Arlana Barnes (Alcovy), D.J. Hill (Newton) and Raytavious Jackson (Eastside) headline this week's athletes of the week.
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.
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.
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.
Ny'tauja Mckinnon, Keidra Sears and Raynesha Clay have been named Newton's, Alcovy's and Eastside's athletes of the week respectively.
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.
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.
And just like that 2014 is almost over. It's been a big year in sports, especially in this electrifying second half of the year. We've done a year in review of spring sports in the summer, so now it's time we look at some of the best and biggest moments in Newton County sports for the second half of 2014. There were lots of games, signings...etc that could have been included but we only have so much room. Enjoy.
On Friday night, the Alcovy Tigers basketball team welcomed South Gwinnett to town. Going into the game, Alcovy was looking to get its first win of the season. Despite Alcovy playing with outstanding effort, once against they came up short, losing 64-54.
The athletes of the week for the week of December 8, 2014 are Alexcia Chatman (Newton) and Tierra Hodges (Alcovy). Check covnews.com for Eastside's athlete of the week after Monday. See caption below.
The Lady Tigers of Alcovy got their first win in region 2-AAAAAA this season on Friday evening. It wasn't an easy one by any means, as the Lady Wildcats of Lovejoy gave them all they could handle. But, Alcovy fought it out, and displayed some toughness with a 51-46 win over Lovejoy.
Each basketball team from around the county played tonight. Here are the scores for the games from tonight.
Madison Beazley and Autumn Evans signed full scholarships to play softball and attend Andrew College on Friday. The two had an enormous amount of support, as they continue their journey to college.
Alcovy's Lady Tigers are 2-3 on the season. One of those wins came against a now 5-1 Marietta team the Lady Tigers beat Novermber 21, 58-53, that advanced to the second round of state last year. Lady Tigers' coach David Baker speaks about the win and his team in this Q&A.
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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.
The Region 2-AAAAAA championship was played like what it was – a rivalry game – with both teams putting it all on the line.
For the third straight season, the Alcovy girls' basketball team finished its region season unbeaten, and was once again rewarded for its efforts.
As the regular season winds down today, Alcovy fell to Rockdale for the second time in 2012-13 on Tuesday.
This year's Alcovy boys' soccer team is four years in the making and ready to create its own mojo.
The Alcovy girls' basketball team continued its quest to be the top team in Region 2-AAAAAA, this time defeating cross-town rivals Newton 63-44 Friday to remain unbeaten in league play.
With five regular season games remaining, Alcovy has earned itself a No. 1 seed in the Region 2-AAAAAA payoffs.
Alcovy saw the return of one of its top players and got off the schnide as 2013 gets under way.
For the fourth straight game, the results were the same for Alcovy despite a change in the players.