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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


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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Ellwangers compete at SAA championships

Berry College freshmen swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger competed last Sunday at the Southern Athletic Association Championship swim meet.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Spring roundup: Eagles drop opener

The 2014 version of the Eastside High School baseball team traveled across town Wednesday night, opening its season against Newton High School.

February 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Eagles' streak ends

The Eastside Eagles picked an unfortunate time to play their worst basketball game of the season as the Eagles were steamrolled by the Johnson Knights 88-67 in the Region 8-AAAA championship game at Lanier High School Tuesday night.

February 20, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eastside falls in heartbreaker

An up-and-down region season for the Eastside Lady Eagles ended on a down note Tuesday night, as the Chestatee Lady War Eagles battled back in the fourth quarter to win the Region 8-AAAA Championship game 51-50 at Lanier High School.

February 20, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Simply the best

If all-region selections are an indicator of how well Newton County's basketball teams should do in this week's region tournaments, then the county has a lot to look forward to on championship Monday.

February 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Training for a cause

If balancing the roles of high school teacher and assistant football/baseball coach weren't already hard enough, try doing it along with training athletes across the region.

February 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles stay perfect; Newton gets road win

The Eastside Eagles put an exclamation point on their season Friday night on the road, capping off their regular season schedule with an 80-43 road victory over Monroe Area.

February 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Eagles fall to Lanier

In a game that saw Eastside sleepwalk through the first period, only to come back to life in the second and third quarters, it came down to a frenetic fourth as the Lanier Lady Longhorns took a physical 42-38 win over the Lady Eagles at Lanier High School Wednesday night.

February 06, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eagles continue win streak

No one said Eastside's 15th consecutive win was going to be easy - especially not coach Greg Freeman – who had predicted that the Lanier Longhorns' height would present problems for the Eagles.

February 06, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Chavis signs with Panthers

Eastside senior track and field standout Nylah Chavis made her pledge to Georgia State University Wednesday on National Signing Day.

February 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Kelly

Eastside guard Deshantra Kelly led the Lady Eagles with 13 points this past weekend against rival Alcovy, earning the Eastside Player of the Week honor.

February 04, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles crush Madison County

Coach Greg Freeman's eighth-ranked Eastside Eagles boy's varsity basketball team is looking more and more like a team that will make a lot of noise in the Class AAAA state tournament.

February 04, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eastside's defense dooms Madison County

With a stifling defense and excellent 3-point shooting, the Eastside Lady Eagles led from start to finish and defeated the Madison County Lady Red Raiders 56-29 at home on Senior Night.

February 04, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eagles hit century mark

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team surpassed a milestone many teams never have the chance to see – the century mark – defeating rival Alcovy 101-23 Saturday night in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


One rivalry heats up, other cools

Eastside and Alcovy renew their rivalry for the second time this season on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

January 30, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


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