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Alcovy girls' basketball gets new coach

Alcovy High School has hired Justin Hunter as the new coach of the girls' basketball team. For Hunter, the job was fate.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


New-look Tigers excel in spring practice

When the 2016 football season rolls around, the Alcovy Tigers will look a lot different.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


Chris Edgar named head football coach for Alcovy

The Alcovy football team finally has its new lead guy.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy


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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


The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region 2-AAAAAA). The Tigers had not won a game since Friday November 01, 2013. With a 15-12 victory over Lakeside, Alcovy won its first game of the season.

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy


Alcovy seniors shine on senior night

For three of Alcovy's players, Tuesday night would be their last regular season home game at Alcovy. Ricki McKnight, Raven Smith and Kalia Johnson suited up for their home regular season finale against rival Newton no less, and prevailed with a 6-1 victory.

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Hammonds improvement boosts Alcovy

The higher up you get in the sports world, the less likely you are to play multiple positions. It's even less likely that you have to switch from one position to another, although it does happen on occasion. In high school players switch positions all the time, as size plays a huge factor as to how coaches use certain players.

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Tigers upset bid falls short

On a damp field with the weather in the mid-60s, Alcovy, looking for its first win in 17 games, gave the 2-2 Lamar County Trojans a huge scare late, but penalties and turnovers plagued the Tigers as they fell to the Trojans, 20-7.

September 25, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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