Carlos Huggins and Emma Waddell have been named Eastside's and Alcovy's athletes of the week respectively. Newton played on Saturday (past deadline) and the Rams' Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.
Over the last three years, Alcovy softball has accumulated 63 wins – which include back-to-back-to-back trips to the playoffs – and become a staple in region 2-AAAAAA establishing a model of consistency for the program.
As he walked into Jim Stalvey's on a Friday afternoon, you could see a look of ease on Kirk Hoffman's face. His team, Alcovy – still seeking its first win of the season – is on a bye week and Hoffman doesn't have to play a game that Friday night.
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.
The Alcovy Tigers passed their first postseason test with flying colors Tuesday night at home against Rockdale County, shutting out the Bulldogs 8-0 in the first round of the Region 2-AAAAAA softball tournament.
Rivalry games always add a little spark to the football season.
With region play under way, three teams currently hold the top spot in Region 2-AAAAAA.
The Alcovy Tigers and Heritage Patriots squared off in a heated pitchers' duel Wednesday night, but in the end, it was the Patriots that came away with a 6-0 win at home.
With regular season regional play coming to a close last week, the Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams varsity softball teams turn their attention to the 2013 Region 2-AAAAAA softball tournament.
A late fourth-quarter push by Luella fell short Friday night, as the Alcovy Tigers clinched their fourth win of the season on the road with a 34-31 victory over the Lions.
Coming off a dominating 35-7 victory over Jackson last Thursday, the Alcovy varsity football team seems to be running on all cylinders.
The Alcovy Tigers varsity softball team closed their 2013 regular season home slate with a 4-0 victory over Putnam County, honoring seniors Chelsie Nolley, Morgan Beshears and Waneshia Morris on Senior Night on Thursday.
The Alcovy Tigers marched out to their first 3-0 start since 2009 Thursday night, defeating Jackson at 35-7 at Sharp Stadium.
After a commanding 20-10 victory over county rival Eastside last Friday, the Alcovy Tigers' varsity football team welcome the Jackson Red Devils tomorrow to Sharp Stadium for a non-traditional Thursday night contest.
The Alcovy Tigers earned their second win of the season in a thriller against cross-town rival Eastside, pulling out a 20-10 victory at Sharp Stadium Friday night.
While the Rams and Eagles had the opportunity to face off in the first week of the season in, the Alcovy Tigers are looking forward to their first in-county test of the year tonight against Eastside.
The Alcovy Tigers earned their first win of the season on Friday night against non-region opponent Perry, taming the Panthers 21-10 at Sharp Stadium.
Coming off a stinging 17-14 overtime loss on the road last week to Jones County, the Alcovy Tigers football program looks to get on the right track this week against Perry.
The 2013 football season didn't open the way the Alcovy Tigers expected.