Benjamin Franklin Middle School volleyball tryouts begin Friday and conclude Saturday.

Candidates for the squad must be able to attend both days.

Friday’s session is from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m at the school’s West Gymnasium.

There are two sessions on Saturday: the first from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the second from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For information, contact BFMS head coach Andy Flora by email:

BFMS golf tryouts are Monday

Benjamin Franklin Middle School golf tryouts are Monday, August 12 at Willow Creek Country Club.

Tryouts are from 3:30 5:30 p.m.

A shuttle will take students to the golf course after school.

Rides home must be provided by parents.

For information, contact head coach Bryan Forbes by email:

BFMS cross country practice starts August 14

Practice for Benjamin Franklin Middle School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams begins Wednesday, August 14 at the middle school.

Practice starts after school is dismissed and ends at 5:45 p.m.

For information, contact head coach David Southall by

BFMS co-ed tennis practice starts August 19

The first 2019 practice for Benjamin Franklin Middle School’s co-ed tennis team is Monday, August 19.

For information, contact head coach Stephanie Lovelace by email: stephanie.lovelace@frco.k12.

BFMS’s football teams play first scrimmages Friday

LYNCHBURG — Benjamin Franklin Middle School’s A and B football teams play their first preseason games Friday in Lynchburg against Linkhorne Middle School.

Kickoff is 3 p.m.

BFMS’s A team, led by head coach Chris Renick, finished 10-0 last season and won the Junior Piedmont District championship.

The Eagles have moved to the Roanoke Valley Middle School League and they open their season against league rival William Byrd Middle School in Vinton on Thursday, August 22.

Other league opponents are Andrew Lewis Middle School, Northside Middle School, Read Mountain Middle School, Cave Spring Middle School and Hidden Valley Middle School.

BFMS’s lone home scrimmage is Thursday, August 15 against Staunton River Middle School. Kickoff is 5 p.m.

BFMS takes a 16-game winning streak into its season opener against William Byrd.

Pro wrestling returns to YMCA

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 scheduled for August 26-27

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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