The Covington Lady Chargers recently swept a four-game home stand with a trip to Gibson County thrown in for good measure to improve to 11-2 (2-0 District 15-AA) on the season.

The Haywood Lady Tomcats (1-8) have been a thorn in the side of the Lady Chargers for the past several seasons, but not so last Saturday night as Covington opened district play with a 66-35 win.

Kalynn Howard led all scorers with 22 points. Felia Fayne added 15 in the paint. Trinity Taylor scored nine and DaNiyasia Robinson had eight.


With just a day’s rest, Covington traveled to Gibson County on Monday night and dropped the Lady Pioneers, last year’s Class A state champ, 48-40.

Howard led the way for CHS with 13 points. Taylor had 10 with a pair of 3-pointers and Fayne chipped in 8.

With no rest, the Lady Chargers closed the home stand on Tuesday with a 56-18 runaway district win over the Millington Lady Trojans.

Fayne topped all scorers with 16 points. Howard added 13 and Taylor had 10.

The Lady Chargers take to the road over Christmas traveling to Maryville, Tenn. for the Heritage Tournament Dec. 19-21.

In boys’ action: 

The Chargers improved to 8-2 (2-0) with wins over Haywood and Millington on Dec. 14 and 17, respectively.

Tyjuan Smith throws down a dunk in recent action. Photo by David Perry

The Tomcats were no match for CHS falling 69-34. Three Chargers reached double figures and 11 got in the scorebook. Travontae Powell led all scorers with 15 points, Brandon Alston scored 14 and TyJuan Smith 11.

The Millington Trojans were swamped by the Chargers in a 93-39 loss on Tuesday night. In a second straight mercy-rule game, 15 Covington players scored with Alston’s 16 leading all scorers. Powell scored 12 and Smith 10.

The Chargers play at the Dyersburg Tournament on Dec. 21 and make their annual trek to the Carbondale (Ill.) Classic Dec. 27-29.

Steve Holt
Author: Steve Holt