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DULUTH vs. ALCOVY: 5 things we learned

COVINGTON, Ga. - Night two of the high school football gauntlet at Sharp Stadium saw the Alcovy Tigers welcome the Duluth Wildcats in their season opener ...

August 19, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy runs past Duluth in season opening victory | VIDEO

COVINGTON, Ga. - There were times Friday night when Alcovy looked like they were playing in another 7-on-7 tournament, except this one with pads.

August 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Five things we learned from Alcovy's scrimmage at Miller Grove

We're a little over 24 hours away from the kick off of the 2017 football season, and we're going to start off with ...

August 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- TWIN AMBITION: Robinson twins want to be 'best ever' at Alcovy

When Andre Robinson stepped onto the field against Region 3-AAAAAA foe Evans last October, he was well within striking distance of gaining 300 rushing yards ...

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Progress in the trenches has been evident at Alcovy this offseason

Picture this.

August 13, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Alcovy football finds mixed bag of results at Miller Grove

LITHONIA, Ga. - Miller Grove proved itself a formidable opponent to the Alcovy Tigers during its Friday scrimmage - a 20-7 loss to the Wolverines.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


New coach hopefully means new life for Alcovy Volleyball

The Alcovy Lady Tigers volleyball team is under a new regime as head coach, Khelsea Willis, takes over the program looking to spark new life ...

August 06, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


STOVALL: Alcovy's Quindrelin Hammonds sounds off on woes of recruiting before Army offer

Quindrelin Hammonds may be one of the quietest football standouts in Newton County. And there are at least two reasons for that.

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Route over Cedar Grove only means more work for Alcovy softball

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - Alcovy softball coach Kelli Wesley wasn't exactly sure what to expect from her team's first outing against an opponent that wasn ...

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Alcovy softball ready to kick off season at Cedar Grove Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - It was around this time last season that the Alcovy softball program was looking to continue their diamond dominance, both in their region ...

August 02, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Eastside, Alcovy join forces for fundraiser

In a joint effort to raise money for their respective football programs, Alcovy and Eastside football programs are hosting what has been dubbed "The Largest ...

July 03, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Returning to prominence

Once upon a time, the Alcovy softball team was known as a pretty good program. The Lady Tigers bolstered a winning record from 2012-2015 including ...

July 03, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Terry Boddie's FCA ministry at Alcovy a labor of love

Terry Boddie says it's a calling.

July 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


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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


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


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