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Former Grady quarterback Simeon Kelley (left) focuses the camera on the action from the bench as senior tight end Dewan Wright (center) squeezes a swig of water and current quarterback and senior Aquinas Stillwell (right) takes a breather. Kelley, now a photographer for Atlanta Public Schools, led the Knights to an undefeated regular season and state semifinals finish in 2005.

Former quarterback Kelley recalls undefeated 2005 season that set Knights on winning course

October 23, 2019

Rewind it back. The year is 2004. The Knights’ football team is set to face Putnam County in the first round of the State AA playoffs. After 51...

Knights dominate North Springs on homecoming, win 40-0

October 19, 2019

A dominant performance on all sides of the ball led Grady to a 40-0 homecoming game victory on Oct. 18 against 1-6 North Springs. Grady is now 3-4 on the se...

FINISH STRONG: Senior Bram Mansbach (left) and senior Kavi Jakes (right)  lead the pack at the APS City Championships on Oct. 8.  Mansbach went on to finish first place and Jakes went on to finish second overall. The Knights’ placed first overall in the meet.

Boys cross country team starts season with high hopes

October 11, 2019

The boys cross country team is all-in this season and gunning for a top-four finish at this year's state meet with little focus on just winning individua...

FOR THE WIN: Sophomore Ellie Spears strides down the chute finishing first in the APS City Championship meet on Oct. 8. The Knights’ finished first overall, sweeping the meet with the first five finishers.

Girls cross country shows future promise

October 7, 2019

Coming off of a fifth-place finish at the Class 5A state meet last year, the girls cross country team has big expectations for the 2019 season. “I do...

Junior receiver Nathaniel Wiggins runs with the ball on a kick return in the first quarter of the game against Carver on Oct. 5. Wiggins scored two touchdowns despite the team losing 39-21.

Knights fall to division leader Carver 37-21

October 6, 2019

A run heavy Carver team handed Grady their 3rd loss of the season with a score of 37-21, fueled by a 4 touchdown performance from Mississippi State running-...

Knight JV squad fall 44-6 to Carver

October 4, 2019

In their fifth game of the season, the Grady Knights JV football team suffered a 44-6 loss in a home game against the Carver Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 3. T...

Randal Wins: Tyler Randall with his championship winning Spikeball team, holding up the trophy after securing first place in the national college Spikeball tournament

Spikeball catches on with college and high school students

October 3, 2019

When a student wants to play a sport, they usually go to play the classics, immediately flocking to play the traditional sports of football, basketball...

Senior Will Meyer climbs a bouldering route at Stone Summit before his shift starts. Meyer has been climbing since 9th grade, and is planning on going on a climbing trip to a cliff in Kentucky with fellow employees.

Meyer climbs to new heights

October 2, 2019

Rock climbing, a nontraditional sport recently added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, has a growing community in Atlanta, including senior Will Meyer.&nb...

Sophomore tennis player Teddy Suazo uses the Nike Air Zoom tennis shoes because they are lightweight, comfortable, and have a sturdy toe box.

Shoes are overlooked in sports

October 1, 2019

Footwear is an overlooked component that can increase an athlete's chances of success and experiences in sports. “In tennis, it is very important to have s...

Christian Coleman celebrates as he finishes his 100m race at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sept. 28, where he won. His world leading time of 9.76 seconds in the 100m makes him the third fastest American man of all time.

Christian Coleman, son of APS media relations manager, wins IAAF World Championships

September 28, 2019

Christian Coleman has taken the world of running by storm, winning the gold medal in the 100 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar today, Sept. 28....

Senior Canaan Brant finds the gap in the offensive line to score a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against Lithia Springs on Sept. 20. The Knights won the game in overtime 45-42.

Knights overcome Lithia Springs comeback, win 45-42 in overtime

September 21, 2019

The Knights defeated  Lithia Springs in overtime  45-42 in a game that looked to be a blowout in the first half on Sept. 20. Grady lit up...

Parents across the country are feeling the rising price of sports as seen in a recent drop in participation.

As cost of playing sports rises, participation drops

September 4, 2019

For many, the constant shouting from the sidelines, the sleepy carpools, the postgame meals, were an essential part of childhoods across the country. ...

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