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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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Hawkins and Beshears win D-ll National Championship

Morgan Beshears and Amanda Hawkins, two softball players from somewhat rival schools in Alcovy and Eastside respectively, put their efforts together to help lift the University of North Georgia to a Division-ll National Championship, the first in North Georgia school history.

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Hoffman praises new Oakland Raider, Wilkins

Newly signed Oakland Raider Gary Wilkins is attempting to make the team as NFL rookie mini-camps begin around the nation. Wilkins, went from Furman to the Raiders after being signed as an undrafted free agent, but his story started in Covington when Wilkins played for Alcovy under head football coach Kirk Hoffman. The Covington News spoke with Hoffman and asked about Wilkins as a player and a person in this exclusive Q&A.

May 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Wimbush signs to play basketball at Truett-McConnell

Ayanna Wimbush sat down in front of the Alcovy mascot on Friday afternoon to sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Truett-McConnell College with her family next to her and her friends watching she put the pen to the paper and solidified her collegiate career in basketball.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Kelley running to Methodist

One of Alcovy's best offensive weapons from last year is moving on to college. Tiger running back Kenyon Kelley will be playing football at Methodist College after signing his letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy’s fantastic four

Sydney Ziglar, Baylea Payne, Ryleigh Langford and Daphne Ramirez make up the four freshmen that helped propel Alcovy's girls soccer team to a No. 2 seed and a trip to the playoffs.

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 04/20

Camani Smith (Alcovy), Austin Kerbow (Eastside) and Joshua Howard (Newton) are the athletes of the week.

April 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Rockdale/Newton baseball POWER RANKINGS

With most of the teams/schools off this week with Spring Break, here's a look at which teams have been the best with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The baseball playoffs are coming, but there are still some important region battles to take place some big games left to determine final playoff seeding. This is a ranking of how good the teams are so far based primarily on region play, competitiveness, non-region play and head-to-head matchups.

April 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers crush Lady Bulldogs; Rockdale boys down Alcovy

Similarly in terms of wins and losses, but different in terms of play, the Rockdale/Alcovy soccer boys/girls matches ended like they did last time – with Rockdale's boys winning and Alcovy's girls winning.

April 05, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Total domination

As the Lady Tigers continued to prove their dominance on the pitch, the boys solidified themselves as a team to be reckoned with in Region 2-AAAAAA when both teams finished their respective sweeps of Newton on Friday. Here are five notes from the game on Friday.

March 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy girls/boys clinch season series over Newton

With the Alcovy girls (9-3, 6-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) and boys (4-1-7, 4-4 Rergion 2-AAAAAA) soccer teams both coming off victories against Newton 9-3, 6-2 Region 2-AAAAAA on Wednesday, one more win would seal the deal for the regular season series and that's what they got as the Lady Tigers blanked Newton 5-0 and the boys came back to win 2-1.

March 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Carlvon honored; Alcovy sweeps Newton

Alcovy, Eastside and Newton's soccer teams all came together Wednesday evening at Sharp Stadium to honor the memory of Carlvon Betts, who passed away two weeks ago in a car accident. Between the boys and girls' games, Newton Athletic Director Tracey Curtis presented Carlvon's parents – Carlton and Tracy Betts – with a package that featured some of Betts's best photos and NHS principal, John Ellenberg, announced that the school would be retiring Betts's jersey.

March 25, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Bulldogs take season series over Alcovy

It seems like baseball season just started, but yet most teams are already into the most important part of their schedule, region games. It is one thing to start off your region schedule, and it's another to start it against a border-county rival. Alcovy and Rockdale led off its Region 2-AAAAAA schedule with a three-game series against each other.

March 21, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Austin signs with Truett McConnell

There's always that one moment or season where the parents of a high school athlete realize their child has the ability to use his or her athletic abilities to get a scholarship to attend college. John Richardson and Holly Johnson, the parents of Alcovy wrestler Austin Richardson, saw that moment come to fruition on Tuesday when Richardson signed his letter of intent to attend Truett McConnell.

March 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


BEST moments in basketball

The basketball regular season is long gone and most teams in the county have seen their respective season come to an end in the state playoffs. Looking back on this season, it was filled with great moments, rivalry wins, buzzer-beaters and upsets. Here are some of the photos that capture those moments.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Rams/Lady Tigers ousted in playoffs

After coming so close to winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship, the No. 2 seed Newton Lady Rams hosted the Lady Packers of Colquitt in the first round of the state tournament on Wednesday evening. Newton definitely did not come out with the same energy they had in the region championship, but they did have late push to be in the position to with the game. Ultimately, Newton came up short and was defeated 46-42.

February 18, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


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