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Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Love for God, soccer secures Billy Love’s place at Point

There was a time when Billy Love didn't think signing day would come for him - at least not in soccer.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside tennis teams sweep Walnut Grove

The Eastside tennis teams both wanted to use their match against Walnut Grove as proof that they're young squads are moving in the right ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry explodes for 49 in loss at Mary Persons

Special to The Covington News

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside soccer coach Champ Young optimistic despite loss to No. 2 Johnson

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Eastside Eagles boys soccer team didn't waste any time reaching the rigorous part of its schedule.

February 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside boys punch ticket to state with region tourney win over Luella

The Eastside Eagles punched their ticket to the Class AAAA state tournament Monday night with its 72-64 win over a scrappy Luella squad in the ...

February 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside Eagles boys close out regular season with win, Keiodre Perry wins region honor

Keiodre Perry went for 31 Saturday night as the the Eastside Eagles defeated Alcovy 83-68 during the Tigers' senior night.

February 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Eric Stokes signs with UGA

Ultimately Eric Stokes spurned his dream school to choose the best fit.

February 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry hits 1,000 career points in just two full seasons

Whether the Eastside Eagles' boys basketball team would win this past Friday night against a Luella squad that is winless in region play was, perhaps ...

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside alum Shaq Huff striving for an invite to the NFL Combine

Shaq Huff has overcome odds in his life before.

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Our Q&A With Eastside Lady Eagles freshman Alysse Dobbs

When the Eastside Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Druid Hills 47-29 on Friday night, it not only gave the Eagles another win on the season ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Des Dyer is coming into his own on and off the court

Underrated no more

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside grad and New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins reflects on rookie season

Sheldon Rankins has been here before.

January 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Austin Holloway is 2016 Football Player of the Year

To appreciate how far Austin Holloway has come as a football player, a little juxtaposition is in order.

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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Eastside athlete of the week: Josh Sims

Sophomore receiver Josh Sims has been selected as Elite Auto's athlete of the week. Sims came up big in Eatsside's region win vs Locust Grove on Saturday, including catching a 55-yard bomb for a touchdown that helped give the Eagles a lead at the end of the first half.

October 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 9/29

Here are the Covington News' athletes of the week. Representing for Alcovy is Raven Smith. Smith had a good week on offense including scoring three runs in the Tigers region championship win. For Newton, there are two athletes: Davonta Jones and Deandre Huff. Huff and Jones combined for 12 catches, over 200 yards receiving and two touchdowns against Tucker on Friday. The Eastside Elite Auto athlete of the week is the entire Lady Eagles softball team. Although they lost to Locust Grove on Monday, the Lady Eagles had a stellar season that saw them go 16-6 including a 7-3 record ...

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Motivation for next year

Eastside softball suffered a 7-0 loss to Locust Grove on Monday ending its run in the region tournament and the Lady Eagles' season.

September 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Arthur Holmes: Athlete of the week

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.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles look to pressure McDonald

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.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


3 and out

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.

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles toppled by Walnut Grove

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.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles fall to Cardinals

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.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Holmes emerging as star

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.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside strong despite loss

It was a mismatch.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Pink out turns to blowout

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.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside to face No. 3 ranked Griffin

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.

September 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside's Hurst on win: Don't quit

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.

September 06, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside travels to face Madison County

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.

September 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Q&A: Catching up with Catherine Lee

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.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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