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Alcovy alum and Duke graduate Devon Edwards is ready for shot at the NFL after injury

Devon Edwards looked sharp as he stood to give his speech during the Duke Blue Devils' 2016 team banquet.

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar gets Coach of the Year honors

When Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar was notified of his selection of The Covington News 2016 Football Coach of the Year, he actually tried to ...

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Alcovy football players honored at year-end banquet a sign of good things to come

Alcovy Tigers coach Chris Edgar got to put a nice, neat bow on the 2016 football season during Monday's year-end football award banquet, where ...

December 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


STOVALL: Alcovy wrestling coach William Wells wins on and off the mat

When William Wells started talking about his Alcovy wrestling team after the Newton Cup last Tuesday, his lip began to quiver. Then his voice followed ...

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Alcovy's Vance Lewis humbled by team honor

For the Alcovy Tigers, there was more at stake during this past Tuesday's Newton Cup action than simply trying to repeat as champion.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Alcovy's Kyrese Knox commits to Independence Community College in Kansas

Just a little more than a week ago, Independence, KS. wasn't on Kyrese Knox's map. But apparently, Knox was definitely on there's.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar prepared to show off his acting chops this weekend

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Tempers flare, offense sputters in Alcovy's loss to Salem

When Alcovy coach Justin Hunter looks back on his team's 42-34 loss to Salem on Tuesday night, he may be tempted to ask the ...

November 30, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Nine Alcovy football players make all-region squad

The Alcovy Tigers football team saw more proof of progress when first year head coach Chris Edgar took a peak at the All-Region 3-AAAAAA team ...

November 29, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


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Hodges named Player of the Year; Newton & Alcovy players highlight All-Region team

In her senior season after averaging 23 points per game and 12 rebounds, Tierra Hodges was named Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the coaches' vote. The coaches also ranked the players in order, from first to second team. The ranking for the girls is as follows:

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Hodges scores 1000th point in Alcovy win

It was a wonderful senior night for the Lady Tigers, not only did they get the win, but senior Tierra Hodges scored her 1,000th career point and was honored with the game ball during Alcovy's 55-38 win over Lakeside.

January 30, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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


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