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Playoff preview: Eastside vs. Whitewater

A five hour trip down to Wayne County – the No. 1 seed Eastside's boys soccer (10-6) was set to play – turned into a first round upset for the Eagles, pitting them against Whitewater (12-2-1), one of the best teams in the state (ranked fourth in Class AAAA by maxpreps.com).

May 05, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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


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Eagles return to field, health

Eastside didn't make any major changes during its week off but will still look like a slightly different team when it hosts Lanier tonight at Sharp Stadium.

October 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


All 3 phases come together for Eagles

Eastside has played well on offense, defense and special teams throughout the season coming into Friday night's game at Madison County.

September 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside's season comes to an end

The Eastside softball team entered the Region 8-AAAA tournament just outside the top four looking for a state playoff appearance.

September 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles need to hit on all cylinders

The Eastside Eagles have shown strengths in all three aspects of their game this football season, with the offense, defense and special teams all coming through with big performances.

September 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside drops OT thriller

Eddy Zamora's extra point finished off a double overtime thriller with Chestatee coming out on top of Eastside 57-56 at War Eagle Stadium on Friday.

September 22, 2012 | Graham Reaves | Eastside


Eastside needs to shake off loss, key injuries

After picking up its first loss of the season, Eastside football is ready to begin Region 8-AAAA play today when it travels to Chestatee.

September 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Smith soars from 45

The Jackson defender came barreling around the left side of the offensive line, and his gloved hand just met Colton Smith's attempt from 40 yards out spoiling a big field goal for the Eastside place kicker, and keeping the Eagles from putting points on the board last Friday night.

September 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside softball wins in top of the eighth

The Eagles' offense finally woke up, the Eagles' defense held on in key moments and the Eastside Eagles maintained a spot in the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament on Wednesday.

September 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside rallies late for 23-14 win

Trailing 14-3 to the Jackson Red Devils after three quarters, the Eastside Eagles came off the deck to score 20 unanswered points and remain undefeated in the young 2012 season.

September 11, 2012 | By Michael Stone | Eastside


Looking to remain unbeaten

Just one week into the 2012 football season, only one unbeaten area team remains after Eastside's opening week win over Newton.

September 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside softball postponed

The Eastside softball team's game vs Chestatee scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Eastside High today has been cancelled.

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles take ‘lackadaisical’ win

The Eastside softball team won for the first time in three games Thursday but still left a little to be desired by Eagles' coach Jason Stokes.

September 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles rout Rams 32-0

Eastside routed Newton County 32-0 before a packed house a Homer Sharp Field last night, ending a three game losing skid to its cross-town rivals.

August 31, 2012 | By Michael Stone | Eastside


Eagles split Saturday softball

Eastside split its two softball games Saturday, with two almost completely solid performances.

August 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Hurst tells his story to Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Covington saw its most familiar coach Thursday as Rick Hurst took the podium in front of the civic group for the eighth straight time.

August 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


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