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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


The Nation’s best from Newton County

The beginning of the NCAA football season saw some of Newton County's collegiate athletes have exceptional showings on Saturday. If there are any athletes that you feel deserve to be mentioned in our weekly coverage of some of the nation's best from Newton County, email our sports editor Shakeen Holloway at sholloway@covnews.com.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


#FansOfTheWeek

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Story of tonight's game: Youth

"We are young" isn't just a song by indie pop group Fun, it's also the theme for both Eastside and Alcovy's football teams this season.

August 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Young Guns

In this Q&A with Alcovy head football coach Kirk Hoffman, we talk about Hoffman's role in coaching a young team, Tigers' quarterback Bubba Hickson, the team's strengths/weaknesses and more.

August 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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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


Alcovy seeks first ever playoff berth

It's quite simple for the Alcovy Tigers. Win tomorrow night and their in the playoffs. To do so, they will have to beat a tough Griffin team that has the same aspirations. That may be easier said than done.

November 15, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy tops Forest Park, keeps playoff hopes alive

As the end of the season approaches, the Alcovy Tigers looked to make one last push for the playoffs as the Panthers of Forest Park visited Homer Sharp Stadium Friday.

November 12, 2008 | Brian Harper | Alcovy


Tigers face must win at home vs. Forest Park

If Alcovy ever need a win, tonight's the night. With two games remaining, the Tigers find themselves on the outside looking in at 3-3 in Region 4-AAAA.

November 10, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy falls to Mt. Zion 32-15 on the road

The Mt. Zion-Jonesboro Bulldogs hosted the Alcovy Tigers at Tara Stadium Friday night in a game with strong regional implications. The Tigers (4-4, 3-3 Region 4-AAAA) had their sights set on taking third place in the region, but it was the Bulldogs (6-3, 5-2) who moved into second with a 32-15 victory. Few fans were cheering on either side of the stadium in the rain and bitter cold, and it was a rocky start for both teams with the weather seemingly having negative effects early on. Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman didn't think the weather could be blamed for his ...

November 06, 2008 | Rachel Kellogg | Alcovy


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