appomattox County High School a tough battle before losing 2-1. The Comets won the opening set 25-23, but lost the next two sets, falling by scores of 25-21 and 15-3.

The two losses put the Comets at 0-6 on the season.

Arissa Conner and Ashlyn Strickland led the Comets in service points in Wednesday’s match against Patrick County High School with four each. Tessy Henderson led the team in kills with three, Conner led the team in digs with two, and Conner and Kate Jackson led the team in assists with two each.

Shamya Hankins had a big night for the Comets in Tuesday night’s contest against Appomattox County High School, leading the Comets in points with 10 and leading in kills with three and leading in digs with three.


Score: Patrick County 2 Halifax County 0

Set Scores: Patrick County 25-15, 25-22

Service Points – Arissa Conner 4, Ashlyn Strickland 4, Shamya Hankins 3, Katie Reaves 2

Aces – Tessy Henderson 1, Shamya Hankins 1

Kills – Tessy Henderson 3, Katie Reaves 2, Jadyn Harlow 2, Shamya Hankins 1, Ashlyn Strickland 1

Set Assists – Kate Jackson 2, Arissa Conner 2

Digs –Arissa Conner 2, Katie Reaves 1, Greyson Terry 1, Shamya Hankins 1


Score: Appomattox County 2 Halifax County 1

Set Scores: Halifax 25-23, Appomattox 25-21, Appomattox 15-3

Points – Shamya Hankins 10, Ashlyn Strickland 8, Arissa Conner 2, Kate Jackson 2, Katie Reaves 2

Kills – Shamya Hankins 3, Arissa Conner 2, Tessy Henderson 2, Kate Jackson 1, Ashlyn Strickland 1, Katie Reaves 1

Assists – Kate Jackson 3, Ashlyn Strickland 2, Arissa Conner 1

Blocks – Tessy Henderson 3

Digs – Shamya Hankins 3

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at