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Mathis headed to Brevard

Eastside high school receiver Quintrell Mathis has signed his letter of intent to play football at Brevard College. One of Mathis' finest moments this season came when he caught a 37-yard touchdown pass while double-covered to help lift the Eagles to a 35-34 comeback victory in the first round of the playoffs against Thomson.

April 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 04/06

With Newton, Eastside and Alcovy soccer all off for Spring Break, Eastside baseball represented the athletes of the week this week. Gray Ritchey (left), Nick Womack (middle) and Jared Jones (right) all had a pretty great week for Eagle baseball. Ricthey pitched on Thursday and threw a complete game, allowed just three scattered hits, one unearned run and threw seven strikeouts to earn a 6-1 win against Walnut Grove. In two games against Walnut Grove, Nick Womack, who finished the two-game series 4-7 and an HBP with three RBI and three runs. Jared Jones was just as special. He finished ...

April 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Swagger and confidence

Any championship team in any sport will tell you that to win a championship everybody has to buy in and everybody has to understand their role. Some players on championship teams don't like each other (Hi Shaq and Kobe), but they still work together for the common goal – a championship. This year's Eastside baseball team hasn't won a championship yet, but the Eagles are playing with the swagger and confidence of a championship team.

April 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside offense runs away with win

Yesterday when the Eagles took on Walnut Grove at home they used stellar defense and excellent pitching to earn a 6-1 win, but today it was Eastside's bats that propelled them to a 11-6 victory over the Warriors and put them in sole possession of second place in the Region 4-AAAA sub-region.

April 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside offense runs away with win

Yesterday when the Eagles took on Walnut Grove at home they used stellar defense and excellent pitching to earn a 6-1 win, but today it was Eastside's bats that propelled them to a 11-6 victory over the Warriors and put them in sole possession of second place in the Region 4-AAAA sub-region.

April 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Ritchey deals, sinks Walnut Grove

Eastside (12-5. 8-3 Region 4-AAAA) ace, Gray Ritchey reminded Eagles' fans how talented he was in a 6-1 victory over Walnut Grove that forced the two teams into a tie for second place in the sub region, setting up a pivotal series finale tomorrow at Walnut Grove.

April 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 03/23

The athletes of the week are Charlie Greenich (Eastside), Baylea Payne (Alcovy) and Augustus Murray (Newton).

March 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Homegrown: Hoff era at EHS begins

The Rick Hurst era of Eastside football has come to an end and a new era has began – the Troy Hoff era.

March 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


The streak is over

Eastside still had a chance. The team that averages just under 10 runs per game was down 2-0 against Locust Grove (No. 3 in the state in Class AAAA) in the bottom of the seventh inning.

March 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Battle of the undefeateds

Both Eastside baseball and Locust Grove are undefeated in region play and the two will clash today at 5:55 p.m. at Eastside.

March 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagle baseball is flying high up the standings

To say Eastside baseball (10-2, 6-0 Region 4-AAAA) – led by first-year head coach Bruce Evans – is on a roll would be an understatement. After losing their first two games of the season, the Eagles have won 10 in a row and they're booming on offense.

March 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Hometown HEROES

In the far northeast corner of Georgia, bordering the South Carolina line and more than 80 miles away from Newton/Rockdale County lies a small place called Elbert County with a of population 20,500 people as of 2012, according to elbertco.net. Elbert is significant to Newton and Rockdale because of the two coaches it birthed - Jonathan Brewer (Rockdale County High School head baseball coach) and Bruce Evans (Eastside High School head baseball coach) - and the men that it made them.

March 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles fall in final minute

The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Mission accomplished

On Wednesday Eastside football coach, Rick Hurst confirmed that he had accepted the head coaching job at Pepperell High School. Hurst has been a coach for 21 years, having spent 10 of those years at Eastside, which some may consider a lifetime for high school football coach.

March 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles earn first region win; boys outshot on penalty kicks

The Eastside Lady Eagles (4-3, 2-1) spent the first half on their heels due to a dominating offensive attack by the Walnut Grove Lady Warriors (2-5, 1-2) Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


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Eagles demolish Chestatee

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team captured its ninth consecutive victory Friday night on the road, demolishing Chestatee 55-38 in Region 8-AAAA action.

January 21, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Spears leads in Lady Eagles' win

Eastside's senior shooting guard Adriana Spears scored 18 points and Janelle Cook came off the bench to add 10 points as the Lady Eagles dominated the Walnut Grove Lady Warriors 68-42 in a Region 8-AAAA matchup Tuesday night.

January 17, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Henderson, Francis lead Eastside romp

Senior guards Anthony Henderson and Treyvon Francis showed why they are hot college prospects as each scored 21 points in the Eastside Eagles' dominating 63-44 victory over Walnut Grove Tuesday night in a Region 8-AAAA action.

January 17, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eagles shine on Senior Night

The Eastside Eagles varsity wrestling team rounded out its home schedule with a Senior Night to remember Wednesday, defeating Salem 45-36.

January 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Henderson

With a scoring outburst against rival Newton Saturday afternoon, Eastside senior guard Anthony Henderson earned the Eagles' Athlete of the Week nod, helping Eastside defeat the Rams 58-49.

January 14, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside gets revenge

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team traveled to Newton Saturday and evened the season series with the Rams with a 58-49 road victory.

January 14, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Eagles fall short

The Eastside girls varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Indians of Lumpkin County Friday night, and in a surprising outcome, Lumpkin County squeaked by the Lady Eagles 49-44.

January 11, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles rout Indians

It was a blowout from the opening tip Friday night at Eastside, as the Eagles varsity basketball team defeated the Indians of Lumpkin County 69-25 in region play.

January 11, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles handle Henry County

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team picked up its 11th win of the season Saturday on the road, handling Henry County 58-43.

January 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


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


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