Aubree Thacker has been selected as the Alcovy Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Thacker's bat was on throughout the entire week. Thacker had five hits and scored two runs against Rockdale and Newton this past week.
In what was likely a preview of the region championship, Alcovy (15-3-1, 8-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) traveled to Newton (9-14, 5-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) in a battle for sole posession of first place in the region. For the second time this season, Alcovy capitalized off Newton's mistakes to take a big lead and never look back, defeating them 7-0.
Nobody wants to be 0-4, but Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffman knows he has to be patient because this is a marathon not a sprint.
In softball and baseball in the box score 'K' stands for strikeout, in the Alcovy vs. Rockdale game it stood for Kalia Johnson. Standing strong at 13-2, and an undefeated 7-0 in region play, the Alcovy softball team showed no mercy against Rockdale (4-11, 1-5 Region 2-AAAAAA) run-ruling them 9-0 after five innings as Johnson threw seven K's.
Off to an 0-2 start, Alcovy (Region 2-AAAAAA) and its coaches are keeping it simple with the team, as they look to get better just two weeks before region play begins.
Alcovy pitcher Kalia Johnson is the Covington News' Alcovy athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 1. Johnson was a huge factor in the Tigers' 17-0 blowout win over Tucker. Johnson could've picked up another win last week if the Tigers had played just one more inning against Eastside. The game got cancelled due to bad weather with the Tigers leading by a few runs.
In high school softball when you're dealing with young players who are still learning, there will be some mistakes. Most games come down to the team that makes the fewest mistakes and on Tuesday that was Alcovy, as they eased to a 9-1 win over a young Newton team.
It was all déjà vu for the Alcovy Tigers (0-2) on Friday night as they took on the Baldwin Braves from Milledgeville, Georgia. In back-to-back weeks, they gave up 30 points on defense, but this time they weren't able to get on the scoreboard, as the Braves torched Alcovy 30-0.
For the second-straight week at home, Alcovy allowed 30 points, but this time the team wasn't able to find the endzone.
They waited ... and waited ... and waited. But the lightning never stopped, and when the rain began to pour Wednesday evening, Alcovy and Eastside's matchup was called off.
With its loss to Eastside, Alcovy didn't get the start to its season that it wanted, and playing against Baldwin will be even tougher.
The beginning of the NCAA football season saw some of Newton County's collegiate athletes have exceptional showings on Saturday. If there are any athletes that you feel deserve to be mentioned in our weekly coverage of some of the nation's best from Newton County, email our sports editor Shakeen Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse.
"We are young" isn't just a song by indie pop group Fun, it's also the theme for both Eastside and Alcovy's football teams this season.
In this Q&A with Alcovy head football coach Kirk Hoffman, we talk about Hoffman's role in coaching a young team, Tigers' quarterback Bubba Hickson, the team's strengths/weaknesses and more.
Brianna Archer was grinning from ear to ear – with her mother sharing a similar smile sitting on Brianna's right – as she sat in front of Alcovy High School's championship trophies for her signing with Brenau University.
Dr. Kristopher Williams finally had the opportunity to sit in his office as the new athletic director at Alcovy High School on Monday after officially starting the previous Wednesday.
An Alcovy High School graduate's hard work in the classroom and on the field paid off when the United States Air Force came calling.
About a month ago, Alcovy High School sophomore quarterback Ar'mon Hickson took home top quarterback honors at the VTO Elite 100 camp in Atlanta.
The following is a review of the 2014 Alcovy Tigers spring athletic season:
The Kennesaw Mountain varsity baseball team scored early and often as it swept a doubleheader from the Alcovy Tigers and advanced to the second round of the Class-AAAAAA state baseball playoffs Friday night.
The Alcovy Lady Tigers varsity soccer team put up a good fight in their Class AAAAAA state playoff opener, but the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs were just too much for the Lady Tigers as they defeated Alcovy 8-0 Wednesday at Kennesaw Mountain.
Alcovy High School football player Tristan Payne and basketball player Daja Barnes inked their National Letters of Intent Thursday morning in a ceremony held at Alcovy.
The Alcovy High School varsity boys soccer team's 2014 season came to a close Tuesday afternoon on the road in the first round of the Class AAAAAA Georgia High School Association state playoffs, as the Tigers fell to host Campbell 5-0.
he Alcovy High School golf program scored a pair of region titles this week, as the Tigers' girls and boys golf teams captured Region 2-AAAAAA tournament titles, advancing on to the Class AAAAAA sectional tournament.
The Alcovy Tigers stepped out of region play Monday afternoon, traveling to McDonough for a non-region playoff tune-up against the Ola Mustangs.
The Newton and Alcovy boys varsity soccer programs begin postseason action Tuesday, while the Alcovy Lady Tigers hit the road Wednesday in state tournament play.
After picking up three wins in three days earlier this week, the Alcovy varsity baseball team's momentum came to a halt Friday night, dropping a pair of road contests to the Jackson Red Devils in a non-region doubleheader.
The playoff-bound Alcovy girls soccer team faced the Woodland (Stockbridge) Lady Wolfpack in a non-region match Wednesday and when the dust settled, Woodland defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1 in a hard-fought, physical playoff tune-up on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Alcovy senior forward Houston Kent scored two goals in the first half, and goalie Paul Rothe made several key saves in the second half, as the Tigers hung on to defeat the Woodland (Stockbridge) Wolfpack 2-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.