The Alcovy Tigers pulled off a late-game comeback against Newton at home Wednesday. After being down 2-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers scored three runs on three hits in the bottom of the inning, winning the game 3-2.
Bacone College just nabbed one of Alcovy High School's multi-purpose athletes in Erin McCalpine, as McCalpine signed his national letter of intent on Friday to pursue his NFL dreams while suiting up at Bacone.
Chance Phillips wanted to sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day, like all the "big time" football players do, but for Chance that wasn't in the cards. However, on Friday morning, Chance Phillips made it official and signed with Point University, where he will continue his football career.
In front of Alcovy High School at 2:30 p.m. Aleea Bishop signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Piedmont College. Bishop's family and friends were there to celebrate Bishop's accomplishments, along with her coaches and other supportive members of the Alcovy faculty and staff.
Christian Mason has progressed immensely in his rehab, according to his father Thomas Mason. Christian Mason has progressed to the point that he may be discharged from the hospital to a day rehab facility.
The No. 4 (Rockdale) and No. 5 (Alcovy) seeds in 2-AAAAAA met at Newton High School Wednesday in a fight for the playoffs. A win and Alcovy would have finished as a top-four seed and made the state tournament, but Rockdale had other plans. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Tigers 69-57, ending the Lady Tigers's chances at a top four seed and a trip to the playoffs.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.