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P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
AAU girls' hoops meeting is scheduled
BURNT CHIMNEY -- There will be an informational meeting and practice for girls in the third, fourth or fifth grade who are interested in playing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball on Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m.
The meeting and practice will take place at Burnt Chimney Elementary School.
The team will play in the fourth grade AAU division.
Here are the guidelines.
Player must be in the fourth grade as of Oct. 1, 2012 and cannot be older than 11 on Aug. 31 of this year.
For a player who is in the fifth grade as of Oct. 1, 2012 who wants to play down a grade level, she cannot be older than 10 on Aug. 31, 2013.
Players are not allowed to play up a grade level.
Information about practices, games and costs will be available at Sunday's meeting.
Those who are playing a spring sport are encouraged to attend; the basketball season will continue through the summer.
For information, contact Olivia Flora at email@example.com.
Local golfers Peterson, Prillaman finish in top 10
ROANOKE -- Two Franklin County golfers placed in the top 10 of Sunday's Roanoke Valley Junior Golf Association tournament at Hidden Valley Country Club.
Tyler Peterson carded a 77 to finish fifth in the boys' 15-18 age division and Landon Prillaman fired a 79 to finish ninth.
Nick Brediger won the tournament with a 72.
Also, Isaac Simmons of Huddleston shot a 39 (nine holes) in the boys' 13-14 age division to tie for fourth and Slade Aliff of Hardy shot a 42 (nine holes) in the boys' 7-8 age group to finish second.
Cheerleading tryouts are set for March 25, 26, 27
Tryouts to select Franklin County's freshman, junior varsity and varsity sideline cheerleading squads for the 2013-14 school year will be held March 25, 26 and 27.
Also, mascot tryouts will be held in conjunction with these tryouts.
Tryouts will take place in Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.
Any student, male or female, who will be enrolled at FCHS for the 2013-14 school year is eligible to try out, but each student who plans to try out must have a Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical form dated after May 1, 2012 on file with the FCHS Athletic Department.
Candidates trying out for spots on one of the three cheerleading squads will be taught a cheer and a dance for these tryouts. They do not need to know how to tumble or do gymnastics.
Also, candidates may be asked to stunt.
Candidates trying out to be mascots will be asked to dance in costume to music.
Those interested in trying out should pick up an informational packet from FCHS head cheerleading coach Marsha Lopez in the FCHS Tech A building or from athletic department secretary Sandy Coblentz in Hawkins Gym.
Questions can be directed to coach Lopez through the athletic department, 483-5332.
Mandatory referees' meetings are slated
SONTAG -- A mandatory meeting for anyone who is interested in refereeing spring soccer through the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation is scheduled for Thursday, March 21.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Recreation Park's soccer field on Virginia 619 (Sontag Road).
Also, a mandatory meeting for anyone who is interested in umpiring softball or baseball through the recreation department is slated for Thursday, March 21.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation park's baseball field No. 1.
For information concerning these meetings, call Terry Miller, 420-5991.
Hunter Education course is slated for March 30
A Virginia Hunting Education course will be offered Saturday, March 30 at the Franklin Center in Rocky Mount from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The class is being offered prior to the opening of spring turkey season.
Passage of this class is required before one can obtain a hunting license in the commonwealth.
Participants need to bring a bag lunch with them. There are snack machines on site.
Pre-registration is required and can be done online at http://my.register-ed.com or by calling 1-888-516-0844.
Celtics to host hoops tournament Saturday
Franklin County Celtics Travel Basketball Organization will host its second annual Clover Classic youth basketball tournament Saturday, March 23.
The tournament is for boys in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Games will be played at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Franklin County High School and Christian Heritage Academy.
Start time for games is 9 a.m.
Admission is $10 for adults.
Youth six-years-old or younger are admitted free.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale for $5 and can be purchased at Davis Heating and Air in Rocky Mount.
Tournament updates are available through social media on the Franklin County Celtics' Facebook page. These updates can be accessed by hitting the "like' icon.