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 Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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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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Gasperini rallies to win Haley-SML Juniors crown
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

CRUGGS -- Peter Gasperini, who faded in the final round of play in last year's Andrew Haley Memorial-Smith Mountain Lake Junior Open golf tournament, didn't repeat that mistake in returning to the event this year.

Gasperini, who hails from South Boston and is a rising senior on Halifax County's golf team, rallied from a one-shot deficit over Tuesday's closing 18 holes at The Waterfront Golf and Country Club to capture the championship of the boys' 16-18 division, the tournament's premier class.

Gasperini fired a 1-over-par 72 to finish with a two-day, 141 total. That was three strokes better than Matthew Moninghoff of Blythewood, S.C., the tournament's opening-round leader, who closed with a 76 for a 144 total.

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On-field win by Post 6 is voided
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

SALEM -- A dramatic, postseason tournament win by Rocky Mount Post 6, one that was achieved after nearly four hours of play, turned out to be all for naught.

Post 6's 15-13 victory over Roanoke Post 3 in the opening game of a best-of-three-games District 9 championship series was voided when it was ruled that Post 6 had played an ineligible player in the game.

Post 6's Ryan Brewer belted a two-run home run in the top of the 12th inning Saturday night to give Post 6 the on-field win, but, instead of holding a 1-0 lead in the series when it took the field for game two Sunday night, Post 6 was down 1-0 because Post 3 was awarded a forfeit victory when its protest was upheld.

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Looney captures fifth win of season at FCS

Physicals for sandlot football are tonight

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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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