The Eastside Eagles football team handed the Alcovy Tigers their first loss of the season at Sharp Stadium Friday night. The Tigers fought hard on defense, but penalties got in the way, and Eastside took home the 21-9 edge.
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle and first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins has been diagnosed with a broken fibula, an injury that occurred Monday during training camp practice in West Virginia, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
On July 22, it was reported that 12-year-old Johnny Tolbert, from south Fulton County, Georgia had brain damage after suffering a heat stroke during football practice at Welcome All Park. He reportedly collapsed around 7:30 p.m. during conditioning drills while it was 90 degrees outside, according to a report on WSB-TV.
Eastside athletics has had a great spring. The men's track and field team won its first ever state title, and the baseball team had a Final Four finish in the state playoffs following an exciting season.
The Eastside Eagles baseball team's storybook season came to an end on May 16, when it was defeated by No.1 ranked Buford Wolves in the Class AAAA Final Four of the State Playoffs. This was the Eagles' first trip to the Final Four since moving to Class AAAA.
Former Eastside soccer player Tara Harrison graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) on May 6, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Management. She was named to the Fall 2015 Dean's List during her senior soccer season.