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PREP FOOTBALL: Eastside puts out big talent despite being county's smallest school

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Pepperell's head football coach Rick Hurst has a good thing going right now.

May 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


An injured Eric Stokes helped Eastside claim a track title

Eric Stokes was hobbled and hurting. He definitely wasn't at 100 percent speed.

May 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Garrett Stevens, Newton's Darnell Jefferies get big honors

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Eastside linebacker Garrett Stevens got one more honor to commemorate his high school career just before graduation.

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Brayden Harper may be heir-apparent to the starting quarterback spot

This time last year, Brayden Harper was preparing himself to be quarterback Austin Holloway's main pass catcher.

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Former Eastside standout Dante Blackmon gets a shot at Falcons rookie camp

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Former Eastside football player Dante Blackmon will make Kennesaw State history this weekend.

May 11, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


Eastside soccer suffers season ending loss to St. Pius in state tourney

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Class AAAA No. 6 St. Pius X Golden Lions (11-7-2) sent the Eastside Eagles (10-8) home on the short end of a ...

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside boys soccer wins thriller in state playoffs

FORSYTH, Ga. - It's on to round two for Eastside boys soccer.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside boys golf team punches ticket to state tournament

Eastside's boys golf team ensured Monday night that they'll keep the clubs out through the end of may.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside baseball coach Bruce Evans wants 'maturity' from team ahead of playoffs

Last Thursday evening the Eastside baseball team finished the regular season in style after traveling to Salem High and defeating the Seminoles in a doubleheader ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside golf teams flex muscles in Newton Cup

The Eastside Eagles boys and girls golf teams both took home wins over their county rivals in the Newton Cup finals Wednesday.

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


Eastside boys soccer finds 'barometer' game at Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - In the waning moments of the Eastside boys soccer team's 3-0 Friday night loss to Heritage, Champ Young took on the persona ...

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside baseball optimistic despite series sweep to Luella

It won't be spring break anymore, but the Eastside Eagles are getting a week's worth of practice time and rest from games at ...

April 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Freshman Abbey Grace Venham stars for Eastside tennis

When asking many kids what they want to be when they grow up, they'll tell you it's their dream to be a professional ...

April 03, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


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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


Hurst leaving Eastside

According to the Rome News-Tribune Eastside head football coach Rick Hurst has been named to the same position at Pepperell High School. Hurst will finish out the school year at Eastside and will begin his tenure Pepperell at the end of the school year.

March 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Once an Eagle, always an Eagle

When you walk through the doors of Eastside's fieldhouse and look to the left you'll see the Eagles' wall of fame peppered with names and photos of football players like Justin Wray, Broderick Alexander, Anderico Bailey, Antarious Terrell, James Johnson, Kevin Agudo, Sheldon Rankins, Taylor Head and more.

March 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Hard work pays off

Region 4-AAAA coaches let out a cohesive sigh of relief on Monday when Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes announced he would be signing to play football at Reinhardt University in the fall.

March 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Singleton becomes winningest coach

The Eastside Lady Eagles defeated Mt Zion 10-0 in a time shortened match Wednesday night at Sharp Stadium. Junior Morgan Green scored 2 goals in the first 8 minutes of the game and went on to assist on 3 more.

March 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Ballard leads Eastside past North Oconee

The Eagles scored the final five runs of the game and held North Oconee to two runs overall in a 7-2 victory on a cool night at Eastside.

March 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside/Newton alumni game set for May

The annual Newton vs Eastside Alumni Basketball Game will be held on May 16, 2015. If anyone is interested, please sign up now. There also may be a softball game on July 19 depending on the interest of both schools' alumni. It will be $20 to play one sport or $30 to play both. All interested persons please email TaKeita Bell at newtoncountyalumni@gmail.com. Payment must paid by March 30th. Also please look for the event flyer floating around Facebook, NHS-EHS Alumni Basketball Game. There will be more information on the event at a later date.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 02/23

The athletes of the week for the week of February 23, 2015 are Austin Holloway (Eastside), Dalton Smith (Alcovy) and Malik Wilson (Newton).

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Deep Eagles lineup outruns Alcovy

Eastside used its deep lineup to put runs on the board against the inexperienced but talented Tigers of Alcovy, defeating them 12-3.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside soccer eyes No. 1 seed

While most of the people of Newton County have locked themselves inside their homes to avoid the cold, baseball and soccer players have been playing outside in the "wonderful" weather. Eastside soccer has started its season 0-2, but the team has yet to be at full health and head coach Champ Young isn't worried about the slow start.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 02/09

The athletes of the week for the week of February 9, are both the boys and the girls Eastside basketball teams, Imani Broadnax (Newton) and Tierra Hodges (Alcovy). Both Eastside teams put up a valiant effort during this week of region tournament games, but they were unable to get over the hump after it seemed each team had caught fire at the end of the regular season. Broadnax led Newton with 13 points against Lovejoy, helping to lift Newton to a third-straight region championship game against Tucker. Hodges scored 17 of Alcovy's 40 points despite getting in foul trouble ...

February 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside falls to Heritage

February 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


The Usual Suspects:

The basketball regular season has come to an end, the region tournaments are starting soon, baseball and soccer are beginning, but it's not too early or too late to recognize some of the best basketball players of Newton and Rockdale county. There will be a first and a second all-area team, with the criteria being regular season numbers, level of play, overall impact and of course the "eye test."

February 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles flex their muscle on senior night

Usually when teams announce their starting fives before the game, after each name is called the individual player runs out through a tunnel of teammates and cheerleaders to shake the hands of all three referees and the opposing coach. On Friday – senior night – the Lady Eagles went about announcing their starting five a little differently.

February 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Streaking at the right time

As of January 16, the Eagles were on a three-game losing streak and looked like a team that wouldn't make the playoffs or would be one-and-done. Flash forward to now – the beginning of February – and Eastside basketball has won six-straight games including its latest and most prominent win, a double-digit victory over Walnut Grove (15-9, 7-2 Region 4-AAAA).

February 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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