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Dear senior athletes

Dear senior athletes

March 30, 2020

It can start as early as when you learn to walk. You get involved in a sport and you know little about how much it will govern your life and fill you w...

The Astros handled their cheating scandal all wrong

The Astros handled their cheating scandal all wrong

March 25, 2020

Cheating is never tolerated in any professional sport, let alone the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series. The Houston Astros 2017 championship team, ...

CrossFit helps teen girls gain confidence

CrossFit helps teen girls gain confidence

March 24, 2020

Feet shoulder-width apart. Hips back, head up. Remember to breathe. Bend knees. Gritted teeth. Trembling legs. A 16 year-old-girl squatting 185 pounds. The gym g...

Sports on hold as weather and coronavirus tends to worsen

Sports on hold as weather and coronavirus tends to worsen

March 24, 2020

During January and February, I would look outside and see nothing but rain, rain, rain. Being on the varsity soccer team, this meant that our practices w...

Eighth graders excel in JV sports teams

Eighth graders excel in JV sports teams

March 23, 2020

For most student-athletes, after the bell rings, they either have to travel a short distance or they have a good amount of time before their practice s...

Alumna Griffith finishes top 100 at U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

Alumna Griffith finishes top 100 at U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

March 12, 2020

When Gracie Griffith ran her first marathon as a sophomore at Clemson University, she immediately fell in love with the distance. Two years later on Oc...

Coronavirus spread halts sports leagues, leaves arenas empty

Coronavirus spread halts sports leagues, leaves arenas empty

March 12, 2020

Sports bring people together. They can get tens of thousands of strangers under the same roof united by one commonality. Until a few days ago, that idea...

Senior Palaian commits to West Point for soccer

Senior Palaian commits to West Point for soccer

March 12, 2020

When senior Kaitlin Palaian was first contacted by the assistant coach of the women’s soccer team at the U.S. Military Academy, she was excited but sk...

U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon conclude with unlikely qualifiers

U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon conclude with unlikely qualifiers

March 2, 2020

Atlanta is known as “Running City USA,” and for having a large, dedicated running community that takes to the Peachtree Street, Piedmont Avenue and sur...

Q&A with top qualifiers, U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

Q&A with top qualifiers, U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

February 28, 2020

Southerner sports editors Kaitlin Palaian and Elias Podber attended a Feb. 27 press conference and conducted a Q&A during a media round table with...

Signing Day Photo Essay

Signing Day Photo Essay

February 26, 2020

On Feb. 5 at Therrell High School, APS held its Signing Day. Seven athletes from Grady signed with colleges to continue their athletic and academic careers.

Remembering the life of a basketball legend

Remembering the life of a basketball legend

February 26, 2020

Jan. 26, 2020 will forever be a day that lives in infamy. I was playing golf with my friends on what I thought was a normal Sunday when three guys walked b...

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