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(Left to Right): Dick Buerkle, Rebecca Tolmach, Saji Girvan, Kiah Vernon, Nick Stephens, and Jeff Cramer are seen consoling each other after a cross country meet in 2002.

Dick Buerkle, former Grady assistant coach and former world indoor mile record holder, passes

June 26, 2020

Former indoor mile world record holder, Villanova track walk-on, and Grady assistant cross country and track coach Dick Buerkle, passed on Monday, June...

Gerren Griffin poses for his player photo as a redshirt junior playing football at JMU.

Griffin tackles football and wrestling

June 19, 2020

The Grady Athletic Department recently hired Gerren Griffin as head wrestling and assistant football coach. In addition, Griffin will teach in the physi...

The GHSA as announced the return of high school sports in the form of restricted summer workouts starting June 8. The GHSA has limited the number of people for each workout session and has implemented health and safety guidelines to ensure the safety of athletes.

GHSA to allow teams to practice starting June 8

May 21, 2020

The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) will allow teams to start practices as early as June 8.  Robin Hines, executive director of the Georgia High School Assoc...

Junior cross country runner and ultimate player Sam Rose dives through the air to catch the disc at the 2019 Queen City Tune Up tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Students strive to stay in shape during quarantine

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 quarantine has botched many athletes’ workout routines. No longer having the structure of daily practices after school has made it easy f...

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10 sports movies to watch during social distancing

May 6, 2020

It’s been over 50 days since most sports ended, and boredom is starting to reach unprecedented levels. I can’t speak for everyone, but the lack of s...

The boys cross country team celebrates winning the second place trophy at the 2019 Region 6AAAAA meet. Many of these athletes also compete on the track team, one of the many sports greatly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Five out of the seven pictured are seniors.

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...

During this season's spring training, the Houston Astros had been hit by more pitches than any other MLB team, coincidentally after the MLB discovered that the Astors illegally stole signs during their 2017 World Series championship and the 2018 season. The Astors manager Dusty Baker asked the MLB to help protect his players.

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, ...

Amelia Kushner pulls herself over the bar during a

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 teams are unsure whether or not they will be returning to the field this year due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, spring sports have already been hit hard this semester because of the constant rain leading to many canceled games and practices.

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 grade JV ultimate player Ethan Rehg plays defense against a North Atlanta opponent on Mar. 3. The Knights beat the Warriors 9-7, making a comeback in the second half.

8th 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...

STARTING STRONG: 2016 Grady alumna Gracie Griffith starts the race at the Olympic Team Trials – Marathon on Feb. 29. She finished the race in 95th place overall after being seeded 448 out of 465 athletes on race day, earning a new personal record (PR) of 2:43:36, shaving one minute and 16 seconds off her qualifying time.

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, which has spread across the globe, has not infected anyone in the Grady community. However, it has indirectly impacted their lives.

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...

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