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Eastside drops series to Walnut Grove

The Lady Eagles traveled up the road to face Walnut Grove in a doubleheader with the winner of a best-of-three series advancing to the Region ...

September 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles advance to second round

A roaring crowd of fans, especially the "Dale-ians," helped lift the Lady Eagles to an 11-1 home win against Eagle's Landing Monday, advancing Eastside ...

September 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Second round or bust

The Region 4-AAAA softball tournament begins on Monday when Eastside (15-9, 10-2 Region 4-AAAA) will host Eagles Landing (13-9, 5-5 Region 4-AAAA) at 7:30 ...

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside wins sub-region showdown

Coming off a 43-14 loss to Jonesboro, Eastside played like it had something to prove as the Eagles beat the other Eagles from Eagle's ...

September 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Cardinals' Mosley runs over Eastside

UPDATED w/quotes: The Eagles' staple so far this season has been the play in the trenches by both the offensive and defensive lines which ...

September 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside loses stronghold on 1st place

Locust Grove and Eastside battled in a pitcher's duel on Tuesday, but it was the Lady Wildcats that escaped with the 2-0 win ending ...

September 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

A Sweet home win for the Lady Rams

After losing nine straight games, the Lady Rams varsity volleyball team pulled out a win at home versus the Eastside Lady eagles, making it their ...

September 14, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Eastside

Eagles dominate Griffin, move to 3-0

Two teams that mirror each other in terms of playing style with spread formations, screen plays and scrambling quarterbacks that can throw downfield and make ...

September 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles win ninth straight

Eastside (10-4, 7-0 Region 4-AAAA) scored early and often, putting up eight runs in the first two innings to defeat Spalding 10-2 by mercy rule ...

September 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eagles rout Red raiders at home

It was business as usual for the Eastside Eagles, as Madison County came to visit Sharp Stadium. The Eagles offense went to work early and ...

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside

Hoff earns first victory

First-year Eastside head coach Troy Hoff earned his first career victory with a 41-0 thrashing of Alcovy to open the season. Hoff has been with ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside blasts Newton

In a battle of rival schools – Eastside and Newton – the Lady Eagles prevailed with ease topping their county rival 15-3.

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Hoff earns first win; Eagles blowout Alcovy

Troy Hoff earned his first win as a head coach with a 41-0 victory over Alcovy and Hoff's coaching staff gifted him with the ...

August 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside blasts Newton

In a battle of rival schools – Eastside and Newton – the Lady Eagles prevailed with ease topping their county rival 15-3.

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

How far can the Eagles soar?

Storylines to follow

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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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

Arthur Holmes: Athlete of the week

Arthur Holmes has been selected as the Eastside Elite Auto Collision Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Holmes helped lift the Eagles to a 49-21 win a previously undefeated Eagles' Landing team. In the game Holmes recorded two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eagles look to pressure McDonald

Eastside quarterback Austin Holloway dropped back and delivered a pass to avoid taking what would've been a sack in practice on Wednesday. The Eagles' defense quickly took down the receiver, something they've struggled with as of late, and head coach Rick Hurst praised his defense, but he also coached up players to what they needed to do right.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

3 and out

Midway through the season, Eastside football sits at a comfortable 2-2. One fumble in overtime might have propelled them to 3-1, but that's something we'll never know. What we do know is, the Eagles have five games left, all against region opponents with a combined record of 12-7.

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles toppled by Walnut Grove

Thursday's matchup against Walnut Grove (19-2, 10-0 Region 4-AAAA) had huge implications for Eastside (15-4-1, 7-3 Region 4-AAAA). A win would have put them in sole possession of third place in the region behind Walnut Grove and Eagle's Landing. Walnut Grove, however, is one of the best teams in the state and it showed on Thursday in its 8-0 victory over Eastside.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eagles fall to Cardinals

Eastside (2-2, Region 4-AAAA) came into the game against Jonesboro (1-3, Region 4-AAAA) after suffering a humiliating loss to No. 3 ranked Griffin. However, that wasn't all that was ailing the Eagles. Sophomore starting running back Eric Stokes and backup Andrew Henderson were both sidelined with injuries, however Eastside played well and had a chance to win before losing in overtime, 27-21.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Holmes emerging as star

Being named the Atlanta Touchdown Club's lineman of the week is an accomplishment in itself, but for Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes it could mean greater things.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside strong despite loss

It was a mismatch.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Pink out turns to blowout

Other than a stellar fifth inning that saw Newton score all five of its runs, Eastside - rocking the pink unis on Monday - owned the game and the rivalry this season making them 2-0 to finish the series against its rival, as the Lady Eagles ran away with a 13-5 victory.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside to face No. 3 ranked Griffin

This isn't David vs. Goliath. Eastside (2-0 Region 4-AAAA) is too good of a team to be David, but Griffin (2-0 Region 4-AAAA), ranked No. 3 in the state by, is definitely goliath-level football. A better comparison would probably be Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed - the first time - with Eastside being Rocky and Griffin, the undisputed champion, being Apollo.

September 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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