An up-and-down region season for the Eastside Lady Eagles ended on a down note Tuesday night, as the Chestatee Lady War Eagles battled back in the fourth quarter to win the Region 8-AAAA Championship game 51-50 at Lanier High School.
If all-region selections are an indicator of how well Newton County's basketball teams should do in this week's region tournaments, then the county has a lot to look forward to on championship Monday.
If balancing the roles of high school teacher and assistant football/baseball coach weren't already hard enough, try doing it along with training athletes across the region.
The Eastside Eagles put an exclamation point on their season Friday night on the road, capping off their regular season schedule with an 80-43 road victory over Monroe Area.
In a game that saw Eastside sleepwalk through the first period, only to come back to life in the second and third quarters, it came down to a frenetic fourth as the Lanier Lady Longhorns took a physical 42-38 win over the Lady Eagles at Lanier High School Wednesday night.
No one said Eastside's 15th consecutive win was going to be easy - especially not coach Greg Freeman – who had predicted that the Lanier Longhorns' height would present problems for the Eagles.
Eastside senior track and field standout Nylah Chavis made her pledge to Georgia State University Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Eastside guard Deshantra Kelly led the Lady Eagles with 13 points this past weekend against rival Alcovy, earning the Eastside Player of the Week honor.
Coach Greg Freeman's eighth-ranked Eastside Eagles boy's varsity basketball team is looking more and more like a team that will make a lot of noise in the Class AAAA state tournament.
With a stifling defense and excellent 3-point shooting, the Eastside Lady Eagles led from start to finish and defeated the Madison County Lady Red Raiders 56-29 at home on Senior Night.
The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team surpassed a milestone many teams never have the chance to see – the century mark – defeating rival Alcovy 101-23 Saturday night in non-region action.
Eastside and Alcovy renew their rivalry for the second time this season on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.
For his efforts on the basketball court, Eagles senior Treyvon Francis has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.
The Lady Eagles varsity basketball team never trailed Saturday in its non-region contest against North Oconee, defeatinging the visiting Lady Titans 42-33.
The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team hosted North Oconee Saturday in non-region action, routing the Titans 62-43 while never trailing in the game.
Talk about a way to stand out on a resume for a coaching job.
Eastside's boys continued their push toward securing the No. 3 seed in next week's region tournament by erasing a 7-point deficit to defeat Spalding 77-65 Tuesday.
Eastside might be below .500 overall, but the Eagles are winning games that matter most. They improved to 10-11 overall but more importantly, moved to 8-4 in region play after a 56-47 win over Sandy Creek Friday.
Eastside's boys moved to 6-3 in region play with a 69-45 win over Jackson Friday. It's the Eagles fourth straight region win after the holiday break and fourth win in its past five games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gardner-Webb's Drew Ellwanger, a former standout swimmer at Eastside, was named the CCSA Men's Swimmer of the Week for meets competed Jan. 2-8, the League announced Friday.
It was a softball season full of highs and lows in 2011. Eastside and Newton both returned to the state playoffs and Alcovy made strides to reclaim its standing as one of their region's elite. But the three coaches will tell you they fell short of their ultimate goals. That doesn't mean 2011 was without its share of stars.
Eastside's run back to wrestling prominence took another step forward Wednesday with a win over county rivals Newton and Alcovy to claim this year's Newton Cup.
Alexia Somerset has made her impact felt and is making a case for being the best player in the county. Eastside's senior combo forward scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles past Walnut Grove 61-50 Tuesday and since her return, Eastside has yet to lose.
For the past two years, Eastside pitcher Taylor Causey dominated Region 4-AAA hitters. For the next four, she'll look to do the same at Brenau University.
After rough starts to the basketball season, Eastside's teams are perfect in region play.
Eastside's girls struggled in their first two games to open the season. Then they got Alexia Somerset back. Since then, they're 2-0.
All the Eagles needed to pick up their first win under first-year head coach Gregory Freeman was a little home cooking. It didn't hurt the Eagles played an offensively-challenged Locust Grove team too. Nevertheless, the Wildcats were just what the doctor ordered and the eagles took advantage.
For the first time in four years, this space is being used to write about Eastside in a different way. Usually it's a playoff game story. After the Eagles failed to make it to the postseason, it's about what went wrong in 2011.
Eastside's boys' team will look nothing like it did last year when it hits the floor tomorrow at Alcovy. That's probably not a bad thing.
Former Eastside soccer standout Caleb Kernan is going dancing. No, he's not making an appearance on "Dancing With the Stars". He's going to the men's NCAA soccer tournament with his Georgia State Panther teammates.