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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013


Friday, April 5, 2013

Football booster club to meet Monday

Franklin County Eagles Football Booster Club, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting Monday, April 8 in the lecture room of the Dorothy Phelps Student Center at Franklin County High School.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The club will be voting on officers and directors for the new year so all members as well as the general public in encouraged to attend.

Also, it is urged that all parents of football players and football fans to attend because the club is planning activities to be held in conjunction with the upcoming season.

For information, call Susan Thomason, club secretary, (540) 263-0731.


Girls' lacrosse club to host benefit tourney

Franklin County Girls' Lacrosse Club will host its first annual benefit golf tournament at Willow Creek Country Club, Sunday, April 7.

Tee time is 2 p.m.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Tournament format is Captain's Choice.

Entry fee is $200 for a four-player team.

For information, call Jay Prillaman, 493-0180 or contact him by email:


Smith Mountain Striper Club to meet tonight

MONETA -- Smith Mountain Striper Club will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 at the Moneta Community Center.

Guest speakers are Macky May and Mike Ward.

May, a noted lake fisherman, will conduct a program on spring night fishing for stripers and give a cast net demonstration.

Ward will provide an update on marine electronics.

Guest are welcome.

For information, contact


Bass Classic returns to SML April 20-21

MONETA -- The Blue Ridge Big Bass Classic returns to Smith Mountain Lake Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21.

The tournament is for amateurs who have the option to fish one day or both days.

Entry fee is $100 for one day, $150 for two days.

Registration is Friday, April 19 at Bridgewater Marina.

Hourly weigh-ins also will be held at Bridgewater Marina both days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The overall winner will receive a 2013 Nitro Z7 boat powered by a Mercury 150 horsepower motor with tandem trailer and dual console upgrades valued at $30,000.

Hourly payouts are $1,000 (first place), $500 (second place) $300 (third place), $200 (fourth place) and $150 (fifth place). These payouts are based on 400 entrants.

For information, call tournament sponsor Conrad Brothers Marine, 721-5017.


Franklin County Baseball to meet Tuesday

Franklin County Baseball Inc. (FCB) has scheduled its monthly meeting for Tuesday, April 9.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Center on Virginia 40 west of Rocky Mount.

Final arrangements for a fundraiser at Applebee's and the start of the upcoming season will be discussed.

The public is welcome to attend.

For information, call FCB President Terry Miller, 420-5991.


Challenger division begins its second year

In the spring of 2012, Franklin County Baseball Inc. (FCB) started a new league called the Challenger division for players with physical and mental disabilities.

With the help of SleepSafe Beds and Arrington Sports, the league began with 24 players.

"Our goal for 2013 is to have at least four teams,' said Terry Miller, president of FCB. "Last year, we played with the Roanoke and Salem divisions.

The league is open to players ages 5 to 18.

For information, call Miller, 420-5991.


Ferrum summer hoops camps are slated

FERRUM -- Ferrum College will host its annual summer basketball camp June 17-20 on the college campus.

This year there are two camp options.

A day camp, with daily sessions from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is for boys and girls ages 7-16.

This camp features individual instruction and team play.

An elite skills camp, with daily sessions from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., focuses on strengthening and developing individual skills.

The elite skills camp is for boys ages 14-18.

Ferrum men's basketball coach Bill Tharp and women's basketball coach Bryan Harvey are in charge of the day camp. Ferrum players and coaching staff comprise the camp staff.

Cost for the day camp is $150 and includes lunch in the Ferrum cafeteria.

Cost for the elite skills camp is $100.

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due with the camp application. The deposit is credited toward the overall cost.

Instructional features of the day camp are fundamentals of shooting, passing and ball handling; individual offense and defense; team offense and defense; and individual and group instruction.

Campers need to wear shorts, t-shirts, socks and athletic shoes, preferably basketball shoes.

Campers may bring money for drinks at the camp store.

Camp features are t-shirts, camp basketball camp certificate, daily and weekly contests, prizes for contest winners and certified training staff.

The elite skills camp focuses on more advanced skills of ball handling, passing shooting, footwork and individual offensive and defensive skills.

Instruction at this camp is given by Ferrum's men's basketball coaching staff and players.

Smaller camp size means more individual attention for skills development.

Campers receive a Ferrum Basketball Camp t-shirt.

It is asked that deposit and registration be sent to Ferrum Basketball Camp. Men's Basketball Office, 435 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Va. 24088.

For information, call Tharp, camp director, 365-4498, or contact by email:

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