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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 upends Eastside for first win

Alcovy flipped the script Friday night, forcing Eastside into a safety and three turnovers, including a fumble recovery and an interception that the Tigers returned for touchdowns en route to a 24-10 win.

September 15, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Alcovy


Tigers need to cut down turnovers

Alcovy is running out of opportunities to work out the kinks before its Region 2-AAAAAA football season begins against Luella on Sept. 28.

September 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy takes down Newton

Alcovy picked up its second win in as many Region 2-AAAAAA games Wednesday, defeating cross-town rivals Newton 9-1 in six innings.

September 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy takes down Newton

Alcovy picked up its second win in as many Region 2-AAAAAA games Wednesday, defeating cross-town rivals Newton 9-1 in six innings.

September 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers stumble in first quarter, fall

PERRY - Alcovy's second in loss in as many games was a rocky affair from the start.

September 08, 2012 | Michael Lough | Alcovy


Alcovy takes on Perry

Alcovy is looking to get in the win column for the first time in the young 2012 football season, and will have a tough task in doing so.

September 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy dragged down in opener

Committing four turnovers and eight penalties is a difficult way to start the football season.

August 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy edges Eastside

Alcovy won a heated cross-town matchup on Wednesday, but did so in dramatic fashion.

The Tigers edged Eastside 2-1, taking eight innings to do so.

August 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers look to tame Greyhounds

Football season in Newton County kicks off Thursday as Alcovy officially begins the 2012 season by hosting Jones County at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

August 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy can’t capitalize on runners in loss

After playing its first nine games without a loss, Alcovy fell for the second time in three contests Tuesday, losing 6-1 to Ola on Tuesday.

August 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy's Murphy pitches perfect game

On Saturday Alcovy softball did something it hadn't done all season, and on Wednesday it did something it hadn't done since coach Monica Marks took over the program five years ago.

August 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers, Hoffman pleased

Alcovy may have lost its preseason exhibition game 13-10 to Dunwoody Friday night, but that didn't lower Tigers' coach Kirk Hoffman's satisfaction with what he saw.

August 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tested Alcovy stays unbeaten

Alcovy played its third game in just two days on Thursday, but looking at the scoreboard and the stat sheet, you wouldn't know it.

August 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Three quarterbacks compete at Alcovy

The 2012 football season is so close you can practically hear the cheers and whistles coming from Sharp Stadium.

August 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy off to unbeaten start

The 2012-13 school year not only brings a new season for Alcovy softball, but also a new region.

August 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


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