Area Sports

Avery traded to Philadelphia Eagles

Former Grenada High School standout Genard Avery received word Monday that he had been traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Philadelpia Eagles. Avery had a standout rookie season for the Browns, but playing time slipped this season with a defensive system change. “I’m excited about this new opportunity God has sent my way,” Avery…

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Raiders come up short against Green Wave

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor When you look at the final statistics of Thursday’s Kirk -North Delta game at Batesville, you would have thought the game came down to the final play. The Raiders rode the 236-yard passing performance from sophomore Colbert Hathcock, but it wasn’t enough as Kirk came up short in a 14-12…

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Grenada-Lake Cormorant moved

The GrenadaStar received notice Wednesday morning that Friday’s GHS-Lake Cormorant game has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. instead of the normal 7 p.m.

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Kirk game switched

Friday’s Kirk Academy-North Delta game has been moved to Thursday night at 7 p.m. due to weather concerns.

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Raiders outscore Nighthawks

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It wasn’t the best week of practice for the Kirk Raiders. Coach Ken Chandler wondered how his team would approach their game Friday against the Memphis Home School Nighthawks. Heading into the game, it was one that the Raiders shouldn’t have had a lot of problem coming away with the…

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Raiders shock unbeaten Stars in OT

By CHUCK HATHCOCK     Sports Editor     Heading into Friday’s road game at Winona Christian, Kirk Academy Coach Ken Chandler felt good about the defensive game plan in place to slow down the Stars vaunted passing attack. The Raiders had the chore of slowing down the Stars attack led by eighth grader John White. White…

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Chargers take to road

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Coming off a heart-breaking 24-21 loss against Lafayette, the Grenada Chargers hope to put that behind them as they take to the road Friday traveling to Columbus. “We have talked to our guys about not letting Lafayette beat us twice,” Coach Ashley Kuhn said. “I hope we show up ready…

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Lady Chargers pick up three wins

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Lady Chargers improved to 8-2 on the season with three shutout wins earlier this week. GHS downed Holmes County Central by scores 23-0 and 16-0. A day later, the Lady Chargers blasted South Panola 17-0 at Batesville.

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Kirk defense keys victory

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In the waning minutes of Friday’s Kirk-Marshall game, it looked as though the Raiders would drop their second straight disappointing game. They had led the Patriots 20-6 in the second only to see them rally to lead 22-20. Marshall was putting together a drive that would seal the deal on…

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Missed chances cost Raiders

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was a game that Kirk Academy Head Coach Ken Chandler felt good about his team’s chances. After a tough start to the 2019 season, the Raiders took on defending Class A champion Tunica Academy on the road. It was a game of missed opportunities for Kirk. The Raiders had…

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