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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Celtics' AAU tryouts to start Sunday

The Franklin County Celtics Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Organization will be holding tryouts for boys in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, and will fill teams for 10th and 11th grade boys after Franklin County's 2012-13 boys' varsity basketball season is complete.

The fifth and sixth grade tryout schedule begins Sunday, Oct. 7 atBenjamin Franklin Middle in the West Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Also, tryouts in this group are set for Oct. 11, Oct. 17, Oct. 23, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at Lee M.Waid Elementary School from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at BFMS on Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Seventh and eighth grade tryouts are slated for Oct. 25, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 at Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Celtics organization was established in 2010.

For information, call Brandon Smith, director of operations, 420-4386, or Fred Mack, co-director, (&03) 973-6225.

Also information can be obtained by visiting the Celtics' Facebook page (Franklin County Celtics) or by


Ferrum men fall 3-2 in OT to St. Mary's

FERRUM -- Matthew Braun netted the last of his two goals eight seconds into overtime Monday to lead St. Mary's (Md.) College to a 3-2 non-conference men's soccer victory over Ferrum College at Penn-Roediger Field.

Ferrum, which suffered its second straight loss, cashed in a 2-0 halftime advantage.

The Seahawks (4-6) tallied two goals in the opening five minutes of the second stanza to force overtime.

Eddy Funes and Aaron Gustine tallied goals for the Panthers (0-2-1 in the USA South Athletic Conference, 4-6-1 overall).

Goalkeeper Justin Robinson played the entire match for the Panthers and registered four saves.

Nate Ramsland recorded seven saves for St. Mary's.

Ferrum plays back-to-back road matches this weekend.

Saturday, the Panthers visit first-year conference foe LaGrange (Ga.) College. Match time is 11 a.m.

Sunday, Ferrum travels to Huntingdon (Ala.) College for a noon non-league encounter.

Huntingdon becomes a USA South rival of Ferrum's next year.


William Byrd tops BFMS in volleyball

VINTON -- William Byrd Middle School swept Benjamin Franklin Middle School, 2-0, in Roanoke Valley Middle School District volleyball match Monday.

Set scores were 25-18, 25-16.

Byrd's victory is its second this season over BFMS (2-8 in the district, 2-10 overall), which suffered its eighth straight loss.

BFMS plays Hidden Valley today.

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