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Coaches plan to invest in future seasons

November 13, 2017

After a difficult season last year, the girl’s basketball team has a new coach. Roderick Hill, former Inman Middle School head coach, replaced Carla Smi...

Captains’ practices improve play, camaraderie

Reid Barry, Staff member

November 13, 2017

Filed under SPORTS

Winter is coming and most fall sports are winding down. However, spring sports are warming up.  The work for many spring sports team doesn’t start in January, but rather in the fall with captains’ practices. To protect athletes from burnout, each sport has a specific season for practices and games. Outside the normal season, coaches aren’t allowed to train with more tha...

Grady celebrates ‘Senior Knight’ as Banneker wins 21-18

Grady celebrates ‘Senior Knight’ as Banneker wins 21-18

November 8, 2017

Grady finished the season 2-7 after a 21-18 loss at home to Banneker (8-2) on Fri. Nov. 3 to seal its first losing season since 2001. The Trojans went...

Knights lose players to transfer rules, focus on feeder schools

Knights lose players to transfer rules, focus on feeder schools

November 6, 2017

By Alex Langan and Henry Smalley Atlanta Public Schools ruled three would-be Knights transfer football players ineligible hours before the first gam...

Young Knights reverse winning football culture, finish season 2-7

November 4, 2017

    By Alex Langan and Sean Sweeney The Knights football team, whose all time record is 350-363-21 in 71 seasons, enjoyed success in...

Cross country finishes 5th at state meet

October 27, 2017

By Zoe Madlem A season’s worth of hard work, morning practices and a continuous push from coaches John Lambert and Jeff Cramer enabled both the girls ...

Is there a Knee-d to Stand or Sit?

Selena Kleber and Aidan Downey

October 24, 2017

Filed under SPORTS

NFL players protesting during the pre-game National Anthem is a phenomenon that has divided Americans and caused nationwide controversy. Though the subject has captured the attention of high schools like Grady, a recent poll shows that students at Grady are not as divided over the issue as one might imagine. Former San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick star...

Knights athletics dominated by superstitions

October 10, 2017

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By Bram Mansbach High school sports, like professional sports, are filled with superstitions. Many players believe an extra knot in a shoelace or a certain piece of jewelry can win or lose a game. These special habits convince players they will perform to the best of their ability and give them a morale boost during tough games. From a shirt to a meal, superstitions and...

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...

Studies show increased CTE risk

Studies show increased CTE risk

Caleb W, Assistant Managing Editor, News

October 4, 2017

Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

By Caleb Weinstock A hit to the head from a charging, 250-pound football player will leave a visible bruise, but it may also leave a hidden degenerati...

Knights fall to Carver 22-15

Knights fall to Carver 22-15

October 2, 2017

The Knights, winless this season, nearly upset the region-leading Carver Panthers Sept. 30 before falling 22-15. The loss dropped the Knights to 0-5 as Carver moved to 5...

Atlanta United near playoffs

Reid Barry

September 25, 2017

Filed under SPORTS

Atlanta United is entering the home stretch of its inaugural season. Their new home, Mercedes-Benz has opened, and with it there are new questions about how good Atlanta United can be as a team.  On some nights they look like the best team in the league, but they can also look like the worst. Atlanta United started the season strong, looking like one of the top teams in the league.  A go...

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