Nora Lirette, right, earned a new black belt recently at S.P. Hollis Martial Arts located in Flowery Branch. Lirette tested Oct. 20 and was awarded the belt in a formal ceremony Nov. 2. Sunday P. Hollis is pictured on the left.
The 2007 Lanier Soccer Association U13 Female Lanier Sharks won the U-13 Female Championship at the Nike Triumph Cup on November 17-18. The Team members shown are, firstst row from left, Megan Kirk, Macy Collins, Kayla Robles, second row from left, Kelsey Underwood, Kelsey Eaton, Lauren Dunn, Bethany Johnson, third row from left, coach David Collins, Sidney Morrow, Gabby Billstrom, Rachel Uhrinek, Jacy Ramey, Alyssa Ford, Jen Moreno and team trainer Ryan Hogue. Not shown – Alyssa Hall (injured)
West Hall Middle School sixth-grader Mariah McNeill last week won the Alabama State Championship in her chosen sport of AMA Motocross. This adds to the seven other regional and state championships Mariah has won in 2007.
The North Hall Heat fall baseball team for ages 8-11 recently wrapped up its season. Pictured, top row from left: Assistant coach Blaine Latty, Jackson Davis, Paxton Gillespie, Chase Harris, head coach Brook Hammontree, Chancey Forrester, Dylon Jackson and assistant coach Stephen Adams. Bottom row: William Usrey, Dawson Smith, Drew Hubbard, Jackson Latty, Austin Adams and Graham Hammontree. Not shown: Nicole Harbison.
Stephanie Hamilton, age 7, took home first place in free form and second place in traditional form in the 10-and-younger division Oct. 20 at the Tae Kwon Do Xtreme Form Competition in Birmingham, Ala. Stephanie is the daughter of William Hamilton of Gainesville and Tabitha Sunderberg of Marietta.
Ryan Free of Gainesville recently qualified for the INT Water Sports League US Championships by winning the Georgia state championship in WB Men's Intermediate at Lake Lanier Islands. While competing at the INT League US Championships in Zachary, La., he was bumped to the advanced division where he finished in fifth place and earned the Exceptional Performance Award.
The West Hall Jr. Spartan Johnston 9-and-10-year-old football team won the 2007 Hall County Parks and Leisure Football Championship on Thursday night by defeating Flowery Branch Falcons Colee team 7-6. The Jr. Spartans finished the season undefeated at 10-0.
November 23, 2007|
From staff reports