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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


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Tigers claim Newton Cup

For the second year in a row, and the third time in four tries, the Alcovy varsity wrestling team left the mat Tuesday night as the winner of the Newton Cup.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Edwards, Duke headed to Chick-fil-A Bowl

Former Alcovy standout and current Duke Blue Devil DeVon Edwards will continue his 2013 football season on New Year's Eve.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lady Tigers earn second win, boys fall against Morrow

Friday night the Alcovy Lady Tigers hosted the Lady Mustangs of Morrow and pulled out a last second 64-62 victory for their second win of the season.

December 07, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Alcovy


Lady Tigers earn first win

The Alcovy girls varsity basketball team earned its first victory of the season Tuesday night on the road, defeating region member Druid Hills 64-54.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Benton leads Tigers to best record

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


No Payne, no gain

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers' Hoffman named Coach of the Year

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy's Herring takes command

Two years ago, Alcovy guard LaReco Herring got the call he had been waiting for.

November 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


AHS wrestling hopes to sustain success in 2013

After coming up short a year ago at the podium, the Alcovy wrestling team is looking for another big performance this season. So far, the Tigers look on pace to repeat last season's impressive run.

November 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers struggle at Walnut Grove

The Alcovy Tigers boys' varsity basketball team fell on the road Monday in its opening game of the 2013 Walnut Grove High School Thanksgiving Shootout, dropping a 57-50 decision to host Walnut Grove.

November 25, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


AHS, NHS face stiff competition at Tip-Off Classic

The Alcovy and Newton varsity girls basketball programs will hit the road this week to take part in the Lady Blue Tip-Off Classic hosted by Norcross High School.

November 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Levi adds new leadership to Tigers' program

First-year Alcovy boys varsity basketball coach Jabari Levi has big shoes to fill this season, but he's ready to take on the challenge.

November 16, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy has chance to repeat

Coaching basketball isn't foreign to first-year Alcovy girls varsity basketball coach David Baker.

November 16, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


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


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