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Athletes of the week: 10/20

Carlos Huggins and Emma Waddell have been named Eastside's and Alcovy's athletes of the week respectively. Newton played on Saturday (past deadline) and the Rams' Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


High turnover

Over the last three years, Alcovy softball has accumulated 63 wins – which include back-to-back-to-back trips to the playoffs – and become a staple in region 2-AAAAAA establishing a model of consistency for the program.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


For love of the GAME

As he walked into Jim Stalvey's on a Friday afternoon, you could see a look of ease on Kirk Hoffman's face. His team, Alcovy – still seeking its first win of the season – is on a bye week and Hoffman doesn't have to play a game that Friday night.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Hillgrove ends Alcovy's playoff run

On a cold Wednesday evening Florida State commit Abby Evans, blanked the Lady Tigers twice lifting Hilgrove to 1-0 and 6-0 wins respectively, ending Alcovy's playoff run in the second round.

October 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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


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Palo signs school’s first basketball scholarship

It's been a busy year for Alcovy basketball star Kate Palo, and the season hasn't even started yet. She was named homecoming queen last month and Thursday she signed a letter of intent to attend Georgia College & State University on a basketball scholarship.

November 16, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers rode momentum as far as they could

Momentum can be a wonderful thing in sports. When you have it, you feel invincible. Some teams can ride it all the way to a championship. The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants – the last two World Series champions, come to mind. But momentum is fleeting. It can come from the smallest things and build at a furious pitch. It can also vanish in an instant.

November 12, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Not their time

Alcovy's worst fear came to fruition Friday in its Class AAAA playoff game against Tri Cities. With the score tied at 21, the Bulldogs reeled off four straight touchdowns and the Tigers were unable to counter. Tri Cities tacked on a safety late and cruised to a 51-28 win.

November 11, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Defense is young but talented

At first glance, 2010 was a wasted year for Alcovy football. What positive could possibly come out of a 1-9 season? Then 2011 came around and things turned around in a hurry. The reasons are many. But at the head of Alcovy's transformation are very much those struggles the Tigers went through - rather what came out of them.

November 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy's time

Alcovy plays its eleventh game of the season for just the second time in school history when the Tigers face Tri Cities tonight at Sharp Stadium for the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

November 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Northgate routs Tigers 42-13, captures region title

NEWNAN - Alcovy had a chance to win its first outright region title Friday and a No. 1 seed heading into this week's opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs. After a 42-13 dismantling at the hands of Northgate, losing the region championship might be the last thing on the Tigers' minds.

November 05, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Wild night of football ends in mass disappointment

Everything that could go wrong for the three Newton County football teams did go wrong Friday night. Newton win but lost, Eastside beat itself and Alcovy forgot to pack its game on the bus and left it at school then got pounded in the region championship game.

November 05, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers can claim their first region championship, earn No. 1 seed

The Tigers are on the verge of capturing Alcovy's first outright region football championship. They won the subregion title two weeks ago and have had an extra week to prepare for the title game. The bye week couldn't have come at a better time. It gave the Tigers extra time to prepare for perhaps the best team they'll have faced so far.

November 03, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy to play at Northgate

The Region 3-AAAA championship game is set and Alcovy knows who it will play. By virtue of Northgate's 27-24 win over Whitewater Friday, the Vikings won the Region 3B-AAAA regular-season title and will host the Tigers this week to determine the overall region champion.

October 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


From worst to first

Alcovy completed its improbable turnaround from worst to first Friday with a 34-8 win over Woodland, Henry at Sharp Stadium Friday.

October 21, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers fall to Dutchtown, still in control

Alcovy and Newton needed road wins Friday for different reasons. For the Tigers, a win would give them a state playoff berth and at least one home playoff game. He Rams needed a win just to keep their slim playoffs hopes alive. Neither team accomplished its mission.

October 15, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Who would have thought?

Until 2008, football games at Sharp Stadium in November were almost always meaningless. Save for the occasional season finale that decided Newton, then later Eastside's playoff fate, Sharp Stadium was usually a ghost town that late in the year. Then Eastside started wining region championships and all of a sudden, football games in Covington in November, specifically playoff games, have become common place.

October 11, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers thump Jones County 44-28

Alcovy's improbable turnaround from a 1-9 team and losers of the first two games this season just keeps getting more intriguing. And while the Tigers keep facing tough tasks they keep coming away winners. Maybe it's time to face reality. They're pretty good.

October 08, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers face Jones Co. for top spot

With three games remaining in the regular season, Alcovy can solidify its playoff chances with a win over Jones County tonight. But it won't come easy. At 3-0 in Region 3A-AAAA, the Greyhounds are tied with the Tigers for the top spot. Whoever wins tonight may wind up with the automatic state playoff berth.

October 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Tigers continue to roll

Homecoming games are always ones high school football teams look forward to. Especially if you're Alcovy and you know you're playing Ola.

October 01, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


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