Area Sports

Second quarter TD propels Marshall past Kirk

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor With less than a minute left in the first half against Marshall Academy, the Kirk Raiders found themselves trailing 14-6. Ken Chandler’s team had put together a drive that was eventually stopped on downs deep in Marshall territory. Then, the Kirk defense forced a turnover giving the offense the ball…

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Chargers bounce back with easy win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor After a rough home loss to Oxford last week, the Grenada Chargers took to the road Friday to face the struggling Kosciusko Whippets. The Chargers broke open a close game in the second period and cruised to a 45-13 road win. With the victory, Grenada improves to 2-2 on the…

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Chargers take whipping from Oxford

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Oxford turned four Grenada turnovers into 31 points and cruised to a 39-0 win Friday night at Charger Stadium. With the loss, Grenada drops to 1-2 on the season. Oxford is now 1-1. “We got our tails whipped in every phase of the game,” GHS Coach Ashley Kuhn said. You…

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Raiders drop decision to Carroll

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor One of the biggest concerns for Kirk Coach Ken Chandler was the ability of Carroll Academy to be a bruising, physical team that cane come right at you. His fears were realized as Carroll scored 27 unanswered points and cruise to a 33-7 win Friday at Carrollton. The Rebels finished…

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Raiders, Rebels renew rivalry

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Carroll Academy and Kirk Academy have been playing each other in football for years. Each time, the games have been competitive and, for the most part, been a fight to the end. Tonight, the two teams get together again at Rebel Stadium. Both coaches expect the game to be down…

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Chargers cruise, eat up Wolves

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It became apparent early in Friday’s Grenada-Cleveland Central contest that the Chargers wouldn’t have much problem. They scored 21 first quarter points and cruised to a 40-8 win over the Wolves. The win helps GHS even their mark at 1-1. “After we lost a starter in warmup and our best…

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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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