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Emmanuel adds Hopper

If you've been to an Eastside softball game this year, then you know Madison Hopper. She's gone yard a few times this season and been stellar for the Eagles as a pitcher. On Thursday evening, Hopper signed a scholarship to attend Emmanuel College next fall. Check the Covington News' Sunday edition for the full story.

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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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


Eastside comes up with 3 hat tricks in pair of wins

Seven different Lady Eagles got involved in the score sheet for Eastside (2-3, 1-0 4AAA) as they defeated Drew 9-0 on Tuesday. Tara Harrison intercepted a Drew goal kick and sent the ball to Sarah Gaddis who forwarded it to Amber Lafond who sent it back to Gaddis for the goal and a 1-0 Eastside (2-3, 1-0 4-AAA) lead in the 5th minute of the match.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Murphy leads Eastside in 3rd win

After beating Rockdale on Monday, the Eastside golf team picked up its second win of the week beating Loganville 150-174 on Wednesday.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside golf tops Rockdale, evens record

On a windy afternoon Eastside golf broke over .500, beating Rockdale 168-209 Monday.

March 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside opens region play with dominant win

The Eastside Eagles baseball team made a statement in its opened Region 4-AAA opener against the Stockbridge Tigers with a 15-2 victory on Friday.

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside splits two with Salem

Trent Taylor scored six goals in final 26 minutes to lead his Eastside Eagles (1-2-1) to a 7-1 win over the Salem Seminoles (3-2) Friday night at Cousins Middle School.

March 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


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