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Game of the Week preview: Dawson County at West Hall

September 16, 2016 by FOX 5 Atlanta

FOX 5 AtlantaThis 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. ... It's my tenth here at West Hall High School, fourth as the principal.

2000 West Hall High School grad publishes first novel

September 4, 2016 by Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News OnlineGAINESVILLE — Frank Reddy always dreamed of having a novel published, but he believed it was a “pipe dream.” ... Reddy, a 2000 West Hall High School graduate and 2006 University of Georgia graduate, described his book as a psychological thriller.

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 ...

Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

August 16, 2016 by Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News OnlineA former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student. Zachary ... The Hall County Sheriff's Office said Swansey had engaged in a consensual, sexual relationship with the student. 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 ...

Former prep basketball coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

May 12, 2016 by Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News OnlineA statement from the school district said school administrators investigated rumors about a relationship between Swansey and a girl, and he was told he would be fired. He submitted a letter of resignation before leaving the school Monday. Swansey was ...

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 ...

Ex-UGA player out as coach after alleged inappropriate relationship

May 10, 2016 by WSB Atlanta

WSB AtlantaHALL COUNTY, Ga. - The investigation into a coach accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student is now in the hands of police. Zac Swansey, 27, has resigned as the head boys basketball coach at West Hall High in Oakwood. School officials say ...

High school coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student

May 9, 2016 by 11alive.com

11alive.comHALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A West Hall High School 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 has been ...

West Hall basketball coach fired over alleged relationship with student

May 9, 2016 by Forsyth County News Online

OAKWOOD -- Zac Swansey, West Hall High School's head basketball coach, has been fired, Hall County Schools officials said. “In recent days, rumors had surfaced ... West Hall Principal Scott Justus, who led the school's investigation, referred a request ...

West Hall coach faces charges in sexual relationship with student, 17

May 9, 2016 by WTVM

WTVMGAINESVILLE, GA (CBS46) -. A Hall County basketball coach will face charges for his alleged consensual, sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student, authorities said Thursday. The principal of West Hall High School in Gainesville has ...

Retiring longtime West Hall High band director Ernie Phillips 'demanded excellence'

May 8, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesWest Hall's Band of Silver and its director are known throughout Georgia in the band world. He may be one of the few educators with a stretch of road named for him. A section of McEver Road in front of the school was renamed in 2010 as Ernie Phillips ...

West Hall High School graduate bound for Broadway

October 14, 2015 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesThe 2015 West Hall High School graduate will join their ranks either in January for a six-month stint or in the fall 2016 for a two-year program. Funding his theater education will ... Hernandez grew up with four siblings in Gainesville. “My family isn ...

West Hall boys basketball coach no longer at school over alleged relationship with student

May 19, 2015 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesZac Swansey, West Hall High School's head boys basketball coach, is no longer working at the school following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female student, Hall County Schools officials said. “In recent days, rumors had surfaced ...

West Hall focuses on community ahead of big football game

November 13, 2014 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville Times“Our kids have all really bought into not just football, but they've bought into West Hall High School. “It amazes me ... to watch how that has come together, and how everyone has become just one, big happy family — our middle school, our elementary ...

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