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PD FOOTBALL: Week 4 Roundup
Hairston leads Warriors over Terriers with 281 yards and 2 TDs, Bulldogs fall on the road
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Magna Vista was tested to the end by Conference 31 foe William Byrd on Friday night and even faced a halftime deficit of 21-14. But, the Warriors rode another outburst from running back Jac Hairston and a defensive turnaround in the second half to a 34-24 victory in Ridgeway.

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MHS's Emily Martin is breaking down gender barriers on football team
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By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer

Martinsville senior female athlete Emily Martin always has considered herself as “one of the guys.”

Growing up with athletic older brothers, Martin said being able to play with the boys came naturally to her. So her involvement this fall in a testosterone-driven sport shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

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PD VOLLEYBALL: Magna Vista sweeps Martinsville
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By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer

With an important pair of games against Bassett and Tunstall next week, Magna Vista head volleyball coach Robert Obenshain didn’t want his team to over look Martinsville on Thursday.

Mission accomplished.

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PD FOOTBALL: Week 4 Preview
Magna Vista looks to stay unbeaten while Bulldogs hope to earn first win

By BULLETIN STAFF - Reports

Magna Vista (3-0, 1-0 PD) head coach Joe Favero said his team has gotten better each week. He also said it has to continue to execute at a high level offensively while playing the stout defense fans have become familiar with in 2014 in order to win its third non-district game when the Warriors host William Byrd on Friday.

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MLB: Braves offense fading
As Atlanta heads towards missed postseason

By PAUL NEWBERRY - AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field. Barring a remarkable turnaround, they’ll be watching the postseason at home.

After spending a good part of the year in or near first place in the NL East, the Braves faded from contention with a dismal showing since the All-Star break. It looks like they’ll miss the playoffs for only the seventh time in the last 24 years, a bitter scenario for a franchise that usually saved its disappointment for October.

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AREA ROUNDUP: Locals headed to softball world series
Busy weekend set at SRSC
By BULLETIN STAFF - Reports

The Rocky Mount Young Guns softball team, including six local members, will travel to the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Softball World Series next week in Orlando, Florida.

This year, they finished first in points in Virginia over the course of the summer in USSSA action, scoring three tournament victories and posting a .667 winning percentage.

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