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Welcome to Hillgrove Athletics

We appreciate your interest and support of the Hillgrove Hawks. Please check out our individual sports by using the links below. We have 20 sports that field various varsity and sub-varsity level teams that compete in GHSA-sanctioned region and state competitions. We also compete in One Act Play and Literary. We currently compete in Region 4 in the AAAAAA classification. Since Hillgrove opened in 2006 extra-curricular activities have become a vital part of Hillgrove High School. Through our coaches, our student athletes have maintained a competitive edge in our county and throughout the state of Georgia. A Hillgrove High School student athlete maintains success in the classroom and in their respective sport. If you would like more information about a particular sport, please contact the head coach.


Kim Sides, Athletics Clerk

Athletics Office Phone (678) 331-3961 extension 284
Athletics Office Fax (678) 331-8074.

Sherri Thoroughman, Athletic Director


Ed Morris, Athletics Coordinator


Hillgrove's Sports Teams

click on the sport for the team website; click on the coach's name to email

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Fall Sports

Sport Head Coach
Cheerleading Jennifer Spiegel
Cross Country Jonathan Gambrell
Football Phil Ironside
Softball Laura Voyles
Volleyball Claire Self

Winter Sports

Sport Head Coach
Boys Basketball Ed Morris
Girls Basketball Susan Milam
Swimming Nikki Bisesi
Wrestling Shawn Slenczka

Spring Sports

Sport Head Coach
Baseball David Richardson
Boys Golf Jeffrey Wishon
Girls Golf Angelena Adams
Boys Lacrosse Tarve Riggins
Girls Lacrosse Kim Minick
Boys Soccer Heath Merrill
Girls Soccer Shannon Center
Boys Tennis Scott Hill
Girls Tennis Barbara-Jo Mitchell
Boys Track and Field To be announced
Girls Track and Field Latashia Ironside

Forms Required for Participation

A completed Hillgrove physical form and a concussion awareness form are required before a student is allowed to participate in any tryout, practice, or event. The physical form is specific to Hillgrove High School. The physical form should be obtained from the front office or the athletic office in Admin 5. You can download a copy of the form updated for 2015-2016; however, if you print the downloaded physical form, it must be printed on LEGAL size paper. For this and other reasons, we strongly encourage you to obtain a hardcopy of the form from the front office or the athletic office in Admin 5. A copy of the Concussion Awareness Form can be downloaded here.

The Hillgrove physical form is only for Hillgrove High School students. Students in middle school should use the Cobb County physical form which is located at http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/athletics/2015-16PhysicalForm.pdf.

Sports Passes

The Annual Hawk Sports Passes are now available. Download the order form. They are currently $75 for students and $90 for adults. Please contact Ms. Sides for more information. Passes can be used only for the individual that it has been issued and are only allowed to be used for Hillgrove High School home games for all sports. They are NOT valid for region and state competitions or playoff games. They are also not valid for admission to middle school and junior programs.

Positive Athlete Program

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This year, Hillgrove High School is participating in Hines Ward‘s Positive Athlete Georgia program, which awards the most positive high school student-athletes in 26 different sports. Parents, coaches, administrators and fans can nominate any high school student-athlete for the awards, and recipients have a chance to win corporately sponsored scholarships, which will be given away this Spring. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2015, but early nominees may be featured in publications and recognized by local professional and college sports teams. Check out how to nominate a Positive Athlete on the Positive Athlete website by visiting their website.

NCAA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility Center

GHSA List of Eligibiilty Resources

NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

NCAA Rule Change

Your Path to the Student Athlete Experience

Useful Links

Hillgrove Identity Program

Georgia High School Association

Booster Club Handbook (2015-2016)

Neff Letter Jacket Online Orders – the Hillgrove Password is 040587

Neff Letter Jacket Order Form for offline orders

Physical Therapy

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Hillgrove High School has partnered with PT Solutions to provide excellent physical therapy treatment for student athletes. Sports medicine services for Hillgrove athletes are provided by Sonny Sessions.

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