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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


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


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Eastside focused on Jackson

The Eastside Eagles enter the second week of their season with an enthusiastic grin after beating county-rival Newton a week ago, but Eagles' coach Rick Hurst isn't letting that victory affect Eastside this week.

September 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Athlete of the Week: Damario Terrell

It was a big game for Eastside's Damario Terrell against county-rival Newton High School last Friday, but the Eagles' senior shone under the bright lights of Sharp Stadium in his season debut.

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles win opening thriller

The Eastside Eagles defeated the Newton Rams 34-28 at Sharp Stadium on Friday in a comeback victory that lived up to the rivalry hype.

August 31, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eastside soars past Knights

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team might have needed a half-inning to get settled on Thursday against Johnson (Gainesville), but as soon as their nerves steadied, it was all Eagles in a 15-2 route that was called after just four innings.

August 24, 2013 | | Eastside


Eagles, Patriots take the field

Matching field goals were the only points posted at Eastside Field on Wednesday, but that was enough to get Eastside and Heritage coaches, players and fans excited about the upcoming football season.

August 22, 2013 | | Eastside


Eastside, Heritage ready for kickoff

While the official start of football season is still a week away, two Covington and Rockdale rivals will square off tonight in a bout of preseason football.

August 20, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | Eastside


Eagles gather for alumni game

Traveling from as far away as Tallahassee, Fla., former Eastside soccer players reunited for an 80-minute game at their old stomping grounds in Covington Saturday.

June 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Eastside


Byams leaves Newton for Tucker

After two years at Newton High School, Rams' baseball coach Vincent Byams is moving on at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

May 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


EHS tennis star signs with Piedmont

Eastside High School girls' tennis team captain and No. 1 singles player Amanda Blackwell signed with Piedmont College this week, a NCAA Division III school in Demorest.

May 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Eastside


Top seed falls in first round

The No. 1-seed Eastside Eagles were upset by fourth-seed Troup County in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday.

May 04, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eastside, Region 8-AAAA champs

The Eastside baseball team is Region 8-AAAA champions, thanks to a combination of events that took place Thursday and Friday.

April 27, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Eagles let region title slip away

A 9-6 loss is disappointing enough, but for the Eastside baseball team that feeling was multiplied in its defeat at Lumpkin County Wednesday.

April 25, 2013 | | Eastside


Newton beats Morrow, makes playoffs

Newton clinched a spot in the Class AAAAAA playoffs Tuesday, knocking off Morrow 12-2 on senior night.

April 24, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles win on Duck Dynasty night

While the camouflage jerseys the Eastside baseball team wore during "Duck Dynasty Night" Monday were new, the result wasn't as the Eagles picked up their 19th win.

April 24, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Eagles miss playoffs

The Eastside boys' soccer team scored 12 goals in its previous four games - all wins - but couldn't find the back of the net when it needed to Friday.

April 13, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


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