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.
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Two years ago, Alcovy guard LaReco Herring got the call he had been waiting for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coaching basketball isn't foreign to first-year Alcovy girls varsity basketball coach David Baker.
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.
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.
Alcovy senior catcher Morgan Beshears will continue her softball career next season with the University of North Georgia.
The Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers begin their postseason journeys this week, kicking off Week 11 football action this Friday.
The Alcovy Tigers fell in a 27-8 heartbreaker Friday night to Lovejoy, coming up just short of the program's first region championship at Sharp Stadium.
For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Alcovy defensive end Curtiss Benton has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.
The Alcovy Tigers have a chance tonight to post their best regular-season record in school history.
Alcovy High senior Jaylin Penny didn't plan on becoming a wide receiver.
Many celebrated Halloween on Thursday, but Alcovy defensive end Curtiss Benton handed out the treats for the Tigers, and the tricks for the Rockdale County Friday night at Reid Stadium in the Tigers' 22-7 region victory over the Bulldogs.