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TFS coaches name Indians of the Week 


Tallulah Falls School coaches have selected their Indian athletes of the week for Dec. 4-9.


Sixth-grader Ellie Southards of Dillard was selected as an Indian of the Week by middle school girls basketball coach Rick Hammock. “Despite being a sixth grader, Ellie has become an invaluable part of the team,” Hammock said. “Her work ethic and attitude are exemplary. She is second in rebounding and scoring on the team and is getting better with each practice and game.”


Eighth-grader Luke Atwood of Mt. Airy has been named an Indian of the Week by middle school boys basketball coach Lowell Hamilton. “Luke has shown himself to be reliable and conscientious as a team manager,” Hamilton said. “Because of his hard work we do not worry if things are going to be ready for games and practices. Thank you, Luke.”  


Freshman Gianna Diaz of Cleveland was selected as an Indian of the Week by varsity swim coach Annette Cochran. “Gianna had an impressive 500-yard freestyle time of 6:26.01 earning first place at our last meet and second on the girls' team for this year,” Cochran said. Gianna is also ranked fifth on the girls' team in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:05.23. She is ranked third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:23.4. Gianna is an amazing swimmer who is only going to continue to improve.”


Sophomore Hayden Johnson of Demorest was named an Indian of the Week by varsity basketball coach Jim Van Hooser. “Hayden has begun to display the ability to compete at a high level,” Van Hooser said. “He had 20 points against a good Towns County defense with no turnovers. He has become confident and aggressive on offense but has also shown tremendous improvement on the defense. He has learned to play by being both ambitious and accountable.”