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P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Boys'lacrosse registration is open

The Franklin County Lacrosse Club is taking registrations for boys' youth lacrosse for the upcoming spring season, which runs from March 10 to May 18.

Cost is $60.

Ages 7 to 14 (as of Aug. 31, 2012) are eligible to register.

The program is co-sponsored by the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Franklin County will play its home matches at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex at Six-Mile Post.

Cost includes at FC Lacrosse t-shirt. Scholarships may be available for qualifying participants.

All players must be a member of US Lacrosse -- a youth membership cost $25.

All players must pay a $20 yearly fee to the recreation department if they did not play a fall or winter sport sponsored by the recreation department.

Equipment may be available for rental. Equipment check out date is March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.

Players can register contacting Cindy Barber, executive director of the Franklin County Lacrose Club, by phone: (540) 797-3534, by mail: P.O. Box 937, Hardy, 24101 or by email:


Wendy's to aid FCHS track teams

Franklin County's boys' and girls' track and field teams will host a "Wendy's Night' fundraiser at the Rocky Mount Wendy's on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The funraiser will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All proceeds will go to the track and field team.


Guns and Hoses game is set for Friday

The third annual Guns and Hoses basketball game will be played Friday, Feb. 22 at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

Tip off is 7 p.m.

The game matches local law enforcement officers against local firefighters with proceeds going to the Jason Maxey Scholarship Fund.

Admission is $5.

Tickets will only be sold at the door.


Youth wrestlers medal in North Carolina tournament

PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Franklin County's youth wrestling team competed in the Wrestle for a Cure tournament at Purnell Swett High School on Feb. 9 and seven of its wrestlers earned medals.

Proceeds from the tournament went to the American Cancer Society.

The tournament format was predominately double-elimination with most brackets featuring six or more wrestlers.

All nine of Franklin County's wrestlers in competed in two brackets.

Franklin County finished second in the team competition behind the hometown Lumberton (N.C.) SeaDogs, who had more than 40 wrestlers in the tournament.

Devin Dillon and Dylan England captured gold medals.

Dyson Spence won a silver medal.

Clayton Hodges, Adam Preston, Aiden Wampler and Amethyst Wampler claimed bronze medals.

Cailen Barber and Luke Grimes also competed in the tournament.

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