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The Franklin News-Post
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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Eagles look to rebound against Blue Demons
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

After tonight, Franklin County football fans will be witness to just how good are the Eagles' recuperative powers.

A week after a 45-0 waxing at the hands of Salem, Eagle Nation was witness to a 41-20 triumph at home over Piedmont District rival Bassett.

In that game, FCHS trailed 20-13 at halftime before tossing a 28-0 shutout after intermission.

Last week, the Eagles were routed 55-21 by Magna Vista

Tonight, Christiansburg (2-1), a foe the Eagles have yet to conquer during the Chris Jones coaching era, is the opponent for the first of three straight home games for FCHS.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

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Panthers seek road win before league play begins
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

FERRUM -- While the rest of its USA South Athletic Conference brothers were completing their non-conference slates last weekend, Ferrum College was in preparation for its final 2014 out-of-league tilt.

That contest is Saturday in Winchester against former USA South Athletic Conference rival Shenandoah University (1-1), now in its third year in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Kickoff at Sprint Field-Shentel Stadium is 7 p.m.

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Templin is first Randolph player to reach kills milestone
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BUENA VISTA -- As for now, former Franklin County standout Jordan Templin is a one and only player for Randolph College's volleyball team.

Templin, a senior outside hitter for the Wildcats who hails from Ferrum, became the first player in the history of Randolph's program to reach the 1,000 kills in a career in Tuesday's non-conference victory over Southern Virginia University.

Earlier this season in a match against Marymount University played in Washington D.C. in the Catholic University tournament, Templin became Randolph's all-time leader in kills.

In that match, Templin passed former players Kelly Chapman (905, 2003-2006) and Kristin Spinner (914, 2007-2010), both of whom surpassed the 900 mark, on the program's all-time kills chart.

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Franklin County sweeps Piedmont meet
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DRY FORK -- Franklin County's boys' and girls' cross country teams swept a Piedmont District meet Tuesday hosted by Tunstall.

FCHS's girls' team finished first with 39 points, followed by Halifax County with 50, Martinsville with 66, Magna Vista with 101 and Tunstall with 109.

FCHS's boys' squad placed first with 43 points, followed by Martinsville with 64, Tunstall with 75, Halifax County with 83 and Magna Vista with 94.

Sophomore Katrina Shaw took top individual honors in the girls' five-kilometer race for the Eagles in a time of 23:36.

Angela Dorss came in fourth for FCHS in 25:08 and Amelia Bousman placed 10th in 25:46.

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Averett wins league opener over Ferrum

Webb nets match winner for Panthers

Quakers edge Panthers in overtime

Young wins racing contest at Chicagoland

Christiansburg blanks BFMS in football

Eagles top Halifax by 7 in Piedmont golf

Halifax tops BFMS in golf match by 17 shots

Eagles open PD play with a 3-1 win

Warriors defeat Eagles in PD jayvee play, 2-0

BFMS downs Andrew Lewis in volleyball, 2-1

Ferrum women open season at Randolph

Girls' travel basketball tryouts are slated

Eagle Strut 5K, 10K races are set for Sept. 27

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Dill resurrects a girls’ prep tennis program

WILLIAMSBURG -- Ferrum College alumnus and former men's tennis player Bob Dill has resurrected the girls' tennis program at Walsingham Academy, which was discontinued two years ago due to declining numbers in participation.

Dill in in his first season as head coach of the girls' program and has held the assistant coaching position with the boys' team since last spring.

Walsingham Academy, founded in 1947, has an annual enrollment of more than 700 boys and girls, and is regarded as one of the premier private school in the Williamsburg area.

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SONTAG -- The following events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Call 483-9293 or the number listed for information.

Also, information and registration forms can be obtained by visiting

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