Between the boys and the girls game, Eastside celebrated its seniors in the final regular season home game of the season. The seniors didn't disappoint the fans and parents in attendance as both the boys and the girls recorded important region victories over Walnut Grove.
Eastside (10-9, 6-6 Region 4-AAAA) played like something was on the line in the fourth quarter of its matchup with region foe Locust Grove, and probably unbeknownst to the players, they were. With the eventual dominant 69-53 win over the Warriors, Eastside head coach, Gregory Freeman earned the 370th win of his career.
Eastside hosted Locust Grove on Friday night and both the boys and the girls got a victory to improve their region records as the season winds down. The boys improved to 10-9 overall and 6-6 in Region 4-AAAA. The girls improved to 8-12 overall and 7-5 in region 4-AAAA.
Earlier in the week, there was social media uproar from Eastside soccer students because they were told they wouldn't be able to play home games at Sharp Stadium this year. Eastside's soccer field isn't in the condition it needs to be in to allow students to play on it, and Sharp is the only alternative.
Looking at their record (5-10, 4-3 Region 4-AAAA) you would think that the Lady Eagles of Eastside are struggling through this basketball season. But for their sake, they are above .500 where it matters, with a 4-3 record in Region 4-AAAA play. Eastside was able to pick up its fourth region win of the season on Friday night with a 58-50 win over Eagle's Landing. With that win, Eastside has won three straight region games.
Eastside entered the new year on a four-game winning streak after losing four straight games, but head coach Gregory Freeman still has reservations about his team's current level of play.
Eastside's offense came alive in the first half, but Thomson's defensive pressure changed that in the second half. Still, the Eagles came away with a victory to improve their record to 6-6 on the season.
From the beginning, momentum was on the Eagles' side and they rode that wave out to a convincing 78-72 victory over Southwest Atlanta Christian.
As school starts back, region play will come to the forefront of the season and each team will be truly tested to see who's a pretender and who's a contender. Some teams are off to hot starts, while others have come out of the gate slow. We take a look at where each team is and grade them on their current play and tease where they can go in the near future.
The Eastside boys and girls basketball teams have gotten off to slow starts this season. After both teams made waves last year, they were depleted by the departure of key senior players who moved on to college. The Eagles (3-6, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) and the Lady Eagles (2-7, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) both got wins over Pike County on Friday night to move them in the right direction at the quarter mark of the season.
The athletes of the week for the week of December 15, 2014 are Marquise Sims (Eastside), Darnell Jeffries (Alcovy) and D.J. Hill (Newton).
Here are your basketball scores for Eastside and Alcovy for December 19.
It was a crosstown clash Saturday evening as the Tigers of Alcovy traveled 13.6 miles to Eastside High School to take on the Eagles. It was great atmosphere at the game and both schools took home a win.
The athletes of the week for the week of December 1, 2014 are Darion "D.J." Hill (Newton), Janelle Cook (Eastside) and Autumn Evans & Madison Beazley.
For the first time this season, Newton and Eastside's basketball teams will face-off, continuing a rivalry that has been a thing since Eastside was established in the mid '90s. The Lady Rams are 4-1 and the boys are undefeated at 5-0. The Eagles haven't played as many games yet, but both the girls and boys are 1-1.
Two Eastside Eagle players homered for the first time in their high school careers as the Eagles beat the Morgan County Bulldogs by a score of 9-2 on Tuesday night. Freshman Nick Womack cleared the fence in the third inning and Peyton Pallay went long in the sixth inning.
Sarah Gaddis knew she wanted to play soccer in college and also knew she wanted to play with her best friend.
The Eastside Eagles continued their unbeaten run through the early 2013 season against cross-county rival Alcovy Friday.
James Jackson set his goal in life to coach his favorite sport while starring for the Newton Rams' basketball team back in the 1970s.
Just beginning its football program, Berry College will be seeing its share of adversity and changes and will need players familiar with and capable of handling those pressures.
With two state championships in her last two seasons, Dallas Worthy has been a valuable member of Eastside's track and field team as she begins her senior year.
Eastside and Newton had to wait a week for a game which was rescheduled after rains canceled the first scheduled county matchup, and it took the Eagles a little longer to get started Saturday.
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.