Sydney Ziglar, Baylea Payne, Ryleigh Langford and Daphne Ramirez make up the four freshmen that helped propel Alcovy's girls soccer team to a No. 2 seed and a trip to the playoffs.
Camani Smith (Alcovy), Austin Kerbow (Eastside) and Joshua Howard (Newton) are the athletes of the week.
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.
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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.
Committing four turnovers and eight penalties is a difficult way to start the football season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2012 football season is so close you can practically hear the cheers and whistles coming from Sharp Stadium.
The 2012-13 school year not only brings a new season for Alcovy softball, but also a new region.
With Meagan Tucker having amassed the most impressive statistics in the history of Alcovy girls' basketball, it's safe to say her coach Kidada Holtzclaw has significant influence over her game.
Alcovy has already began the work to follow up a historical season.
The Alcovy girls' basketball team followed a great 2011-12 season with a great 2012 summer.
The Lady Tiger recently finished up an approximate 30-game stretch, which saw them compete in various summer camps and leagues.
Gabrielle Sherwood was intent on having her last basketball game be in the Georgia Class AAAA Final Four.
Alcovy's last season in Region 3-AAAA came to an end Wednesday in the region playoffs.