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Eastside's Jesse Walden will continue basketball career with LaGrange College

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Although Jesse Walden's basketball career at Eastside High has ended, he will retain the number 33 for his jersey number in college.

March 22, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside


Eastside baseball drops heartbreaker to Woodward Academy

Bruce Evans was in no mood to discuss moral victories and play cheerleader Monday night. Not after the way his Eastside baseball team came up ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside baseball's sights now set on Woodward Academy

RIVERDALE – No offense to North Clayton, but the biggest suspense surrounding Eastside and North Clayton's baseball series this past week was whether or not ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside boys see positives after Chestatee loss, ahead of region matches

It takes the testimony of a pair of Eastside seniors to rightly summarize Eagles' progress after last week.

March 20, 2017 | Brian Worton | Eastside


Eastside's Anthony Thomas breaks eight year old school record

At some point Eastside track and field coach Franky Iverson looked at the school record for the 1600 meter run and determined that had been ...

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside track team looking for more success after state title season

By Taylor Robins

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside's LaMarius Benson sidesteps recruiting drama, chooses South Carolina

Unlike many high profile high school football prospects, LaMarius Benson didn't want to deal with all of the college recruiting hullabaloo. He wasn't ...

March 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside one game away from Druid Hills sweep after game two win

Eastside coach Bruce Evans had already seen his Eagles defeat Druid Hills, but Evans wanted to see a win in his team's region home ...

March 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Return of Josh Sims is a welcome sight for Eastside baseball

When the Eastside Eagles baseball team got to the place on its order where Josh Sims was up to bat last week against Alcovy, Eastside ...

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Love for God, soccer secures Billy Love’s place at Point

There was a time when Billy Love didn't think signing day would come for him - at least not in soccer.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside tennis teams sweep Walnut Grove

The Eastside tennis teams both wanted to use their match against Walnut Grove as proof that they're young squads are moving in the right ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry explodes for 49 in loss at Mary Persons

Special to The Covington News

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside soccer coach Champ Young optimistic despite loss to No. 2 Johnson

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Eastside Eagles boys soccer team didn't waste any time reaching the rigorous part of its schedule.

February 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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Eastside sinks Pirates

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.

December 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 12/15

The athletes of the week for the week of December 15, 2014 are Marquise Sims (Eastside), Darnell Jeffries (Alcovy) and D.J. Hill (Newton).

December 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Tonight’s (12/19) basketball scores

Here are your basketball scores for Eastside and Alcovy for December 19.

December 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside/Alcovy split games

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.

December 09, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 12/01

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.

December 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Newton/Eastside clash tonight

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.

December 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Both Eastside teams improve to 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.

December 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles get five All-region selections

Eastside softball is represented well on the 2014 4-AAAA All-Region team. Caitlin Ray (infield), Madison Hopper (pitcher) and Bailey Stewart (catcher) were all named to the first team. McKenzie Powell (infield) and Brittany Medlin (outfield) were named to the second team. The Lady Eagles finished their season with a record of 16-6.

November 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Coming a long way

Sonya Hopper couldn't hold back the tears anymore. Sonya's daughter, Madison Hopper, was signing to attend Emmanuel College on Thursday afternoon and it brought them both to tears as Sonya spoke about Madison's journey in front of a large crowd of family and friends.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


The Eagles' comeback season

Eastside's offense has been prolific all season, but when it was shutout in the first half against Thomson, things looked dreary for the Eagles. The system was working fine. Eagles' receivers were dropping balls, quarterback Austin Holloway missed on a few throws and Eastside kept turning the ball over.

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles/Rams advance to second round

Both Newton County playoff teams advance in a wild Friday night of football.

November 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 11/03

Davonta Jones, Carlos Huggins and Jazztin Jefferson have been named the Newton, Eastside and Alcovy athletes of the week respectively.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Miller, Bears clip Eagles for Region Title

Perennial state power Griffin rolled into Homer Sharp Stadium Friday night. And though Eastside gave them all they could handle, in the end it was too much Malik Miller and too much Bears defense as they defeated the Eagles 48-28 on the first really chilly night of the football season.

November 08, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Freeman building tough mentality

Eastside's boys basketball team was probably the best team in the county last year. The Eagles had a 15-game winning streak at one point and finished the season with a 23-4 record before falling flat in the region championship and the first round of state.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles hungry for region title

The Lady Eagles of Eastside had led for most of the game, but Chestatee took its first lead with six minutes left in the fourth quarter of the region championship. The rest of the story you should already know. A back and forth battle ensued for the rest of the fourth, but Chestatee scored the final points and got the win after Eastside had taken a 50-49 lead with 38 seconds to play.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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