Eastside softball suffered a 7-0 loss to Locust Grove on Monday ending its run in the region tournament and the Lady Eagles' season.
Arthur Holmes has been selected as the Eastside Elite Auto Collision Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Holmes helped lift the Eagles to a 49-21 win a previously undefeated Eagles' Landing team. In the game Holmes recorded two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns.
Eastside quarterback Austin Holloway dropped back and delivered a pass to avoid taking what would've been a sack in practice on Wednesday. The Eagles' defense quickly took down the receiver, something they've struggled with as of late, and head coach Rick Hurst praised his defense, but he also coached up players to what they needed to do right.
Midway through the season, Eastside football sits at a comfortable 2-2. One fumble in overtime might have propelled them to 3-1, but that's something we'll never know. What we do know is, the Eagles have five games left, all against region opponents with a combined record of 12-7.
Thursday's matchup against Walnut Grove (19-2, 10-0 Region 4-AAAA) had huge implications for Eastside (15-4-1, 7-3 Region 4-AAAA). A win would have put them in sole possession of third place in the region behind Walnut Grove and Eagle's Landing. Walnut Grove, however, is one of the best teams in the state and it showed on Thursday in its 8-0 victory over Eastside.
Eastside (2-2, Region 4-AAAA) came into the game against Jonesboro (1-3, Region 4-AAAA) after suffering a humiliating loss to No. 3 ranked Griffin. However, that wasn't all that was ailing the Eagles. Sophomore starting running back Eric Stokes and backup Andrew Henderson were both sidelined with injuries, however Eastside played well and had a chance to win before losing in overtime, 27-21.
Being named the Atlanta Touchdown Club's lineman of the week is an accomplishment in itself, but for Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes it could mean greater things.
It was a mismatch.
Other than a stellar fifth inning that saw Newton score all five of its runs, Eastside - rocking the pink unis on Monday - owned the game and the rivalry this season making them 2-0 to finish the series against its rival, as the Lady Eagles ran away with a 13-5 victory.
This isn't David vs. Goliath. Eastside (2-0 Region 4-AAAA) is too good of a team to be David, but Griffin (2-0 Region 4-AAAA), ranked No. 3 in the state by maxpreps.com, is definitely goliath-level football. A better comparison would probably be Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed - the first time - with Eastside being Rocky and Griffin, the undisputed champion, being Apollo.
Eastside's theme for the football season is 'don't quit.' That theme couldn't have rung more truly than in Friday night's game on the road against Madison County. The Eagles came away with a thrilling victory in overtime, winning 28-21 in the extra period after trailing by seven with less than four minutes to go. In this exclusive Q&A, Eagles head coach Rick Hurst recaps the Eagles eventful win against Madison and the 97-yard drive that made it happen.
Coming off its 30-point victory over Alcovy, Eastside is set to play at Madison County, a team that's 2-0 with a strong balanced attack on offense.
Catherine Lee made history on Tuesday, as she was the first softball player to have her jersey (No.27) retired by Eastside High School. We sat down with Lee for a few minutes to talk about what it meant for her, life after college and if she'd ever consider coaching.
In one of the quickest games I've seen in a while, Eastside High School managed to run-rule Griffin, 8-0 in five innings.
Catherine Lee, former catcher for Eastside High School softball, will have her jersey retired on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.
Although the Eastside boys' basketball team finished as runners-up to the Region 8-AAAA championship, it struggled with free throws all season.
Drew Buckhault led an impressive Eastside offensive performance as the Eagles defeated visiting Jackson 12-2 on Wednesday.
Eastside baseball and new coach Jon Ayres opened its season with a home victory, beating Rockdale 3-2 Monday.
For three quarters, Eastside played Eastside basketball and looked poised to grab a region 8-AAAA title Friday night at Johnson High.
The Eastside boys' relay team put up its best performance yet in Saturday's state swim meet at Georgia Tech.
The Eastside boys' soccer team is looking to replace one of the best in Classification AAA last season, and to do so, the Eagles don't have to look very far.
Quindarrious Russell, who will lead Eastside into this week's Region 8-AAAA playoffs, leads the league in scoring and almost led the league in its post-season awards Saturday.
Eastside's basketball games at Johnson, Gainesville has been cancelled for Friday.
The mantra is simple, "We're here."
With the 2012-13 regular season coming down the home stretch, both Eastside girls' and boys' teams sit atop the Region 8-AAAA standings.
For the first time since early December 2011 Newton has lost back-to-back games.
Louisville, ranked No. 22, rung in 2013 with the biggest football upset of the year in a 33-23 win over No. 4 Florida Tuesday.
Antonius Sims missed 4 ½ games, including 2 ½ region contests this season, but that didn't stop him from impressing every coach in 8-AAAA as they gathered to come up with an All-Region team.
It's been a productive first part of the season for both Newton and Eastside, with 11 wins (prior to Newton's matchup with Jackson, Atlanta today) coming together on the Rams' court.
In a county where Newton High is a perennial playoff team and Alcovy reached the elite eight last season, Eastside has been the odd-team out in the region's boys basketball scene.