Camani Smith (Alcovy), Austin Kerbow (Eastside) and Joshua Howard (Newton) are the athletes of the week.
With most of the teams/schools off this week with Spring Break, here's a look at which teams have been the best with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The baseball playoffs are coming, but there are still some important region battles to take place some big games left to determine final playoff seeding. This is a ranking of how good the teams are so far based primarily on region play, competitiveness, non-region play and head-to-head matchups.
Similarly in terms of wins and losses, but different in terms of play, the Rockdale/Alcovy soccer boys/girls matches ended like they did last time – with Rockdale's boys winning and Alcovy's girls winning.
As the Lady Tigers continued to prove their dominance on the pitch, the boys solidified themselves as a team to be reckoned with in Region 2-AAAAAA when both teams finished their respective sweeps of Newton on Friday. Here are five notes from the game on Friday.
With the Alcovy girls (9-3, 6-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) and boys (4-1-7, 4-4 Rergion 2-AAAAAA) soccer teams both coming off victories against Newton 9-3, 6-2 Region 2-AAAAAA on Wednesday, one more win would seal the deal for the regular season series and that's what they got as the Lady Tigers blanked Newton 5-0 and the boys came back to win 2-1.
Alcovy, Eastside and Newton's soccer teams all came together Wednesday evening at Sharp Stadium to honor the memory of Carlvon Betts, who passed away two weeks ago in a car accident. Between the boys and girls' games, Newton Athletic Director Tracey Curtis presented Carlvon's parents – Carlton and Tracy Betts – with a package that featured some of Betts's best photos and NHS principal, John Ellenberg, announced that the school would be retiring Betts's jersey.
It seems like baseball season just started, but yet most teams are already into the most important part of their schedule, region games. It is one thing to start off your region schedule, and it's another to start it against a border-county rival. Alcovy and Rockdale led off its Region 2-AAAAAA schedule with a three-game series against each other.
There's always that one moment or season where the parents of a high school athlete realize their child has the ability to use his or her athletic abilities to get a scholarship to attend college. John Richardson and Holly Johnson, the parents of Alcovy wrestler Austin Richardson, saw that moment come to fruition on Tuesday when Richardson signed his letter of intent to attend Truett McConnell.
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.
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.
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Alcovy did its part last week, now it will look to matchup against Lovejoy and await Druid Hills and Rockdale to determine its fate.
Alcovy was the best team in Region 2-AAAAAA this season, claiming the region title, and it showed in post-season recognition Thursday.
Alcovy shut down Rockdale and opened up a postseason berth in a 17-8 win at Sharp Stadium Friday night.
Alcovy couldn't hold on to a 14-point lead against Druid Hills Friday night and now have to wait for a possible playoff berth.
The Alcovy football team has been looking to get its offense on track all season, and with just four games left the Tigers scored their highest point total of the year netting 30 against Morrow last Friday. Now with the regular season reaching its closing point, Alcovy is finding an offensive rhythm.
The Alcovy girls' basketball team reached new heights in the 2011-12 season, reaching the Class AAAA final four and winning 25 games.
The Alcovy Tigers defeated the visiting Mustangs of Morrow high, 30-13 at Homer Sharp Stadium Thursday night.
Alcovy's impressive Region 2-AAAAAA championship season came to an end Thursday as Hillgrove won the decisive game of the best-of-three second-round matchup 5-0.
Alcovy will have to wait one more day to find out if its softball team can advance to next week's state finals in Columbus.
Alcovy moved on to the second round of the state softball playoffs for the first time in school history Wednesday, and did so in dominating fashion.
The Alcovy softball team achieved one of its goals Friday night, winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship.
Alcovy softball was crowned Region 2-AAAAAA champions Friday night after defeating Rockdale 4-0.
The Alcovy football team tied its highest point total of the season last week, putting up 24 points for just the second time this season, both in wins.
Finishing the regular season ranked fifth in the state makes for a pretty good season.
Alcovy put it all together in overtime, picking up a dramatic 24-21 victory over Luella in Sharp Stadium Friday night.