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Eagles strike revenge against Rams

It's been an eventful week for Eastside boys basketball. Isaiah Miller scored his 1000th career point in the first quarter against Locust Grove on ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles beat Henry County with no Miller

Two starters, leading scorer Isaiah Miller and point guard Ronney McKee fouled out in the third quarter, in a back-and-forth contest with Henry County, but ...

February 03, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Late 4th quarter push too late for Eastside

The Lady Eagles trailed by 35 points entering the fourth quarter, but made a late run against Henry County's bench, but there wasn't ...

February 03, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Second half surge vaults Eagle's Landing to victory

The same team that beat the brakes off Eastside (76-49) almost three weeks ago felt the pressure in Tuesday night's contest with the Eagles ...

January 27, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagle’s Landing drops Eastside girls

Game time was delayed because Eagle's Landing arrived late, but it was the Lady Eagles that were rusty losing 71-37 to Eagle's Landing.

January 27, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Wren talks Eagles recent struggles, region seeding and Isaiah Miller

The Eastside boys basketball team lost a tough game to Jonesboro on Tuesday, 71-56. The Eagles sit at 14-5 on the season including an impressive ...

January 25, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Cardinals fly by Eagles

After a close first half last year's AAAA state champion, Jonesboro holds Eastside to two points in the third quarter to defeat the Eagles ...

January 20, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Jonesboro girls show and prove at Eastside

As a top 10 team in AAAA, Jonesboro girls \basketball showed Eastside why they're one of the best teams in the class with a ...

January 20, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside’s linchpin

Isaiah Miller has been about as good as you can be in high school basketball this season. He's the best player on a talented ...

January 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagle swimming has strong showing on senior night

Eastside Swimming Eagles Team Captain Trey Hanson had a perfect night last Friday with four first place events but it wasn't enough as the ...

January 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside


Struggling Eagles looking to win again

Although it's only been a few games, the Eastside boys' basketball has stopped its winning ways and it could mean trouble for the playoffs.

January 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Miller not enough in Eagle loss

Isaiah Miller has been a revelation for the Eagles this season. He's a leader, the team's top scorer and its best player, but ...

January 13, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles falter in loss to Walnut Grove

After winning three straight, the Lady Eagles (5-12, 1-5 Region 4-AAAA) have now lost two straight region games with the latest a 63-45 loss to ...

January 13, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles' winning streak climbs to 12

It was another Eagles' blowout for the Eastside boys basketball team (13-2, 7-0 Region 4-AAAA) as they stunned region foe Locust Grove in an 85-60 ...

January 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles cruise to 1st region win

Eastside came into Tuesday's matchup with Locust Grove 2-9 and winless in region play (0-2), but the Lady Eagles wouldn't leave the floor ...

January 05, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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NewRock All-Area 2015 baseball team

One thing I've found to be true in creating these All-Area teams is that the Newton/Rockdale area has a lot of impressive ball players. There is a lot of talent at this level and plenty that have the talent to play at the next level. With that said below you'll find the first and second All-Area teams for the 2014-2015 school year. Because there's so much talent some players were left out, but that doesn't take away from each player's individual ability. There are some positions loaded with talent whereas others there are only ...

May 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Playoff preview: Eastside vs. Whitewater

A five hour trip down to Wayne County – the No. 1 seed Eastside's boys soccer (10-6) was set to play – turned into a first round upset for the Eagles, pitting them against Whitewater (12-2-1), one of the best teams in the state (ranked fourth in Class AAAA by maxpreps.com).

May 05, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Taking notice

Last year around this time Eastside baseball was 14-12 (9-7 in region play) sitting at home while other teams were in the playoffs. Enter new head coach Bruce Evans with a load of talent such as Gray Ritchie, Hunter Ballard, Josh Sims, Austin Holloway, Charlie Greenich, Jared Jones and more and the Eagles finished with a 21-9 record in a first round exit in the playoffs.

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Thornton to soar at Georgia Southern

Breanna Thornton made her mother, Jennifer Grant, proud on Thursday when she signed her letter of intent for a full ride scholarship as a track and field athlete at Georgia Southern University.

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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


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