Newly signed Oakland Raider Gary Wilkins is attempting to make the team as NFL rookie mini-camps begin around the nation. Wilkins, went from Furman to the Raiders after being signed as an undrafted free agent, but his story started in Covington when Wilkins played for Alcovy under head football coach Kirk Hoffman. The Covington News spoke with Hoffman and asked about Wilkins as a player and a person in this exclusive Q&A.
Ayanna Wimbush sat down in front of the Alcovy mascot on Friday afternoon to sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Truett-McConnell College with her family next to her and her friends watching she put the pen to the paper and solidified her collegiate career in basketball.
One of Alcovy's best offensive weapons from last year is moving on to college. Tiger running back Kenyon Kelley will be playing football at Methodist College after signing his letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon.
Sydney Ziglar, Baylea Payne, Ryleigh Langford and Daphne Ramirez make up the four freshmen that helped propel Alcovy's girls soccer team to a No. 2 seed and a trip to the playoffs.
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.
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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.
For his efforts against Druid Hills last week, Alcovy High wide receiver D'Anthony Bell has been named the Tigers' Athlete of the Week.
Playoff positioning is still unsettled in the Region 2-AAAAAA, as Alcovy and Newton will decide who grabs the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the region next week.
Entering the ninth week of its season, the Alcovy High varsity football team holds its fate in its hands.
After leading the Tigers with three hits in their second round series against Newnan, Alcovy sophomore Raven Smith has been named the Tigers' Athlete of the Week.
The Alcovy Tigers didn't pass much Thursday night at Sharp Stadium against the Druid Hills Red Devils, but when they did put the ball in the air, it seemed to find the hands of junior D'Anthony Bell.
Despite winning a regular season regional title and a regional tournament championship, the Alcovy varsity softball team saw its ultimate goal fall just out of reach Wednesday night at home, as the Tigers fell in straight games to the Newnan Cougars to end their 2013 season.
The Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers begin the second round of the Georgia High School Association softball state playoffs today.
A season ago, the Alcovy High varsity football team posted a big win against Morrow.