Panther News

Varsity Basketball Teams Sweep Middle Tennessee Christian School

The varsity basketball teams beat Middle Tennessee Christian School on Saturday in their second games in as many days. The girls defeated the Cougars 46-36, and the boys team followed with a 77-72 win to complete the Saturday sweep. 

The girls team was led by eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge and sophomore Zharia Hutchinson, who had 12 points each for the Panthers, who are now 7-1 on the season. 

In boys action, junior Tyrus Baynham was the top scorer with 21 points. Seniors Watson Tansil and Kyle Crudele added 14 and 12 points, respectively. The Panthers improve to 5-3 on the season. 

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Varsity Girls Basketball Team Trounce Father Ryan; Boys Fall

The varsity basketball teams played cross-town rival Father Ryan High School on Friday, with the girls defeating the Irish 59-41 and the boys falling 55-30. 

Eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge led all scorers with 20 points, and senior Jesse Heldman added 12 in the girls' tough, physical battle with the Irish. The Panthers improve to 6-1 on the season with the win. 

In the boys game, junior Riley Speed and sophomore Sean Casey led the Panthers with 7 points a piece. FRA is now 4-3 on the young season. 

Both teams will travel to Murfreesboro to play Middle Tennessee Christian on Saturday.

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Varsity Basketball Teams Split with Division Foe CPA

The FRA varsity basketball teams split their games with division rival Christ Presbyterian Academy on Tuesday. The girls defeated the Lions 56-46, and the boys fell 67-55 in the second divisional game of the season. 

The Panthers, who improve to 5-1 on the season, were led by eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge with 13 points and sophomore Ryan Pierce, who added 10.

Senior Watson Tansil and junior Tyrus Baynam led the Panthers with 16 points a piece in the losing effort. The Panthers are now 4-2 on the season.  

FRA will host Father Ryan on Friday night. The girls tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys game to follow. 

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Beats Providence Christian, Girls Fall in Division Opener

The varsity basketball teams began division play on Thursday against Providence Christian Academy. The girls fell in a close match up 58-53, and the boys team defeated the Lions 64-40 in its division opener. 

Sophomore Zharia Hutchinson led the Panthers with nine points in the girls game. Senior Lily Pierce and sophomore Ryan Pierce added eight points a piece in the loss. The Panthers are 4-1 overall on the season. 

On the boys side, junior Tyrus Baynum was the leading scorer with 17 points. The Panthers are now 4-1 on the young season. 

Both teams will be back in action Tuesday when they host divisional rival CPA. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys following. 

Wrestling Team Defeats Grace Christian and Hillsboro High

The varsity wrestling team began its season with two wins against Grace Christian and Hillsboro High School. The Panthers defeated Grace Christian 42-24, led by sophomore Cam Frankfather and junior Jonathan Stoxstill-Diggs who each had pins to defeat their opponents. 

FRA beat Hillsboro High School by a score of 54-30. The Panthers had pins by sophomores Drew White, Stephen Vickers, Cam Frankfather, and Will Wheeler in the win. 

FRA will travel to Brentwood High School on Thursday for a match with Brentwood High and a rematch with Hillsboro High School.