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Coming a long way

Sonya Hopper couldn't hold back the tears anymore. Sonya's daughter, Madison Hopper, was signing to attend Emmanuel College on Thursday afternoon and it brought them both to tears as Sonya spoke about Madison's journey in front of a large crowd of family and friends.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


The Eagles' comeback season

Eastside's offense has been prolific all season, but when it was shutout in the first half against Thomson, things looked dreary for the Eagles. The system was working fine. Eagles' receivers were dropping balls, quarterback Austin Holloway missed on a few throws and Eastside kept turning the ball over.

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles/Rams advance to second round

Both Newton County playoff teams advance in a wild Friday night of football.

November 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 11/03

Davonta Jones, Carlos Huggins and Jazztin Jefferson have been named the Newton, Eastside and Alcovy athletes of the week respectively.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Miller, Bears clip Eagles for Region Title

Perennial state power Griffin rolled into Homer Sharp Stadium Friday night. And though Eastside gave them all they could handle, in the end it was too much Malik Miller and too much Bears defense as they defeated the Eagles 48-28 on the first really chilly night of the football season.

November 08, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Freeman building tough mentality

Eastside's boys basketball team was probably the best team in the county last year. The Eagles had a 15-game winning streak at one point and finished the season with a 23-4 record before falling flat in the region championship and the first round of state.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles hungry for region title

The Lady Eagles of Eastside had led for most of the game, but Chestatee took its first lead with six minutes left in the fourth quarter of the region championship. The rest of the story you should already know. A back and forth battle ensued for the rest of the fourth, but Chestatee scored the final points and got the win after Eastside had taken a 50-49 lead with 38 seconds to play.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Friday night football roundup 11/7

Playoff positioning was on the line this Friday night for some and others just wanted to end their season on a good note.

November 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles advance: Better lucky than good

On a cold and windy Saturday night at Homer Sharp stadium, there was an amazing high school football game played as Eastside took on Walnut Grove for a chance to play in the region final next week versus Griffin. It was a back and forth affair, and close at the end but Eastside pulled it out defeating Walnut Grove 25-22.

November 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


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


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Lady Eagles soccer 2nd in Region 4-AAA

The Eastside girls' soccer team earned sole possession of second place in Region 4-AAA in dominating fashion, beating Jackson 5-0 on Tuesday night.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside girls’ golf wins region, boys 2nd

Eastside boys' and girls' golf teams are once again going to state.

April 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


McLemore signs with Brewton Parker

After running cross country for Eastside for the last four years Chrissie McLemore will take her talents to Brewton Parker for the 2012-13 season.

McLemore was the Eagles' captain during her senior season and will now move on to Brewton Parker to help build the Barons' team.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eagles battle to tie

The Lady Eagles of Eastside played to a hard-earned 2-2 tie with the Lady Bulldogs of Morgan County Monday night at Cousins Middle School.

Amber Lafond opened the scoring with a goal off a throw-in from Emily Carroll seven minutes in to put Eastside (10-6-1) up 1-0. Morgan County (8-3-1) tied the match 7:29 before half time.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Soccer: Lady Eagles shut out Rockdale, 5-0

The Eastside Lady Eagles won their tenth game of the season topping the Lady Bulldogs of Rockdale at Reid Memorial Stadium in Conyers Friday night.

April 20, 2012 | | Eastside


Eagles fly with Heritage

Eastside managed to capitalize on one of its few opportunities, helping a former pupil draw even with his old coach.

April 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Defensive changes can't stop Patriots

Eastside opened the game with two of its leading scorers on defense but still weren't able to overcome Class AAAA's ninth-ranked team.

April 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles pick up dramatic win

A game that started with a somber moment ended with plenty of drama as Eastside defeated Locust Grove 6-5 on Friday night.

April 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Newton Cup domination

Eastside once again proved to be the dominant golf team in Newton County Wednesday.

April 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside baseball wins fourth straight

The Eastside Eagles baseball team notched another Region 4-AAA win with a 6-2 victory over the Henry County Warhawks.

April 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside picks up dominating win in return

The Eastside girls' soccer team returned from spring break in dominating fashion.

April 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Newton Cup domination

Eastside once again proved to be the dominant golf team in Newton County Wednesday.

April 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Bailey, Eastside gets big win

Coming into Monday's Region 4-AAA matchup Spalding County had the prestige, the talent and the No. 10 ranking in Class AAA. But Eastside had Tyler Bailey.

April 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


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


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