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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


Eastside's Hurst on win: Don't quit

Eastside's theme for the football season is 'don't quit.' That theme couldn't have rung more truly than in Friday night's game on the road against Madison County. The Eagles came away with a thrilling victory in overtime, winning 28-21 in the extra period after trailing by seven with less than four minutes to go. In this exclusive Q&A, Eagles head coach Rick Hurst recaps the Eagles eventful win against Madison and the 97-yard drive that made it happen.

September 06, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside travels to face Madison County

Coming off its 30-point victory over Alcovy, Eastside is set to play at Madison County, a team that's 2-0 with a strong balanced attack on offense.

September 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Q&A: Catching up with Catherine Lee

Catherine Lee made history on Tuesday, as she was the first softball player to have her jersey (No.27) retired by Eastside High School. We sat down with Lee for a few minutes to talk about what it meant for her, life after college and if she'd ever consider coaching.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles softball: It wasn't even close

In one of the quickest games I've seen in a while, Eastside High School managed to run-rule Griffin, 8-0 in five innings.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside to retire Lee's number

Catherine Lee, former catcher for Eastside High School softball, will have her jersey retired on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


6 takeaways from Tigers/Eagles

With its strong running game Eastside pounded the ball and Alcovy into submission, winning 36-6 over city-rival Alcovy.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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Johnston sisters poised to lead Lady Eagles on area title run

Eastside's volleyball team has been the most consistent of the three schools the past handful of years and as the 2011 season fast approaches (games begin in less than two weeks) the Lady Eagles look again to be the front runner for the county championship. But how they will do in their region is the bigger question.

August 04, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Sunday night lights

It's official. Football season is underway. Teams were able to practice for the first time Monday and for Eastside, that meant hitting the field at the stroke of midnight.

August 02, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Staying an Eagle

From the day she walked into Eastside's gym to play basketball as a freshman, Raven Williams was a fixture at the point guard position. Four years later, she's a graduate headed to play college basketball.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside alum Young returns to coach boys soccer

Former Eastside soccer standout Champ Young is coming home. After playing at Gordon College and then North Georgia College, Young returns to his alma mater as the new boys' soccer coach. Young was approved for a certified teaching position and coach last week at the monthly Newton County Board of education work session.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside tabs Weir next baseball coach

Eastside has its new baseball coach. The Newton County Board of Education approved the hire of Brad Weir at Tuesday's meeting and he will take over as Eastside baseball coach in 2011-12. Weir will teach special education and also coach tight ends for Eastside's football team.

July 19, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Getting defensive

In 2008, Justin Wray led Eastside to the Region 8-AAA football championship at quarterback. He won two playoff games and put Eastside football on the map. That fall, Wray switched sides.

July 08, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside runners take on Peachtree Road Race

Eastside High School seniors Michael Johnson-Weeks and Austin Knight participated in the annual Peachtree Road Race on Monday.

July 06, 2011 | Special to The News By Michael Johnson-Weeks | Eastside


Trench warfare

Football is unlike any other team sport in that it contains teams within a team. Case in point, the offensive line is typically the five brutes you see sitting together on a bench behind the rest of the team on the sideline during a game.

December 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eagles face yet another tough playoff foe in Carrollton

Pieces of paper hang throughout the Eastside football team's locker room. They've been there all week for players to read as they go about their business - get dressed, whatever. They're not motivational speeches from legendary head coaches or inspirational quotes from great leaders. It's trash talk.

December 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eagles enter season full of questions

Eastside's football team has experienced tremendous success this year. While that's great, the basketball team will take a hit.

November 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside girls hope to continue school's 2008 fall success

Life is good over at Eastside High School these days, especially if you are an athlete.

November 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Wray, Hill power Eastside to 20-6 playoff win over Creekview

For three-and-a-half quarters, Creekview kept Eastside's vaunted running game in check. But Rashad Hill's 22-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter put the Eagles up 13-6 and they never looked back as they defeated the Grizzlies 20-6 to earn the school's first playoff victory in 11 years.

November 26, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Ball control key in Eastside's matchup with Creekview

Eastside's coaching staff has waited three-and-a-half years for tonight. It's been a while, but the Eagles take their first step toward the Georgia Dome against Creekview at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

November 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Of like minds

How many times have you heard it in football – the head coach gets all the credit? It's especially true if the team is winning.

November 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Standing tall: All-Region 8-AAA team filled with Eagles

What do The Truth, The Freak and The Real all have in common? They all play for Eastside and were recently named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region team.

November 22, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


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