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Shorthanded Tigers fight hard for fourth win

Despite missing several key players to injuries and illness, the Alcovy High School football team survived a close one against Forest Park, beating the Panthers ...

September 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Alcovy football finds new life under Edgar

Chris Edgar may be in his first year as head coach of the Alcovy High School football team, but he is no stranger to the ...

September 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Former Alcovy player named to Allstate Good Works Team

A former Alcovy High School football player has just received one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football.

September 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Strong offense pushes Alcovy football past Henry County

A week following its first loss of the season, the Alcovy football team bounced back with a home 28-13 win against Henry County on Saturday.

September 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Alcovy volleyball teams falls to Rockdale

The Alcovy High School volleyball team fell 2-1 (25-21, 25-20, 15-13) to the Rockdale High School Bulldogs despite a strong team effort Tuesday night on ...

August 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Tigers remain undefeated after Week 2

A strong second-half performance by Alcovy Friday night helped the Tigers defeat Meadowcreek 28-15 and start the season 2-0 on the road.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Alcovy softball loses third straight game

The Alcovy High School softball team is now 0-3 this season after dropping Tuesday's game against Region 3-AAAAAA opponent Evans High School. An error-filled ...

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


First game is a first win for Edgar

The Alcovy High School football team matched its win total from the last two years in just one game.

August 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Tigers fail to score in extra innings, drop first game

The Alcovy High School softball team lost a tough game Tuesday that saw two extra innings. Despite great pitching and defense, the Tigers lost 2-1 ...

August 16, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Covington baseball player shines on big stage

One of Covington's very own got a chance to make a big play on one of the largest stages this past week.

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Alcovy football players assist Action Ministries, community during back-to-school event

Members of the Alcovy football team helped out in a big way during the Newton County Sheriff's Office Back-to-School Supply Giveaway on July 23.

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Alcovy


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Hodges’ 34 makes Alcovy comeback a success

Tierra Hodges scored 34 points in a comeback victory for the Lady Tigers after her team was down by 16 in the second quarter before defeating Evans on their home turf, 59-55.

January 19, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Q&A: Mack Hardwick

Coming off a horrid 120-51 loss to Newton, it may seem the tunnel for Alcovy basketball is only getting darker, however if you take a closer look you'll see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Covington News had a chance to speak with Alcovy head coach Mack Hardwick after the game, and we talked to him about his young sophomore guard, what he likes from his team this season and what's next for them in this exclusive Q&A.

January 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy basketball puts on a show with blowout victories

It was a wonderful night at Alcovy as the boys (2-7, 0-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) defeated Chattahoochee County 86-52 and the girls (7-2, 0-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) nearly doubled the boys' win margin, defeating the Lady Panthers 72-9.

December 18, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Edwards named Academic All-American

Three members of the Duke football team were named to Academic All-America teams, according to an announcement by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Redshirt junior defensive tackle A.J. Wolf was a first team honoree while redshirt junior safety DeVon Edwards and senior kicker Ross Martin were second team selections.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Alcovy


Lady Tigers vying to stay in contention

Coming off a season in which the Lady Tigers hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to grab the No. 3 seed from Lovejoy, before falling in the first round of the playoffs, Alcovy is looking to start 2015-16 with a young squad.

November 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Johnson becomes a Wildcat

A flock of family and friends gathered in the commons area of Alcovy High School to watch Kalia Johnson sign to the University of Kentucky. It's been Johnson's dream to play in the SEC for as long as she could remember, which is why Johnson verbally committed to Kentucky her sophomore year. That dream became a reality on Friday afternoon.

November 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Johnson becomes a Wildcat

A flock of family and friends gathered in the commons area of Alcovy High School to watch Kalia Johnson sign to the University of Kentucky. It's been Johnson's dream to play in the SEC for as long as she could remember, which is why Johnson verbally committed to Kentucky her sophomore year. That dream became a reality on Friday afternoon.

November 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Smith signs with West Georgia

Since Raven Smith was three years old, she's been working on her softball game. Finally, on Friday afternoon in the commons area at Alcovy High School Smith's hard work was rewarded as she signed her letter of intent to play softball at the University of West Georgia.

November 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Growing pains

Going winless sums up Alcovy's season. One-and-done coach Duane Kelly is replaced by assistant Mack Hardwick, who plans to grow his team from the ground up as the Tigers begin to rebuild their talent and their reputation.

November 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy sputters against Rockdale

A win and Alcovy would've clinched the No. 4 seed in Region 2-AAAAAA, but the Tigers weren't able to overcome a struggling Rockdale team and fell to the Bulldogs 25-6. The Tigers are now in a three-way tie with Rockdale and Lakeside for the last spot in the playoffs with the tiebreaker going to Lakeside. Alcovy could still get in with an upset over Lovejoy and both Rockdale and Lakeside losing.

October 31, 2015 | Keeland Caldwell | Alcovy


Alcovy gets dominated at home

The Alcovy Tigers (1-7, 1-2 region, 2-AAAAAA) hosted a conference game against the Tucker Tigers in what turned out to be a rout, full of big plays. Tucker defeated the Alcovy Tigers 58-0 in what was a mismatch of talent.

October 26, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy


Lady Tigers fall in the 2nd round

It was a slow day at the plate for Alcovy softball in its second-round matchup against Mill Creek, Wednesday, which wasn't enough to support pitcher Kalia Johnson, and wasn't enough to continue the Lady Tigers' season.

October 23, 2015 | Kevin Nixon Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy sweeps Westlake

Kalia Johnson took the mound twice and along with Alcovy's deep offensive lineup, led the Lady Tigers to a 2-0 sweep of Westlake to advance to the second round of the state playoffs Wednesday.

October 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


The Hoffman coaching tree

When Thomas Hoffman was still in his mother's stomach, his mother would walk around the track while her husband, Kirk Hoffman, coached high school football.

October 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered bad losses in and out of region play, but had played better lately.

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy


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