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TFS celebrates fall athletics


On Nov. 8, Tallulah Falls School athletes, coaches, administrators, parents and other supporters gathered at the Dillard House to celebrate the fall sports season.

Varsity and JV student-athletes were recognized for participation and for earning a letter in cross country, soccer and volleyball. Additionally, special awards were presented in each of the three sports.

“Our fall sports banquet is a special tradition to celebrate the successes and struggles, the adversities and challenges overcome, and the Season of Significance we developed together,” said Athletic Director Scott Neal. “It is a culminating bonding time for all of us to share our season over a good meal and time of fellowship.”

Cross Country

For the girls, the GREAT award went to senior Julia Nichols and the Top Performer award went to junior Perry Gresham of Clarkesville. For the boys, the Most Improved award went to freshman Ajani Knowles of Buford, the GREAT award went to senior Michael Weidner of Clarkesville and the Top Performer award went to sophomore Aaron Hughes of Demorest. Shown from left, are Knowles, Nichols, Hughes, Gresham and Weidner.

Cross Country parent

A special recognition, the FANtastic Contributor award, was presented to Tamara Griffis of Martin, mother to freshman Caden and sophomore Caleb Griffis. According to Athletic Director Scott Neal, Griffis worked countless hours to coordinate the concession stand and provide support in other areas of need. Shown, from left, are Caleb, Tamara and Caden Griffis.


The Most Improved Award went to senior Kobhe Macias of Durham, NC, the Green Boot award went to senior Jordan Teng of Toccoa and the Most Valuable Player award went to senior Mark Faingold of Russia. Shown, from left, are Macias, Faingold and Teng.

JV Volleyball

For JV, the Coaches award went to sophomore Damali Danavall of Jonesboro and the Most Valuable Player award went to freshman Lillie Free of Clarkesville. Shown, from left, are Danavall and Free. 

Varsity Volleyball

For the Varsity, the Best Defensive Player award went to junior Grace Brewer and the Best Offensive Player award went to freshman Ashley Crosby of Cornelia. Crosby was also named to the All-Area Second Team and freshman Kate Blackburn of Demorest received an Honorable Mention in All-Area. Shown, from left, are Brewer and Crosby.

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