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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

Filed under SPORTS

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...

JV football displaying potential for a successful season

JV football displaying potential for a successful season

September 21, 2017

The Junior varsity football team has been a bright spot for the Grady football program after starting the season with a 44-36 win against rival North A...

Public funding for billionaire’s stadiums unjust

Jack Rafferty, AME Comment

September 21, 2017

Filed under Comment, SPORTS

By Jack Rafferty, Assistant Managing Editor-Comment In 2017 alone, metro Atlanta residents have seen the completion of two new professional sports stadiums, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and SunTrust Park.  These stadiums may seem like substantial upgrades over their predecessors, but when a cost-benefit analysis is used, they become very questionable developments. The face-value...

Varsity volleyball sees ‘spike’ in victories

Varsity volleyball sees ‘spike’ in victories

September 20, 2017

Long summer practices, team bonding trips, strenuous conditioning and respect for a determined coach propelled the volleyball team to a 18-2 start. The...

Lithia Springs holds off Grady comeback for first win of season

Alex Langan, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports

September 19, 2017

Filed under Football, Game of the Month, SPORTS

In a battle of two winless regional rivals, the Knights (now 0-3) lost to the Lions (now 1-3) 22-20 at Lakewood Stadium after a failed two-point conversion, blocked field goal and turnovers on downs plagued Grady. This is just the Lions' third win since the start of the 2013 season. The game, which was originally scheduled for Thu. was moved to Sat. after Atlanta Public...

American soccer system flawed, Atlanta Silverbacks are a prime example

Jack Hudson

September 18, 2017

Filed under Sports Commentary

The Atlanta Silverbacks used to be Atlanta’s main source of professional soccer. That has changed with the emergence of Atlanta United, which is has become the center of everything soccer within the city. As Atlanta United gains more notoriety, the less we hear from the Atlanta Silverbacks, and with the current state at which soccer in the United States functions, the od...

Girls cross country prepares for season

Elias Podber

September 8, 2017

Filed under Cross Country

The Grady girls cross country team has high hopes for this year’s season and have hit the ground running. The team thinks it can complete yet another rewarding year. Coach Jeff Cramer emphasized that last season’s finish at state is “old news.” “I’m not reflecting [on last year’s fifth place finish at state],” Cramer said. After finishing the 2016 season wi...

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