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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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Hawks' offense rolls past Tigers

POWDER SPRINGS – Hillgrove once again lit up the scoreboard as the Hawks defeated Alcovy 41-13 in its first-round Class AAAAAA state playoff game at Cobb Energy/Hillgrove Stadium.

November 16, 2013 | Greg Oshust Marietta Daily Journal | Alcovy


Alcovy hopes to rebound against Hillgrove

The Alcovy High varsity football team fell just short of clinching its first region title in school history a week ago against Lovejoy, but as the Tigers hit the road to take on No. 8 Hillgrove, the Hawks are the only things on their minds.

November 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Beshears chooses North Georgia

Alcovy senior catcher Morgan Beshears will continue her softball career next season with the University of North Georgia.

November 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Rams, Tigers begin postseason journey

The Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers begin their postseason journeys this week, kicking off Week 11 football action this Friday.

November 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers fall in heartbreaker

The Alcovy Tigers fell in a 27-8 heartbreaker Friday night to Lovejoy, coming up just short of the program's first region championship at Sharp Stadium.

November 09, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Alcovy Athlete of the Week: Benton

For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Alcovy defensive end Curtiss Benton has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.

November 09, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers have region title on their minds

The Alcovy Tigers have a chance tonight to post their best regular-season record in school history.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Penny finding strength, confidence

Alcovy High senior Jaylin Penny didn't plan on becoming a wide receiver.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Benton, but not broken

Many celebrated Halloween on Thursday, but Alcovy defensive end Curtiss Benton handed out the treats for the Tigers, and the tricks for the Rockdale County Friday night at Reid Stadium in the Tigers' 22-7 region victory over the Bulldogs.

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy Athlete of the Week: Bell

For his efforts against Druid Hills last week, Alcovy High wide receiver D'Anthony Bell has been named the Tigers' Athlete of the Week.

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lovejoy, Tigers set for region title clash

Playoff positioning is still unsettled in the Region 2-AAAAAA, as Alcovy and Newton will decide who grabs the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the region next week.

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers control fate against Bulldogs

Entering the ninth week of its season, the Alcovy High varsity football team holds its fate in its hands.

October 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy Athlete of the Week: Smith

After leading the Tigers with three hits in their second round series against Newnan, Alcovy sophomore Raven Smith has been named the Tigers' Athlete of the Week.

October 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Bell tolls for Red Devils

The Alcovy Tigers didn't pass much Thursday night at Sharp Stadium against the Druid Hills Red Devils, but when they did put the ball in the air, it seemed to find the hands of junior D'Anthony Bell.

October 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Newnan ends Tigers’ season

Despite winning a regular season regional title and a regional tournament championship, the Alcovy varsity softball team saw its ultimate goal fall just out of reach Wednesday night at home, as the Tigers fell in straight games to the Newnan Cougars to end their 2013 season.

October 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


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