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West Hall High getting new football field house

April 11, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesThe next time the West Hall High School football team takes the field for a game on its Oakwood campus, its players will emerge from a new field house. The field house, which is being built as an addition to the school's gym, has a projected end date ...

High school baseball: West Hall rallies to top Chestatee, 8-3, in Region 7-AAAA game

March 21, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesThe Spartans rekindled the flame by the fourth inning, scoring eight unanswered runs to erase a three-run deficit and then pull away for an 8-3 rout in Game 1 of a three-game series with crosstown rival Chestatee in Gainesville. West Hall (10-4, 3-1 ...

Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

March 12, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesSeven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show. “We are really excited to get ... Reilly is a prominent member of the art community in Gainesville. She has ...

High school baseball: Lakeview Academy fends off West Hall, 7-6, for confidence-boosting win

March 6, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesLakeview Academy had a six-run surge in the bottom of the second inning on top of strong outings by senior starting pitcher Rob Hamby and Evan Gravitt in relief to hold off Class AAAA West Hall 7-6 Monday in Gainesville. After the Spartans (5-3) used ...

2000 West Hall grad, Frank Reddy, to talk about book 'Eyes on the Island' Saturday in Athens

February 1, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesGainesville's native son Frank Reddy will present his first novel, “Eyes on the Island,” Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Avid Bookshop in Athens. A 2000 West Hall High School graduate and 2006 University of Georgia graduate, Reddy will be on hand to sign ...

Lakeview Academy boys cruise into Day 2 of Lanierland with a 73-50 win over West Hall

December 28, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesThe outcome was never in doubt for the fifth seeded Lions in this first-round matchup with West Hall at North Hall High School on Wednesday, coasting into Day 2 of Lanierland with a 73-50 win over West Hall. Griffin Sewell racked up a team-high 14 ...

Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what's next for students

September 24, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesThe chamber matches employers with students from Gainesville and Hall County schools for internships, which expose them to “real-world learning,” Shelley Davis, vice president for existing industry at the chamber, said. For three years, Georgia has ...

Game of the Week preview: Dawson County at West Hall

September 16, 2016 by FOX 5 Atlanta

FOX 5 AtlantaHALL COUNTY, Ga. - This week's HIGH 5 Sports Game of the Week is Dawson County at West Hall at Spartan Field. The Spartans opened the season with a loss to Gainesville, but have won three straight. Dawson County had a bye last week, coming into the ...

Halftime Heroes: West Hall's Band of Silver celebrates home, family

September 1, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesIf you ask any members of the West Hall High School Band of Silver what the band means to them, they'll all likely have a similar answer. “It's a family,” said drum major Sarah Aldredge, 16. “We're small, but ... to Brookwood High School, where her ...

2000 West Hall High School grad publishes first novel

August 29, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesFrank Reddy always dreamed of having a novel published, but he believed it was a “pipe dream.” “I didn't think it would ever happen,” said Reddy, an award-winning journalist who grew up in Gainesville and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Joy, and their ...

Former Dunwoody star Zac Swansey indicted for inappropriate relationship with student

August 16, 2016 by Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)... Gainesville as an assistant prior to joining West Hall. Swansey's career at Georgia was highlighted by a game-winning turnaround 3-point shot against Kentucky in the 2008 SEC tournament, which Georgia won in Atlanta. In high school, Swansey ...

Gainesville, West Hall to open football season in Marvin Orenstein Kickoff Classic

August 15, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesThat was the reaction of Orenstein and her sister, Temme Schooler, who run the business together today, when approached by football coaches of Gainesville High and West Hall High on April 28 with a totally unexpected surprise announcement. ... and Red ...

Ex-UGA basketball player accused of sexually assaulting minor

May 12, 2016 by Online Athens

Online AthensCiting a statement from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, The Times of Gainesville reports that 27-year-old Zachary Swansey is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl at West Hall High School. Swansey submitted his ...

Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

May 12, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesZachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student. ... Swansey was arrested at his Flowery Branch home without incident and taken to the Hall County Jail.

Former Georgia basketball player turned HS coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student

May 11, 2016 by USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School SportsHALL COUNTY, Ga. — A West Hall High School (Oakwood, Ga.) basketball coach has been dismissed after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student. According to a news release from Hall County Schools, Zac Swansey ...

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