After winning the inaugural TSSAA Division II Middle Region Class A Track & Field Championship last year by 36 points, the odds of the Panthers repeating such a feat this year were stacked against them. However, none of this year's Panthers seemed to care as the 2019 varsity boys track team racked up 206 points en route to another championship. Only this time, they won by 99.5 points!
Congratulations to seniors J Ross, Tashinga Vhumisai, and Brogan Wilson, who signed their letters of intent to play college athletics on Thursday. Ross will continue his baseball career at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky; Vhumisai has signed to soccer at Sewanee: The University of the South; and Wilson will be playing football at Austin Peay University in Clarksville.
The varsity baseball team won the 2019 Yellow Jacket Classic on Saturday afternoon in Lookout Valley, Tennessee, topping the Middle Tennessee Christian Cougars by a score of 13-2. Senior Jack Kendrick earned the win for the Panthers, throwing three innings of scoreless relief. Kendrick also added two hits and an RBI in the game.
FRA advanced to the championship game by winning all three of its pool play games against Culleoka on Thursday night (12-2), South Pittsburg on Friday (6-1), and Red Bank on Friday (6-1). Seniors J Ross, Kendrick, and Brooks Price were named to the All-Tournament Team, while senior Jake Templin earned Tournament MVP.
Congratulations to seniors Angelina Chan and Jake Templin who have signed their letters of intent to play golf and baseball, respectively, at the collegiate level. Chan will continue her golf career at the United States Naval Academy, and Templin will play baseball for DePauw University.
Davidson College recently named its home dugout in honor of the late George Weicker, who was a beloved teacher and coach at FRA for more than 30 years.