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

Eagles advance to Piedmont finals
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

Franklin County's varsity volleyball team has developed a knack this season for playing well out of time outs called by its head coach, former Eagles and Ferrum College star Mindy Bowman.

The Eagles also don't give up on sets when facing set point if they're within a window of points in which to rally,

Both were evident in Tuesday night's Piedmont District tournament semifinal-round victory over Halifax County by a 3-1 count at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

Set scores were 25-15, 18-25, 25-19, 26-24.

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Eagles sweep GW, 3-0
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Senior setter Mikayla Cannaday distributed 19 assists and served 20 aces Monday night to lead Franklin County to a 3-0 sweep of George Washington-Danville in the quarterfinals of the Piedmont District volleyball tournament at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

Set scores were 25-6, 25-4, 25-6.

FCHS's victory is its third in a row and third this season over Danville.

The senior trio of Caitlin Churn (9), Sierra Gardner (8) and Mikayla Holland (7) combined for 24 of FCHS's 30 kills.

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Ferrum soccer teams look to extend seasons today
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

FERRUM -- Ferrum College's men's and women's soccer teams conclude their 2014 regular-seasons today against USA South Athletic Conference rival Methodist (N.C.) University at Penn-Roediger Field.

The men's match opens the doubleheader at 2 p.m, followed by the women's match at 4 p.m.

Both Ferrum teams are competing for berths in the conference's postseason men's and women's tournaments.

The league's top eight teams in men's and women's soccer qualify for postseason play.

Ferrum's men's team is battling Huntingdon (Ala.) College, which plays winless LaGrange (Ga.) College today, for the No. 8 seed.

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Franklin County's Alex Clark (40) collides with a GW Danville defender during the second half of last week's contest. (Staff Photo by Steven Marsh)

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Erikson, Burgess win Rotary Fit 5K races

Ferrum baseball to host fall World Series

Eagles to compete in Conference 3 meet

Conference cross country meet is Saturday

Local teams advance in sandlot playoffs

Roanoke tops Ferrum in field hockey, 7-1

Angle wins News-Post Football Contest on tiebreaker

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Registration deadline for winter sports is Nov. 3

SONTAG -- Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for basketball, cheerleading and wrestling.

Registrations will be accepted online at or one may register at the parks and recreation department office on Virginia 619 (Sontag Road).

Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 3.

The 2014-15 annual registration fee ($20) must be paid in order to register. This is a one-time fee paid from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Late registrations will be accepted with an additional $15 late fee from Nov. 4 to Dec. 5.

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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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