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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


The streak is over

Eastside still had a chance. The team that averages just under 10 runs per game was down 2-0 against Locust Grove (No. 3 in the state in Class AAAA) in the bottom of the seventh inning.

March 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Battle of the undefeateds

Both Eastside baseball and Locust Grove are undefeated in region play and the two will clash today at 5:55 p.m. at Eastside.

March 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagle baseball is flying high up the standings

To say Eastside baseball (10-2, 6-0 Region 4-AAAA) – led by first-year head coach Bruce Evans – is on a roll would be an understatement. After losing their first two games of the season, the Eagles have won 10 in a row and they're booming on offense.

March 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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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


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


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