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.
Both Eastside baseball and Locust Grove are undefeated in region play and the two will clash today at 5:55 p.m. at Eastside.
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.
In the far northeast corner of Georgia, bordering the South Carolina line and more than 80 miles away from Newton/Rockdale County lies a small place called Elbert County with a of population 20,500 people as of 2012, according to elbertco.net. Elbert is significant to Newton and Rockdale because of the two coaches it birthed - Jonathan Brewer (Rockdale County High School head baseball coach) and Bruce Evans (Eastside High School head baseball coach) - and the men that it made them.
The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.
On Wednesday Eastside football coach, Rick Hurst confirmed that he had accepted the head coaching job at Pepperell High School. Hurst has been a coach for 21 years, having spent 10 of those years at Eastside, which some may consider a lifetime for high school football coach.
The Eastside Lady Eagles (4-3, 2-1) spent the first half on their heels due to a dominating offensive attack by the Walnut Grove Lady Warriors (2-5, 1-2) Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.
According to the Rome News-Tribune Eastside head football coach Rick Hurst has been named to the same position at Pepperell High School. Hurst will finish out the school year at Eastside and will begin his tenure Pepperell at the end of the school year.
When you walk through the doors of Eastside's fieldhouse and look to the left you'll see the Eagles' wall of fame peppered with names and photos of football players like Justin Wray, Broderick Alexander, Anderico Bailey, Antarious Terrell, James Johnson, Kevin Agudo, Sheldon Rankins, Taylor Head and more.
Region 4-AAAA coaches let out a cohesive sigh of relief on Monday when Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes announced he would be signing to play football at Reinhardt University in the fall.
The Eastside Lady Eagles defeated Mt Zion 10-0 in a time shortened match Wednesday night at Sharp Stadium. Junior Morgan Green scored 2 goals in the first 8 minutes of the game and went on to assist on 3 more.
The Eagles scored the final five runs of the game and held North Oconee to two runs overall in a 7-2 victory on a cool night at Eastside.
The annual Newton vs Eastside Alumni Basketball Game will be held on May 16, 2015. If anyone is interested, please sign up now. There also may be a softball game on July 19 depending on the interest of both schools' alumni. It will be $20 to play one sport or $30 to play both. All interested persons please email TaKeita Bell at email@example.com. Payment must paid by March 30th. Also please look for the event flyer floating around Facebook, NHS-EHS Alumni Basketball Game. There will be more information on the event at a later date.
The athletes of the week for the week of February 23, 2015 are Austin Holloway (Eastside), Dalton Smith (Alcovy) and Malik Wilson (Newton).
Eastside used its deep lineup to put runs on the board against the inexperienced but talented Tigers of Alcovy, defeating them 12-3.
Talk about a way to stand out on a resume for a coaching job.
The Eastside girls' soccer team is chasing history.
Talk about a way to stand out on a resume for a coaching job.
Eastside's boys continued their push toward securing the No. 3 seed in next week's region tournament by erasing a 7-point deficit to defeat Spalding 77-65 Tuesday.
Eastside might be below .500 overall, but the Eagles are winning games that matter most. They improved to 10-11 overall but more importantly, moved to 8-4 in region play after a 56-47 win over Sandy Creek Friday.
Eastside's boys moved to 6-3 in region play with a 69-45 win over Jackson Friday. It's the Eagles fourth straight region win after the holiday break and fourth win in its past five games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gardner-Webb's Drew Ellwanger, a former standout swimmer at Eastside, was named the CCSA Men's Swimmer of the Week for meets competed Jan. 2-8, the League announced Friday.
It was a softball season full of highs and lows in 2011. Eastside and Newton both returned to the state playoffs and Alcovy made strides to reclaim its standing as one of their region's elite. But the three coaches will tell you they fell short of their ultimate goals. That doesn't mean 2011 was without its share of stars.
Eastside's run back to wrestling prominence took another step forward Wednesday with a win over county rivals Newton and Alcovy to claim this year's Newton Cup.
Alexia Somerset has made her impact felt and is making a case for being the best player in the county. Eastside's senior combo forward scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles past Walnut Grove 61-50 Tuesday and since her return, Eastside has yet to lose.
For the past two years, Eastside pitcher Taylor Causey dominated Region 4-AAA hitters. For the next four, she'll look to do the same at Brenau University.
After rough starts to the basketball season, Eastside's teams are perfect in region play.
Eastside's girls struggled in their first two games to open the season. Then they got Alexia Somerset back. Since then, they're 2-0.
All the Eagles needed to pick up their first win under first-year head coach Gregory Freeman was a little home cooking. It didn't hurt the Eagles played an offensively-challenged Locust Grove team too. Nevertheless, the Wildcats were just what the doctor ordered and the eagles took advantage.
For the first time in four years, this space is being used to write about Eastside in a different way. Usually it's a playoff game story. After the Eagles failed to make it to the postseason, it's about what went wrong in 2011.