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The Nation’s best from Newton County

The beginning of the NCAA football season saw some of Newton County's collegiate athletes have exceptional showings on Saturday. If there are any athletes that you feel deserve to be mentioned in our weekly coverage of some of the nation's best from Newton County, email our sports editor Shakeen Holloway at sholloway@covnews.com.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


#FansOfTheWeek

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Story of tonight's game: Youth

"We are young" isn't just a song by indie pop group Fun, it's also the theme for both Eastside and Alcovy's football teams this season.

August 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Young Guns

In this Q&A with Alcovy head football coach Kirk Hoffman, we talk about Hoffman's role in coaching a young team, Tigers' quarterback Bubba Hickson, the team's strengths/weaknesses and more.

August 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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Archive By Section - Alcovy


Defense is young but talented

At first glance, 2010 was a wasted year for Alcovy football. What positive could possibly come out of a 1-9 season? Then 2011 came around and things turned around in a hurry. The reasons are many. But at the head of Alcovy's transformation are very much those struggles the Tigers went through - rather what came out of them.

November 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy's time

Alcovy plays its eleventh game of the season for just the second time in school history when the Tigers face Tri Cities tonight at Sharp Stadium for the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

November 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Northgate routs Tigers 42-13, captures region title

NEWNAN - Alcovy had a chance to win its first outright region title Friday and a No. 1 seed heading into this week's opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs. After a 42-13 dismantling at the hands of Northgate, losing the region championship might be the last thing on the Tigers' minds.

November 05, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Wild night of football ends in mass disappointment

Everything that could go wrong for the three Newton County football teams did go wrong Friday night. Newton win but lost, Eastside beat itself and Alcovy forgot to pack its game on the bus and left it at school then got pounded in the region championship game.

November 05, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers can claim their first region championship, earn No. 1 seed

The Tigers are on the verge of capturing Alcovy's first outright region football championship. They won the subregion title two weeks ago and have had an extra week to prepare for the title game. The bye week couldn't have come at a better time. It gave the Tigers extra time to prepare for perhaps the best team they'll have faced so far.

November 03, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy to play at Northgate

The Region 3-AAAA championship game is set and Alcovy knows who it will play. By virtue of Northgate's 27-24 win over Whitewater Friday, the Vikings won the Region 3B-AAAA regular-season title and will host the Tigers this week to determine the overall region champion.

October 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


From worst to first

Alcovy completed its improbable turnaround from worst to first Friday with a 34-8 win over Woodland, Henry at Sharp Stadium Friday.

October 21, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers fall to Dutchtown, still in control

Alcovy and Newton needed road wins Friday for different reasons. For the Tigers, a win would give them a state playoff berth and at least one home playoff game. He Rams needed a win just to keep their slim playoffs hopes alive. Neither team accomplished its mission.

October 15, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Who would have thought?

Until 2008, football games at Sharp Stadium in November were almost always meaningless. Save for the occasional season finale that decided Newton, then later Eastside's playoff fate, Sharp Stadium was usually a ghost town that late in the year. Then Eastside started wining region championships and all of a sudden, football games in Covington in November, specifically playoff games, have become common place.

October 11, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers thump Jones County 44-28

Alcovy's improbable turnaround from a 1-9 team and losers of the first two games this season just keeps getting more intriguing. And while the Tigers keep facing tough tasks they keep coming away winners. Maybe it's time to face reality. They're pretty good.

October 08, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers face Jones Co. for top spot

With three games remaining in the regular season, Alcovy can solidify its playoff chances with a win over Jones County tonight. But it won't come easy. At 3-0 in Region 3A-AAAA, the Greyhounds are tied with the Tigers for the top spot. Whoever wins tonight may wind up with the automatic state playoff berth.

October 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers continue to roll

Homecoming games are always ones high school football teams look forward to. Especially if you're Alcovy and you know you're playing Ola.

October 01, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers stun Griffin with 17-16 win

The Alcovy Tigers didn't make it easy on themselves Friday night but again they found a way late in the game to hold on and take the victory over a Griffin Bears team they've struggled against in the past.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Alcovy


Power Check

There's a different vibe around Alcovy's practices these days. The mood is spirited, coaches are focused and everyone seems, well, happy. After bouncing back from an 0-2 start to reel of a pair of wins, including a drubbing of reigning Class AAAA runner-up Starr's Mill, the Tigers have a bounce to their step not seen in two years.

September 22, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy tops Union Grove 20-17 in OT

The Alcovy High Tigers improved to 2-2 on the season as they beat the Union Grove High Wolverines 20-17 in an overtime thriller Thursday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 16, 2011 | Casey Barts | Alcovy


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