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Local roundup: North Hall boys win in Oconee County Christmas tourney
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Trojans start strong in local tournament

The North Hall High boys basketball team opened play in the annual Oconee County Holiday Classic with a 82-56 rout of Monroe Area on Thursday afternoon in Watkinsville.

Senior guard Josh Haymore led the Trojans (5-3) with 13 points.

Chase Syfan added 11 points and Robert Humphrey contributed 10.

North Hall plays the winner of Jefferson/Oglethorpe County at 5:30 p.m. today.

Monroe Area girls 66,
North Hall 65

The Lady Trojans fell short in the opening round of the Oconee County Holiday Classic in Watkinsville as Letiecia Davenport led North Hall (7-2) with 28 points and 11 rebounds.

North Hall senior point guard Elizabeth Williams added 20 points and 13 assists.

The Lady Trojans play Oglethorpe County at 9:30 a.m. today.

Chestatee boys 76,
Sunland Baptist (Bahamas) 41

Parker Smith led the War Eagles with a game-high 30 points in a first round victory of the Sunshine Classic Tournament on Thursday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Branden Jovaag added 14 and Brandon Smith scored eight for Chestatee.

The War Eagles took control early with a 17-7 lead after the first quarter, and extended their lead to 41-20 at halftime.

Chestatee faces Salem High at 1:30 p.m. today.

Lakeview boys 61, Landrum (S.C.) 56

The Lions came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to get the win in the first round of the Battle of the Border Shootout at Landrum High School in South Carolina.

Tyler Ward led Lakeview with 25 points including seven 3-pointers and David Pruett added 16 points.

The Lions next play at 8:30 tonight when they take on Broom High School out of Spartanburg South Carolina in the second round of the tournament.

Hall County Sports to feature 2007 football standouts

Coverage from the All-Region football banquet is the featured story this week on Hall County Sports television.

Gina Gailey talks with North Hall High football coach Bob Christmas, Trojans’ players Dylon and Hunter Wolf and Bobby Epps, as well as Gainesville receivers Gerald Ford and Tyler Adetona.

Gailey also speaks with Flowery Branch QB Jaybo Shaw to discuss his recent decision to switch from Middle Tennessee State to Georgia Tech.

Gailey and Dick Hoard also talk with Johnson girls’ basketball coach Michael Youngblood and Chestatee boys’ coach Russ Triaga, while Nick Wright covers the Spartan Slam Wrestling Tournament and interviews West Hall wrestling coach Rod Galvan and Spartan wrestlers Colby Yates and Chandler Morris.

Hall County Sports is produced by North Georgia Video Productions and is seen each week on Charter channel 23 at 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 p.m. Sunday.

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