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Mathis headed to Brevard

Eastside high school receiver Quintrell Mathis has signed his letter of intent to play football at Brevard College. One of Mathis' finest moments this season came when he caught a 37-yard touchdown pass while double-covered to help lift the Eagles to a 35-34 comeback victory in the first round of the playoffs against Thomson.

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


The streak is over

Eastside still had a chance. The team that averages just under 10 runs per game was down 2-0 against Locust Grove (No. 3 in the state in Class AAAA) in the bottom of the seventh inning.

March 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Battle of the undefeateds

Both Eastside baseball and Locust Grove are undefeated in region play and the two will clash today at 5:55 p.m. at Eastside.

March 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagle baseball is flying high up the standings

To say Eastside baseball (10-2, 6-0 Region 4-AAAA) – led by first-year head coach Bruce Evans – is on a roll would be an understatement. After losing their first two games of the season, the Eagles have won 10 in a row and they're booming on offense.

March 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Hometown HEROES

In the far northeast corner of Georgia, bordering the South Carolina line and more than 80 miles away from Newton/Rockdale County lies a small place called Elbert County with a of population 20,500 people as of 2012, according to elbertco.net. Elbert is significant to Newton and Rockdale because of the two coaches it birthed - Jonathan Brewer (Rockdale County High School head baseball coach) and Bruce Evans (Eastside High School head baseball coach) - and the men that it made them.

March 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles fall in final minute

The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Mission accomplished

On Wednesday Eastside football coach, Rick Hurst confirmed that he had accepted the head coaching job at Pepperell High School. Hurst has been a coach for 21 years, having spent 10 of those years at Eastside, which some may consider a lifetime for high school football coach.

March 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles earn first region win; boys outshot on penalty kicks

The Eastside Lady Eagles (4-3, 2-1) spent the first half on their heels due to a dominating offensive attack by the Walnut Grove Lady Warriors (2-5, 1-2) Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


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Eagles roll on homecoming

The Eastside Eagles won their annual homecoming contest Friday night at Sharp Stadium defeating Lumpkin County 28-12.

October 19, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Eastside looks to bounce back against Indians

The Eastside Eagles look to bounce back tonight at home against Lumpkin County after a road loss last week to Lanier.

October 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Ray

For her efforts on the mound last week for Eastside, the Eagles' starting varsity softball pitcher Caitlin Ray has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles, Redan set for opener

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team continues its season today on the road, traveling to Redan for the first round of the Georgia High School Association Softball AAAA state tournament.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles grounded

The Eastside Eagles dropped their third game of the season, and their second region game, Friday night on the road, succumbing to Lanier's potent offense 40-10 in Sugar Hill, Ga.

October 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Play in the trenches a focus for Eagles

Coming off a bye week, the Eastside varsity football team looks to earn its second region win of the season tonight on the road against Lanier.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Jones

For her efforts on the cross country course, Eastside runner Taylor Jones has been named the Eagles' Athlete of the Week.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Madison County sweeps Eastside

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.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles sweep Senior Night matches

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.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside to use bye to rest, improve

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.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Smith

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.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles fly past Red Raiders

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.

September 27, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Eagles eager for Red Raiders

A season ago the Eastside varsity football team entered their fifth game of the year with a 2-2 record against Madison County.

September 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Nix

Some athletes lead with their words, but often times the most effective athletes lead with their actions.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles suffer second loss

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.

September 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Eastside


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