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Athletes of the week: 1/19

Athletes of the week: 1/19

Arlana Barnes (Alcovy), D.J. Hill (Newton) and Raytavious Jackson (Eastside) headline this week's athletes of the week. 

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Lady Tigers DROP Lady Rams

Lady Tigers DROP Lady Rams

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.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 9:32 p.m.
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Pick & roll: Sears to Hodges

Pick & roll: Sears to Hodges

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.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 9:31 p.m.
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Lady Tigers knock off Newton/NHS boys win big

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.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 11:47 p.m. | Updated: jan. 16, 2015 11:48 p.m.
Athletes of the week: 1/05

Athletes of the week: 1/05

Ny’tauja Mckinnon, Keidra Sears and Raynesha Clay have been named Newton’s, Alcovy’s and Eastside’s athletes of the week respectively.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 4:54 p.m. | Updated: jan. 10, 2015 4:54 p.m.
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Lady Tigers dominate/Boys lose big

Lady Tigers dominate/Boys lose big

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.

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Posted: jan. 06, 2015 10:38 p.m. | Updated: jan. 06, 2015 10:39 p.m.
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Newton County all-area dream team

Newton County all-area dream team

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.

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Posted: jan. 03, 2015 4:26 p.m.
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A year (semester) in review

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.

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Posted: dec. 27, 2014 3:00 p.m. | Updated: dec. 27, 2014 3:01 p.m.
Changing the CULTURE

Changing the CULTURE

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.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 4:36 p.m.
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Athletes of the week: 12/08

Athletes of the week: 12/08

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.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 4:08 p.m. | Updated: dec. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Lady Tigers advance to 1-1 in region play

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.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 4:19 p.m. | Updated: dec. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Scores from Friday night

Each basketball team from around the county played tonight. Here are the scores for the games from tonight.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 11:16 p.m. | Updated: dec. 12, 2014 11:28 p.m.
They’re going to ANDREW

They’re going to ANDREW

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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Posted: dec. 07, 2014 5:29 p.m.
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