The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team saw its season come to an end on the road Wednesday night, falling in straight games to Heritage (Catoosa) 11-1 and 10-0 in the second round of the Georgia High School Assoication state playoffs.
For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Eastside Eagles defensive back Jamal Hardge has been named Eastside Athlete of the Week.
Eastside limped into Spalding without three of its primary offensive weapons. Fortunately for the Eagles, Chavis Griggs was healthy and the defense was at its most dominant.
Eastside's competition cheerleading squad took home the top trophy last Saturday at its opening meet at Morgan County. The Lady Eagles look to keep things going Saturday at Alcovy. Eastside will be one of the county teams participating in a county-wide competition. Along with Alcovy and Eastside, Cousins, Indian Creek and Veterans middle schools will compete.
Eastside survived last week's game against Jackson thanks to a last-second field goal. And while the Eagles may have won that battle, their losing the war of attrition.
Eastside ace Taylor Causey made her return to the mound Tuesday and it's safe to say, things went well. Causey struck out all but the first batter she faced, the offense tallied 15 runs on 13 hits and the Lady Eagles cruised to a 15-0 win over Stockbridge in three innings and snapped a three-game skid in the process.
In sports, redemption is often more elusive than greatness. Eastside's Chavis Griggs and Colton Smith almost learned that the hard way Friday.
The Eastside Lady Eagle fell to 12 and 7 on the season and 3 and 2 in region play after falling to the Jackson High School Lady Devils 7 to 5 at home Tuesday evening.
Eastside's offense rebounded from last week's shutout to score five touchdowns as the Eagles topped Locust Grove 35-14 in their region opener Friday.
Eastside could easily be 2-0 heading into tonight's region opener at Locust Grove. Instead, a late touchdown powered rival Newton past the Eagles 10-3 for a third straight victory between the two rivals and now Eastside must regroup.
If the Eagles are going to make it back to the playoffs and make a run at a region championship, they'll have to do it without starting running back Alex Smith.
Alcovy softball looked like it was going to breakthrough for its first win over rival Eastside Monday before Amanda Hawkins had other ideas.
Eastside softball team extended its early season winning streak to 3-0 by shutting out the Sandy Creek Patriots 16-0 Thursday in four innings.
Eastside topped rival Alcovy 38-15 to open the season Friday at Sharp Stadium but the win came at a price. The Eagles lost starting running back Alex Smith to a wrist injury on their opening offensive play and the junior All-Region back could miss the rest of the regular season depending on the diagnosis. "It doesn't look good. It looks like it could be a complete break," Eastside coach Rick ...
An Eastside-Heritage preseason game just wouldn't be complete without a weather delay. Mother Nature didn't disappoint again. This time though, the two teams managed to play the whole game despite a 20-minute delay for lightning in the area and it was the Patriots coming away with a 28-14 win.
Eastside's volleyball team has been the most consistent of the three schools the past handful of years and as the 2011 season fast approaches (games begin in less than two weeks) the Lady Eagles look again to be the front runner for the county championship. But how they will do in their region is the bigger question.
It's official. Football season is underway. Teams were able to practice for the first time Monday and for Eastside, that meant hitting the field at the stroke of midnight.