The FRA Panthers rolled to a 48-12 victory over the Northpoint Trojans in the opening round of the TSSAA DII Class AA State Playoffs.
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The Panther Varsity Football team finished the regular season as regional runner up and heads into the state playoffs as the No. 2 seed.
Congratulations to our Panther golf teams on an incredible season. The girls team won its third consecutive TSSAA Division II State Championship, with junior Tzunami Polito winning her first individual state title, and sophomore Emily Wilson finishing with her first state runner-up finish.
The boys completed an unbelievable second-day comeback to take the third overall finish. The Panthers were led by Aidan Call and Alex Mick.
The FRA varsity golf teams moved one step closer in their quest for a state title on Monday. The girls won their eighth straight TSSAA Division II Region Championship, led by junior Tzunami Polito, who won her first individual Region title to go along with her District championship last week. Sophomore Emily Wilson finished strong after a tough start to capture third place.
The boys team, also coming off a District championship, finished second behind the steady play of junior Aidan Call, who finished third individually, and junior Alex Mick, who placed sixth individually. The Panthers sealed their return trip to the state championship on the strength of a late-round birdie by Aaron Schierbaum and great play by sophomore George Felker.
The FRA varsity golfers started the postseason with a bang as both the girls and boys captured the TSSAA Division II District Championships at Riverbend Country Club in Shelbyville on Tuesday.
The girls have won all four district tournament titles since the TSSAA Division II realignment in 2015. This year they were led by junior Tzunami Polito who beat teammate Emily Wilson by one shot with a five foot putt on the last hole. Polito shot 75 to Wilson’s 76, and the 151 total was good for a 41-shot victory over CPA.
The boys captured their first district title with a narrow four shot victory over BGA. The defending region champs were led by juniors Aidan Call and Timothy Pinkston, who both medaled with scores of 74. Alex Mick added a 76, and Aaron Schierbaum rounded out the scoring with an 84.
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.
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.
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.