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Varsity Golf Teams Capture District Championships

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. 

Both teams will be back in action next Monday at Riverbend as they look to continue their quests to a State Championship.

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Varsity Girls Golf Team Repeats as Father Ryan Invitational Champions; Boys Finish Sixth

The varsity girls golf team continued its dominance of the Father Ryan Invitational by winning its third championship in four years on Thursday. Junior Tzunami Polito carded a 75 to win the individual title, and sophomore Emily Wilson scored a season best 79 to finish sixth. The ladies beat a field of the best teams in Division II, a pool that included Baylor School, Ensworth School, Brentwood Academy, Father Ryan High School, and Christ Presbyterian. This was the Panthers' first title of the year and second individual title of Polito's career. 

The boys had another strong showing after their Patriot Classic Championship outing by placing sixth with a score of 317.

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Varsity Boys Golf Team Wins Patriot Classic; Girls Finish Third

The varsity boys golf team shot a season best 316, topping Division I-AAA powerhouse Dickson County by a single stroke to win the 2019 Patriot Classic. The Panthers were led by junior Aidan Call, who finished third overall with a score of 73. In his first appearance of the season, junior Paul Sposato carded a score of 86, proving to be a difference maker in the Panther win. Timothy Pinkston and Alex Mick also had great showings, shooting 78 and 79, respectively. 

On the girls' side, the Panthers finished third in their defense of the 2018 title. Junior Tzunami Polito came in fifth place individually with a score of 80, and sophomore Emily Wilson shot an 87 for FRA. 

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Three Athletes Commit to Play at Collegiate Level

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. 

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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 Basketball Team Defeats Division Foes PCA, CPA, and Zion Christian in Five-Day Stretch

The varsity girls basketball team has had an outstanding five-day stretch, which includes impressive wins over division foes Zion Christian Academy, Christ Presbyterian Academy, and Providence Christian Academy. The Panthers have used outstanding defense and a balanced offensive attack to win six straight games as they head into the final two weeks of the regular season. 

 

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Varsity Wrestling Team Sweeps Ensworth and DCA

Fresh off the holiday break and a very solid showing at the prestigious Father Ryan Invitational, the FRA varsity wrestling squad returned home to the friendly confines for the FRA Panther Gymnasium this week to host a three way match versus Division II foes Ensworth and Donelson Christian Academy (DCA). The Panthers swept the meet by defeating Donelson Christian Academy 54-12 and Ensworth by a score of 51-18! 

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