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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...

District’s 30-minute addition to school day hurts athletics

Jack Rafferty, AME Comment

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports Commentary

The Grady community collectively groaned when the superintendent’s office announced the school day would be lengthened by 30 minutes for the months of February and March. The additional time was mostly notable for its expected uselessness, but it also actively hurts teachers’ and students’ aft...

Atlanta’s major sports teams disappoint fans

Atlanta’s major sports teams disappoint fans

Cory Dillard, A&E Section Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

It’s tough to write this story because I am an avid Atlanta sports fan, but I feel someone needs to address how unlucky our city is concerning sports. Nearly every sport has its troubles. The Braves are currently one of the worst teams in the MLB, the Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and...

Boys soccer aims for state championship

Boys soccer aims for state championship

February 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The boys soccer team is gearing up for a new season aiming to win the state championship. Last year the team advanced  to the state semifinal and lost to eventual state champion McIntosh 4-1. Despite the loss of five key seniors, including two starters, the team is confident. “This team, since I have been head...

Grady has high hopes for upcoming season

Grady has high hopes for upcoming season

February 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

By Henry Smalley The baseball team has made a coaching change after last year’s 4-19 season, naming Darryl Farley head coach. Farley, a 2008 Grady alumnus, implemented many offseason changes, including full conditioning workouts that began in November as well as official practices that began Jan. 1...

Lambert creates Sports Hall of Fame

Lambert creates Sports Hall of Fame

February 6, 2018


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By Alex Langan A Hall of Fame honoring outstanding Grady athletes and coaches is one of the first things first-year Athletic Director John Lambert wanted to bring to Grady.  The inaugural class, honoring coaches and athletes who represented the school with class and excellence will be inducted later th...

Exchange student brings love of soccer to Grady

Exchange student brings love of soccer to Grady

Kamryn Harty

February 6, 2018


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By Kamryn Harty Two thousand and forty two miles of ocean and land separate senior Mateo Garcia from his homeland of Imbabura, Ecuador, yet at Grady, he feels it is  “in a way, my home.” Garcia arrived in Atlanta on Aug. 22, 2017. From home-cooked meals of encocado de pescado to the spacious...

Freshmen expected to impact girls track team

Freshmen expected to impact girls track team

January 30, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, SPORTS

By Elias Podber The girls’ track team has undergone many changes since last year, including the addition of  a new head coach and welcoming an impactful freshman class.   “I’m looking to have a bigger, better group of girls,” new coach John Lambert said. “[I’m looking to] build the...

New football coach sets expectations for team

New football coach sets expectations for team

Charlie Toole, Sports Section Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

By Charlie Toole With the hiring of new head football coach Kevin Clark, Grady’s football staff has taken shape. Clark has named Shannon Williams offensive coordinator and Richard Reed defensive coordinator. Williams is a former Grady assistant coach under former coach Ronnie Millen. “R...

Boys and girls swim teams win city championships

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Grady's boys and girls swim teams won first place at the Atlanta Public Schools Swimming Championships yesterday Jan. 24 at the Washington Park Natatorium. The girls have won for five consecutive years, while the boys earned their first win in team history. Both teams qualified for the state championship...

Student balances academia and athletics

Student balances academia and athletics

Henry Smalley, staff

January 22, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

James Dusenbury, or as his friends call him, “Jimmy” is the epitome of a hard working student athlete. He is the member of both a nationally ranked high school sports team and the National Honors Society at Grady High School. The Grady Ultimate frisbee team finished their 2016 campaign as the #3 ran...

Boys volleyball team makes history

Boys volleyball team makes history

Dana Richie

January 16, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

By Dana Richie The sound of a volleyball slamming into the linoleum floor echoes through the old gym. A serve arcs over the net, the receiving team scrambles to get to the ball.  Each player works hard, diving onto the ground and extending themselves past what is humanly possible to keep the ball in pl...

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