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Keepin' it simple

Off to an 0-2 start, Alcovy (Region 2-AAAAAA) and its coaches are keeping it simple with the team, as they look to get better just two weeks before region play begins.

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Updated: sep. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Kalia Johnson: Alcovy athlete of the week

Kalia Johnson: Alcovy athlete of the week

Alcovy pitcher Kalia Johnson is the Covington News’ Alcovy athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 1. Johnson was a huge factor in the Tigers’ 17-0 blowout win over Tucker. Johnson could’ve picked up another win last week if the Tigers had played just one more inning against Eastside. The game got cancelled due to bad weather with the Tigers leading by a few runs.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 1:16 a.m. | Updated: sep. 10, 2014 11:56 a.m.
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Tigers capitalize off errors, top Newton

Tigers capitalize off errors, top Newton

In high school softball when you're dealing with young players who are still learning, there will be some mistakes. Most games come down to the team that makes the fewest mistakes and on Tuesday that was Alcovy, as they eased to a 9-1 win over a young Newton team.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 1:19 a.m. | Updated: sep. 10, 2014 11:55 a.m.
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Tigers fall to 0-2

Tigers fall to 0-2

It was all déjà vu for the Alcovy Tigers (0-2) on Friday night as they took on the Baldwin Braves from Milledgeville, Georgia. In back-to-back weeks, they gave up 30 points on defense, but this time they weren’t able to get on the scoreboard, as the Braves torched Alcovy 30-0.

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Posted: sep. 06, 2014 5:55 p.m. | Updated: sep. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Alcovy falls to 0-2

Alcovy falls to 0-2

For the second-straight week at home, Alcovy allowed 30 points, but this time the team wasn’t able to find the endzone.

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Posted: sep. 05, 2014 11:20 p.m.
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Alcovy/Eastside game called off

Alcovy/Eastside game called off

They waited ... and waited ... and waited. But the lightning never stopped, and when the rain began to pour Wednesday evening, Alcovy and Eastside’s matchup was called off.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 6:46 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Alcovy looks for first win

Alcovy looks for first win

With its loss to Eastside, Alcovy didn’t get the start to its season that it wanted, and playing against Baldwin will be even tougher.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 6:47 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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The Nation’s best from Newton County

The beginning of the NCAA football season saw some of Newton County’s collegiate athletes have exceptional showings on Saturday. If there are any athletes that you feel deserve to be mentioned in our weekly coverage of some of the nation’s best from Newton County, email our sports editor Shakeen Holloway at sholloway@covnews.com.

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Posted: sep. 02, 2014 9:06 p.m. | Updated: sep. 02, 2014 10:00 p.m.
#FansOfTheWeek

#FansOfTheWeek

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse.

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Posted: aug. 30, 2014 6:05 p.m. | Updated: aug. 30, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Story of tonight's game: Youth

Story of tonight's game: Youth

"We are young" isn’t just a song by indie pop group Fun, it’s also the theme for both Eastside and Alcovy’s football teams this season.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 7:54 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Young Guns

Young Guns

In this Q&A with Alcovy head football coach Kirk Hoffman, we talk about Hoffman’s role in coaching a young team, Tigers’ quarterback Bubba Hickson, the team’s strengths/weaknesses and more.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 8:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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How the game was won:

How the game was won:

In case you missed it, Eastside topped Alcovy 5-4 in an early evening matchup that showcased talent on both teams, but also shed a light on areas of improvement. We break down the strengths and weaknesses for both teams as of right now.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 7:09 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Bigger than Georgia

Buck Farmer

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 6:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.
The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

There’s always something special about your first love. You never forget that first one – whether it lasts or not. Micah Williams Jr.’s first love was basketball. He even played for Newton High School for a while before transferring over to Alcovy.

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Posted: aug. 07, 2014 8:45 p.m. | Updated: aug. 07, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Back in action

Back in action

As the clock struck 12 a.m. on Saturday it was finally time for the gridiron gladiators of Alcovy High School football to put on their armor and practice – so they did. After midnight, the madness ensued. For the first time since spring, the Tigers were back in action.

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Posted: aug. 02, 2014 3:40 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Q&A: Can Kelley return Alcovy to prominence?

To say the Alcovy basketball program has been in a flux for the past couple years would be an understatement. Now with a new coach in Duane Kelley, the program could finally be headed in the right direction. In our Q&A with Kelley, he speaks on summer workouts, his style of play and getting the program to the state playoffs.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 9:04 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Archer leaps to Brenau

Archer leaps to Brenau

Brianna Archer was grinning from ear to ear – with her mother sharing a similar smile sitting on Brianna’s right – as she sat in front of Alcovy High School’s championship trophies for her signing with Brenau University.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 8:02 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Williams takes over as new Alcovy AD

Dr. Kristopher Williams finally had the opportunity to sit in his office as the new athletic director at Alcovy High School on Monday after officially starting the previous Wednesday.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 8:53 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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