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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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Much-needed win

After a rough week on the road, Alcovy volleyball got back on track Monday by earning a split in an area tri-match at home. The Lady Tigers topped Riverdale 25-17 and 25-23 to open the match before falling to Dutchtown 14-25 and 13-25.

September 13, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy airs it out for first win, 47-31

Alcovy dominated every aspect of Friday's game on its way to a 47-31 victory over favored Starr's Mill.

September 10, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Alcovy


Control game

With two games in the books, Alcovy is still searching for its first win of the 2011 season. If the Tigers are going to break through tonight, they'll have to knock off one of the state's best in Class AAAA, when they take on Starr's Mill at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

September 09, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy volleyball dismantles Salem in straight games

Alcovy volleyball dismantled Salem in two games Thursday to pick up its second win of the week. The Lady Tigers won both games 25-12 to defeat the Lady Salem Seminoles for the second time this year.

September 03, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


It's go time as season begins

After a long offseason to mull over what went down in 2010, the more than 400 high schools throughout Georgia embark on a common goal when the season opens tonight.

August 26, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Lady Tigers cruise past Salem 5-2

Alcovy softball picked up a much-needed win Monday when they topped Salem 5-2. The win snapped the Lady Tigers' two-game losing streak and moved their record back to .500. Alcovy dropped a pair of region games last week.

August 23, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy volleyball opens 2-0

Two games do not make a season. But for Alcovy volleyball, starting off with two wins after a tough 2010 season is certainly a positive way to kick off the new year.

August 20, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Union Grove blanks Alcovy 4-0

Alcovy High School's softball team hosted Union Grove on Tuesday in a hard fought ball game that was decided in the final innings. The Lady Tigers lost 4-0 to the Lady Wolverines but demonstrated that they could compete against some of the best pitching in the state.

August 19, 2011 | Tylan Merkerson | Alcovy


Lady Tigers have renewed optimism

Two years ago, Alcovy volleyball was the best team in the county. The Lady Tigers won the county championship, posted their first winning season and narrowly missed the school's first playoff berth. Last year though, the program took a step back.

August 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


High school football kicks off Aug. 26

If you've been outside the past couple of days, no doubt you've experienced the sweltering heat of another typical Georgia summer. It's not exactly great golf weather. The good news is it means the fall is fast approaching. And with fall brings football.

July 12, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Rivalry split

The city/county clash in Conyers yesterday had nothing to do with taxes or jurisdictional issues; this one involved primarily pitching and defense.

July 09, 2011 | Mike Stone | Alcovy


Experienced Tigers enter new region

For the Alcovy men's program, the expectations couldn't be higher. After being knocked out in the second round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament last year, the Tigers are greedy for more.

November 29, 2008 | Brain Harper | Alcovy


Holtzclaw's tutelage should help Lady Tigers improve

The Alcovy Tigers basketball program looks to add to its recent success as both squads head into their third season.

November 29, 2008 | Brain Harper | Alcovy


Alcovy falls to Griffin 35-16, finishes season at .500

On a night when Alcovy needed to be perfect, Griffin was a little better and the Tigers saw their season come to an end at the hands of a 35-16 defeat.

November 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Trailblazing her own path

Alcovy's cross-country teams placed second in the Region 4-AAAA meet last Saturday to earn a berth at Saturday's state meet at Carrolton - the first in school history. One of the main reasons is Tatlin Gammon

November 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


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