Spartan Girls

First Girls Basketball Head Coach:  Kelly Nye-Hinkson

In 2006, Paulding County opened up a new high school, South Paulding High School.  The mascot and colors of the school were voted on by middle school students.  Board members and county employees.  It became the South Paulding Spartans, with the colors of cardinal and vegas gold.

Early in 2007 within the months of February and March the school started to search for a basketball coach.  Many applicants applied and Principal Dr. Kim Fraker and Marty Turner Executive Director Systems Facility decided to give the job to young coach Kelly Nye-Hinkson.

The first year the squad faced many obstacles.  Coach Nye was building from the floor up and blending players from different backgounds with different roots from two middle schools South Paulding MS and Austin MS.  The girls competed on a varsity level with just freshman and sophomores.  But with all that they faced throughout the season they continued on and even surprised a few people on the way.  The first season ended with a 7-19 record.  At most times, four freshmen were on the floor copetiting against seniors.  Coach Nye-Hinkson has compiled a list of "FIRST".  The history has begun at South Paulding High School and the Girls Basketball Program!!!  Our first game in school history was against Paulding County High School.  It was played on Tuesday, November 28, 2006.  Game time was 6:00 pm out the first The Spartans won 54-53!!!  Coach Nye-Hinkson was the Head Coach with Assistant Coaches Shane Pecos Galamore and Lauren Kahlenbeck.


#4 Stormey Smith #10 Allison Lawrence #15 Porsha Martin #23 Jasmine Ayers #25 Kayla Lindsey


#3 Diamond Wilson #4 Stormey Smith #5 Meghan Brown #10 Allison Lawrence
#11 Dianna Gromer #15 Porsha Martin #20 Coutney Lance #21 Paige Richie
#22 Brandi Jones #23 Jasmine Ayers #25 Kayla Lindsey #34 Shydell Kirksey


First Three Pointer 12/1/06 - Allison Lawrence 3rd Qtr vs Rockmart
First Last Second Shot Allison Lawrence 2 points
First Quarter 12 - 9
Second Quarter 28 - 21
Third Quarter 42 - 42
Porsha Martin 21 pts
Allison Lawrence 15 pts
Paige Richie 9 pts
Stormey Smith 6 pts
Kayla Lindsey 3 pts
Team Three Throws Made/Attempted 3 / 16

Spartan Boys

First Boys Basketball Head Coach:  James Watkins

South Paulding High School opened its doors in August of 2006.  They played a full varsity schedule during their inaugural season.  Although the players had worked hard throughout the summer, it was a difficult season.  The team consisted on mostly 9th graders and only a few upperclassmen.  Their first win in SPHS Boys Basketball History was a home on Saturday, January 20, 2007 against Sequoyah High School.  During the summer the boys went to various camps at Temple High School, Villa Rica High school and Carrollton High SWchool.  The 2nd season was more successful with 7 wins.  Again the boys attended multiple camps in the summer which included North Cobb High School and Hiram High School.  The 3rd season showed more promise with 10 wins.  This inspired the team to continue to attend summer practices, camps and pre-season workouts.  This past season was the most successful to date with 12 wins.