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Knights News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 7 – August 13


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Henry W Grady High School, August 7 – August 13

MONDAY

August 07, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 08, 2017

5:30 AM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Jackson High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 AM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Jackson High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

August 09, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 10, 2017

5:30 AM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Drew Charter
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 11, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

August 12, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 13, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Knights News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Knights News · Vote for Georgia’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Presented by VNN


Who had the best record-breaking performance in Georgia? We took your nominations over the past week and here are the finalists:

Chance Seabolt – North Murray High School

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Archery- On Saturday, May 13th, 2017, Chance Seabolt was awarded the highest achievement at the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament for his shooting performance during the tournament this weekend in Louisville, KY. He shot a score of 298 out of 300 points, hitting the bulls-eye 29 times, outshooting 14,491 other archers. This was the first time anyone from a Georgia high school has been in the top five places.

Jamie Boatright – Hillgrove High School 

Baseball – Not only a starting pitcher for Region championship team, Jamie also finished the regular season as the starting 1B with highest batting avg. and RBI on Varsity. He is the current record Hillgrove record-holder for career varsity game starts.

Brook Goodrow – Forsyth Central High School

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Football – First female player in the school’s 61 year history to score points during a varsity football game. A soccer player for 14 years, Brook decided to not play her senior year and try-out for the football team instead, kicking an extra point during the regular season vs. Meadowcreek.

Tylan Morton – Griffin High School

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Football- Breaks the state record for passing yards in a season with 4,741. The record was last broken by former Georgia Bulldogs QB Hutson Mason.

Hope Glenn – Pope High School

Track & Field – 100, 200, 4×100 Champion

Ansley Jenkins – Creekview High School

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Track & Field – Long Jump, 17’6 1/2″ – The last record was 16’7″, which happened last year. Ansley broke the record the beginning of this track season with a jump of 16’9″ and then broke her own record at sectionals with a jump of 17’6 1/2″.

Ahmad M. Perryman – Centennial High School

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Track and Field –  400M record broken 2- 3x in one season – Ahmad broke the record at the 6A State Track and Field Meet May 13 and is both team MVP and received the Excalibur award. He also received one of 5 principal awards this year and is known in the community to be dedicated to the sport, being a servant, and encouraging even to his competition.

Julian McDuffie – Shiloh High School

Track and Field – 300M – 36.84 – All-Time Gwinnett County Record

George Lira – West Hall High School

Track and Field – 100M – 10.90 – Even with a injured knee he overcame the injury and made magic happen.

Nicole Fegans – Landmark Christian Academy

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Track and Field – 1600M – 4:58.09 – Broke the 5-minute mile. The Landmark Christian senior and Georgia Tech signee went 4:58.09 in the 1,600 to win the Region 5-A title and advance to state.

Jonathan Ross – Shorter High School

Track and Field – 110M hurdles – 13.86

West Forsyth Gymnastics Team – West Forsyth High School

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Won the State Championships with the highest ever recorded point total in state history at 114.167 and breaking the old state record by over 2 points. It was the first state title in school history.

So, who had the best record-breaking performance? Vote below. Voting closes at Midnight EST on June 5th.

Georgia’s Top Record-Breaking Performance

Chance Seabolt – North Murray High School
Jamie Boatright – Hillgrove High School
Brook Goodrow – Forsyth Central High School
Tylan Morton – Griffin High School
Hope Glenn – Pope High School
Ansley Jenkins – Creekview High School
Ahmad M. Perryman – Centennial High School
Julian McDuffie – Shiloh High School
George Lira – West Hall High School
Nicole Fegans – Landmark Christian Academy
Jonathan Ross – Shorter High School
West Forsyth Gymnastics Team – West Forsyth High School

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Knights News · Georgia’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Nominations are open now! – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Who was the best in Georgia? Nominate your favorite with the form below.
Nominations close on May 22 at 12pm EST, and voting begins on Tuesday, May 23.

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Knights News · Event Recap: Week of May 6 – May 12


Saturday, May 6th

No event results

Sunday, May 7th

No event results

Monday, May 8th

No event results

Tuesday, May 9th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Mcintosh High School
N/A

Wednesday, May 10th

No event results

Thursday, May 11th

No event results

Friday, May 12th

No event results

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Knights News · Event Recap: Week of April 22 – April 28


Saturday, Apr 22nd

No event results

Sunday, Apr 23rd

No event results

Monday, Apr 24th

No event results

Tuesday, Apr 25th

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
vs. Therrell High
N/A
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
vs. St. Pius
N/A

Wednesday, Apr 26th

No event results

Thursday, Apr 27th

Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Loganville High School
N/A

Friday, Apr 28th

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
@ North Atlanta High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
@ North Atlanta High School
N/A

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Knights News · Best of the Best: Georgia’s Top Sports Story of the Month – Presented by VNN


This month’s top story from across Georgia comes from Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, whose Boys Varsity team lit up some fireworks on Senior Night.

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Originally posted on forsythcentralathletics.com

What an exciting Senior Night it was Friday. Trailing 7-6 in the bottom of the 7th inning with two outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, Evan Zaharchak created a lifetime moment. The Senior was chosen to pinch hit…

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Knights News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 24 – April 30


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Henry W Grady High School, April 24 – April 30

MONDAY

April 24, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

April 25, 2017

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse
vs. Therrell High
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse
vs. St. Pius
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

April 26, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

April 27, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Loganville High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 28, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse
@ North Atlanta High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse
@ North Atlanta High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

April 29, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 30, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Knights News · Event Recap: Week of April 15 – April 21


Saturday, Apr 15th

No event results

Sunday, Apr 16th

No event results

Monday, Apr 17th

Boys Varsity Lacrosse
@ Campbell High School
N/A

Tuesday, Apr 18th

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse
@ St. Pius X Cathloic
N/A

Wednesday, Apr 19th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Druid Hills High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
vs. Dunwoody High
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Druid Hills High School
N/A

Thursday, Apr 20th

Boys Varsity Lacrosse
vs. SOUTHWEST DEKALB
Senior Night!
N/A

Friday, Apr 21st

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
@ St. Pius X Cathloic
N/A

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Knights News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 17 – April 23


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Henry W Grady High School, April 17 – April 23

MONDAY

April 17, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse
@ Campbell High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 18, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse
@ St. Pius X Cathloic
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

April 19, 2017

5:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Druid Hills High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse
vs. Dunwoody High
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Druid Hills High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

April 20, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse
vs. SOUTHWEST DEKALB
Senior Night!
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 21, 2017

6:30 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse
@ St. Pius X Cathloic
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

April 22, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 23, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!