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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 learned firsthand what it takes to be a No. 1 team

Remember the name Cole Garvin. I know everyone at Sharp Stadium Saturday night will. After ripping Eastside's heart out with one of the best throws I've ever seen a high school quarterback make to lift Sandy Creek past the Eagles 13-10 in the final minute of the game, Garvin is public enemy number one this week over at 10245 Eagles Drive. I'm sure down in Tyrone, the euphoria still hasn't worn off.

October 04, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Causey's hit lifts Lady Eagles past Jackson 5-4

JACKSON - When Taylor Causey returned to Eastside's softball team two weeks ago, head coach Jason Stokes knew he was getting his staff ace back. But his team's best hitter too?

October 04, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Shock and Awe

Eastside nearly took down the No. 1 team in the state Saturday. Unfortunately for the Eagles, nearly doesn't mean a thing.

October 03, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Causey leads Eastside past St. Pius X

Taylor Causey's return as Eastside's ace has ignited the Lady Eagles. It may be just enough to propel them back to the state softball tournament Columbus.

September 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


East meets best

Sandy Creek may be the best high school football team in Georgia, in any classification. Eastside coaches certainly believe that.

September 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Defense, Griggs powers Eastside to 20-7 win over Spalding

Eastside limped into Spalding without three of its primary offensive weapons. Fortunately for the Eagles, Chavis Griggs was healthy and the defense was at its most dominant.

September 23, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside cheer wins first meet

Eastside's competition cheerleading squad took home the top trophy last Saturday at its opening meet at Morgan County. The Lady Eagles look to keep things going Saturday at Alcovy. Eastside will be one of the county teams participating in a county-wide competition. Along with Alcovy and Eastside, Cousins, Indian Creek and Veterans middle schools will compete.

September 23, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Decimated Eagles limp into Spalding

Eastside survived last week's game against Jackson thanks to a last-second field goal. And while the Eagles may have won that battle, their losing the war of attrition.

September 22, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Welcome back

Eastside ace Taylor Causey made her return to the mound Tuesday and it's safe to say, things went well. Causey struck out all but the first batter she faced, the offense tallied 15 runs on 13 hits and the Lady Eagles cruised to a 15-0 win over Stockbridge in three innings and snapped a three-game skid in the process.

September 20, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Birds of Redemption

In sports, redemption is often more elusive than greatness. Eastside's Chavis Griggs and Colton Smith almost learned that the hard way Friday.

September 17, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Lady Eagles foiled again

The Eastside Lady Eagle fell to 12 and 7 on the season and 3 and 2 in region play after falling to the Jackson High School Lady Devils 7 to 5 at home Tuesday evening.

September 16, 2011 | By Casey Barts | Eastside


Eagles roll past Locust Grove 35-14

Eastside's offense rebounded from last week's shutout to score five touchdowns as the Eagles topped Locust Grove 35-14 in their region opener Friday.

September 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside opens region play at Locust Grove

Eastside could easily be 2-0 heading into tonight's region opener at Locust Grove. Instead, a late touchdown powered rival Newton past the Eagles 10-3 for a third straight victory between the two rivals and now Eastside must regroup.

September 09, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


EHS’ Smith out 6-8 weeks with fracture

If the Eagles are going to make it back to the playoffs and make a run at a region championship, they'll have to do it without starting running back Alex Smith.

August 30, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Same old story

Alcovy softball looked like it was going to breakthrough for its first win over rival Eastside Monday before Amanda Hawkins had other ideas.

August 30, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


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