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Aubree Thacker: Athlete of the week

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.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Tigers rolls past Newton

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.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Tigers steadily improving but have long way to go

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.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy remains undefeated in region

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.

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Keepin' it simple

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.

September 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Kalia Johnson: Alcovy athlete of the week

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.

September 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Tigers capitalize off errors, top Newton

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.

September 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Tigers fall to 0-2

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.

September 06, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Alcovy falls to 0-2

For the second-straight week at home, Alcovy allowed 30 points, but this time the team wasn't able to find the endzone.

September 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy/Eastside game called off

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.

September 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Alcovy looks for first win

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.

September 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


The Nation’s best from Newton County

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 sholloway@covnews.com.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


#FansOfTheWeek

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.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Story of tonight's game: Youth

"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.

August 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Young Guns

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.

August 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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Alcovy splits 2nd round doubleheader

Alcovy will have to wait one more day to find out if its softball team can advance to next week's state finals in Columbus.

October 17, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy dominates 1st round

Alcovy moved on to the second round of the state softball playoffs for the first time in school history Wednesday, and did so in dominating fashion.

October 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Eyes on the prize

The Alcovy softball team achieved one of its goals Friday night, winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship.

October 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Region champions

Alcovy softball was crowned Region 2-AAAAAA champions Friday night after defeating Rockdale 4-0.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy offense looking for rhythm

The Alcovy football team tied its highest point total of the season last week, putting up 24 points for just the second time this season, both in wins.

October 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy chases region title

Finishing the regular season ranked fifth in the state makes for a pretty good season.

October 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers win in OT

Alcovy put it all together in overtime, picking up a dramatic 24-21 victory over Luella in Sharp Stadium Friday night.

September 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers win in OT

Alcovy put it all together in overtime, picking up a dramatic 24-21 victory over Luella in Sharp Stadium Friday night.

September 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy beats Luella in overtime

Rysen Richardson kicked Alcovy to a 24-21 victory over Luella in overtime at Sharp Stadium Friday night.

September 29, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Alcovy


Alcovy football enters region play

For the first time in two years, Alcovy had non-region opponents on its football schedule, breaking up the season into two phases.

September 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy softball suffers first region loss

Alcovy slipped from atop the Region 2-AAAAAA standings Monday as it was shutout by Luella 2-0 on its home field.

Both teams were unbeaten in region play heading in, and Luella (10-9-1, 4-0) picked up its fourth straight win, while snapping a three game streak for the Tigers (20-4-1, 4-1). Alcovy had won 11 of 12 coming in, but couldn't get its bats going against the Lions.

September 25, 2012 | Jared Williams | Alcovy


Alcovy falls to Jackson

Alcovy finished up its non-region part of the 2012 football schedule by traveling to neighboring Butts County and Jackson High Friday night, but couldn't hold on a for a win.

September 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Hoffman returns to Jackson

Alcovy entered the Eastside game last Friday needing to overcome an early season hurdle in order to pick up its first win.

September 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy’s win streak ends

Alcovy played well in the Morgan County Tournament, but suffered its third loss of the season, falling 3-0 to Heritage on Saturday.

September 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers rolling back into region

Since beginning Region 2-AAAAAA play, Alcovy softball has been on a roll.

September 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


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