The athletes of the week for the week of February 23, 2015 are Austin Holloway (Eastside), Dalton Smith (Alcovy) and Malik Wilson (Newton).
Eastside used its deep lineup to put runs on the board against the inexperienced but talented Tigers of Alcovy, defeating them 12-3.
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.
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 ...
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."
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.
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).
Between the boys and the girls game, Eastside celebrated its seniors in the final regular season home game of the season. The seniors didn't disappoint the fans and parents in attendance as both the boys and the girls recorded important region victories over Walnut Grove.
The Eastside baseball team is clicking heading into a matchup with Region 4-AAA's top team.
Antonius Sims had one chance, and boy did he deliver.
The saying "offense sells tickets but defense wins championships," was the best way to describe Eastside's 2-1 win over Spalding in girls' soccer action Thursday night.
Eastside all but dominated March, but its final game of the month was anything but, as the Eagles lost 13-3 to Stockbridge Wednesday.
In its third match with an injury-plagued squad, the Eastside soccer team came away with another win, beating Locust Grove 11-1 Thursday.
The Eastside baseball team continued its winning ways, defeating Region 4-AAA foe Jackson 6-4 on Monday for its fifth win in a row.
Thanks to solid ball movement the Eastside girls' soccer team moved itself up a position in the Region 4-AAA standings.
When Brad Weir took over as coach of the Eastside baseball team before the 2012 season began, he was prepared to wait a couple of years for his philosophies to catch on.
KENNESAW, Ga. - Amanda Henderson, who earlier won her first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors, had another first.
The Eastside boys' soccer team added its fifth win in six games Tuesday but it was too dramatic for coach Champ Young.
Eastside girls soccer coach Joel Singleton said his team came out sluggish in Saturday's rivalry game against Newton.
The Eastside baseball came into its first week of Region 4-AAA play after welcoming all comers in its early schedule.
Running on a high school track during what was supposed to be his sophomore year of college, Dominique Hubert was just looking for an opportunity.
Eastside won its sixth straight, defeating Eagles Landing 8-3 on Monday night.
Seven different Lady Eagles got involved in the score sheet for Eastside (2-3, 1-0 4AAA) as they defeated Drew 9-0 on Tuesday. Tara Harrison intercepted a Drew goal kick and sent the ball to Sarah Gaddis who forwarded it to Amber Lafond who sent it back to Gaddis for the goal and a 1-0 Eastside (2-3, 1-0 4-AAA) lead in the 5th minute of the match.