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Eastside sinks Pirates

The Eastside boys and girls basketball teams have gotten off to slow starts this season. After both teams made waves last year, they were depleted by the departure of key senior players who moved on to college. The Eagles (3-6, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) and the Lady Eagles (2-7, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) both got wins over Pike County on Friday night to move them in the right direction at the quarter mark of the season.

December 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 12/15

The athletes of the week for the week of December 15, 2014 are Marquise Sims (Eastside), Darnell Jeffries (Alcovy) and D.J. Hill (Newton).

December 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Tonight’s (12/19) basketball scores

Here are your basketball scores for Eastside and Alcovy for December 19.

December 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside/Alcovy split games

It was a crosstown clash Saturday evening as the Tigers of Alcovy traveled 13.6 miles to Eastside High School to take on the Eagles. It was great atmosphere at the game and both schools took home a win.

December 09, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 12/01

The athletes of the week for the week of December 1, 2014 are Darion "D.J." Hill (Newton), Janelle Cook (Eastside) and Autumn Evans & Madison Beazley.

December 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Newton/Eastside clash tonight

For the first time this season, Newton and Eastside's basketball teams will face-off, continuing a rivalry that has been a thing since Eastside was established in the mid '90s. The Lady Rams are 4-1 and the boys are undefeated at 5-0. The Eagles haven't played as many games yet, but both the girls and boys are 1-1.

December 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Both Eastside teams improve to 1-1

After starting their seasons with a loss over Thanksgiving Break, the boys' and girls' basketball teams of Eastside came back with a vengeance on Tuesday against Riverdale.

December 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles get five All-region selections

Eastside softball is represented well on the 2014 4-AAAA All-Region team. Caitlin Ray (infield), Madison Hopper (pitcher) and Bailey Stewart (catcher) were all named to the first team. McKenzie Powell (infield) and Brittany Medlin (outfield) were named to the second team. The Lady Eagles finished their season with a record of 16-6.

November 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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


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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


Eastside blasts Sandy Creek 16-0

Eastside softball team extended its early season winning streak to 3-0 by shutting out the Sandy Creek Patriots 16-0 Thursday in four innings.

August 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Eastside


Seizing opportunity

Eastside topped rival Alcovy 38-15 to open the season Friday at Sharp Stadium but the win came at a price.

August 27, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eagles grounded

An Eastside-Heritage preseason game just wouldn't be complete without a weather delay. Mother Nature didn't disappoint again. This time though, the two teams managed to play the whole game despite a 20-minute delay for lightning in the area and it was the Patriots coming away with a 28-14 win.

August 13, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


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


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