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Photo of the Day — Feb. 1

Photo of the Day — Feb. 1

February 14, 2012

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS -- Senior linebacker Aaron Cooper signs a letter of intent to play football for Lincoln University next year while flanked by his mot...

Sessions scorches Red Devils for 38 points; girls improve to 9-9

Sessions scorches Red Devils for 38 points; girls improve to 9-9

February 14, 2012

  By Phillip Suitts Friday, Jan. 27 was a doubly good night for Grady basketball as the boys and girls  teams both beat their Druid Hil...

‘Superwoman’ takes on plethora of commitments

‘Superwoman’ takes on plethora of commitments

February 3, 2012

By Konadu Amoakuh As a child playing soccer, Bridgette Ukah had a habit of not tying her shoes well. Her mother, former Grady teacher and soccer coach Sandra ...

Special Olympics provides lessons, skills for future

Olivia Kleinman

February 3, 2012

Filed under SPORTS

  Each Friday afternoon when Vanessa Morton enters room E210, nine students rise to their feet to commence their training for the Special Olympics. She pops in an exercise video displayed on the Promethean board to begin her lesson with the nine students in Grady’s self-contained autism class. As an adapted physical education teacher, Morton modifies traditional...

Knights knock on wood; superstitions assist athletes

Joe Lavine

February 3, 2012

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From the Curse of Bambino to the Sports Illustrated Jinx, sports have always been steeped in superstition. Michael Jordan always wore his sky-blue University of North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform. Former hockey legend Wayne Gretzky put baby powder on the blade of his stick before every game. Gretzky said it was a matter of taking care of what takes ca...

GHSA separate Class A playoffs; secession

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

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By Nally Kinnane At the start of the 2012-2013 school year, sports rivalries between public and private schools in Georgia will come to an end in Class A. The Georgia High School Association, a committee that oversees all athletics in Georgia, voted on Jan. 10 to hold separate playoffs and championships for public and private schools in Class A for all sports. The plan...

Athletes ready to spring

Athletes ready to spring

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

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By Nile Kendall Tennis After a 10-8 regular season by the girls team and an 8-8 regular season for the boys in 2011, both tennis teams entered the region tournament as the fifth and sixth seeds respectively. Needing to brea...

Public schools suffer losses on uneven playing field

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

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The playoff format for the smallest schools in the Georgia High School Association has changed. GHSA divides schools up by classes, and the smaller the student body of the school, the lower the class. Class A contains the smallest schools, and Class 6A contains the largest schools. Grady is a Class 3A school. Starting next year, public and private Class A schools will have...

Special Olympics provides lessons, skills for future

Special Olympics provides lessons, skills for future

February 3, 2012

By Olivia Kleinman Each Friday afternoon when Vanessa Morton enters room E210, nine students rise to their feet to commence their training for the Speci...

It’s no coincidence: Women, not Men, starts off with a ‘W’

It’s no coincidence: Women, not Men, starts off with a ‘W’

February 3, 2012

By Lauren Harper Watching women try to play sports is funny, right? Not to me. Men are better at sports than women in all cases, right? Not in my opinion....

Public schools suffer losses on uneven playing field

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

Filed under SPORTS

The playoff format for the smallest schools in the Georgia High School Association has changed. GHSA divides schools up by classes, and the smaller the student body of the school, the lower the class. Class A contains the smallest schools, and Class 6A contains the largest schools. Grady is a Class 3A school. Starting next year, public and private Class A schools will have separat...

Nothing to gain by playing through concussion pain

Nothing to gain by playing through concussion pain

December 9, 2011

When I was younger, I believed athletes needed to “play through the pain.” That all changed on a scalding hot spring day in 2010. During a Grady soccer g...

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