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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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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


Eastside routs Baldwin

Eastside Baseball came out swinging in its home opener, and defeated Baldwin 12-0 on Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Harrison sets soccer sights with LaGrange College

Tara Harrison attended soccer camp at Oxford-Emory to learn and have fun when she participated with her Eastside Eagles teammates years ago.

February 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Wright’s 2-run blast lifts Eagles past Tigers

The visiting Eastside Eagles stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Alcovy Tigers 8-4 Wednesday, sweeping the county series for 2012.

February 24, 2012 | By Beau McCrainie | Eastside


Eastside girls drop second straight, Eagles swept

The Eastside Lady Eagles (1-2) dropped their second match in a row Tuesday night, despite 19 saves by junior keeper Carly Farrow.

February 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Henderson named A-Sun pitcher of the week

Former Eastside standout Amanda Henderson and Kennesaw State sophomore pitcher earned her first-career Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Week award on Monday.

February 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


New coach, new goals

Brad Weir was sitting in his home in Jessup getting ready to go back to school.

February 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Former Eastside pitcher gets college player of the week

Former Eastside standout Amanda Henderson and Kennesaw State sophomore pitcher earned her first-career Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Week award on Monday. Henderson notched a 0.64 earned run average in three appearances last week, earning a win and two saves.

February 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside takes third place in semifinals

Eastside also played a top-ranked boys' basketball team this weekend, in No. 5 Drew on Saturday.

February 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Third inning leads to Eastside win

The third inning was a disaster for Newton, but served as a game-changer for Eastside in the Eagles 9-3 win over their cross-town rivals at Georgia Perimeter College on Monday night, in teh season opener for both teams.

February 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside soccer teams remain winless after boys' tie, girls lose

Jacob Alwes' header off a long cross from the right foot of Levi Rhodes preserved a 2-2 tie for Eastside against Apalachee on Friday night.

February 20, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside shoots into playoffs

The second winning season in Eastside boys' basketball history is set to continue thanks, in part, to the lights-out shooting of Anthony Henderson.

February 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside boys begin new era under Young

Talk about a way to stand out on a resume for a coaching job.

February 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Looking to make it 4 straight

The Eastside girls' soccer team is chasing history.

February 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


A new beginning

Talk about a way to stand out on a resume for a coaching job.

February 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


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