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BEST moments in basketball

The basketball regular season is long gone and most teams in the county have seen their respective season come to an end in the state playoffs. Looking back on this season, it was filled with great moments, rivalry wins, buzzer-beaters and upsets. Here are some of the photos that capture those moments.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Rams/Lady Tigers ousted in playoffs

After coming so close to winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship, the No. 2 seed Newton Lady Rams hosted the Lady Packers of Colquitt in the first round of the state tournament on Wednesday evening. Newton definitely did not come out with the same energy they had in the region championship, but they did have late push to be in the position to with the game. Ultimately, Newton came up short and was defeated 46-42.

February 18, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Tucker dismantles Alcovy

Having great vision, strength, deceptive speed and uncapped energy is what you need to crush a team on your home court, and that's what Tucker did to the Alcovy Lady Tigers, dismantling them in a double-digit victory. From start to finish, Tucker kept the lead, and never looked back.

February 14, 2015 | Jameel Shareef | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 2/02

Ayanna Wimbush (Alcovy), Darvin Jones (Newton) and Janelle Cook (Eastside) are the athletes of the week.

February 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Bell signs with Albany

Alcovy safety/receiver D'Anthony Bell was the school's only National Signing Day signee and Bell chose to further his football career at Albany State. Alcovy will announce more signees in the coming weeks.

February 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 1/26

Jaquan Sims (Newton), Tierra Hodges (Alcovy) and Tierra Smith (Eastside) are the athletes of the week.

February 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 1/19

Arlana Barnes (Alcovy), D.J. Hill (Newton) and Raytavious Jackson (Eastside) headline this week's athletes of the week.

January 25, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers DROP Lady Rams

Up until Friday, Newton hadn't lost a region game all season. They traveled down the road to face region opponent and county rival Alcovy on Friday, and Friday night the Lady Tigers ended the Lady Rams' unbeaten region record.

January 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Pick & roll: Sears to Hodges

The pick and roll is such an astoundingly simple play, yet it can be the foundation of a team's offense and it can be virtually impossible to stop. Under head coach David Baker, the Lady Tigers use the pick and roll to get their offense going almost exclusively. Still, teams have trouble stopping it.

January 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers knock off Newton/NHS boys win big

The last time the Lady Rams and the Lady Tigers played, Newton won on a putback buzzer beater from Alexcia Chatman at home. This time Alcovy's girls didn't let the game come down to one final shot as they used the second half to run off to a 60-51 victory over Newton, giving Newton its first region loss of the season.

January 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 1/05

Ny'tauja Mckinnon, Keidra Sears and Raynesha Clay have been named Newton's, Alcovy's and Eastside's athletes of the week respectively.

January 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers dominate/Boys lose big

Alcovy continued to cement its position as a threat to win the region with a dominant 55-36 win against neighboring county rival, Rockdale County.

January 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Newton County all-area dream team

Ever wonder what a football team composed of the best players and the best coaches of Newton County's three high schools would look like? Well, we're here to answer that question with the Newton County All-Area football team.

January 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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Revved up rivalry

Rarely is a basketball game between county rivals Alcovy and Newton ever dull. Quite the contrary. Most of the time they come down to the fourth quarter. When the two get together tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at Newton, you can expect another tight battle.

December 02, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


GHSA places schools in six classifications for 2012-13

The three county high schools will be in new regions yet again when fall athletics start in 2012. The Georgia High School Association approved the plan to divide its 440 member schools into six classifications - up from five, with the change set to take place next year.

November 22, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Alcovy girls return veteran squad with eyes on the big prize

There's a certain sense of excitement surrounding Alcovy's girls' basketball program these days. Winning 25 games and going undefeated in subregion play as they did last year will to do that. But the excitement is only compounded by the fact that the Lady Tigers are poised to be even better this year.

November 17, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Edwards and company look to build off of solid 2010 season

Alcovy's boys' basketball had an up and down 2010-11 season that ultimately came to a disappointing end in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

November 17, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


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


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