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Eagles win regular-season finale

Eagles win regular-season finale

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Eagles win regular-season finale

Franklin County’s Drew McElvain (No. 1) and a Christiansburg player battle for possession new midfield during first-half action in Friday’s 18-11 Eagles’ victory over the Blue Demons in a varsity lacrosse match at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

Franklin County completed regular-season play Thursday with an 18-11 triumph over Christiansburg in a boys varsity lacrosse match staged at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

FCHS (2-6) stops a five-match losing streak with its victory.

The Eagles’ 18 goals are a season-best scoring output.

FCHS has scored 10 or more goals in three matches this season; the Eagles are 2-1 in those matches.

The Eagles led 8-5 at intermission, but the Blue Demons pulled to within two goals, 11-9, after taking the third period 4-3.

FCHS secured the victory by tallying seven of the nine goals scored in the final, 12-minute frame.

FCHS begins Class 6 Region A tournament play Tuesday, June 15.

Eagles top Christiansburg for second win of season

CHRISTIANSBURG—Six players accounted for the scoring Thursday as Franklin County’s girls varsity lacrosse team finished regular-season play with a 15-9 triumph over Christiansburg.

Senior Tyler Harvey netted six goals to pace the Eagles (2-7).

Also scoring were Gabriella Hart with three goals, Emma Chaudet and Faith Feazell each with two and Bethany Jackson and Whitney Holland each with one.

With the win, FCHS ends a three-match losing streak.

The Eagles begin Class 6 Region A tournament play Tuesday, June 15.

Girls lacrosse alumni match is today at BFMS

Franklin County’s girls lacrosse program is staging an Alumni Game fundraiser Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

All current and former players can play in this contest.

Tickets for spectators are $5.

Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase—$20 for non players, $10 for players.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

Senior players from 2020 squad, which had its season canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored in a special “Senior Night’’ ceremony.

For information or for alumni players to register, call Micaela Harvey (540) 581-5626.

Also for information, call FCHS head coach Amy Dwyer (919) 757-9697 or contact her by email:

Eagles athletics is conducting fundraiser

Franklin County High School is conducting a first legacy brick fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the Eagles athletics program.

Those wishing to purchase a brick can commemorate one’s days at FCHS, remember a loved one, honor someone special or celebrate a graduation.

The bricks become permanent marks of one’s on-going support for FCHS.

The bricks will be laid at the main ticket booth at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

The stadium is the home for the Eagles football (varsity and junior varsity), boys soccer (varsity and junior varsity) girls soccer (varsity and junior varsity), boys lacrosse (varsity and junior varsity) and girls lacrosse (varsity and junior varsity) teams.

Also, the high school’s graduation ceremonies and the Rocky Mount Rotary Club’s Independence Day Festival are held at the stadium, and Ferrum College’s football program has used it as a secondary home field in the past.

FCHS’s masonry classes will lay the bricks.

Additional details on the project and purchasing options are available online: bricks r us (Franklin County).

Also, information can be obtained by calling the high school athletic department, (540) 483-5332.

SML Chamber golf tournament is Friday

MONETA—The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting teams and sponsors for its 25th annual Smith Mountain Lake Invitational golf tournament, which is set for Friday, June 11 at Copper Cove Golf Club.

“We’re excited to be partnering with the new owners of Copper Cove to host this popular chamber event,’’ said Erin Stanley, member relations and events director for the chamber.

“Members really enjoy spending a fun day on the course with customers or prospects mixing business with pleasure. Many also use this afternoon as a team-building experience or as a way to reward employees.’’

Tournament format is 18-hole Captain’s Choice.

Lunch is set for 11 a.m. Tee time is 1 p.m. with a shot-gun start.

Following the round, prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing teams as well as individual prizes for longest drive for men and women and closest to the pin.

Also, “a wide array’’ of door prizes will be up for grabs, Stanley said.

The tournament’s signature sponsor is Gilbert Law, PC.

Other sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels with a variety of amenities.

“Sponsoring the tournament is an outstanding way to showcase your business and highlight products and services,’’ Stanley said. “Sponsorships start at $140 and some include entry fees for players.’’

Stanley said the field is limited so those interested in playing should register early.

For information or to sign-up, log on to or call Stanley, (540) 721-1203 or contact her by email:

CHA golf tournament is Saturday

HARDY—Christian Heritage Academy is staging its annual Knights golf tournament fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 12 at Copper Cove Golf Club.

Proceeds from the event benefit the school’s athletics program.

Format is Captain’s Choice.

Shot-gun start tee time is 1 p.m.

Cost is $300 per team (four players).

Cost includes golf tees, door prizes, dinner and a post-tournament awards ceremony.

Awards are presented to the top finishers and winners of longest drive and closest to the pin competitions.

For team registration, contact Tim Wilson by email:

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nancy Castillo by email:

Community Park Beach opens Saturday

MONETA —Smith Mountain Lake Community Park Beach opens daily for the summer Saturday, June 12 and remains open until Tuesday, Aug. 10

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The facility opens for weekends only Saturday through June 12 and from Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Monday, Sept. 6.

Cost is $ 3. Youth ages 3 and younger are admitted free.

The beach is only open when lifeguards are on duty, and swimming is only permitted in the designated swimming area.

Those planning to bring a large group are asked to call the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation, (540) 483-9293.

For information, contact Nikki Custer, aquatics manager, by email:

Girls basketball camp is June 14-18 at FCHS

Franklin County’s girls basketball program is hosting and staging its annual summer camp Monday through Friday, June 14-18 at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

The camp is for rising second through eighth grade girls.

Daily check-ins are noon with daily sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration fee is $50; the fee includes a camp t-shirt.

Space is limited, thus early registration is encouraged.

Registration is open online: https//www/ .

For information, contact FCHS head girls varsity basketball coach LeBryan Patterson by email: or call Sandy Coblentz in the high school athletic department, (540) 483-5332.

Sports camps return to Ferrum College

FERRUM—After a year’s absence, sports camps are returning to Ferrum College’s campus this summer.

Camps, sports and others extra-curricular in nature, were not held on the campus last summer because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Among the sports camps scheduled are in women’s wrestling, football, girls lacrosse and basketball.

These camps are open to youth of a variety of ages and skill levels.

Participants are grouped by age, grade and ability in an effort to develop individual technical skills and learn the importance of teamwork through instruction, small-group skills and strategy and team play.

Women’s Wrestling Camps are scheduled June 11-13 and July 10-13. Camps are for middle and high-school age youth.

Instruction is provided by Ferrum head women’s wrestling coach Breonnah Neal, national place winner Katerina Pendergrass and two-time national men’s qualifier Mario Vasquez, a place winner in 2019 when the college hosted the NCAA Division III championships at the Berglund Center in Roanoke.

Cost is $250. For information, call Neal (336) 483-4997 or contact her by email:

Ferrum Night Lights Football Prospect Camp is slated for Friday, June 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Alumnus and former player Scott Pushell provides place kicking and punting instruction. Cost is $30 for rising high school freshmen through seniors.

Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. For information, call Panthers assistant coach Scott McConnell (276) 206-3025 or contact him by email:

Girls lacrosse camp is for ages 6 to 18 and is set for June 28-30.

Cost for resident campers is $285, cost for day campers is $180.

For information, call head coach Karen Harvey, (540) 588-3979 or contact her by email:

Ferrum College Football Team Camp 2021 is scheduled for July 19-22. Cost of $225 includes room and board.

For information, call Panthers assistant coach Scott McConnell (276) 206-3025 or contact him by email:

Ferrum College Basketball Camp is set for July 19-22.

Daily sessions are held in William P. Swartz Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided daily in the college’s cafeteria.

Camp is for boys and girls ages 7-16.

Panthers coaches Tyler Sanborn and Carson Long are the instructors.

The camp focuses on skill development, team building and ensuring that every participant has fun learning about the game of basketball.

Cost is $165.

Cost includes a Ferrum basketball t-shirt.

A $40 will be offered to Ferrum faculty and staff.

Registration ends July 19.

For information, contact Sanborn by email:

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