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Track hits stride in first meet, new record set

The Grady boys track team is starting the season with high hopes after ending a year ago on a high note. “I feel like we have a great group of rookies that have come in, and I think if we keep progressing toward our goal, we have the team to do it,” said senior 800 meter runner Ryan Jackson. The […]

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Tennis teams return to form after deep playoff run

The Grady tennis teams are off to promising starts. The boys are 3-1, including a 5-0 sweep of region rival Lithia Springs. The girls are 2-2 and also swept Lithia Springs. The teams are fairly young and are looking to grow as the season progresses. “I tried to schedule some pretty tough teams earlier in the season so the teams […]

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Baseball team hopes to hit grand slam in new region

After two seasons of missing postseason play, the Grady baseball team is pushing to make the state playoffs in a new region. In the old Region 6-AAAA, the Knights faced baseball powerhouses St. Pius and Marist, as well as Columbia, Chamblee and Redan. “Our goal is to make the playoffs and maybe go deep into them,” sophomore catcher Ben Lepik […]

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Girls lacrosse overhauls team, strives for success

Coming off a losing record a year ago, the girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 16-0 win over Maynard Jackson. Last season, the team finished 6-7, going 2-3 at home and 4-4 on the road. Grady is rebuilding after nine members of its starting lineup, including captains Kate Weatherby and Grace Dines, graduated. Dines now plays lacrosse at […]

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How to select a tournament bracket the right way

With March Madness starting soon, a topic on many students’ minds is how to make a good bracket. There are many different strategies for choosing winning teams in the tournament. Some people always pick the higher seed, while others choose based off mascots. The question is, which way is the right way? First, what is March Madness? Every year, at […]

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All Star games need a purpose

All the players in All-Star games will always tell you, “You have to be there” to get the full experience of it. But really, what is there to experience? This “full experience” includes watching the best players in the league participating in meaningless skill challenges, and a game that you could get the same experience in a backyard football game. […]

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Super Bowl Preview

When the Falcons lost two straight games in late October, collapse seemed as though it were just around the corner. Three short months later, the Falcons steamrolled the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on their way to their first Super Bowl since 1999. More than just offensive firepower, the ability of this team to bounce back from adversity showed that they […]

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The NFL should have a draft lottery

By: Jack Rafferty Comment The NFL could learn something from the NBA. The NBA has an effective system that allows for parity while simultaneously dissuading teams from “tanking” in order to get high draft picks: the draft lottery. If the NFL were to implement this system, it would encourage teams to be more competitive. This year, the Cleveland Browns finished […]

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Continuous Use of PEDs in Baseball

By Josh Wolfe Longtime Milwaukee and Atlanta Brave, Hank Aaron, known as “Hammerin’ Hank” for his impressive resume of power in his MLB career, did not cheat his way to 755 home runs. However, San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds, standing alone at 762 home runs, used Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to drastically improve his performance. According to CNN, doping has […]

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Clemson defeats Alabama to avenge last year’s defeat

Junior wide-receiver Hunter Renfrow caught the game winning touchdown with 0:01 left on the clock to help Clemson overcome Alabama 35-31 to win their second national championship trophy and defeat the infamous Crimson Tide led by Nick Saban. In this 2016 final rematch, Clemson got their revenge after last year, when they lost to an Alabama team led by Heisman […]

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