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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Franklin County to face Piedmont’s top team
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

Last year, Franklin County was the next opponent for George Washington-Danville after GW had cashed in a big lead and lost to Piedmont District rival Magna Vista at home by one point.

This year, FCHS is the next opponent for Danville after GW hung 50 points on the league's uncrowned titleholder in 17-point conquering of the Warriors on the road.

Both scenarios are in the past for Danville as it continues its march to replace Magna Vista as the resident of the district's metaphorical penthouse.

Kickoff for FCHS's Senior Night game -- it final home game of the 2014 season -- is 7 p.m. at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

Danville (4-0 in the Piedmont District, 7-0 overall) enters tonight's game undefeated and ranked third in the state in Group 4A by Nick Anderson is in his second season as GW's head coach.

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Ferrum, Averett match-up has plenty of storylines
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

FERRUM -- First-year Averett University sideline boss Cleive Adams already has a coaching victory over a previous employer.

Saturday, he'll try to repeat that feat against his alma mater -- USA South Athletic Conference rival Ferrum College.

Kickoff at Daly Field in Danville is 6 p.m.

Both Averett and Ferrum are seeking their first conference wins of the season and both are looking to end extended league losing streaks: the Cougars have lost 16 straight USA South games -- Averett's last USA South win came over LaGrange (Ga.) College 14-7 on Oct. 6, 2012-- and the Panthers have lost eight in a row in league play

Also, Ferrum (0-4 in the USA South, 0-6 overall) is in search of its first victory since last year's win over Averett at W.B. Adams Stadium. Since that triumph, the Panthers have lost 10 games in a row.

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Eagles sweep reigning league champs
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Caitlin Churn netted 12 kills and tallied five solo blocks Tuesday to lead Franklin County to a 3-0 sweep of reigning Piedmont District champion Patrick County in a varsity volleyball match on Senior Night at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

Set scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-18.

FCHS's win is its second this season over Patrick County.

Sierra Gardner and Mikayla Holland each finished the match with seven kills for the Eagles (8-1 in the Piedmont District, 16-6 overall)

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Sandlot playoffs start Saturday for local teams

Flynn wins FNP Football Contest

Jayvees win home finale

Elizabethtown tops Ferrum in field hockey

BFMS seventh graders blank Patrick Henry

BFMS eighth graders down Patrick Henry

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Registration is open for winter sports

SONTAG -- Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for basketball, cheerleading and wrestling.

Registrations will be accepted online at or one may register at the parks and recreation department office on Virginia 619 (Sontag Road).

Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 3.

The 2014-15 annual registration fee ($20) must be paid in order to register. This is a one-time fee paid from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Late registrations will be accepted with an additional $15 late fee from Nov. 4 to Dec. 5.

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SONTAG -- The following events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Call 483-9293 or the number listed for information.

Also, information and registration forms can be obtained by visiting

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