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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"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.
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.
In case you missed it, Eastside topped Alcovy 5-4 in an early evening matchup that showcased talent on both teams, but also shed a light on areas of improvement. We break down the strengths and weaknesses for both teams as of right now.
There's always something special about your first love. You never forget that first one – whether it lasts or not. Micah Williams Jr.'s first love was basketball. He even played for Newton High School for a while before transferring over to Alcovy.
As the clock struck 12 a.m. on Saturday it was finally time for the gridiron gladiators of Alcovy High School football to put on their armor and practice – so they did. After midnight, the madness ensued. For the first time since spring, the Tigers were back in action.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers. Then in game two, Lowndes' offense came alive and provided plenty of support as the Vikings swept Alcovy 2-0 and 8-1 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs at Noel George Field.
Alcovy baseball coach Casey Bates knew pitching would be key to his team's success in the Class AAAAAA playoffs, and the Tigers validated that claim in a two-game sweep of visiting Westlake Friday.
Alcovy boys' soccer had a bittersweet ending to its 2013 season Wednesday.
The Alcovy girls soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the state playoffs, falling 1-1 (3-2) in penalty kicks to Douglas County Tuesday night.
Alcovy baseball finished the 2013 regular season with three straight wins, and it isn't finished yet.
The Alcovy boys' golf team is not only Region 2-AAAAAA champions, but it is also headed to the state tournament.
Alcovy boys' tennis finished second in Region 2-AAAAAA, garnering the right to host a state playoff match.
Alcovy's Jake Jones threw a no-hitter to lead Alcovy to a region win over crosstown rival Newton Tuesday, pushing the Tigers into first place in Region 2-AAAAAA.
Rysan Richardson signed a letter of intent with Point University at Alcovy Tuesday.
Rysen Richardsons' two goals helped Alcovy sweep Newton in Region 2-AAAAAA soccer action Friday night.
Morgan Edelman set a precedent Tuesday afternoon.
Kevin Thompson was good, but not the best.
The most prolific era in Alcovy basketball, and perhaps the most celebrated in the school's sports tenure came to an end Friday night.
Alcovy used a mercy-ruled shortened 59-23 victory to advance past East Coweta and the first round of the state playoffs Tuesday.