VINTON – Franklin County’s 11-12 All-Stars have advanced to the championship game of the District 7 Ozone baseball tournament at Vineyard Park.
Franklin County took an undefeated, 3-0 record into Tuesday title game against North Roanoke. A result from that game was not available at press time.
Franklin County opened tournament play Friday with a 10-4 triumph over Glenvar, followed by consecutive victories over Salem Sunday and Monday by scores of 18-6 and 10-3.
North Roanoke has to beat Franklin County twice to win the tournament. If Franklin County were to lose Tuesday, a winner-take-all title game will be played today (Wednesday, June 26).
Franklin County’s 9-10 All-Stars lost its opening game in the District 7 AAA baseball tournament, which also is being staged at Vineyard Park, 9-5 to Vinton.
Franklin County rebounded with back-to-back wins over Mount Pleasant, 15-4, and North Roanoke, 18-16, on Saturday and Sunday. Both were elimination games in the double-elimination event.
Franklin County’s game Monday against Glenvar was stopped after three innings of play because of rain.
The contest was scheduled to resume Tuesday in the fourth inning with Glenvar leading 8-1.
Games in the AAA and Ozone tournaments are six innings.
If Franklin County rallies from its deficit and wins Tuesday, it advances to Thursday’s championship game.
Post 6 Juniors visit Patrick County tonight
STUART — Rocky Mount Post 6’s American Legion Juniors baseball team returns to action tonight against Patrick County.
Game time is 7 p.m. in Stuart at Patrick County High School.
Monday, Post 6 (1-5) split a District F doubleheader against Lynchburg Post 16 at W.W. Naff Jr. Field.
Post 6 won the first game, a seven-innings contest, 3-2, and lost the second game, a five-innings contest, 10-3.
Football Clinic is set for Thursday and Friday
A two-day recreation league/youth football clinic is scheduled for Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 at Franklin County High School.
Daily sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon.
There is no cost to attend the clinic, which is scheduled to be held on the football practice fields behind C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.
The Eagles’ football coaching staff and players are conducting the clinic.
For information, call the FCHS Athletic Department, (540) 483-5332.
Registration for sandlot football, cheerleading is open
SONTAG – Registration for sandlot football and cheerleading through the Franklin County Sandlot Football Association is open.
Football is for ages 6 to 12.
Cheerleading is for ages 6 to 13.
Age is as of September 30.
Deadline to register is Monday, July 1.
Those interested can register online: www.playfranklincounty.com.
The Franklin County Sandlot Football Association is in its 23rd year of sanctioning youth football in the county.
Since 1996, eight Franklin County teams have won Sandlot Super Bowl championships and nine others have finished as the runner-up.
Franklin County seeks Sports Hall of Fame nominations for 2019 class
Franklin County High School is accepting nominations for its Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Applications are available on line, in the athletic office or at the school division’s Central Office.
Completed packages are due by the end of June.
The school inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class in October and the second class will be enshrined on a date during the Eagles’ 2019 football season.
The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to athletics at FCHS.
Eight individuals comprised the inaugural class. Seven individuals are expected to be inducted in 2019.
A selection committee of eight members, including FCHS Athletic Director Crystal Worley and FCHS Principal Jon Crutchfield, will review the nominations and choose the inductees.
A nominee must have been a player, coach, administrator or contributor. The nominee should have made a worthy contribution to the success of the Eagles’ athletic program and should be a good representative of Franklin County athletics through his or her life with high moral and ethical standards.
Former athletes must be graduates of the high school and must be 10 years removed from high school to be eligible for nomination.
Inductees will receive an honorary plaque and commemorative coin. The name of each Hall of Fame member will be placed on a plaque that will be on display in Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.
The inductees are required to provide FCHS with memorabilia that will be displayed electronically for one year from the date of induction.
Daniels basketball camp begins Thursday
ROANOKE – Phoenix Suns shooting guard Troy Daniels is conducting his third annual summer camp for youth at William Fleming High School Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29.
Daniels is a former prep player at William Fleming and a former college player at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The sessions on June 27 and 28 are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The session on June 29 is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a cookout at 2:30 p.m.
Using NBA-inspired drills and techniques, Daniels will help develop the skills of boys and girls ages 7-15 that enjoy that enjoy the game and aspire to play in college or professionally.
The camp provides all participants with lunch each day, a camp T-shirt, an autograph from Daniels and the chance to win other prizes.
Registration is open.
Fee is $100.
For information or to register, visit TroyDanielsBasketballCamp.com .
Basham Skills Camp is scheduled for July 12
ROANOKE – New York Jets defensive end Tarell Basham, a former prep player at Franklin County and former college performer at Ohio University, is conducting the Basham’s Skills Camp, Friday, July 12 at William Fleming High School.
There is no charge to attend the camp.
A three-hour session is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 7-18.
Franklin County baseball program is conducting youth camp in July
Franklin County’s has scheduled its annual summer youth camp for Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 25 at W.W. Naff Jr. Field on the campus of Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
Daily sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The camp, which is free of charge, is for ages 5 to 12.
Campers should arrive at the field by 8:15 a.m. and they should be picked up by 1:15 p.m.
A snack and a drink will be provided daily.
Campers will be instructed in all facets of the game at each position.
Campers will need to bring all baseball equipment and sneakers.
A towel and a change of clothes will be needed for Thursday’s session when sliding drills are taught and practiced.
To receive a camp information sheet or for information, contact FCHS head baseball coach Barry Shelton by email: barry.shelton @frco.k12.va.us or by text: (540) 352-2250.
Summer sports camps are coming to Ferrum College
FERRUM – Summer athletics camps in three sports begin next month and extend into August on the Ferrum College campus.
Ferrum’s annual baseball camp is for kindergarten through seventh grade from July 8-11.
This is a day camp.
Half-day instruction is $95 and full-day instruction is $180.
Those planning to attend can save $10 if they sing up before Monday, July 1.
To register, call Ferrum’s baseball office, (540) 365-5412, or visit ferrumbaseballcamps.com.
A lacrosse camp is scheduled for July 8-10 and is for girls ages 6 to 18.
Cost for resident campers is $285 and cost for day campers is $180.
For information, call Ferrum head coach Karen Harvey, (540) 588-3979 or contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An evening soccer camp under the lights is scheduled for August 5 through 7 for elementary through high school students.
The camp is divided into two age groups and by gender: sessions for ages 6-10 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.
To register, log on to ferrumsoccercamps.com and click on the link: Under the Lights. Registration in advance is encouraged, but participants will be accepted through the start of camp.