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Athletes of the week: 10/13

Tyra Holingsworth and Ciara Bryan (again) have been selected as the athletes of the week for their respective schools Alcovy and Newton. These two players stood out amongst their peers. Eastside played away on Friday and the Eagles' Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.

October 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Al-cooo-vyyyyyyy

Wednesday, Alcovy will play its second round playoff game against Hillgrove. The Tigers have the perfect blend of experience and skill, highlighted by their strong senior class, juniors Kalia Johnson and Raven Smith, plus freshman catcher Emma Waddell.

October 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Hollingsworth lifts Tigers to 2nd round

Advancing to the second round was on the line and in two pitcher's duels it came down to the seventh inning each time, and each time Tyra Hollingsworth came up clutch.

October 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Region champs

On a chilly afternoon on Saturday – one that was perfect for football but just okay for softball – Alcovy showed its dominance and ran through Newton 16-1 in just three innings to capture the 2014 2-AAAAAA Region Championship.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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


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Alcovy baseball focuses on team

Casey Bates thought a two-day rest would help his baseball team during Alcovy's winter break this past week.

February 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Late surge lifts Alcovy girls past Mundy's Mill

For the second straight year, the Alcovy girls' basketball team is going back to the Class AAAA Sweet 16.

February 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers roar with 17th straight win

Make that 17 straight for Alcovy.

February 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy boys capture first region title

The Alcovy boys' basketball team is in uncharted territory.

The Tigers won their first region title, are on their longest winning streak, picked up their highest ranking and are looking for their first state playoff win.

February 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy wins school's first bball title

Alcovy won 73-60 over No. 1 Fayette in the Region 3-AAAA title game and claimed the school's first basketball title along the way Saturday.

February 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


United heading into 2012

Only two games into the season, and the Alcovy boys' soccer team is on the cusp of exceeding last year's win total.

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Girls look to rebound after disappointing finish in 2011

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy wins 3-AAAA title

Eastside also played a top-ranked boys' basketball team this weekend, in No. 5 Drew on Saturday.

February 20, 2012 | Staff Report | Alcovy


United heading into 2012

Only two games into the season, and the Alcovy boys' soccer team is on the cusp of exceeding last year's win total.

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Dual threat

Both Alcovy basketball teams wrapped up regular-season play Saturday with a pair of road wins. The girls topped Union Grove 41-23 in the first game of the day while the boys cruised to a 64-43 win over the Wolverines.

February 07, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy teams on the verge of history

It's been a great year for basketball so far this year in Newton County. All six high school teams are in prime positions to make runs at a region championship and make the state playoffs. If it happens, it'll be the first time the three schools sent both boys' and girls' teams to their respective state tournaments.

February 04, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy beats powerhouse Chamblee 59-53

Alcovy pulled off perhaps its biggest win of the season Saturday when the Tigers came away with a 59-53 victory over Chamblee.

January 31, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy teams stay hot in region play

Both Alcovy basketball teams capped a perfect week in region play with home wins over Woodland, Henry Friday. The girls struggled a bit offensively but managed to come away with a 55-50 win before the boys escaped with a 54-48 win.

January 28, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Palo scores 1,000th point in Alcovy win

Alcovy's girls basketball team pounded Griffin 69-28 in Region 3A-AAAA play Friday to move to 7-0 in region play. But the night belonged to Kate Palo.

January 21, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Two Tigers sign college letters of intent

Two of Alcovy baseball's brightest stars signed letters of intent to play in college Tuesday. Slugger Bowen Braswell will play at Georgia Perimeter College while hard-throwing right-hander Darius Hill will play at Gordon College in Barnesville.

January 19, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


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