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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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Eagles split Saturday softball

Eastside split its two softball games Saturday, with two almost completely solid performances.

August 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Hurst tells his story to Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Covington saw its most familiar coach Thursday as Rick Hurst took the podium in front of the civic group for the eighth straight time.

August 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles fall in home debut

For a team with four newcomers, the home opener is not only an exciting event but also a nerve-racking one.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Boyd has three catches, a TD

Cameron Boyd made the move from quarterback to wide receiver as the 2011 season progressed to help bring another dimension to the Eastside football team.

August 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside hires new baseball coach

With just a short couple of months to find a replacement for their recently vacated baseball coach position, Eastside Athletic Director Dr. Bruce McCollum and Principal Jeff Cher had a difficult task in front of them.

July 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside begins coaching search

A little less than a year after Eastside hired Brad Weir as baseball coach, the school is once again looking for someone to lead the Eagles on the diamond.

June 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Looking toward his future

Looking back on his four years as a member of the Eastside football team, Quan Moton's most looming memory was an early one.

June 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Richards finishes stellar career

Brandi Richards finished her softball career in decorated fashion, as she completed her senior season at the Auburn Montgomery University.

June 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Smith named second alternate

Taylor Smith just missed out on automatically qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship this week.

June 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside has All-Star presence

Eastside's soccer season may have ended but the Lady Eagles were prevalent during the Georgia High School Soccer All-Star game Sunday.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Top goal scorer moving on

Truett-McConnell coach Damien Westfield takes seriously the fact that his school is a Christian school first before it is a soccer team or even a college.

That thinking along with the soccer-playing theory of Trent Taylor helped the two of them come together Tuesday as the Eastside senior signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the NAIA school next year.

May 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Smith competes in NCAA tournament

Former Eastside golfer Taylor Smith completed his junior season with a bang Thursday finishing as one of the top golfers in Division II and helping Georgia College place fifth in the NCAA tournament.

May 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles football has succesful spring

Everyone enjoys a 90 percent success rate.

May 15, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Buckhault to Cleveland St.

Keith Buckhault will be taking his talents on the baseball field to the next level in 2013 when he joins the Cleveland State Cougars.

May 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside honored on region team

The Eastside girls' and boys' soccer teams both had standout seasons, reaching the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.

May 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


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