The Eastside girls varsity basketball team picked up its fifth win of the season Saturday afternoon, outlasting rival Alcovy 51-46 on the road.
The Eastside basketball program picked up a pair of wins at home Friday night over Greene County, with the boys team defeating the Tigers 62-46, while the girls program outlasted Greene County 64-54.
The Eastside wrestling team defeated the Henry County Warhawks at Eastside's gymnasium on Wednesday night by the score of 63-12.
It appears after the first round of realignment, the Eastside Eagles will feel the brunt of the shuffle for the 2014-2016 school years.
The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team picked up its third win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Henry County 68-45 in its home opener.
After beginning the season with a quick 3-0 start, the Lady Eagles varsity basketball team took a step back Tuesday night in its home opener, falling to Henry County 61-50 in non-region action.
With just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter against Mundy's Mill Monday night, Eastside freshman basketball player Isaiah Miller got an introduction to what it takes to compete at the varsity level.
In a sport that measures success not only in wins but also in sweat, wrestling is considered by many to be, pound-for-pound, the toughest test for an athlete.
Eastside varsity boys head coach Gregory Freeman doesn't work on the same schedule as most.
For Eastside varsity girls head basketball coach Matthew Jackson, making the playoffs just isn't enough.
A storm was brewing Friday night in Monroe, and unfortunately for the Eastside, the Eagles were on course for a Purple Hurricane.
Eastside High's annual "Tase of Eastside" featured musical performances from David Clemons, Shane Willwood and Drew Park (above) at the fundraising event Saturday afternoon. The event raised $17,000 for the Eagles' Athletic Department last season. Proceeds from the event this year will go to the Eastside Athletic and Drama Departments.
The Eastside Eagles had a chance to cement a playoff berth last week against the Stephens County Indians.
Eastside High School will host its annual Taste of Eastside tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.
Pieces of paper hang throughout the Eastside football team's locker room. They've been there all week for players to read as they go about their business - get dressed, whatever. They're not motivational speeches from legendary head coaches or inspirational quotes from great leaders. It's trash talk.
Eastside's football team has experienced tremendous success this year. While that's great, the basketball team will take a hit.
Life is good over at Eastside High School these days, especially if you are an athlete.
For three-and-a-half quarters, Creekview kept Eastside's vaunted running game in check. But Rashad Hill's 22-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter put the Eagles up 13-6 and they never looked back as they defeated the Grizzlies 20-6 to earn the school's first playoff victory in 11 years.
Eastside's coaching staff has waited three-and-a-half years for tonight. It's been a while, but the Eagles take their first step toward the Georgia Dome against Creekview at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
How many times have you heard it in football – the head coach gets all the credit? It's especially true if the team is winning.
What do The Truth, The Freak and The Real all have in common? They all play for Eastside and were recently named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region team.
Over the last three games, Eastside has run and defended teams into early submission. With a region championship on the line, Friday was no different as the Eagles dominated Franklin County to earn the school's first ever region football title with a resounding 34-0 win at Sharp Stadium.
After his team's 35-7 victory over Morgan County Friday, Eastside coach Rick Hurst huddled his team together near the north end zone and pulled out a blue, football-shaped patch from his jacket pocket and raised it above his head.
Eastside has had a stellar start to the athletic season so far in 2008. It's softball team finished third in the state while winning the Region 8-AAA crown. The football team is on the verge of the first region title in school history and the Lady Eagles' volleyball squad made it to sectionals. You can add the competition cheerleading squad as the latest Eagle team to make some noise at the state level.
If Friday night's game between Eastside and Morgan County would have been a prize fight, it was over in the first round.
His birth certificate says Bridecous, but those know him call him Git. This year, opposing defense should been calling him that guy that ran all over us.
For two weeks, Eastside has looked like the San Francisco 49ers of the late '80s, putting up 50 and 49 points in wins over Jackson County and Oconee County. But those win will mean nothing if the Eagles can't pull out a win tonight over Morgan County on the road.
Eastside turned the trick Saturday night as the defense held Oconee County's highly touted quarterback in check to the tune of a 49-7 thrashing in region play.
Eastside storms into tomorrow's matchup with Oconee County fresh off a dominant performance over Jackson County at home last week. All the Eagles did is drop 50 on the Panthers in the first half en route to the shutout.