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Eastside wrestling team wins Newton Cup for first time in five years

When the Eastside wrestling team got together before the season began to list its goals, winning the 2016 Newton Cup was toward the top of ...

December 07, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry adjusts to new leadership role

When Eastside boys basketball coach Brent Wren talks about his 2016-17 team in general, his voice glides with the ease of one well-versed in coach ...

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Q&A with Eastside football coach Troy Hoff

Although football season is done, things have still been rolling for Eastside Eagles coach Troy Hoff. After finishing the 2016 campaign with a 7-4-1 mark ...

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Lauren Beshears signs with Young Harris

Lauren Beshears signed the most important document of her life, last Monday.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside football falls short in playoff battle

By Kevin Nixon

November 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Georgia College baseball getting 'a steal' in signing Eastside's Austin Holloway

When Eastside's multi-sport star Austin Holloway signed a letter of intent Thursday to play baseball at Georgia College, he had a confession to make ...

November 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


OCTOBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: Eastside's Austin Holloway

Austin Holloway was fresh off an efficient 7-of-9, 104-yard, two touchdown passing performance when he was greeted with the question he knew he'd be ...

November 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside softball's Kacie Fincher ready to take work ethic to the next level

Eastside senior will extend career at Andrews College

November 08, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


STOVALL: Eastside football plays a consistent tune -- discipline

As I walked into Southern Crescent stadium in Riverdale, just a few moments before Friday's Eastside-North Clayton football game, I heard an interesting comment ...

November 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside football clinches home field with shutout win over North Clayton

Playoff football is coming to Homer Sharp Stadium, and you can thank the Eastside Eagles for the extended season.

November 04, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside softball sweeps All-Region top honors

Eastside softball dominated the 2016 Region 4-AAAA All-Region Team, which was released Sunday, just as a region champion should.

October 31, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside dominates Salem, sets up key region battle with North Clayton next week

In a game where both Eastside and Salem both had tons to play for as far as postseason seeding goes, Eastside looked like the hungrier ...

October 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Stokes recruits attention

When Eric Stokes first showed up on the Eastside High football sidelines, he might not have stayed there for long if a stiff wind would ...

October 25, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


A chat with Eastside football coach Troy Hoff

Troy Hoff has spent 12 years with the Eastside High football program. During that time he's served as an assistant coach, and is now ...

October 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's softball season ends with two defeats from Oconee County

A rough start for Eastside's ace pitcher Laura Beshears didn't get much easier, as the Eagles saw their season come to an end ...

October 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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Eastside volleyball downs Salem in area tournament

In the words of head coach Maggie Johnston, the Eastside softball team is "one step closer" to the state championships after a 2-0 (25-10, 25-10) win over the Salem Seminoles during their area tournament at home.

October 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside softball named region champs

The Eastside softball team took home the Region 4-AAAA championship Wednesday night after defeating the Woodward Academy War Eagles 11-1.

October 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside rolls past Luella in region tournament

The Eastside High School softball team rolled to an easy 15-0 victory against the Luella Lions in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday.

October 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eagles fly easy in Homecoming rout

The Eastside Eagles (4-1-1, 2-0 region 4 AAAA) could not have had a better night for their 2016 Homecoming game. The seniors for the Eagles seemed to show up all night with big plays. They took on, and took it to the Druid Hills Red Devils (2-4, 0-2 region 4 AAAA) in what seemed to be a long night for the visiting team.

October 03, 2016 | Kevin Nixon | Eastside


Eastside softball sends Luella home after four-inning game

The Eastside High School softball team continued its region dominance with a shutout four-inning win against Luella Tuesday. Due to the high school mercy rule, the Eagles grabbed the win after going up 12-0 early.

September 28, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eagles grab big overtime win against Oconee County

The Eastside High School football team dug deep to come out with a 32-31 overtime win against the Oconee County Warriors Friday night.

September 24, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Eastside


Eastside volleyball wins seven straight matches

The Eastside volleyball team continued its winning streak Thursday with two back-to-back wins. The Eagles went 2-0 against the Rockdale Bulldogs before pulling off a comeback against the Lovejoy Wildcats to take home a 2-1 victory.

September 23, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Athlete of the Month: Josh Sims

Editor's Note: Each month, coaches will nominate a player for our Athlete of the Month. Fans can then vote for their favorite player on our Twitter @CovNewsSports. Winners will be profiled each month.

September 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside cheerleader makes all-state team

Eastside High School senior Mackenzie Mallard has been named to the 2016 4-AAAA All-State Cheerleading Squad, joining 15 other students in the state of Georgia.

September 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eagles grounded by Loganville defense

The Eastside High School football team committed four turnovers in a 21-0 loss to the Loganville Red Devils on the road Friday night.

September 10, 2016 | Tyler Cloud For The Covington News | Eastside


Eastside softball remains undefeated in region play

A hot start was key to the Eastside High School softball team's 14-1 victory at Salem Tuesday.

September 07, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside football defeats Alcovy 21-9

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.

September 03, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside’s late-game rally no good against Heritage

The Eastside softball team's late game comeback fell short against the Heritage Patriots Wednesday night as the Eagles lost 7-6 at home.

September 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside shuts out Luella in first game

The Eastside High School football team is 1-0 overall and in Region 4-AAAA after taking on Luella High School Friday night. The Eagles shut out the competition for a 23-0 win on the road.

August 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Former Eagle Sheldon Rankins injured in Saints practice

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.

August 16, 2016 | Associated Press | Eastside


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