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The Franklin News-Post
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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Spartans slay Eagles in opener
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By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

SALEM -- There will be no need for Group 4A to stage a postseason, state-championship tournament this season so says Franklin County head football coach Chris Jones.

Salem's Spartans, the Eagles' season-opening opponent for the second year in a row, are that good.

"Order the state championship rings for them,' Jones said.

Salem made Jones a true believer by waxing his sixth FCHS squad 45-0 at Salem Stadium-Willis White Field.

The Spartans (1-0) tallied 31 first-half points, with 21 of those points coming in the second stanza, en route to their second shut-out triumph over the Eagles (0-1) in as many years.

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HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Bassett boys, Byrd girls win Fly With The Eagles invitational
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SIX-MILE POST -- Bassett's boys and William Byrd's girls claimed top team honors in the Fly With The Eagles cross country invitational hosted by Franklin County Saturday at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.

The competition for the boys' championship was decided by five points.

The Bengals were victorious with 52 points, followed by William Byrd with 54, Northside with 55 and FCHS with 57.

Shane Gibson of William Byrd won the five-kilometer race in 17:18.47 and teammates Westin Recktenwald (17:48.36) and Jonathan Dayton (18:43.84) placed second and fifth.

But the Terriers' fourth and fifth runners came in 24th and 27th for 23 and 24 points in terms of race scoring.

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COLLEGE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
Four Ferrum players are cited by IWLCA
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FERRUM -- Four Ferrum College women's lacrosse players have been named to the 2014 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Academic Honor Roll.

Selected from Ferrum are Lauren Blankenship, Shannon Brown, Caila Cummings and Sydney Hewartson.

All student-athletes are nominated by their colleges or universities, have achieved at least junior academic standing and have a cumulative academic grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.50 or better.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Spartans pound Eagles jayvees
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Salem scored the game's first 30 points en route to a 50-18 season-opening, non-distrct junior varsity football victory over Franklin County Thursday at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

The Spartans (1-0) led 37-6 at halftime and outscored the Eagles (0-1) 13-12 after intermission.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Benjamin Franklin Middle School rallies for 2-1 win in volleyball
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Benjamin Franklin Middle School's volleyball team rallied from an opening-set loss for a 2-1 non-district victory over Andrew Lewis Middle School Thursday at home.

Set scores were 20-25, 25-12, 15-7.

BFMS (0-1 in the Roanoke Valley Middle School District, 1-1 overall) squared its record with the triumph, its first this season in its home opener.

"Andrew Lewis has beat us real bad in the past. It feels really good to defeat a quality opponent like this,' Eagles head coach Andy Flora said.

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SPORTS BRIEFS
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Northside shuts out BFMS 8th graders

Northside scores late to top 7th graders

Southern Virginia downs Panthers in season opener

Marlins blank Ferrum in field hockey, 6-0

E&H blanks Ferrum in volleyball opener

Wildcats top Ferrum in women's soccer

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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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