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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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Eagles, Rams and Tigers hit the road

The Newton, Eastside and Alcovy basketball programs hit the road Saturday in non-region action. The Rams traveled just a few miles to take on rival Salem, while the Eagles traveled to Henry County , and the Tigers made a trip up north to take on Gainesville. Full game coverage can be found later this weekend.

January 04, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles, Rams steal the show

Basketball teams throughout Newton County were busy competing for championships during the holiday season.

January 02, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Kelly keyed in for Lady Eagles

Sometimes, fate forces players to step up, giving them the opportunity to shine when the chance might not have been present before.

December 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Francis finding his rhythm

Before the 2013-2014 season, Eastside boys varsity basketball coach Greg Freeman let anyone within earshot know that his senior guard was coming for them.

December 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles pulverize Purple Hurricanes

The Eastside boys varsity basketball team passed its first test of region play Tuesday night at home, pummeling the Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes 81-44 in its 2013-2014 region opener.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Eagles heat up in region opener

It took almost a full half of play, but the Eastside girls basketball team heated up in the second half, toppling Monroe Area 68-48 in the Lady Eagles' region opener.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside splits on the road against Titans

The Eastside Lady Eagles fell in non-region play Saturday afternoon on the road at North Oconee, losing 54-46 to the Lady Titans.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside splits on the road

The Eastside Lady Eagles fell in non-region play Saturday afternoon on the road at North Oconee, falling 54-46 to the Lady Titans.

December 16, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside grounded

On Friday night, the Newton Rams varsity basketball team traveled to Eastside for its first contest against the Eagles this season, defeating its rivals 52-46.

December 14, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Rams, Eagles battle for bragging rights

Tonight, the Newton Rams and Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball teams tipoff in a county rivalry battle for bragging rights, as both teams look to continue their impressive starts to the 2013-2014 season.

December 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles sweep Warriors in region contest

The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team captured its fifth victory of the season Tuesday night on the road, defeating the Walnut Grove Warriors 61-51 in region play.

December 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Bulldogs outlast Eagles' swimmers

The Rockdale County Bulldogs edged Eastside 454-240, defeating the Eagles handedly Dec. 5 at Johnson Park.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Eagles outlast Alcovy

The Eastside girls varsity basketball team picked up its fifth win of the season Saturday afternoon, outlasting rival Alcovy 51-46 on the road.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles sweep Greene County

The Eastside basketball program picked up a pair of wins at home Friday night over Greene County, with the boys team defeating the Tigers 62-46, while the girls program outlasted Greene County 64-54.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside wrestlers defeat Warhawks

The Eastside wrestling team defeated the Henry County Warhawks at Eastside's gymnasium on Wednesday night by the score of 63-12.

December 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Eastside


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