If you've been to an Eastside softball game this year, then you know Madison Hopper. She's gone yard a few times this season and been stellar for the Eagles as a pitcher. On Thursday evening, Hopper signed a scholarship to attend Emmanuel College next fall. Check the Covington News' Sunday edition for the full story.
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.
Both Newton County playoff teams advance in a wild Friday night of football.
Davonta Jones, Carlos Huggins and Jazztin Jefferson have been named the Newton, Eastside and Alcovy athletes of the week respectively.
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.
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.
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.
Playoff positioning was on the line this Friday night for some and others just wanted to end their season on a good note.
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.
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.
There were some dominating performances in this week's football matchups.
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.
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.
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 ...
Eastside softball suffered a 7-0 loss to Locust Grove on Monday ending its run in the region tournament and the Lady Eagles' season.
The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team picked up its third win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Henry County 68-45 in its home opener.
After beginning the season with a quick 3-0 start, the Lady Eagles varsity basketball team took a step back Tuesday night in its home opener, falling to Henry County 61-50 in non-region action.
With just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter against Mundy's Mill Monday night, Eastside freshman basketball player Isaiah Miller got an introduction to what it takes to compete at the varsity level.
In a sport that measures success not only in wins but also in sweat, wrestling is considered by many to be, pound-for-pound, the toughest test for an athlete.
Eastside varsity boys head coach Gregory Freeman doesn't work on the same schedule as most.
For Eastside varsity girls head basketball coach Matthew Jackson, making the playoffs just isn't enough.
A storm was brewing Friday night in Monroe, and unfortunately for the Eastside, the Eagles were on course for a Purple Hurricane.
Eastside High's annual "Tase of Eastside" featured musical performances from David Clemons, Shane Willwood and Drew Park (above) at the fundraising event Saturday afternoon. The event raised $17,000 for the Eagles' Athletic Department last season. Proceeds from the event this year will go to the Eastside Athletic and Drama Departments.
The Eastside Eagles had a chance to cement a playoff berth last week against the Stephens County Indians.
Eastside High School will host its annual Taste of Eastside tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.
The Eastside Eagles wrapped up their cross-country season Wednesday, Oct. 30, as both the men's and women's teams placed seventh overall at the Region 8-AAAA cross-country meet hosted at Johnson High School in Flowery Branch.
For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Eastside Eagles wide receiver Josh Sims has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.
Senior night was one to forget Friday night for the Eastside varsity football team, as the Eagles' playoff hopes were dampened in a 30-14 loss to Stephens County at Sharp Stadium.
The Eastside Eagles have a chance to lock up their fourth playoff appearance in three years tonight as the Eagles host visiting Stephens County in region play at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Eastside Eagles linebacker/running back Carols Huggins has been named the Eastside Athelte of the Week.