Panther News

The varsity boys soccer team defeated BGA 1-0 to win the TSSAA Division II Class A District Championship. The Panthers used a penalty kick goal by senior Ryan Madondo in a strong defensive battle.

FRA will host the first round of the regional tournament on Thursday. Opponent and time are to be determined.

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The varsity girls golf team repeated as champions, and the boys team finished fourth as they kicked off the TSSAA fall season at the FCA Invitational in Jackson, Tennessee, on Tuesday.

Junior Angelina Chan earned medalist honors, shooting +2 par 74, and freshman Tzunami Polito finished third overall with a score of 78 as the team earned a total score of 152, five shots ahead of USJ.

In boys action, junior Josh Holtschlag led the Panthers with a fourth place individual finish. The team finished with a total score of 353.

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The varsity softball team had two division games this week, falling to Davidson Academy 14-0 on Wednesday before defeating Zion Christian Academy 4-3 on Thursday.

In Wednesday's matchup, the Panthers were held to two hits. FRA bounced back on Thursday behind senior Taylor High's three hits and two RBIs. Senior Julianna Alexander pitched all seven innings, giving up three runs on four hits. Sophomore Grayson Dickens and junior Nicole West also had two hits apiece.

The Panthers are back in action on Monday, when they host division foe Battle Ground Academy. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

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The varsity baseball team finished third in the Yellow Jacket Classic over the weekend. The Panthers went 3-1 in the tournament, which was held in Chattanooga.

Senior Christian Drake and freshman Dylan Gadsey were named to the all-tournament team. Drake batted .615 with eight hits and four RBIs, and Gadsey batted .545 with six hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs.

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The varsity baseball team defeated division foe Zion Christian Academy 8-4 on Monday. Walker Palmerton belted a home run and a double, and J Ross added two singles, and RBI, and a run to lead the Panthers. Will Frankenfield earned the win on the mound.

FRA improves to 3-8 on the season. The Panthers will travel to Zion for the second half of the series on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

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The varsity girls softball team improved to 4-1 on the season after defeating St. Cecilia Academy 21-2 on Thursday. Julianna Alexander continued her dominate pitching, allowing just two runs on one hit and striking out 10 in five innings. At the plate, Carrigan Corsi led the Panthers with four RBIs on three hits. Taylor High knocked in four runs, and Nicole West added three hits.

FRA is back in action on Tuesday when they host Zion Academy. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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The varsity softball team swept its double header (12-0 and 14-0) at USN Tuesday behind big hitting and two stellar pitching performances by junior Julianna Alexander.

In the first matchup, Alexandar tossed a perfect game, striking out sevent batters as the Panthers won 12-0 in three innings. At the plate, Alexander and sophomore Grayson Dickens had two hits and three RBIs apiece to lead the team.

In the second game, Alexander pitched all three innings, allowing only two hits and striking out eight. Senior Taylor High had three hits and three RBIs, and junior Nicole West added four RBIs.

The Panthers, who are 3-0 on the season, will travel to BGA on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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The varsity boys baseball team defeated division foe Ezell-Harding Monday by a schore of 3-1. Senior Ponder Thurmond earned the win, giving up just one run on five hits while striking out four in six innings. Thurmond also added a triple and scored a run at the plate. Sophomore Walker Palmerton picked up the save and added a home run and a single at the plate.

The Panthers improve to 2-6 on the season (1-2 in district play). FRA will travel to Ezell-Harding for a rematch on Tuesday.

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The varsity baseball team dropped its season opener to Davidson Academy 8-2 on Tuesday. Senior Ponder Thurmond took the loss, pitching three innings and giving up four runs on five hits. At the plate, Thurmond doubled and walked twice, scoring both of the Panthers' runs. Senior Zach Walker had an RBI single. The Panthers look to bounce back Wednesday when they host Davidson Academy on The Hill. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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The varsity boys basketball team finished the 2016-17 season as TSSAA Division II Class A State Runner Up. The Panthers lost to Lausanne by a score of 64-55 in Saturday's final.

Seniors Brennan Crook and Jack Doherty led the team with 15 points apiece. Doherty also led the Pathers with seven rebounds. Crook, Doherty, and Tyler Roop were named to the All-State Tournament Team.

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