Alcovy High School celebrated the signing of two student athletes Wednesday, both former Tigers' basketball players, and one a future collegiate hoopster and another a future collegiate softball player.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers. Then in game two, Lowndes' offense came alive and provided plenty of support as the Vikings swept Alcovy 2-0 and 8-1 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs at Noel George Field.
Alcovy baseball coach Casey Bates knew pitching would be key to his team's success in the Class AAAAAA playoffs, and the Tigers validated that claim in a two-game sweep of visiting Westlake Friday.
Alcovy boys' soccer had a bittersweet ending to its 2013 season Wednesday.
The Alcovy girls soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the state playoffs, falling 1-1 (3-2) in penalty kicks to Douglas County Tuesday night.
Alcovy baseball finished the 2013 regular season with three straight wins, and it isn't finished yet.
The Alcovy boys' golf team is not only Region 2-AAAAAA champions, but it is also headed to the state tournament.
Alcovy boys' tennis finished second in Region 2-AAAAAA, garnering the right to host a state playoff match.
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.
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NEWNAN - Alcovy had a chance to win its first outright region title Friday and a No. 1 seed heading into this week's opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs. After a 42-13 dismantling at the hands of Northgate, losing the region championship might be the last thing on the Tigers' minds.
Everything that could go wrong for the three Newton County football teams did go wrong Friday night. Newton win but lost, Eastside beat itself and Alcovy forgot to pack its game on the bus and left it at school then got pounded in the region championship game.
The Tigers are on the verge of capturing Alcovy's first outright region football championship. They won the subregion title two weeks ago and have had an extra week to prepare for the title game. The bye week couldn't have come at a better time. It gave the Tigers extra time to prepare for perhaps the best team they'll have faced so far.
The Region 3-AAAA championship game is set and Alcovy knows who it will play. By virtue of Northgate's 27-24 win over Whitewater Friday, the Vikings won the Region 3B-AAAA regular-season title and will host the Tigers this week to determine the overall region champion.
Alcovy completed its improbable turnaround from worst to first Friday with a 34-8 win over Woodland, Henry at Sharp Stadium Friday.
Alcovy and Newton needed road wins Friday for different reasons. For the Tigers, a win would give them a state playoff berth and at least one home playoff game. He Rams needed a win just to keep their slim playoffs hopes alive. Neither team accomplished its mission.
Until 2008, football games at Sharp Stadium in November were almost always meaningless. Save for the occasional season finale that decided Newton, then later Eastside's playoff fate, Sharp Stadium was usually a ghost town that late in the year. Then Eastside started wining region championships and all of a sudden, football games in Covington in November, specifically playoff games, have become common place.
Alcovy's improbable turnaround from a 1-9 team and losers of the first two games this season just keeps getting more intriguing. And while the Tigers keep facing tough tasks they keep coming away winners. Maybe it's time to face reality. They're pretty good.
With three games remaining in the regular season, Alcovy can solidify its playoff chances with a win over Jones County tonight. But it won't come easy. At 3-0 in Region 3A-AAAA, the Greyhounds are tied with the Tigers for the top spot. Whoever wins tonight may wind up with the automatic state playoff berth.
Homecoming games are always ones high school football teams look forward to. Especially if you're Alcovy and you know you're playing Ola.
The Alcovy Tigers didn't make it easy on themselves Friday night but again they found a way late in the game to hold on and take the victory over a Griffin Bears team they've struggled against in the past.
There's a different vibe around Alcovy's practices these days. The mood is spirited, coaches are focused and everyone seems, well, happy. After bouncing back from an 0-2 start to reel of a pair of wins, including a drubbing of reigning Class AAAA runner-up Starr's Mill, the Tigers have a bounce to their step not seen in two years.
The Alcovy High Tigers improved to 2-2 on the season as they beat the Union Grove High Wolverines 20-17 in an overtime thriller Thursday night at Sharp Stadium.
After shocking Starr's Mill with a 47-31 win last week, Alcovy has little time to bask in the afterglow. The Tigers are back at it tomorrow for a Thursday night special at Sharp Stadium. What's more, it's the subregion opener when they take on Union Grove at 7:30. Both teams come in at 1-2, but Alcovy has the momentum off their big win. The Tigers took it to Starr's Mill from the opening kickoff ...
After a rough week on the road, Alcovy volleyball got back on track Monday by earning a split in an area tri-match at home. The Lady Tigers topped Riverdale 25-17 and 25-23 to open the match before falling to Dutchtown 14-25 and 13-25.