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Monday, November 12, 2012

Eddie Fisher wins Phoenix race contest

Eddie Fisher of Rocky Mount won the racing contest at Phoenix.

Fisher picked Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski for a total of 125 points.

The week before at Texas, Dewey Young of Rocky won by picking Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch for a total of 133 points.

The final race of the season is set for Sunday at Homestead.

Please get picks in or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday.


FCHS, Byrd to scrimmage in boys' hoops

VINTON -- Franklin County and William Byrd will meet tonight in a boys' varsity-junior varsity scrimmage, the first of the season for both teams, on the Terriers' home court.

The junior varsity game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Lloyd Church begins his second year in charge of the Eagles.

FCHS finished 9-13 in Church's first season at the helm.

Church, a long-time former head coach in North Carolina, needs seven wins to reach 400 for his career.

FCHS will scrimmage Salem at home next Tuesday and open its 2012-13 season at home Monday, Nov. 26 against Hidden Valley.

FCHS's varsity schedule was published in Monday's edition of The Franklin News-Post.


BFMS girls stay undefeated with 38-13 win

ROANOKE -- Benjamin Franklin Middle School's girls' basketball team remains undefeated after Monday's 38-13 Roanoke Valley Middle School District triumph over Northside Middle School.

Seven players contributed points to the Eagles' victory.

Sara Bryant paced BFMS (3-0 in the district, 3-0 overall) with a game-best 10 points.

Also scoring were Kelsey Campbell with eight points, Cameron Law with seven, Ilene Hurley with six, BriannaParmelee with three and Maggie Crutchfield and Tiffany Bennett each with two.

Two players accounted for 11 of Northside's 13 points: one with six, the other with five.

BFMS returns to action today at Clifton Middle School. Tip off in Clifton Forge is 5 p.m.

A boys' middle school contest follows the girls' game at 6:15 p.m.

TIP-INS: BFMS defeated district foe Hidden Valley Middle School last week in Roanoke, 43-18.

Campbell netted a game-best 12 points to lead BFMS.

Also scoring were Bryant with nine points, Law with eight, Hurley and Parmelee each with four, and Crutchfield, Leah Wood and McKinlee Shrader each with two.

Tyanna McKinney tallied six points for Hidden Valley and Madison Engl finished with five.


Teeple places 40th in Group AAA cross country

THE PLAINS -- Franklin County senior and four-time Western Valley District girls' individual champion Melissa Teeple completed her high school cross country career Saturday with a 40th-place finish in the Group AAA state championships at Great Meadow.

Teeple completed the 3.1-mile race in 19:26. Her mile pace was 6:16.

Patrick Henry senior Alina Woodford finished 33rd in a time of 19:25.

There were 141 runners in the field.

Teeple was competing in the state championships for the third time in four years. Her best finish (32nd) came during her freshman year in 2009 and a year ago, she placed 59th.


BFMS boys defeat Hidden Valley, 36-33

ROANOKE -- Paced by the play of Chandler Taylor and Jonah Fitzgerald, Benjamin Franklin Middle School's boys' basketball team defeated Roanoke Valley Middle School District rival Hidden Valley Middle School, 36-33, Thursday.

Taylor netted a game-best 17 points for the Eagles (2-0 in the district, 2-0 overall), while Fitzgerald added 10.

A 19-9 fourth-quarter run by BFMS enabled the Eagles to overcome a seven-point, 24-17, deficit at the start of the final stanza.

The score was even at 33 with less than a minute left.

The Eagles advanced the ball to halfcourt and took a time out. With 10 seconds remaining, Fitzgerald swished a 3-pointer that proved to be the game-winner.

On its final possession, Hidden Valley was unable to get a good look at a game-tying trey.

Taylor swished two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Eagles.

"It was a very exciting win for us considering the large difference in size of the two teams,' second-year BFMS head coach Mike Amos said.

Also scoring for BFMS were Kaleb Smith with six points, Kyle Adams with two and Tyrese Clark with one.

Seven players scored for Hidden Valley none of whom were in double figures.

BFMS plays Northside Middle School today. Tip off in Roanoke is 6:15 p.m.


McCrea paces Ferrum wrestlers at UNC Pembroke

PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Ferrum College wrestling team competed in the Pembroke Classic, the 32nd annual event hosted by NCAA Division II University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The tournament was Ferrum's first in almost a quarter century. Ferrum announced it would reinstate its wrestling program in June.

Freshman Darreus McCrea led the Panthers with a fourth-place finish at 197 pounds.

McCrea went 4-2 overall in the one-day tournament, opening with a pin over host UNC-Pembroke's Brandon Grasty in 1:35. He dropped a 4-3 decision in the quarterfinals to No. 3 seed Kyle Fork Friend of Newberry (S.C.) College.

McCrea dropped into the consolations and posted three straight wins, starting with a pin in 5:18 over University of Central Florida's William Mitchell.

Then, he beat Central Florida's Tyler Walker 5-0 to advance to the consolation semifinals, where he met No. 4 seed Brach Walker of UNC-Pembroke.

McCrea beat Walker 5-2 to advanced to the consolation finals, where he fell 5-4 to Appalachian State University's Tyler Radford 5-4.

Freshman Daniel Reynolds won a pair of matches at 149, finishing 2-2 for the Panthers. Freshman Cody Cooper posted a 1-2 record at 157 pounds, as did freshman Christopher Cortopassi at 165 pounds.

Coach Nate Yetzer's team returns to action at the King Open, hosted by King (Tenn.) College on Sunday, Nov. 18.


Bridgewater tops Ferrum women in the pool

BRIDGEWATER -- Ferrum College women's swimming team dropped a non-conference to Bridgewater College Saturday, 128-40.

The Eagles won 10 of the meet's 11 events.

Ferrum's Lauren Manbeck won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 2:06.10 to claim the Panthers' only first-place finish.

Anneleisse Alvarez was second in the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle. Also, Alvarez was part of Ferrum's second-place team in the 200 medley relay along with Morgan Heath, Laurel Skinner and Jess Rowsey.

Rowsey finished second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 50 freestyle. Skinner was third in the 100 butterfly and Heath was third in the 200 individual medley.

Ferrum (0-4) returns to action Saturday, Dec. 8, at home against King (Tenn.) College and Sweet Briar College.

The double-dual gets underway at 3:45 p.m. in the William P. Swartz Gymnasium pool.

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