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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Panthers stymie Generals’ late advance
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

FERRUM -- Closing out games, especially those that appear to be in hand, is a skill that has yet to be mastered by Ferrum College's 2014-15 men's basketball team.

Granted it, Wednesday's non-conference contest against Washington and Lee University (W&L) was the first of the current campaign where the Panthers held the advantage for the majority of the game's 40 minutes.

The Panthers (2-1) tallied the game's last six points to stymie a final advance by the Generals (2-1) for a 62-54 triumph, Ferrum's second in row, at William P. Swartz Gymnasium.

Ferrum's victory over its third opponent from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) comes in its first appearance this season at Swartz Gymnasium. The loss is W&L first this season.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Simmons signs with Concord
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

Brett Simmons, who begins his third and final prep baseball campaign for Franklin County this spring, will continue his career in 2016 with NCAA Division II Concord (W.Va.) University.

Concord, coached by Andrew Wright, competes in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and finished 38-16 (33-11 in the conference) last season.

Simmons, the Eagles' starting shortstop, made a binding commitment to the West Virginia school Tuesday afternoon in the high school library by signing a national letter of intent with family members and teammates, FCHS Athletic Director Crystal Worley and Eagles head coach Barry Shelton in attendance.

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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL
Templin is honorable mention All-America

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Randolph College senior outside hitter Jordan Templin, a former Franklin County prep volleyball standout, has received honorable mention recognition in voting for NCAA Division III All-America laurels by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Templin was cited by the AVCA's 11-person All-America committee, which released its award-winners for 2014 Wednesday.

An All-South Region performer and first team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) player, Templin was eligible for the national award, which pitted her against players who had made their respective Division III all-region teams.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Ferrum’s Lee earns top rookie accolade

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Ferrum College freshman defensive lineman Montel Lee has been selected Defensive Rookie of the Year in the USA South Athletic Conference for the 2014 season by a vote of the league's head football coaches.

Lee, who hails from Andalusia, Ala., led the USA South with 24 tackles for loss -- those stops totaled -97 yards.

Lee tallied seven sacks which tied him for second in the league.

A total of -57 yards resulted from his sacks and that ranked first in the conference.

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Cheerleaders earn Conference 3 honors

Wrestlers compete in Va. Beach tourney

Knights win middle school hoops opener

FC Basketball slates girls' tryouts

College fishing slates tournament at SML

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RECREATION NOTEBOOK
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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 www.franklincountyva.gov/parks.

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