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Barksdale hired as special education teacher, girls soccer coach

June 7, 2020

Blair Barksdale holds a Master's Degree in special education from Georgia College & State University, and she will teach special education at Grady in the upcoming school year. Barksdale will also coach girls soccer in the spring, after nine years at Heritage High School. In 2019, Barksdale led the Patriots' to a State Playoffs Final Four appearance, and she was named Region...

Soccer Community & Senior Night this Friday

March 10, 2020

Boys and Girls Soccer Community and Senior Night is this Friday, March 13. Varsity Girls kick off at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity Boys kick off at 8:00 p.m.. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be sold inside. Attendees will have the opportunity to donate to the soccer teams. 

Boys Track & Field team places 4th at Atlanta Games Invitational

March 10, 2020

The Boys Track & Field team took 4th place at the Atlanta Games Invitational this past Saturday, March 7 at Lakewood Stadium. Senior Bram Mansbach contributed 16 total points after his 2nd place finishes in the 3,200 and 1,600 meter runs. Senior Melik Etienne contributed 6.33 points after tying for 2nd place in the pole vault. Junior Jackson Sexton posted 9 points with...

Girls basketball faces Buford in state playoffs

February 14, 2020

The Lady Knights basketball team faces three-time defending state champion Buford in the first round of the state playoffs tomorrow, Feb. 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Buford. Grady is the No. 4 seed from Region 6AAAAA and Buford in the No. 1 seed from Region 8AAAAA.

Three wrestlers qualify for sectionals

February 5, 2020

Three wrestlers qualified for the Sectionals competition on Friday, Feb. 7 at Lamar County High School. The Knights who advanced were sophomore Jack Collins, junior Marcus Shackelford and Grady's first female wrestler sophomore Sophia Little.

Grady Athletes Signing Letters of Intention

February 5, 2020

Seven athletes from Grady signed their letters of intent today (Feb. 5) at APS Signing Day at Therrell High School. There are four football commits this year. Tight end Dewan Wright committed to Morehouse, wide receiver Alvin James committed to Lenoir-Rhyne University, quarterback Aquinas Stillwell committed to Erskine College and wide receiver Titus Turner committed to...

Boys basketball season ends with tournament loss

February 4, 2020

The boys basketball team lost in the first round of the Region 6AAAAA tournament to Banneker 59-51, bringing the team's season to a close with a an 11-14 overall record and a 7-7 region record during the regular season.  

Swim teams qualify 15 for state championship

February 4, 2020

Grady's swim teams have qualified 15 athletes for the state championship swim meet on Friday, Feb. 7 at Georgia Tech. The meet starts at 9 a.m. The qualifying athletes are: Alajah Bashir Liam Bray Phaethon Constantinides Alex Getting Fred Hamilton Kai McHale Sarah Prevost Ari Ramsey Jabbaari Rhoden Jory Richardson Wyatt Schroeder Keaton Tsepas Maggie...

Swim & dive team places well at Metro Invitational

January 21, 2020

The Girls Swim & Dive team finished 4th, and the Boys team finished 7th at the 50th Annual Metro Invitational this past Saturday. Junior Maggie Watkins won the 500 Freestyle, and freshman Jory Richardson won the 100 Backstroke. 

Varsity Esports advances to second round of playoffs

January 13, 2020

Varsity Esports Rocket League team beat North Forsyth 3-0 in the first round on Thursday, Jan. 9 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. They are scheduled to face Atlanta International School at 4:00 p.m. this Thursday at Axis Replay.

Divers perform well at Riverwood Invitational

January 13, 2020

Three divers finished in the top 20 at the Riverwood Invitational, held at the Marist School, this past Saturday,  Jan. 11. Freshman Anna DiCarlo finished 5th,  freshman Jenna Ragan finished 10th and sophomore Ella Mitchell finished 16th. They all qualified to dive at the 5oth Annual Metro Championship at Westminster, to be held on Saturday. 

Spring sports begin official practices next week

January 9, 2020

Track & field, baseball, and soccer practices officially start on Monday, Jan. 13. Additional spring sports, including lacrosse and ultimate frisbee, will be starting practices in the coming weeks. 

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