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

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Montgomery wins zone qualifier, earns state berth
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FLOYD -- Callie Montgomery's first varsity golf campaign for Franklin County will include an appearance in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Girls' State Open golf tournament, courtesy of her play Monday at Great Oaks Country Club.

Montgomery, a sophomore, fired an 87 to capture medalist accolades in the Zone 6 qualifier hosted by Floyd County.

Montgomery is FCHS's first girls' state open qualifier and the school's first female varsity golfer.

Zone 6 -- the Western Virginia zone -- takes in the counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Floyd, Roanoke, Montgomery, Craig, Botetourt and Alleghany and the cities of Danville, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem and Covington.

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BFMS is Junior Piedmont’s first champion
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Benjamin Franklin Middle School posted a pair of 44s and a pair of 46s Monday to capture championship laurels in the inaugural Junior Piedmont District golf tournament staged at Willow Creek Country Club.

The Eagles won the four-team, nine-hole event with a four-player 180 total -- two strokes better than second-place Patrick County (182) and three shots better than third-place Halifax County Middle School (183). Martinsville Middle School (260) came in a distant fourth.

This is the first year of the middle school district, which was conceived this past summer.

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Templin earns national volleyball honor
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Randolph College senior Jordan Templin has earned one of the nation's most prestigious weekly volleyball accolades, as she was selected the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division III National Player of the Week.

The AVCA announced Templin's selection on its website Tuesday afternoon.

Templin, who hails from Ferrum, is a former standout high school player at Franklin County.

Templin learned of her selection after she and her teammates were called to an impromptu meeting with interim head coach Kara Matthews.

"It was a wonderful surprise, we all thought we were in trouble," Templin said laughingly. "It was a good week for our program, beating two (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) teams and helping us towards our goal of making the conference playoffs."

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Parameter steps down from Ferrum tennis posts

Greensboro blanks Ferrum men, 3-0

Pride holds off Panthers' rally for win

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Patriots defeats Eagles in Conference 3 volleyball

Patriots rally for 2-1 win over Eagles jayvees

Brookville edges FCHS jayvees, 20-16

BFMS girls place 4th in Running with Wolves

Cockram sweeps twin LMSC features at FCS

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Registration is open for winter sports

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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