A select team softball tournament with proceeds benefiting the Franklin County family of Larry and Delores Anderson is set for Saturday, July 27 at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Softball Complex.

The Anderson family’s home was destroyed by a tornado that touched down in the Sontag/Sydnorsville community. The family is building a new home in the community.

Play begins at 9 a.m.

Both fields at the complex will be in use.

Teams entered are Extreme Force Ring, Lady Slammers Cooper, Lady Slammers Nelson, Virginia Warriors, A-Town Combs and Halifax Heat.

Admission is $5.

Pool play match-ups are Lady Slammers Nelson versus A-Town on field one and Extreme Force versus Halifax Heat on field two at 9 a.m.; Lady Slammers Cooper versus Extreme Force on field one and Virginia Warriors versus Lady Slammers Nelson on field two at 10:25 a.m.; and Halifax Heat versus Virginia Warriors on field one and A-Town versus Lady Slammers Cooper on field two at 11:50 a.m.

The time limit for pool games is 1 hour, 10 minutes (finish the inning).

Bracket play is single elimination. Time limit for games is 1 hour, 20 minutes (finish the inning).

The championship game is seven innings.

Concessions and T-shirts will be sold and 50/50 drawings are planned.

Smith Mountain Lake Christian schedules baseball camp

WIRTZ – Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) is conducting a youth baseball camp Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 at Westlake Baptist Church.

Cost is $50.

Camp is for ages 10-18.

Daily sessions are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It is asked that payment be sent to SMLCA, 2485 Lost Mountain Road, Wirtz, 24184.

For information, call Tanner Holt (540) 339-2747, Mike Greathouse (812) 350-6060 or Lincoln Bryan (540) 521-3787.

Holt can be contacted by email: tholt@smlca.org; Greathouse can be contacted by email: mgreathouse@smlca.org; and Bryan can be contacted by email: lbryan@smlca.org.

Parents meeting is set for Franklin County

A mandatory meeting for student-athletes planning to play fall sports at Franklin County High School and their parents is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Elton Bonner Auditorium at the high school.

For information, call the FCHS Athletic Department, 483-5332.

Recreation Department is taking registrations for fall sports

Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for fall soccer, fall baseball and fall boys lacrosse.

Fall soccer is for ages 4-18 as of October 1.

Registration deadline is Thursday, August 1.

Cost is $15 by August 1.

A $15 late fee is assessed to all registrations taken from Friday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 20.

Teams are formed based on age and school districts.

Coaches meet in mid-August to receive rosters, equipment and choose practice times.

Practices begin in late August.

Matches begin in mid-September.

The season is eight weeks with two weeks reserved at the end for make-up matches if needed.

Matches are played at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex and the Franklin County Recreation Park.

Register online at www.playfranklincounty.com .

Those interested in coaching are asked to contact Nikki Custer by email: nikki.custer@franklincountyva.gov .

Those interested in becoming an official for fall soccer should call the recreation department, (540) 483-9293 or contact Athletics Specialist Cindy Traylor by email: cindy.traylor@franklincountyva.gov .

Job description can be found at www.franklincountyva.gov/hr.

Officials are paid per game.

Training for new and returning officials will be held in August/September.

Fall baseball is for ages 5 to 14 as of May 1.

Teams are formed based on age and school districts.

Coaches meet the beginning of August to receive rosters, equipment and choose practice times.

Practices begin in mid-August.

Games begin in late August and conclude in October.

These leagues typically play games at Larc Field and Waid Recreation Area.

Cost is $15.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 1.

Registrations taken from August 2 through August 9 are assessed a $15 late fee.

Those interested in coaching or who are in need of additional information should call Franklin County Baseball Inc. President Randy Holland, (540) 493-3364, or contact him by email: fcbaseball2016@gmail.com .

Fall boys lacorsee is for ages 6 to 18.

Cost is $50.

The season runs from August to October.

Online registration is open through Wednesday, August 1.

The Franklin County Lacrosse Club Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to organizing, developing and promoting the sport in Franklin County and surrounding areas, is in charge of the program.

Teams practice twice a week based on age at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.

For information, call (540) 797-3534 or contact by email: fclaxclub@gmail.com .

Tryouts for FCHS competition cheer squad are set

Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Franklin County varsity, junior varsity and Benjamin Franklin Middle School competition cheerleading squads are scheduled for Monday, August 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Roy M. Law Gymnasium at the high school.

Any male or female who wishes to try out for either of these squads must meet the following requirements: he or she must be enrolled at FCHS or BFMS for the 2019-2020 school year and he or she must have a Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical form on file with the high school athletic department.

In addition, candidates for the varsity squad only must be able to perform an unassisted standing backhandspring and an unassisted roundoff backhandspring on a competition cheer mat.

Also, candidates will be asked to perform various cheerleading stunts, motions and dance moves as directed by the coaches, and they will be required to run the mile at tryouts.

Those with questions should contact FCHS head cheerleading coach Marsha Lopez in the athletic department, 483-5332.

Benefit golf tournament is set for August 3

Franklin County’s youth wrestling team is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament Saturday, August 3 at Willow Creek Country Club.

On-site registration begins at 7 a.m.

Tee time, a shot-gun start, is 8 a.m.

Format is four-player Captain’s Choice.

Entry fee of $240 includes one mulligan and lunch.

Trophies are given to the first, second and third-place teams and to the winners of Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contests.

BFMS fall sports tryouts and practices begin in August

Seventh and eighth graders who are interested in trying out for fall and winter sports for the 2019-2020 school year at Benjamin Franklin Middle School (BFMS) must have a Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical form on file with the high school athletic department and attend a mandatory parent/student-athlete meeting.

This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m. at the Elton Bonner Auditorium at Franklin County High School.

Physical forms can be obtained at BFMS or downloaded from the VHSL website.

BFMS has moved from the Junior Piedmont District to the Roanoke Valley Middle School League.

Because of the move, some changes have been made to winter sports. Middle school basketball and wrestling now begin in October. This means winter sports parents and student-athletes are encouraged to attend a July meeting.

Those with questions or who are in need of additional information should contact Jessica Slough, (540) 493-6542.

BFMS football practice begins Thursday, August 1.

Players can get their equipment Wednesday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs locker room area of East Hall.

Player packs will be available for $30. It is asked that checks be made payable to BFMS.

Call head coach Chris Renick (540) 798-9221 with questions.

BFMS volleyball tryouts are Friday, August 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Candidates must be able to attend both days.

Contact head coach Andy Flora by email: andy.flora@frco.k12.va.us with questions.

BFMS golf begins Monday, August 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Willow Creek Golf Club.

A shuttle will take students to Willow Creek after school.

Rides home must be provided by parents.

Contact head coach Bryan Forbes by email: bryan.forbes@frco.k12.va.us with questions.

BFMS boys and girls cross country begins Wednesday, August 14.

Practice is at BFMS from after school until 5:45 p.m.

Contact head coach David Southall by email: @dsouth1987@gmail.com with questions.

BFMS co-ed tennis begins Monday, August 19.

Contact head coach Stephanie Lovelace by email: stephanie.lovelace@frco.k12.va.us with questions.

BFMS boys and girls basketball begins Monday, October 14.

More information will be available at a later date.

BFMS wrestling begins Monday, October 28.

More information will be available at a later date.

Evening soccer camp is set for Ferrum College

FERRUM — An evening soccer camp under the lights is scheduled for August 5 through 7 for elementary through high school students at Ferrum College.

The camp is divided into two age groups and by gender: sessions for ages 6 to 10 are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and sessions for ages 11 and older are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cost is $25 for the younger campers and $45 for the older campers.

Campers will practice technical skills such as dribbling, passing and receiving and shooting as well as tactical skills such as attacking and defending in small groups and full field.

To register, log on to ferrumsoccercamps.com and click on the link: Under the Lights.

Ferrum head men’s soccer coach Enda Crehan is the camp’s director.

Registration in advance is encouraged, but participants will be accepted through the start of camp.

Pro wrestling returns to YMCA on August 10

Pure Pro Wrestling returns to the Franklin County Family YMCA Saturday, August 10.

Bell time is 7:30 p.m.

The YMCA is one 235 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount

Tickets are $12.

Youth ages 6 and younger are admitted free.

Front-row tickets can be purchased in advance at event sponsor Misty Mountain Wares on 1455 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount.

Hunter education course is slated for August 26 and 27

A Virginia Department Game and Inland Fisheries hunter education course is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday August 26 and 27 at The Franklin Center.

Sessions are from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Passage of the course is required to obtain a hunting license in Virginia.

Students must attend both nights of the course.

Books and materials are available at The Franklin Center and must be obtained in advance.

To sign-up, call 1-888-516-0844 or call Robert Dillon, (540) 493-1302 and leave a message.

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