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Hillgrove ends Alcovy's playoff run

On a cold Wednesday evening Florida State commit Abby Evans, blanked the Lady Tigers twice lifting Hilgrove to 1-0 and 6-0 wins respectively, ending Alcovy’s playoff run in the second round.

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Athletes of the week: 10/13

Athletes of the week: 10/13

Tyra Holingsworth and Ciara Bryan (again) have been selected as the athletes of the week for their respective schools Alcovy and Newton. These two players stood out amongst their peers. Eastside played away on Friday and the Eagles’ Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:53 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Al-cooo-vyyyyyyy

Al-cooo-vyyyyyyy

Wednesday, Alcovy will play its second round playoff game against Hillgrove. The Tigers have the perfect blend of experience and skill, highlighted by their strong senior class, juniors Kalia Johnson and Raven Smith, plus freshman catcher Emma Waddell.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Hollingsworth lifts Tigers to 2nd round

Hollingsworth lifts Tigers to 2nd round

Advancing to the second round was on the line and in two pitcher’s duels it came down to the seventh inning each time, and each time Tyra Hollingsworth came up clutch.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 11:31 p.m.
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Region champs

Region champs

On a chilly afternoon on Saturday – one that was perfect for football but just okay for softball – Alcovy showed its dominance and ran through Newton 16-1 in just three innings to capture the 2014 2-AAAAAA Region Championship.

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Posted: oct. 04, 2014 10:01 p.m. | Updated: oct. 04, 2014 10:09 p.m.
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Aubree Thacker: Athlete of the week

Aubree Thacker: Athlete of the week

Aubree Thacker has been selected as the Alcovy Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Thacker's bat was on throughout the entire week. Thacker had five hits and scored two runs against Rockdale and Newton this past week.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Updated: sep. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Tigers rolls past Newton

Tigers rolls past Newton

In what was likely a preview of the region championship, Alcovy (15-3-1, 8-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) traveled to Newton (9-14, 5-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) in a battle for sole posession of first place in the region. For the second time this season, Alcovy capitalized off Newton's mistakes to take a big lead and never look back, defeating them 7-0.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:40 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Tigers steadily improving but have long way to go

Tigers steadily improving but have long way to go

Nobody wants to be 0-4, but Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffman knows he has to be patient because this is a marathon not a sprint.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:46 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Alcovy remains undefeated in region

Alcovy remains undefeated in region

In softball and baseball in the box score ‘K’ stands for strikeout, in the Alcovy vs. Rockdale game it stood for Kalia Johnson. Standing strong at 13-2, and an undefeated 7-0 in region play, the Alcovy softball team showed no mercy against Rockdale (4-11, 1-5 Region 2-AAAAAA) run-ruling them 9-0 after five innings as Johnson threw seven K’s.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 8:41 p.m. | Updated: sep. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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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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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 7:36 p.m. | 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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