As he walked into Jim Stalvey's on a Friday afternoon, you could see a look of ease on Kirk Hoffman's face. His team, Alcovy – still seeking its first win of the season – is on a bye week and Hoffman doesn't have to play a game that Friday night.
On a cold Wednesday evening Florida State commit Abby Evans, blanked the Lady Tigers twice lifting Hilgrove to 1-0 and 6-0 wins respectively, ending Alcovy's playoff run in the second round.
Tyra Holingsworth and Ciara Bryan (again) have been selected as the athletes of the week for their respective schools Alcovy and Newton. These two players stood out amongst their peers. Eastside played away on Friday and the Eagles' Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.
Wednesday, Alcovy will play its second round playoff game against Hillgrove. The Tigers have the perfect blend of experience and skill, highlighted by their strong senior class, juniors Kalia Johnson and Raven Smith, plus freshman catcher Emma Waddell.
Advancing to the second round was on the line and in two pitcher's duels it came down to the seventh inning each time, and each time Tyra Hollingsworth came up clutch.
On a chilly afternoon on Saturday – one that was perfect for football but just okay for softball – Alcovy showed its dominance and ran through Newton 16-1 in just three innings to capture the 2014 2-AAAAAA Region Championship.
On Saturday Alcovy softball did something it hadn't done all season, and on Wednesday it did something it hadn't done since coach Monica Marks took over the program five years ago.
Alcovy may have lost its preseason exhibition game 13-10 to Dunwoody Friday night, but that didn't lower Tigers' coach Kirk Hoffman's satisfaction with what he saw.
Alcovy played its third game in just two days on Thursday, but looking at the scoreboard and the stat sheet, you wouldn't know it.
The 2012 football season is so close you can practically hear the cheers and whistles coming from Sharp Stadium.
The 2012-13 school year not only brings a new season for Alcovy softball, but also a new region.
With Meagan Tucker having amassed the most impressive statistics in the history of Alcovy girls' basketball, it's safe to say her coach Kidada Holtzclaw has significant influence over her game.
Alcovy has already began the work to follow up a historical season.
The Alcovy girls' basketball team followed a great 2011-12 season with a great 2012 summer.
The Lady Tiger recently finished up an approximate 30-game stretch, which saw them compete in various summer camps and leagues.
Gabrielle Sherwood was intent on having her last basketball game be in the Georgia Class AAAA Final Four.
Alcovy's last season in Region 3-AAAA came to an end Wednesday in the region playoffs.
It's been taking Alcovy a little longer, but the results have been consistent in the final games of the 2012 regular season - wins.
Lightning didn't stop Morgan Edelman, Sage Fuller and the Alcovy soccer team Friday night as it routed Newton 6-1.
Alcovy hosted the first Newton Cup track meet Wednesday and Thursday, and after one day of track events, the host team was on top.
Austin Fuller simply threw strikes Monday night.
Alcovy, Newton and Eastside will all be running from each other today.