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Eastside's Jesse Walden will continue basketball career with LaGrange College

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Although Jesse Walden's basketball career at Eastside High has ended, he will retain the number 33 for his jersey number in college.

March 22, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside


Eastside baseball drops heartbreaker to Woodward Academy

Bruce Evans was in no mood to discuss moral victories and play cheerleader Monday night. Not after the way his Eastside baseball team came up ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside baseball's sights now set on Woodward Academy

RIVERDALE – No offense to North Clayton, but the biggest suspense surrounding Eastside and North Clayton's baseball series this past week was whether or not ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside boys see positives after Chestatee loss, ahead of region matches

It takes the testimony of a pair of Eastside seniors to rightly summarize Eagles' progress after last week.

March 20, 2017 | Brian Worton | Eastside


Eastside's Anthony Thomas breaks eight year old school record

At some point Eastside track and field coach Franky Iverson looked at the school record for the 1600 meter run and determined that had been ...

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside track team looking for more success after state title season

By Taylor Robins

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside's LaMarius Benson sidesteps recruiting drama, chooses South Carolina

Unlike many high profile high school football prospects, LaMarius Benson didn't want to deal with all of the college recruiting hullabaloo. He wasn't ...

March 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside one game away from Druid Hills sweep after game two win

Eastside coach Bruce Evans had already seen his Eagles defeat Druid Hills, but Evans wanted to see a win in his team's region home ...

March 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Return of Josh Sims is a welcome sight for Eastside baseball

When the Eastside Eagles baseball team got to the place on its order where Josh Sims was up to bat last week against Alcovy, Eastside ...

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Love for God, soccer secures Billy Love’s place at Point

There was a time when Billy Love didn't think signing day would come for him - at least not in soccer.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside tennis teams sweep Walnut Grove

The Eastside tennis teams both wanted to use their match against Walnut Grove as proof that they're young squads are moving in the right ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry explodes for 49 in loss at Mary Persons

Special to The Covington News

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside soccer coach Champ Young optimistic despite loss to No. 2 Johnson

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Eastside Eagles boys soccer team didn't waste any time reaching the rigorous part of its schedule.

February 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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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 pushing Eagle's Landing to the brink b before the Golden Eagles would overcome a halftime to deficit to beat Eastside 85-77.

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 8-3 mark in Region 4-AAAA. Despite having the third-best record in the region, the Eagles have lost three of their last four games and are in danger of getting pushed further down the region tournament seeding ladder if they don't win some key rematches against Eagle's Landing and most importantly Walnut Grove. The Eagles trailed by nine at halftime against Jonesboro, but were outscored 18-2 in the third quarter. Head coach Brent Wren ...

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 71-56.

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 58-30 blowout win at Eastside's gym.

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 Eastside team, arguably the best guard in the county and he's a huge problem for opposing defenses.

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 Eastside swim team placed fourth overall at the Eastside Eagles Invite held at Johnson Park.

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 even Miller couldn't defeat Walnut Grove by himself. The junior guard scored 34 points, but Eastside lost its second-straight region game 63-55 to the Warriors.

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 Walnut Grove at home.

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 win that put their winning streak at 12 games.

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 without their first region win with a season-high in points in the 59-27 win over the Lady Wildcats.

January 05, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles blowout Mt. Zion/Lady Eagles wings cut in lopsided loss

Before the holiday break, Eastside basketball hosted a Region 4-AAAA matchup as they hosted the Mt. Zion Bulldogs. The story for both games was certainly identical as it included two lopsided finishes. With the Lady Bulldogs dominating the Lady Eagles 59-19 and the Eastside boys flying past Mt. Zion 83-49 on Tuesday evening.

December 17, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Q&A: The Eagles’ resurgence

Eastside boys' basketball got off to a slow start that included a lopsided blowout loss to county-rival Newton by 30 points, but since then the Eagles are 5-1 and looking like a top-tier team in Region 4-AAAA. We talked with head coach Brent Wren about the Eagles resurgence, his big three and improving on defense.

December 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside boys dismantle Griffin

A trip to Griffin High School ended differently for the Eastside girls' and boys' basketball teams. While the boys (6-2, 4-0 Region 4-AAAA) dismantled Griffin in a 73-61 win, the Lady Eagles (2-6, 1-3 Region 4-AAAA) were outmatched in a 54-20 loss to the Lady Bears.

December 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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