Area Sports

Chargers look to bounce back against Cleveland Central

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Things weren’t all bad last week for the Grenada Chargers. They did lose a 7-0 decision to Christian Brothers. But, eighth year coach Ashley Kuhn saw a lot of positives in the contest. “We had a lot to build on from Friday night,” Kuhn said. “For a loss, we came…

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Raiders look for improvement at Columbus Christian

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It is a well-documented fact that the Kirk Academy football program has struggled for years. So, when the Raiders opened the season with a 35-7 loss at Heritage Academy, first-year Head Coach Ken Chandler decided to take a different approach. During film room work this week, the veteran coach decided…

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Lady Chargers sweep past Clinton

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor With one of the most experienced teams in some time, the Grenada Lady Chargers have seen all kinds of games. They came from behind twice to sweep Calhoun City recently. Tuesday, they faced Clinton in a doubleheader at Lady Charger Field. After Clinton jumped to a 3-0 lead after an…

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Missed chances cost Chargers

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The final score wasn’t what GHS Coach Ashley Kuhn wanted to see. But, the effort was right on target. Grenada opened the 2018 season at home against Christian Brothers, one of the top teams in the state of Tennessee. The Chargers stood toe-to-toe with a team that finished 12-1 last…

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Chargers fall in scrimmage

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School football coach Ashley Kuhn was pleased and disappointed following his team’s two-quarter jamboree against Southaven at Miss. State’s Davis-Wade Stadium Saturday. He was pleased because the half football gave the coaching staff an evaluation heading into Friday’s home opener with Christian Brothers. His disappointment came in two…

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Offense carries GHS to opening wins

By CHUCK HATHCOCK            Sports Editor     Heading into the 2018 season, the Grenada High School slow pitch softball team had high expectations with the return of all but one starter. Still, you never know how a season might play out. The Lady Chargers put this year’s team on display at the Eupora Invitational taking…

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Offense carries GHS to opening wins

By CHUCK HATHCOCK        Sports Editor     Heading into the 2018 season, the Grenada High School slow pitch softball team had high expectations with the return of all but one starter. Still, you never know how a season might play out. The Lady Chargers put this year’s team on display at the Eupora Invitational taking…

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Raiderettes have busy week

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Fast pitch softball teams play a lot of games in a short time. The Kirk Raiderettes were an example of that this past week. Since Aug. 2, Kirk has played seven games. In those games, they finished with a 2-4-1 mark making them 4-7-1 on the season. Kirk lost a…

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Chandler please with early practice effort

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor     The Kirk Academy football team began fall camp Monday in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. Coach Ken Chandler, who served as an assistant coach last season, has the task of helping end the school’s streak of nine years without a winning season. “No question, these kids are tired…

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Local all stars place third in World Series

The Grenada Rec All Stars’ summer came to a close Wednesday, but not before finishing third overall at the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven. After starting the tournament with an opening win, the all-stars took a 5-4 loss Monday against Corner, Ala. Tyrekis Johnson was the losing pitcher in that matchup after only going…

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