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The Lady Chargers maintained their hold on first place in District 15-AA with a win over Jackson Central-Merry and a big non-district win over Dyer County. 

Their record stands at 8-13 (5-1 district) headed into the final week of the season.

The JCM game on April 15 was over in a hurry. CHS posted a 23-0 win in three innings. 

Covington scored 16 runs in the first inning.

Hannah Clifton got the win. She and Abbey Beasley combined for a three-inning no-hitter. Each helped at the plate with Clifton scoring two runs with and an RBI and Beasley adding a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Players up and down the lineup contributed to the win. Treasury Poindexter and Auburn Davidson were both 2 for 2. Clifton, Beasley, Carly Cousar, Deanna Hill, Bailee Moss, Kiera Booker, Taylor Vickery and Heavenly Myers each had a hit.

Thursday’s win against Class 3A Dyer County was a close affair won by the Lady Chargers 3-2. 

The Lady Choctaws took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, only to have CHS knot the score in the bottom of the inning. Dyer County went ahead 2-1 with a run in the fifth and looked on the way to a victory until Covington plated two in the ninth for the come-from-behind win.

Clifton went the distance for the victory, allowing two runs on five hits. She walked two and struck out two. Neely Glenn singled and doubled. Vickery, Poindexter and Malia Johnson accounted for CHS’s three other base hits. Johnson and Maddie Lane had an RBI each. Steals were crucial in the win. Poindexter had two more and Johnson and Lane added one apiece.

The Lady Chargers took it on the chin at Obion County Monday night, falling 9-2. 

It was a five-hit, five-error game for CHS. 

"We have a hard time putting three good games together in a row," said coach Matt Shearon. 

Alli McDivitt had a hit and a run scored. Raygen Escue went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored and Anna Adkinson was also 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.

Covington closes out the 2014 regular season with a full slate of games beginning at St. Benedict today at 5 p.m. They will be at Brighton tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. District tournament play begins on May 5. First round games are satellite games. CHS will have a bye. All other tournament play will be in Ripley.

In track news:

Covington participated in its biggest meet of the year at the George Hancock Invitational in Dyersburg, competing against 20 area teams. 

On the girls' side, the 4 X 200 relay team finished sixth with a time of 2:01. The 4 X 100 relay time also placed sixth with a time of 55:15. The boys 4 X 800 relay team came in fifth in a time of 9:40. Davion Bates was sixth in the 100-metter dash, finishing in 11:11.

Jhon Wes Walker earned the Chargers' best finish with a second place showing in the 1,600-meter run, covering the distance in 4:56. Ky Anderson took fourth in the 200-meters run, finishing in 23:30. CHS competes again at University School of Jackson today.

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