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Region champion boys tennis team’s season ends in playoffs

Region champion boys tennis team’s season ends in playoffs

Elias Podber

May 16, 2018


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The boys tennis team had a strong 2018 season under first-year coach Val Taylor, winning the Region 6AAAAA tournament for the second year in a row. However, the team didn’t advance through the Sweet 16 of the state tournament after a loss to Flowery Branch 3-0 on April 24. Although the team got off...

Boys track wins region, four score at state

Boys track wins region, four score at state

Alex Langan

May 16, 2018


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After winning its region for the fourth consecutive season, the boys track team finished 13th at the 5A state meet. Last season, the Knights came ever so close to a state title, finishing third. Senior Colby Williams set the school record for the discus and shotput this season, finishing 3th and 7...

Young girls soccer team makes playoff run

Young girls soccer team makes playoff run

Charlie Toole

May 15, 2018


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The girls soccer team’s season was full of ups and very few downs this year, as it finished with a 12-4-2 record. What began looking like a rebuilding year, with a team composed largely of underclassmen and not a single senior, turned into a very impressive season in the Region 6AAAA. Junior captain...

Boys soccer falls in playoffs to McIntosh

Boys soccer falls in playoffs to McIntosh

Kaitlin Palaian

May 15, 2018


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The boys’ soccer team finished a long, eventful season with an 11-5-2 regular season record and a No. 4 seed in the region, advancing to the state quarterfinals before a 3-2 loss to repeat state champion McIntosh on May 5. The team also went 11-5-2 last year in a historic season before falling to McInto...

Should the billion dollar NCAA pay college athletes?

Mills Rentz-Baker

May 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Commentary

The term ‘student athlete’ in college is somewhat of a misnomer because athletics dominate the majority of the students’ time. Most of the time, the athlete has no say in which comes first: sports or school. An indentured servant is defined as a person under contract to work for another person...

JV sports extend opportunities to Inman eighth graders

JV sports extend opportunities to Inman eighth graders

Brynn Smith

May 15, 2018


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Grady offers a wide variety of sports to its students and even extends some of the opportunities to participate in sports to Inman Middle School eighth graders. Boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ ultimate frisbee, dive, and cross country are some of the sports that allow middle schoolers the opp...

Girls track and field athlete excels at state

Girls track and field athlete excels at state

Bria Brown

May 15, 2018


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For senior Mutnodjmet Debnam, track is not just a sport, but her “gateway to happiness.” Debnam was named Region 6AAAAA Female Field Events Athlete of the Year after sweeping the pole vault, high jump and triple jump at the region meet. Debnam finished third in pole vault, fifth in high jump and...

Atlanta united reshaping sports scene

Atlanta united reshaping sports scene

Charlie Toole

April 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Commentary

In front of a record-breaking crowd of 72,035 fans, Atlanta United put on a show with a 3-1 victory over DC United, a team which beat them in all three meetings last season. The crowd bore witness to many banners hoisted around Mercedes Benz Stadium, most notably one that read: “RIP bad sports town....

Baseball team struggles in region play

Baseball team struggles in region play

Henry Smalley

April 21, 2018


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The baseball team started the season strong, but struggled in its region games to miss the playoffs for a fourth straight year. The Knights began the season 9-4 against their out of region schedule, beating teams with good hitting and lots of runs scored. The offense averaged over 10 runs per game in t...

Shroeder Swims through busy life with courage

Shroeder Swims through busy life with courage

Abby Edlein

April 17, 2018


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The clock is running, nearly 30 kids are gathered at both ends of the lane, screaming and yelling for Lindsay Schroeder as he kicks off the wall for his final lap of the 200 free relay.  Mere inches in front of his biggest competitor, Schroeder’s hand hits the wall first and the team erupts into cheers. ...

Allowance of field usage not consistent enough

Allowance of field usage not consistent enough

Jack Hudson

April 9, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Commentary

By Jack Hudson Through personal experience, I have found that Grady and Atlanta Public Schools are not always on the same page.  The lack of field usage Grady student athletes are allotted during official hours of operation is possibly the best example of this conflict.   Far too many times, student...

School spirit for sports is minimal

School spirit for sports is minimal

Alex Durham

April 8, 2018


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If you go to a Grady football or basketball game, you’ll see hundreds of kids in the stands cheering on the team. But if you go to a soccer game, a baseball game, a tennis match or, for the most part, any other Grady sporting event, the most you’ll see are stands with parents and a few students. ...

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