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New Grady Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach, Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson ’01 accepts Athletic Director position

April 15, 2019

Alum Patrick Johnson ‘01 will return to Grady beginning next school year as the new Athletic Director. Johnson will replace Coach John Lambert as head of t...

NOT YOUR AVERAGE WOLFE: Senior Josh Wolfe strikes a forehand during tennis practice on Feb. 23. He is signed to attend Lafayette College next fall to play tennis.

Senior Wolfe commits to Lafayette for tennis

March 18, 2019

As Josh Wolfe entered his final season at Buckhead Baseball in Frankie Allen Park, he couldn’t help but constantly stare at the lit-up public tennis cou...

Sophomore Jackson Sexton jumps over a hurdle in the 300m hurdle race in the Grady Opener on Feb. 26. Sexton also runs the 400m dash in 50.2 seconds.

Lack of seniors, boys track to improve with strong team effort

March 11, 2019

After its fourth consecutive region championship last year, the boys track team has set its goals high for the 2019 season. “I think we are going to ...

NBA trades cause drama

NBA trades cause drama

March 7, 2019

Anthony Davis is one of the most dynamic players in the NBA and arguably the best “big man.” So, I can see why he would want to leave the New Orleans...

Sophomore and captain Ameah Richardson receives the baton from sophomore Kendall Jones in the 4x100m relay  at the Grady Opener on Feb. 26. “It felt really good to be named captain this year, and I really hope that I can meet the expectations of the team and bring us together more as a family than a team,” Richardson said.

Large group, new coach to help girls track

March 1, 2019

The girls track team has nearly doubled in size this year, and the team will rely on all members to be successful this season. First-year head coach J...

Players from Sons of Pitches' adult league shake hands as they congratulate each other on a game well played.

Sons of Pitches Football Club unites players of all ages

February 21, 2019

Soccer players dash across the pitches, sprinting to take possession of the ball, as several games play out across the Walden Athletic Complex. Player...

LeBron James speaks to a crowd at the grand opening of his 'I Promise' School in Akron, Ohio. The school is meant to give formerly unprecedented resources and opportunity to children in the area where James grew up.

African American athletes use platform to speak out

February 8, 2019

Today, athletes are put on the biggest stage, under the biggest microscope and scrutinized whenever they make the most simple mistakes. The spotlight ...

Freshman Chase Palmer prepares to pass the ball downfield to a teammate in the scrimmage against Westminster on Friday, Feb. 1. The boys lost 1-0, but had many chances in the game and looked unaffected by the loss of 14 seniors last year.

Boys soccer to rebuild after graduation of 14 seniors

February 6, 2019

Much like its female counterpart, the boys soccer team took on heavy change at the beginning of its 2019 season. With the graduation of 14 seniors, the b...

Senior and captain Lena Brown takes her space in the center of the field against North Atlanta. The girls team plays next on Friday, Feb. 8 against Columbus.

Girls soccer uses senior leadership in new season, expect improvement

February 4, 2019

The girls soccer team experienced many changes since the end of last season. There’s a new head coach as well as a JV team for the first time in thre...

Parents who take an excessive interest in their children's lives add pressure when it comes to school activities like sports.

Overbearing parents create problems in school athletics

January 31, 2019

Parents: from carpooling, to washing smelly jerseys, to the loud cheering from the sidelines, find their way into almost every aspect of a child’s ear...

SLIDING INTO BASE: Senior Caleb Maloof committed to Southern University for baseball leads off base preparing to make a steal in a game during the 2018 season.

Vanderbilt commit gives hope to baseball team

January 31, 2019

The baseball team’s season came to an abrupt end last year as the Knights failed to advance to the playoffs. The team ended 11-16 overall but were no...

Hair is a barrier to attracting and keeping some promising African-American girls on swim teams.

Swim team’s difficulty retaining African American girls: hair

January 30, 2019

When Simone Manuel swam the 100-meter freestyle in 52.7 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she did more than just become the first African-American woma...

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