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Davidson College Names Home Dugout After George Weicker, Baseball Standout and Legendary FRA Teacher and Coach

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. 

Weicker played first base and outfield for the Wildcats from 1972-1975, during which he was a three-time all-conference selection. He was named Southern Conference Player of the Year an All-American first team pick by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 1975, and he was also named to the Southern Conference 75th anniversary team. Davidson's Rookie of the Year team award has been presented in his honor since 1988. 

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FRA Alumnus Kenny Cooper's Game Winner Sends Lipscomb University to NIT Semifinals

In one of the more memorable games of the NCAA basketball season, FRA alumnus Kenny Cooper '16 hit two of the biggest shots of his career to lift his fifth-seeded Lipscomb University Bisons over second-seeded NC State 94-93 to advance to the NIT semifinals. Cooper, who finished with 10 points, seven assists, and four rebounds, scored the Bisons' final five points, including the game-winning floater with 1.7 seconds left in the game. The Bisons will now head to New York to compete against sixth-seeded Wichita State on Tuesday.

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Varsity Girls Advance to District Semifinals with Defeat of Ezell-Harding

The varsity girls basketball team defeated Ezell-Harding 83-48 on Tuesday night in the first round of the district tournament. The Panthers, the third seed, were led by juniors Zharia Hutchinson and Ryan Pierce, who had 27 and 21 points, respectively. Freshman Macie Medes also added 12 points for FRA.

The Panthers will travel to Christ Presbyterian Academy for the semifinal game against the Lions on Friday. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

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