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Playoff preview: Eastside vs. Whitewater

A five hour trip down to Wayne County – the No. 1 seed Eastside's boys soccer (10-6) was set to play – turned into a first round upset for the Eagles, pitting them against Whitewater (12-2-1), one of the best teams in the state (ranked fourth in Class AAAA by maxpreps.com).

May 05, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Taking notice

Last year around this time Eastside baseball was 14-12 (9-7 in region play) sitting at home while other teams were in the playoffs. Enter new head coach Bruce Evans with a load of talent such as Gray Ritchie, Hunter Ballard, Josh Sims, Austin Holloway, Charlie Greenich, Jared Jones and more and the Eagles finished with a 21-9 record in a first round exit in the playoffs.

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Thornton to soar at Georgia Southern

Breanna Thornton made her mother, Jennifer Grant, proud on Thursday when she signed her letter of intent for a full ride scholarship as a track and field athlete at Georgia Southern University.

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Q&A: Champ Young on Eastside soccer

Eastside boys soccer is entering the state playoffs as the No. 4 seed from Region 4-AAAA. The Eagles have an overall record of 9-6 and a region record of 7-4. The distance between being No. 1 in that region and being No. 4 is slim, but the Eagles edged out four other teams with the same region record in a tough region to advance to the playoffs. We spoke with Eastside head coach about the team's mindset entering the playoffs and the growth of the team from the beginning of the season until now.

April 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Rockdale owns festivities at NewRock All-Star game

Rockdale County edged Newton out in three of the five All-Star events on Wednesday evening, as the Rockdale girl All-Stars won their game while representatives of Salem (Shay Tarver) and Heritage (Rashad Jones) won the girls and boys three-point contests respectively. Eastside's own Timothy Haynes won the dunk contest with a high-flying slam over two Alcovy players and the NewRock boys All-Star game ended in a tie after overtime. Ayanna Mitchell was named MVP of the girls All-Star game where she totaled 18 points. Rockdale's Dwayne Brown and Newton's Malik Wilson were named Co-MVPs of the boys ...

April 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles poised to be dangerous seed in the playoffs

Eastside completed a sweep of Spalding in a doubleheader at home on Thursday to give the Eagles a shot at obtaining a No. 3 seed in the state playoffs at minimum. With the weirdly constructed way Eastside's region is set up, despite going 15-3 in Region 4-AAAA, the Eagles will likely be the No. 4 seed forcing them to travel to play Wayne County in the first round of the state playoffs.

April 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside sweeps Spalding

Eagle baseball came full force in the region playoffs tonight as they swept Spalding in a doubleheader winning the first game 4-2 and the second 15-4.

April 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Mathis headed to Brevard

Quintrell Mathis was one of Eastside's best four receivers this past season and now he'll look to be one of Brevard College's best after signing his letter of intent on Monday.

April 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 04/06

With Newton, Eastside and Alcovy soccer all off for Spring Break, Eastside baseball represented the athletes of the week this week. Gray Ritchey (left), Nick Womack (middle) and Jared Jones (right) all had a pretty great week for Eagle baseball. Ricthey pitched on Thursday and threw a complete game, allowed just three scattered hits, one unearned run and threw seven strikeouts to earn a 6-1 win against Walnut Grove. In two games against Walnut Grove, Nick Womack, who finished the two-game series 4-7 and an HBP with three RBI and three runs. Jared Jones was just as special. He finished ...

April 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Swagger and confidence

Any championship team in any sport will tell you that to win a championship everybody has to buy in and everybody has to understand their role. Some players on championship teams don't like each other (Hi Shaq and Kobe), but they still work together for the common goal – a championship. This year's Eastside baseball team hasn't won a championship yet, but the Eagles are playing with the swagger and confidence of a championship team.

April 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside offense runs away with win

Yesterday when the Eagles took on Walnut Grove at home they used stellar defense and excellent pitching to earn a 6-1 win, but today it was Eastside's bats that propelled them to a 11-6 victory over the Warriors and put them in sole possession of second place in the Region 4-AAAA sub-region.

April 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside offense runs away with win

Yesterday when the Eagles took on Walnut Grove at home they used stellar defense and excellent pitching to earn a 6-1 win, but today it was Eastside's bats that propelled them to a 11-6 victory over the Warriors and put them in sole possession of second place in the Region 4-AAAA sub-region.

April 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Ritchey deals, sinks Walnut Grove

Eastside (12-5. 8-3 Region 4-AAAA) ace, Gray Ritchey reminded Eagles' fans how talented he was in a 6-1 victory over Walnut Grove that forced the two teams into a tie for second place in the sub region, setting up a pivotal series finale tomorrow at Walnut Grove.

April 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 03/23

The athletes of the week are Charlie Greenich (Eastside), Baylea Payne (Alcovy) and Augustus Murray (Newton).

March 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Homegrown: Hoff era at EHS begins

The Rick Hurst era of Eastside football has come to an end and a new era has began – the Troy Hoff era.

March 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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Realignment shifts schools

It appears after the first round of realignment, the Eastside Eagles will feel the brunt of the shuffle for the 2014-2016 school years.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles’ defense too much for Hawks

The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team picked up its third win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Henry County 68-45 in its home opener.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Hawks win ‘Battle of the Birds’

After beginning the season with a quick 3-0 start, the Lady Eagles varsity basketball team took a step back Tuesday night in its home opener, falling to Henry County 61-50 in non-region action.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles survive Mundy's Mill

With just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter against Mundy's Mill Monday night, Eastside freshman basketball player Isaiah Miller got an introduction to what it takes to compete at the varsity level.

November 25, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Eagles hit the mat

In a sport that measures success not only in wins but also in sweat, wrestling is considered by many to be, pound-for-pound, the toughest test for an athlete.

November 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Freeman demands intensity

Eastside varsity boys head coach Gregory Freeman doesn't work on the same schedule as most.

November 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Eagles strive for championship

For Eastside varsity girls head basketball coach Matthew Jackson, making the playoffs just isn't enough.

November 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Purple Hurricanes run over Eastside

A storm was brewing Friday night in Monroe, and unfortunately for the Eastside, the Eagles were on course for a Purple Hurricane.

November 09, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles host 'Taste of Eastside'

Eastside High's annual "Tase of Eastside" featured musical performances from David Clemons, Shane Willwood and Drew Park (above) at the fundraising event Saturday afternoon. The event raised $17,000 for the Eagles' Athletic Department last season. Proceeds from the event this year will go to the Eastside Athletic and Drama Departments.

November 09, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles confident against Purple Hurricanes

The Eastside Eagles had a chance to cement a playoff berth last week against the Stephens County Indians.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles host 'Taste of Eastside'

Eastside High School will host its annual Taste of Eastside tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles place 7th at Region 8 meet

The Eastside Eagles wrapped up their cross-country season Wednesday, Oct. 30, as both the men's and women's teams placed seventh overall at the Region 8-AAAA cross-country meet hosted at Johnson High School in Flowery Branch.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Sims

For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Eastside Eagles wide receiver Josh Sims has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Indians knock off Eagles

Senior night was one to forget Friday night for the Eastside varsity football team, as the Eagles' playoff hopes were dampened in a 30-14 loss to Stephens County at Sharp Stadium.

November 02, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles search for 'defining moment'

The Eastside Eagles have a chance to lock up their fourth playoff appearance in three years tonight as the Eagles host visiting Stephens County in region play at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

October 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


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