The North Hall volleyball team reached the championship semifinals of the Forsyth Challenge on Saturday, winning two matches before falling in the gold bracket semis.<br />
The Lady Trojans fell to Pinecrest Academy to start the day (18-25, 25-17, 15-10) before sweeping Forsyth Central (25-22, 25-15) and edging Collins Hill (25-16, 23-25, 15-8). <br />
North Hall then lost to Fellowship Christian in nail-biting fashion (25-18, 22-25, 15-13).<br />
Sydney Cleveland helped lead the Lady Trojans during the day with 47 kills, 3 aces, 19 digs and 2 blocks during the tournament. Lily Paschall also had 85 assists, 6 aces; Julie Daniels had 16 kills, 6 aces, 6 blocks and 20 digs; Autumn Tucker had 29 kills and 1 block; Jen Mullican had 12 kills, 3 aces, 8 blocks; Makenzie Bryant had 34 digs; Kalyn Dyer had 9 digs; Juliana Paschall had 3 blocks; and Kesley Little had 2 aces and 5 digs.<br />
North Hall plays at Gainesville on Tuesday.
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn