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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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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

COLLEGE SOFTBALL
Van Kleeck is cited by NFCA
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FERRUM -- Ferrum College head softball coach Vickie Van Kleeck was recently honored by Easton and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for earning her 500th career win.

Nearly 170 coaches were honored for reaching various career win milestones at the NFCA/Easton Victory Luncheon held Dec. 4 in conjuction with the 2014 NFCA National Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

Van Kleeck will coach her 27th season of collegiate softball this spring, her 24th year at Ferrum.

In September, she announced that she would retire from coaching at the end of the 2015 season to become the NCAA Softball Secretary-Rules Editor.

Van Kleeck has coached in 1,060 games and has won 567 of those for a career winning percentage of .536.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Benjamin Franklin Middle School splits league games

Benjamin Franklin Middle School's girls' basketball team split a pair of Junior Piedmont District games, falling to Halifax County Middle School at home last Friday, then rebounding for a win over O.T. Bonner Middle School Monday at home.

The Eagles (1-1 in the Junior Piedmont, 4-2 overall) bested O.T. Bonner 39-30 as eight players scored.

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LOCAL AUTO RACING
McCall moves from driver’s seat to pit box
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By MIKE SMITH - Special to The News-Post

MARTINSVILLE -- Matt McCall will have a different view for the STP 500 than what he's accustomed to at Martinville Speedway.

For most of his racing career, McCall has viewed the historic track through the windshield of his Late Model Stock Car competing in the annual October 300-miler, the richest and most prestigious race in that NASCAR series.

This spring, McCall will be sitting atop a pit box for the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, calling the shots as the crew chief at Chip Ganassi Racing. He spent the last four years at Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and served as Ryan Newman's car engineer last season.

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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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