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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
540-483-5113
Fax: 540-483-8013

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
Post 6, Post 3 to battle in decisive game tonight
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

SALEM -- Rocky Mount Post 6 and Roanoke Post 3 will square off tonight in a winner-take-all contest with the District 9 championship and a berth in the 2014 American Legion Juniors state baseball tournament at stake.

Game time at Kiwanis Field is 7 p.m.

Post 3 forced the third and final game of a best-of-three-games championship series by downing Post 6, 10-6, in the second game of the set Sunday afternoon.

Post 6 (3-10) took the series opener, 12-9, on Saturday afternoon.

Tonight's winner advances to the state tournament, which is scheduled to be played Aug. 13 through Aug. 17 at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights.

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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
Seniors state tournament opens Tuesday

PURCELLVILLE -- Play begins Tuesday in the Seniors Division of 2014 Virginia American Legion State baseball tournament at Fireman's Field.

Eight teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament with the winner earning a berth in this year's regional playoffs.

The tournament is scheduled to run through Saturday.

District 9 champion Roanoke Post 3, which is competing in the state tournament for the fourth year in a row, opens against Leesburg Post 34, the tournament's host team, at 7:30 p.m.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Preseason poll to be released at Media Day
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MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- The USA South Athletic Conference will reveal its preseason poll, voted on by the league's head coaches, today at its 2014 Football Media Day at Maryville College.

All nine of the conference's head coaches will address and take questions from the media with regards to the upcoming season.

Ferrum College, led by fourth-year head coach David Harper, looks to recover from last year's 2-8 finish.

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EQUESTRIAN SPORTS
Local riders to compete in regional show
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Becca Carpenter and Baylee Greer, both of whom are members at the Franklin County 4-H Trailblazers Horse and Pony Club, are competing this week in the 2014 4-H Southern Regional Horse Show.

Carpenter and Greer earned the right to compete in the regionals through their showings at the state level last September.

During the state competition, each participant either had to win a class championship or place among the top five finishers.

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Registration is open for fall boys' lacrosse

Boots2Books 5K race is set for Aug. 30

Fall sports parents' meeting is set for tonight at FCHS

Cheerleaders to stage youth clinic at FCHS

Franklin County golf tryouts are slated for Willow Creek

Sideline cheerleading teams tryouts are set for Aug. 4

Competition cheer squad tryouts are slated for Aug. 4

BFMS fall sports tryouts are slated

Hunter Education class to be held in August

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RECREATION NOTEBOOK
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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 www.franklincountyva.gov/parks.

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