With most of the teams/schools off this week with Spring Break, here's a look at which teams have been the best with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The baseball playoffs are coming, but there are still some important region battles to take place some big games left to determine final playoff seeding. This is a ranking of how good the teams are so far based primarily on region play, competitiveness, non-region play and head-to-head matchups.
Similarly in terms of wins and losses, but different in terms of play, the Rockdale/Alcovy soccer boys/girls matches ended like they did last time – with Rockdale's boys winning and Alcovy's girls winning.
As the Lady Tigers continued to prove their dominance on the pitch, the boys solidified themselves as a team to be reckoned with in Region 2-AAAAAA when both teams finished their respective sweeps of Newton on Friday. Here are five notes from the game on Friday.
With the Alcovy girls (9-3, 6-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) and boys (4-1-7, 4-4 Rergion 2-AAAAAA) soccer teams both coming off victories against Newton 9-3, 6-2 Region 2-AAAAAA on Wednesday, one more win would seal the deal for the regular season series and that's what they got as the Lady Tigers blanked Newton 5-0 and the boys came back to win 2-1.
Alcovy, Eastside and Newton's soccer teams all came together Wednesday evening at Sharp Stadium to honor the memory of Carlvon Betts, who passed away two weeks ago in a car accident. Between the boys and girls' games, Newton Athletic Director Tracey Curtis presented Carlvon's parents – Carlton and Tracy Betts – with a package that featured some of Betts's best photos and NHS principal, John Ellenberg, announced that the school would be retiring Betts's jersey.
It seems like baseball season just started, but yet most teams are already into the most important part of their schedule, region games. It is one thing to start off your region schedule, and it's another to start it against a border-county rival. Alcovy and Rockdale led off its Region 2-AAAAAA schedule with a three-game series against each other.
There's always that one moment or season where the parents of a high school athlete realize their child has the ability to use his or her athletic abilities to get a scholarship to attend college. John Richardson and Holly Johnson, the parents of Alcovy wrestler Austin Richardson, saw that moment come to fruition on Tuesday when Richardson signed his letter of intent to attend Truett McConnell.
The basketball regular season is long gone and most teams in the county have seen their respective season come to an end in the state playoffs. Looking back on this season, it was filled with great moments, rivalry wins, buzzer-beaters and upsets. Here are some of the photos that capture those moments.
After coming so close to winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship, the No. 2 seed Newton Lady Rams hosted the Lady Packers of Colquitt in the first round of the state tournament on Wednesday evening. Newton definitely did not come out with the same energy they had in the region championship, but they did have late push to be in the position to with the game. Ultimately, Newton came up short and was defeated 46-42.
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With five regular season games remaining, Alcovy has earned itself a No. 1 seed in the Region 2-AAAAAA payoffs.
Alcovy saw the return of one of its top players and got off the schnide as 2013 gets under way.
For the fourth straight game, the results were the same for Alcovy despite a change in the players.
Rockdale was a great place to see Southeastern Conference basketball Friday night, and you didn't have to travel to a college campus to do so.
The Alcovy girls' basketball team entered 2013 with a bang Friday, defeating visiting Lovejoy 58-19.
Alcovy wrestling welcomed Newton and Eastside to its gym Tuesday by winning the Newton Cup.
Newton County's basketball teams had a successful Tuesday as four out of six teams earned victories, including the Alcovy boys, who won their first game of the young season, while the Eastside boys remained undefeated.
Alcovy took on two rivals this weekend and defeated both.
The rematch of the 2012 semifinal game between Alcovy and Miller Grove didn't go exactly how the Lady Tigers wanted Saturday.
It may be just the third game on the schedule, but for Alcovy's girls basketball team, revenge is on the docket.
In the eighth grade, Ashley Williams understood situations and making moves that Alcovy coach Kidada Holtzclaw was trying to get her Lady Tigers to make during high school practices.
The Alcovy High School football team may have been a decisive underdog in its Class AAAAAA first round state matchup at Newnan, but one thing was clear, the Tigers were determined to leave it all on the Drake Stadium field in the 38-0 season ending loss.
In its seventh year of existence, Alcovy is headed to the state football playoffs for the third time today, looking for its ever playoff win.
Alcovy finished up the regular season Friday night, and thanks to earning a playoff berth Nov. 2 has one more game to recover.
Sometimes you don't need to finish first to be winners and Alcovy's competitive cheerleading team proved that Saturday.