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Articles By: Ike Hammond

Baseball team rides stellar pitching to win over Redan

Baseball team rides stellar pitching to win over Redan

On April 21, the Grady Knights baseball team earned a 1-0 victory at home against the Redan Raiders. After losing to Redan 16-1 earlier in the season, Grady buckled down to hold the Raiders scoreless and keep their playoff hopes alive. While the offense was only able to muster one run, that turned out to be enough as junior starting […]

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Baseball team in hunt for playoffs as regular season comes to a close

The baseball team (8-7 overall, 7-6 in Region 6-AAAA), is thick in the hunt for the playoffs. The top four teams in the region advance to the state playoffs, and Grady is currently in fifth place, only two games behind fourth-place Arabia Mountain. The team has stayed in the playoff hunt this year despite losing four key seniors— Luke Leonard, […]

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Boys basketball suffers first-round playoff exit

Boys basketball suffers first-round playoff exit

After setting high standards for the season with back-to-back sweet 16 appearances, the basketball team fell short this season. The team finished with a losing record (14-15) for the first time since Brian Weeden became head coach despite having the second highest team scoring average over that same period. The team lost a lot of talent from the previous year, […]

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2015 National Football Signing Day for APS

2015 National Football Signing Day for APS

On Feb. 4 at Maynard Jackson High School, 38 players representing nine Atlanta Public Schools signed letters of intent to play for a selected college or university. According to APS, National Signing Day is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of […]

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Girls’ basketball team suffers 63-59 overtime loss to St. Pius

Girls’ basketball team suffers 63-59 overtime loss to St. Pius

The visiting Grady girls basketball team fought the good fight against the host St. Pius X Golden Lions, although the score was close throughout the game, and tied at 53 at the end of regulation, the Knights couldn’t hold on, falling in overtime, 63-59. Pius took the lead early in the first quarter, but senior Aliya Maloof made a three-pointer […]

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Golf team learning experience for first-year members

Golf team learning experience for first-year members

Grady is home to a wide variety of sports, but some may be surprised to discover that the school has a golf team. It may fly under the radar, but its members enjoy competing and are constantly making improvements despite scheduling and transportation conflicts. Golf isn’t traditionally as flashy as other sports, which may account for the small team size: […]

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Woods stands atop the podium waiting to receive her second consecutive first-place award for the shot put competition in the state of Georgia.

TRACK star beats rain to defend state shot put title

  Senior track-and-field team member Nyla Woods defended her state title in the shot put at the state competition in Albany, Ga. on May 1. Additionally, she finished fifth in the state in discus, and Grady took home 11th place despite having only two competitors. Grady’s region consists of nine teams, but at state they were matched up against many […]

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Atlanta Braves 2014 Season Preview

Atlanta Braves 2014 Season Preview

Last year the Braves exceeded expectations by finishing with a record of 96-66, beating out the Washington Nationals to finish first place in the National League East division. They accomplished this despite dismal performances from some of their regular starters, including a historically awful season from centerfielder B.J. Upton, an offseason acquisition from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Braves continued […]

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New Frisbee members subject to Ultimate tradition

Initiation practices are common among school sports as a way for the older and younger players to bond as well as show their commitment to the team. The Grady Ultimate Gauntlet Frisbee team is no exception. Every year before the Deep Freeze tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn., the team gathers for a sleepover at one of the players’ houses. The sleepover […]

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Senior traces love of baseball to Panamanian roots

Just like many other Little Leaguers, senior Oscar Prioleau vividly remembers hitting his first home run. When he was 8, Prioleau worked the count to 2-2 and then got the pitch he was looking for he smacked it over the center-field fence. “I think that was the hardest hit I’ve ever gotten in my whole life,” Prioleau said. Prioleau, an […]

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