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Athletes of the week: 11/17

Athletes of the week: 11/17

Romario Johnson, Kiara Bagby and Carlos Huggins and Arthur Holmes have been named the Newton, Alcovy and Eastside athletes of the week respectively.

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Updated: nov. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Athletes of the week: 11/10

Athletes of the week: 11/10

Nuka Yobo, Quintrell Mathis and Ayanna Wimbush have been named Newton’s, Eastside’s and Alcovy’s athletes of the week respectively.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 7:30 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Alcovy’s defensive-minded approach

Alcovy’s defensive-minded approach

This article was written before the Lady Tigers season opener against Salem. Check covnews.com for updates.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 7:45 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Thacker signs to play for Emmanuel

Thacker signs to play for Emmanuel

Aubree Thacker, now a former Alcovy softball second baseman, signed her letter of intent to play softball at Emmanuel College on Wednesday afternoon at Alcovy in front of an overwhelming number of friends and family who came out to support her.

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Posted: nov. 12, 2014 5:15 p.m. | Updated: nov. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Q&A: Hoffman's speaks on winless season

Alcovy had its first winless season since 2007 this year, according to maxpreps.com. After their 27-0 loss to Lovejoy we spoke to Tigers’ head coach Kirk Hoffman. He breaks down the season and some of his players in this exclusive question and answer.

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Posted: nov. 08, 2014 7:41 p.m. | Updated: nov. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Winless at Alcovy

A defensive effort that just wasn’t enough led Alcovy to a 27-0 loss to Lovejoy, making Alcovy 0-10 to finish the season and giving the Tigers their first winless season since 2007.

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Posted: nov. 06, 2014 10:42 p.m.
Athletes of the week: 10/27

Athletes of the week: 10/27

Steven Montac and D’Anthony Bell have been named Newton’s and Alcovy’s athletes of the week respectively. Eastside played on Saturday (past deadline) and the Eagles’ Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.

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Posted: nov. 01, 2014 8:55 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Athletes of the week: 10/20

Athletes of the week: 10/20

Carlos Huggins and Emma Waddell have been named Eastside’s and Alcovy’s athletes of the week respectively. Newton played on Saturday (past deadline) and the Rams’ Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 11:42 a.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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High turnover

Over the last three years, Alcovy softball has accumulated 63 wins – which include back-to-back-to-back trips to the playoffs – and become a staple in region 2-AAAAAA establishing a model of consistency for the program.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 11:41 a.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
For love of the GAME

For love of the GAME

As he walked into Jim Stalvey’s on a Friday afternoon, you could see a look of ease on Kirk Hoffman’s face. His team, Alcovy – still seeking its first win of the season – is on a bye week and Hoffman doesn’t have to play a game that Friday night.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 11:46 a.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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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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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 10:32 p.m.
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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