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Top 10 of 2021: No. 8 - Covenant wins multiple TNCAA titles

Welcome to the Warren County Sports Authority Top 10 of 2021. Each day until Dec. 31, we will be releasing a new story counting down the top 10 sports stories in Warren County this year. Be sure to check back everyday to see the biggest headlines from this year!

No. 8 - Covenant wins multiple TNCAA titles

In 2021, Covenant became synonymous with championships. It was a banner year for the Lions and Lady Lions, who dominated the winter and spring on their way to titles in basketball, soccer and tennis.

The trophy case probably needed a few more shelves by the end of the 2020-21 school year, where Covenant was winning at every level. It all started with a historic basketball team, led by a flashy senior that will go down in Lion lore.

No one player embodied the success of the Lions in the early part of 2021 than Terry Hines. He was the driving force behind the Lions winning TNCAA titles in both basketball and soccer. He was named tournament MVP in both sports, only growing his legacy as one of the best Covenant athletes of all time.

Hines wrote his name in the record books along the way, becoming Covenant’s first 1,000-point scorer – an accomplishment he secured on senior night. He was also a triple-double machine while fueling Covenant’s record-setting season, which ended with the school’s first TNCAA title.

Hines was able to do it with some of his best buddies, as fellow seniors David Netherton, Elijah Smith, Jackson Sauer, Ethan Hillis and Ian Lyles were along for the ride at Covenant for many years helping build step-by-step toward a title.

It only got better for Covenant in the spring. The co-ed soccer teams, in high school and middle school, were dominant in the TNCAA, with both winning titles. The tennis teams were just as good, riding the Netherton family (David, Lydia and Susanna) to boys and girls TNCAA championships.

Seniors Elijah Smith, Ethan Hillis, Madisen Madewell, Terry Hines, Ian Lyles and Daniel Young were the leaders of the soccer program, which completed of a five-year stretch of unbeaten play on its home field by beating Clarksville Christian 9-1 in the TNCAA championship. Covenant finished the season 9-0-1, capping the great year by celebrating its seniors on the same night it took home another trophy.

Jackson Jones earned MVP honors while leading the young Lions to a TNCAA championship in the middle school division, which also was sealed on Covenant’s home turf.

For the tennis teams, seniors David Netherton and Brandy Pennington won individual TNCAA titles. On the doubles side, Sarah Sharpe and Olivia Ward earned the girls championship while Pennington and Jackson Sauer teamed up to win the mixed double title.

Covenant also had a big day just before graduation when Sarah Sharpe signed a volleyball scholarship to continue her athletic career at Bryan College. Sharpe was a standout for the Lady Lion volleyball team, which also won a TNCAA title in the 2020-21 school year.

Make sure to check back on Friday, Dec. 25 to see the No. 7 story on the WCSA Top 10 Sports List of 2021.

No. 9 – Boyd’s special year:

No. 10 – WC Sports Hall of Fame adds 13 members:

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