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Alcovy track team has a state meet appearance as its goal

Anthony Jackson has a vision for Alcovy High School track and field.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Alcovy signing day sets 'new standard' for football program

If Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar has his way, Friday's signing day ceremony will soon need a bigger home.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Alcovy's Donovan Terrell wins region wrestling award

Alcovy's Donovan Terrell picked up Most Outstanding Wrestler of the year honors in Region 3-AAAAAA this week.

January 31, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

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


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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

Alcovy seniors shine on senior night

For three of Alcovy's players, Tuesday night would be their last regular season home game at Alcovy. Ricki McKnight, Raven Smith and Kalia Johnson suited up for their home regular season finale against rival Newton no less, and prevailed with a 6-1 victory.

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Hammonds improvement boosts Alcovy

The higher up you get in the sports world, the less likely you are to play multiple positions. It's even less likely that you have to switch from one position to another, although it does happen on occasion. In high school players switch positions all the time, as size plays a huge factor as to how coaches use certain players.

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Tigers upset bid falls short

On a damp field with the weather in the mid-60s, Alcovy, looking for its first win in 17 games, gave the 2-2 Lamar County Trojans a huge scare late, but penalties and turnovers plagued the Tigers as they fell to the Trojans, 20-7.

September 25, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Lady Tigers blank Newton

The match to decide the Region 2-AAAAAA softball champion last year came down to county rivals Alcovy and Newton. Alcovy won in a blowout in three innings, and although the win wasn't as big this time, the Lady Tigers still won in convincing fashion, 8-0 in the two rivaling schools first of two games on the season.

September 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Alcovy pitching throws off Rockdale

Alcovy sent two pitchers to the circle in Kalia Johnson and Tanisha "Skeeter" Williams, and both stifled the bats of Rockdale, as the two combined to give up just one hit in a 8-0 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

September 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

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