Eastside (10-9, 6-6 Region 4-AAAA) played like something was on the line in the fourth quarter of its matchup with region foe Locust Grove, and probably unbeknownst to the players, they were. With the eventual dominant 69-53 win over the Warriors, Eastside head coach, Gregory Freeman earned the 370th win of his career.
Eastside hosted Locust Grove on Friday night and both the boys and the girls got a victory to improve their region records as the season winds down. The boys improved to 10-9 overall and 6-6 in Region 4-AAAA. The girls improved to 8-12 overall and 7-5 in region 4-AAAA.
Earlier in the week, there was social media uproar from Eastside soccer students because they were told they wouldn't be able to play home games at Sharp Stadium this year. Eastside's soccer field isn't in the condition it needs to be in to allow students to play on it, and Sharp is the only alternative.
Looking at their record (5-10, 4-3 Region 4-AAAA) you would think that the Lady Eagles of Eastside are struggling through this basketball season. But for their sake, they are above .500 where it matters, with a 4-3 record in Region 4-AAAA play. Eastside was able to pick up its fourth region win of the season on Friday night with a 58-50 win over Eagle's Landing. With that win, Eastside has won three straight region games.
Eastside entered the new year on a four-game winning streak after losing four straight games, but head coach Gregory Freeman still has reservations about his team's current level of play.
Eastside's offense came alive in the first half, but Thomson's defensive pressure changed that in the second half. Still, the Eagles came away with a victory to improve their record to 6-6 on the season.
From the beginning, momentum was on the Eagles' side and they rode that wave out to a convincing 78-72 victory over Southwest Atlanta Christian.
As school starts back, region play will come to the forefront of the season and each team will be truly tested to see who's a pretender and who's a contender. Some teams are off to hot starts, while others have come out of the gate slow. We take a look at where each team is and grade them on their current play and tease where they can go in the near future.
The Eastside boys and girls basketball teams have gotten off to slow starts this season. After both teams made waves last year, they were depleted by the departure of key senior players who moved on to college. The Eagles (3-6, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) and the Lady Eagles (2-7, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) both got wins over Pike County on Friday night to move them in the right direction at the quarter mark of the season.
The athletes of the week for the week of December 15, 2014 are Marquise Sims (Eastside), Darnell Jeffries (Alcovy) and D.J. Hill (Newton).
Here are your basketball scores for Eastside and Alcovy for December 19.
It was a crosstown clash Saturday evening as the Tigers of Alcovy traveled 13.6 miles to Eastside High School to take on the Eagles. It was great atmosphere at the game and both schools took home a win.
The athletes of the week for the week of December 1, 2014 are Darion "D.J." Hill (Newton), Janelle Cook (Eastside) and Autumn Evans & Madison Beazley.
For the first time this season, Newton and Eastside's basketball teams will face-off, continuing a rivalry that has been a thing since Eastside was established in the mid '90s. The Lady Rams are 4-1 and the boys are undefeated at 5-0. The Eagles haven't played as many games yet, but both the girls and boys are 1-1.
After starting their seasons with a loss over Thanksgiving Break, the boys' and girls' basketball teams of Eastside came back with a vengeance on Tuesday against Riverdale.
The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team dropped a pair of contests over the weekend in the second round of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament to Madison County.
The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team defeated a pair of county rivals Thursday night to sweep Senior Night, downing Newton High 2-1 and the Alcovy Tigers 2-0.
While their fellow county rivals take the field this week against one another, the Eastside varsity football team will get a much deserved rest during a bye week.
After helping the Eagles to their third win of the season last Friday against Madison County, Eastside running back Jomandi Smith has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.
The Eastside Eagles earned their first region win of the season and their third win overall, Friday night at Sharp Stadium, defeating Madison County 31-14.
A season ago the Eastside varsity football team entered their fifth game of the year with a 2-2 record against Madison County.
Some athletes lead with their words, but often times the most effective athletes lead with their actions.
The Eastside Eagles lost their region opener and took their second loss of the season against Chestatee Friday night, falling 33-23 at Sharp Stadium.
Coming off their first loss of the season last week against Alcovy, the Eastside Eagles have more than revenge on their minds tonight against Chestatee.
The Eastside Eagles softball team honored their lone senior on Sept. 12 in a 9-1 victory over Stephens County.
The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team dropped a 4-0 decision to Heritage Wednesday night on the road, recording just one hit in the shutout loss to the Patriots.
For her efforts on the volleyball court, Eastside junior Dejahnae Saintilus has been named the Eastside Player of the Week.
The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team dropped a 2-0 decision to region-rival Chestatee Tuesday at home.
Tonight, the Eastside Eagles and the Alcovy Tigers square off at Sharp Stadium with a county championship on the line for the Eagles.
The Eastside volleyball team dropped a pair of regional contests Tuesday night, falling in straight sets to Walnut Grove and Madison County at home 2-0, 2-0.