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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the second-straight week at home, Alcovy allowed 30 points, but this time the team wasn't able to find the endzone.
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.
he Alcovy High School golf program scored a pair of region titles this week, as the Tigers' girls and boys golf teams captured Region 2-AAAAAA tournament titles, advancing on to the Class AAAAAA sectional tournament.
The Alcovy Tigers stepped out of region play Monday afternoon, traveling to McDonough for a non-region playoff tune-up against the Ola Mustangs.
The Newton and Alcovy boys varsity soccer programs begin postseason action Tuesday, while the Alcovy Lady Tigers hit the road Wednesday in state tournament play.
After picking up three wins in three days earlier this week, the Alcovy varsity baseball team's momentum came to a halt Friday night, dropping a pair of road contests to the Jackson Red Devils in a non-region doubleheader.
The playoff-bound Alcovy girls soccer team faced the Woodland (Stockbridge) Lady Wolfpack in a non-region match Wednesday and when the dust settled, Woodland defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1 in a hard-fought, physical playoff tune-up on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Alcovy senior forward Houston Kent scored two goals in the first half, and goalie Paul Rothe made several key saves in the second half, as the Tigers hung on to defeat the Woodland (Stockbridge) Wolfpack 2-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
The Alcovy varsity baseball team's offense continued to light up opponents Tuesday night, downing Morrow 11-1 a night after putting up 11 runs on region foe Lovejoy.
The Alcovy Tigers varsity baseball team batted its way to an 11-1 region victory Monday night over the Lovejoy Wildcats, plating six runs over the first two innings while tallying nine hits.
The Alcovy Tigers boys' track and field team took home first place honors Saturday at the 2014 Bonnie Maddox Invitational Relay, breezing through the boys' field with 140 total points.
No one would say Friday's match-up on the diamond between the Alcovy Tigers and Rockdale County Bulldogs was the prettiest game ever played, but the Bulldogs overcame three errors and used timely hitting to put an important victory in the win-loss column, defeating the Tigers 6-4 on the road in region play.
The Alcovy Tigers varsity baseball team stepped out of region play Wednesday, traveling to Putnam County to take on the War Eagles.
Senior forward Devon Dawkins tallied a pair of goals and Rockdale County netted three first-half scores Thursday night on the road at Sharp Stadium, outlasting rival Alcovy 4-2 in a region battled that moved the Bulldogs to third in the Region 2-AAAAAA soccer standings.
Regulation wasn't enough to decide who'd come out on top Thursday night at Sharp Stadium between the Alcovy and Rockdale County High School girls soccer programs, but a single goal in overtime settled the score, as the Lady Tigers edged Rockdale 3-2 in Region 2-AAAAAA action.
A second half spark ignited the Alcovy boys soccer team Monday night at Sharp Stadium against visiting Newnan, helping the Tigers overcome a two-goal deficit in the final 40 minutes of play.
Five second-half goals surrendered by the Lady Tigers' defense led to a non-region loss Monday night at Sharp Stadium for the Alcovy girls soccer team, as the Lady Tigers fell 6-0 to visiting Newnan.