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TFS coaches name Indians of the Week



Tallulah Falls School coaches have selected their Indian athletes of the week for January 1-6.


Eighth-grader Hannah Hickox of Clayton was named a TFS Indian of the Week by middle school swim coach Susan Nichols. “Hannah committed to training consistently over the three week Christmas break,” Nichols said. “The regular practice, skill development, speed and endurance work paid dividends at our Saturday swim meet. Hannah improved in the 50-yard breaststroke by 12 percent for a fifth-place finish. She improved in the 100-yard freestyle by more than 6 percent. Hannah earned 21 points for the team and propelled the girls' team to a second place finish in a field of eight teams.”


Seventh-grader Mason Dawe was selected as an Indian of the Week by middle school basketball coach Scott Neal. “Mason, a team captain, earned the respect of his teammates through his leadership, care for them, consistent hustle and determination to lead his team in a GREAT manner,” Neal said. As point guard, he distributes the ball. Defensively, he helps the team slow the ball down while disrupting what the opponent wants to do. Basketball and his peers are important to Mason, and he demonstrates this in the way he leads.”


Freshman Gianna Diaz of Cleveland was selected as an Indian of the Week by varsity swim coach Annette Cochran. “Gianna was one of the top point scoring members of the ladies swim team with a first-place finish, second-place finish, two third-place finishes in December,” Cochran said.  “Gianna is a versatile swimmer who does well in sprints, longer races and is competitive in all four strokes. As a freshman, she has raced her way to top five all-time in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle. Gianna will compete at the GHSA state meet in February as a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team.” 


Sophomore Caden Griffis of Martin was named an Indian of the Week by varsity swim coach Annette Cochran. “Caden committed to continuing swim practice throughout the three week Christmas break, and the results prove that ongoing work pays positive dividends,” Cochran said. “Caden improved his 500-yard freestyle time by nearly 20 percent and earned a fourth-place time of 6:04.43. He improved in the 100-yard butterfly by 7 percent placing sixth.  He is a positive contributor to the swim team with strong performances and great interaction with coaches and teammates.”