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Huggins emerges as lead back

Eastside ran over Hampton on Friday with its 47-14 win. Carlos Huggins ran for two touchdowns and the Eagles' defense was making plays all over the field, including some huge hits against Hampton. The defense also recovered at least four fumbles, and took advantage of Hampton's giveaways.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Friday night football roundup 10/24

There were some dominating performances in this week's football matchups.

October 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles' defense comes up huge in win

Eastside (4-2, 2-2) started off its region schedule this year with two tough losses Griffin and Jonesboro. But since then, Eagles' head coach Rick Hurst has gotten his team back on track and focused on making a push for the state playoffs.

October 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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


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Eastside beats Eagles Landing 13-2

The Eastside baseball team is clicking heading into a matchup with Region 4-AAA's top team.

April 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside batters Eagles Landing

The Eastside baseball team is clicking heading into a matchup with Region 4-AAA's top team.

April 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Sims slams sparks Eagles

Antonius Sims had one chance, and boy did he deliver.

April 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


House’s goal off corner kick lifts Eagles to victory

The saying "offense sells tickets but defense wins championships," was the best way to describe Eastside's 2-1 win over Spalding in girls' soccer action Thursday night.

March 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Dissapointing end to dominating March

Eastside all but dominated March, but its final game of the month was anything but, as the Eagles lost 13-3 to Stockbridge Wednesday.

March 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eagles' boys soccer continue streak

In its third match with an injury-plagued squad, the Eastside soccer team came away with another win, beating Locust Grove 11-1 Thursday.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside baseball wins fourth straight

The Eastside baseball team continued its winning ways, defeating Region 4-AAA foe Jackson 6-4 on Monday for its fifth win in a row.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside eases to win

Thanks to solid ball movement the Eastside girls' soccer team moved itself up a position in the Region 4-AAA standings.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside baseball picking up Weir's philosophy quickly

When Brad Weir took over as coach of the Eastside baseball team before the 2012 season began, he was prepared to wait a couple of years for his philosophies to catch on.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Henderson throws career-high 16 K's

KENNESAW, Ga. - Amanda Henderson, who earlier won her first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors, had another first.

March 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside holds on after going up by three

The Eastside boys' soccer team added its fifth win in six games Tuesday but it was too dramatic for coach Champ Young.

March 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles rout Rams

Eastside girls soccer coach Joel Singleton said his team came out sluggish in Saturday's rivalry game against Newton.

March 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles' rally falls short 13-10

The Eastside baseball came into its first week of Region 4-AAA play after welcoming all comers in its early schedule.

March 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


A dashing champion

Running on a high school track during what was supposed to be his sophomore year of college, Dominique Hubert was just looking for an opportunity.

March 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles baseball on hot streak

Eastside won its sixth straight, defeating Eagles Landing 8-3 on Monday night.

March 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


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