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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' season ends in Elite Eight

FORT VALLEY - Alcovy's dream season was interrupted Friday night by the appearance of North Clayton's Marcus Hunt.

March 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


On to the Final Four

FORT VALLEY - The Alcovy girls' basketball team made sure its first appearance in the Elite Eight was a memorable one.

March 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Richardson's hat trick powers Alcovy

Rysan Richardson tallied a hat trick to lead Alcovy over Newton 5-2 in a cross-town soccer matchup on Tuesday night.

March 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Alcovy


Shooting surge lifts Tigers into Elite 8

Make room on the bus ladies. A night after Alcovy's girls' basketball team defeated top-seeded Warner Robbins on the road to advance to the Elite Eight, the boys punched their own ticket to Fort Valley State University with a SCORE win over Bainbridge.

March 01, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy


Lady Tigers exercise Demons

Warner Robins coach Tom Mobley had seen the game tape.

March 01, 2012 | Chris Deighan Special to The News | Alcovy


Richardson's hat trick leads Alcovy

Rysan Richardson tallied a hat trick to lead Alcovy over Newton 5-2 in a cross-town soccer matchup on Tuesday night.

February 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Alcovy


Williams, Tucker lead Alcovy to Elite Eight

Warner Robins coach Tom Mobley had seen the game tape.

February 29, 2012 | Chris Deighan | Alcovy


Playoff run continues

Alcovy is the only area school that made it past the first round of the 2012 state basketball playoffs.

February 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy baseball focuses on team

Casey Bates thought a two-day rest would help his baseball team during Alcovy's winter break this past week.

February 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Late surge lifts Alcovy girls past Mundy's Mill

For the second straight year, the Alcovy girls' basketball team is going back to the Class AAAA Sweet 16.

February 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Tigers roar with 17th straight win

Make that 17 straight for Alcovy.

February 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy boys capture first region title

The Alcovy boys' basketball team is in uncharted territory.

The Tigers won their first region title, are on their longest winning streak, picked up their highest ranking and are looking for their first state playoff win.

February 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy wins school's first bball title

Alcovy won 73-60 over No. 1 Fayette in the Region 3-AAAA title game and claimed the school's first basketball title along the way Saturday.

February 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


United heading into 2012

Only two games into the season, and the Alcovy boys' soccer team is on the cusp of exceeding last year's win total.

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Girls look to rebound after disappointing finish in 2011

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


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