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Off the beaten path sports entice student athletes

Off the beaten path sports entice student athletes

Elias Podber, Sports Managing Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, Knights to Remember, SPORTS

Popular sports at Grady like football, basketball, baseball, track and soccer have held the spotlight for fans and funding as long as the teams have existed. However, outside of these commonplace sports lay a world of other athletics that some Grady students participate in  outside school. These in...

Ultimate Wins National Championship

Ultimate Wins National Championship

Mills Rentz-Baker, Section Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

The Grady Gauntlet ultimate team capped off an impressive season with a national championship win over the summer in Chicago. “Definitely from the beginning, making nationals was a goal, and even winning, as we came third last year,” junior Kavi Jakes said. “We’ve had our eyes on it since t...

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


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

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


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

After winning its region track meet 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...

Girls track and field athlete excels at state

Girls track and field athlete excels at state

Bria Brown

May 15, 2018


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

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 an...

Running back Craig Philpot shines despite team’s tough season

Running back Craig Philpot shines despite team’s tough season

Zoe Madlem, Managing Editor for Sports

December 18, 2017


Filed under Knights to Remember

For many Grady football fans, the name Craig Philpot is known and can be heard every Friday night as the announcer informs fans as the senior running back entered the end zone yet again. On the field and off the field, Philpot constantly proves himself as a student athlete. “Grady football has t...

AJC names Swann best player in Grady history

AJC names Swann best player in Grady history

October 10, 2017


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named 2011 Grady graduate the best football player in school history as part of its ongoing series naming the best player in each region of each classification in the state. Swann, an AJC Super 11 selection, the first and only in school history, went on to play cornerback...

Senior stars enjoying record shattering seasons

Alex Langan

November 12, 2016


Filed under Football, Front Slideshow, Knights to Remember, SPORTS

by: Alex Langan The Grady offense has been one of the leading forces behind the success of the Grey Knights, and this is due largely to the record shattering seasons by senior quarterback Caylin Newton and senior wide receiver Jacquez Sloan. Newton, who amassed 2862 passing yards in the regular season, be...

Quarterback Newton works to forge own path

Quarterback Newton works to forge own path

Alex Tonico

September 2, 2016


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

Most people only know Caylin Newton as “Cam Newton’s little brother.” They don’t know the Newton who likes to put marshmallows in his eggnog. They don’t know the Newton whose favorite movie is “Planet of the Apes.’’ “I wake up, hit the snooze button, wake up again, hit the snooze...

New baseball coach emphasizes focus

New baseball coach emphasizes focus

Matt Wood

March 21, 2016


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

By Matt Wood This season, the boys varsity baseball team hopes to improve from a mediocre finish last season with the help of Darryl Pearson, the new head coach. Pearson has a wealth of coaching experience in baseball, football, track and softball at a number of different levels. Pearson bega...

Swimmer sets sight on future Olympic gold

Swimmer sets sight on future Olympic gold

Ben Searles

March 4, 2014


Filed under Knights to Remember

Without breaking a sweat, Melissa Brown has broken records and made early strides toward her Olympic aspirations. Brown, a freshman freestyle swimmer, broke two Woodward Academy records swimming for their middle school team and this year has broken five Grady records and qualified for the Junior Nationals...

Senior traces love of baseball to Panamanian roots

Senior traces love of baseball to Panamanian roots

Ike Hammond

March 3, 2014


Filed under Knights to Remember, SPORTS

Just like many other Little Leaguers, senior Oscar Prioleau vividly remembers hitting his first home run. When he was 8, Prioleau worked the count to 2-2 and then got the pitch he was looking for he smacked it over the center-field fence. “I think that was the hardest hit I’ve ever gotten in my...

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