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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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Madison County sweeps Eastside

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team dropped a pair of contests over the weekend in the second round of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament to Madison County.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles sweep Senior Night matches

The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team defeated a pair of county rivals Thursday night to sweep Senior Night, downing Newton High 2-1 and the Alcovy Tigers 2-0.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside to use bye to rest, improve

While their fellow county rivals take the field this week against one another, the Eastside varsity football team will get a much deserved rest during a bye week.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Smith

After helping the Eagles to their third win of the season last Friday against Madison County, Eastside running back Jomandi Smith has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles fly past Red Raiders

The Eastside Eagles earned their first region win of the season and their third win overall, Friday night at Sharp Stadium, defeating Madison County 31-14.

September 27, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Eagles eager for Red Raiders

A season ago the Eastside varsity football team entered their fifth game of the year with a 2-2 record against Madison County.

September 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Nix

Some athletes lead with their words, but often times the most effective athletes lead with their actions.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles suffer second loss

The Eastside Eagles lost their region opener and took their second loss of the season against Chestatee Friday night, falling 33-23 at Sharp Stadium.

September 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eagles want redemption

Coming off their first loss of the season last week against Alcovy, the Eastside Eagles have more than revenge on their minds tonight against Chestatee.

September 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles honor Fletcher

The Eastside Eagles softball team honored their lone senior on Sept. 12 in a 9-1 victory over Stephens County.

September 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Errors doom Eagles against Patriots

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team dropped a 4-0 decision to Heritage Wednesday night on the road, recording just one hit in the shutout loss to the Patriots.

September 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Saintilus

For her efforts on the volleyball court, Eastside junior Dejahnae Saintilus has been named the Eastside Player of the Week.

September 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


War Eagles blank Eastside

The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team dropped a 2-0 decision to region-rival Chestatee Tuesday at home.

September 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles prepare for Alcovy's physicality

Tonight, the Eastside Eagles and the Alcovy Tigers square off at Sharp Stadium with a county championship on the line for the Eagles.

September 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside drops regional games

The Eastside volleyball team dropped a pair of regional contests Tuesday night, falling in straight sets to Walnut Grove and Madison County at home 2-0, 2-0.

September 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


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