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Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

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Lady Comets showcase significant improvement

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HCHS’s Hannah Glass goes high for the ball in Friday’s Piedmont District varsity girls soccer match against GW. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / May 12, 2014
The Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team showcased significant improvement Friday night at home in a shutout win over GW-Danville.

The Comet girls prevailed, 4-0. Halifax is now 8-5 for the season.

Halifax has three regular season games remaining, Tunstall today. On Tuesday, HCHS plays Magna Vista and the regular season closes Friday with Martinsville.

Halifax earned redemption for an earlier close loss to GW with a well-played game here Friday.

Emma Worsley scored the first Comet goal at the 17:30 mark of the first half, after she put herself in excellent position to score. Chris Bradshaw, playing right wing, took a nice long shot outside the penalty box. It dropped over the keeper’s head for a 2-0 Comet lead.

Gabby Nelson later added two second half goals.

HCHS had 28 shots on goal to seven for GW. Comet goalkeeper Sabrina Amos had seven saves.

On Tuesday, HCHS defeated Bassett, 3-1, on the road.

The Comets played well, despite a tough game. Nelson got the Comets on the board, scoring at the 4:38 mark. Bassett tied it later in the second half. Nelson scored again at the 12:57 mark to give the Comets a 2-1 lead. At the 34:15 mark, Gabby Medley scored to lift the Comets to a 3-1 lead.

That’s how it ended.

Bassett finished with 21 shots on goal, to 15 for the Comets. Amos had 20 saves for the Comets.

Halifax followed with a 1-0 win at Patrick County Wednesday, capping two long road trips. Lucy Morrison scored at the 34:38 mark of the first half, off a Bradshaw assist.

HCHS enjoyed a 23-8 margin in shots on goal. Amos recorded seven saves for the Comets.



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