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Hometown HEROES

In the far northeast corner of Georgia, bordering the South Carolina line and more than 80 miles away from Newton/Rockdale County lies a small place called Elbert County with a of population 20,500 people as of 2012, according to elbertco.net. Elbert is significant to Newton and Rockdale because of the two coaches it birthed - Jonathan Brewer (Rockdale County High School head baseball coach) and Bruce Evans (Eastside High School head baseball coach) - and the men that it made them.

March 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles fall in final minute

The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Mission accomplished

On Wednesday Eastside football coach, Rick Hurst confirmed that he had accepted the head coaching job at Pepperell High School. Hurst has been a coach for 21 years, having spent 10 of those years at Eastside, which some may consider a lifetime for high school football coach.

March 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles earn first region win; boys outshot on penalty kicks

The Eastside Lady Eagles (4-3, 2-1) spent the first half on their heels due to a dominating offensive attack by the Walnut Grove Lady Warriors (2-5, 1-2) Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Hurst leaving Eastside

According to the Rome News-Tribune Eastside head football coach Rick Hurst has been named to the same position at Pepperell High School. Hurst will finish out the school year at Eastside and will begin his tenure Pepperell at the end of the school year.

March 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Once an Eagle, always an Eagle

When you walk through the doors of Eastside's fieldhouse and look to the left you'll see the Eagles' wall of fame peppered with names and photos of football players like Justin Wray, Broderick Alexander, Anderico Bailey, Antarious Terrell, James Johnson, Kevin Agudo, Sheldon Rankins, Taylor Head and more.

March 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Hard work pays off

Region 4-AAAA coaches let out a cohesive sigh of relief on Monday when Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes announced he would be signing to play football at Reinhardt University in the fall.

March 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Singleton becomes winningest coach

The Eastside Lady Eagles defeated Mt Zion 10-0 in a time shortened match Wednesday night at Sharp Stadium. Junior Morgan Green scored 2 goals in the first 8 minutes of the game and went on to assist on 3 more.

March 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Ballard leads Eastside past North Oconee

The Eagles scored the final five runs of the game and held North Oconee to two runs overall in a 7-2 victory on a cool night at Eastside.

March 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside/Newton alumni game set for May

The annual Newton vs Eastside Alumni Basketball Game will be held on May 16, 2015. If anyone is interested, please sign up now. There also may be a softball game on July 19 depending on the interest of both schools' alumni. It will be $20 to play one sport or $30 to play both. All interested persons please email TaKeita Bell at newtoncountyalumni@gmail.com. Payment must paid by March 30th. Also please look for the event flyer floating around Facebook, NHS-EHS Alumni Basketball Game. There will be more information on the event at a later date.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 02/23

The athletes of the week for the week of February 23, 2015 are Austin Holloway (Eastside), Dalton Smith (Alcovy) and Malik Wilson (Newton).

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Deep Eagles lineup outruns Alcovy

Eastside used its deep lineup to put runs on the board against the inexperienced but talented Tigers of Alcovy, defeating them 12-3.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside soccer eyes No. 1 seed

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.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 02/09

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 ...

February 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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Eastside wants more on attack

With nine girls who have scored throughout Eastside's fourth-straight playoff season, Lady Eagles' coach Joel Singleton knows he needs each of their talents in today's playoff opener.

May 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Hosting Harlem

If Eastside has the success in May that it did in April, the Eagles' baseball team has a good shot at winning a state title.

May 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Johnston Birmingham bound

Eastside High School senior and star volleyball player Katie Johnston signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Birmingham on Monday.

Johnston chose the University of Birmingham specifically because it allows her to spend her January semester next year for a month in Nicaragua.

May 01, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Eastside


Jumping into playoffs

For the second straight year the Eastside boys' soccer team is headed to the Class AAA state playoffs.

The Eagles (10-6-2) finished 5-3 in Region 4-AAA, good enough to earn the third seed, putting them not only in the playoffs but also on the road.

May 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles celebrate, prepare

The Eastside Eagles baseball team finished the regular season with a victory on senior night against the Monticello Hurricanes.

April 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside’s Somerset headed to Chattahoochee Tech College

Alexia Somerset has been a top performer on and off the basketball court throughout her career at Eastside High School.

April 28, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Eastside


Eastside baseball wins eighth straight

The Eastside Eagles baseball team (21-4 overall, 14-2 Region 4-AAA) won their eighth consecutive game on Tuesday when they hosted the Lovejoy Wildcats.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Lady Eagles soccer 2nd in Region 4-AAA

The Eastside girls' soccer team earned sole possession of second place in Region 4-AAA in dominating fashion, beating Jackson 5-0 on Tuesday night.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside girls’ golf wins region, boys 2nd

Eastside boys' and girls' golf teams are once again going to state.

April 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


McLemore signs with Brewton Parker

After running cross country for Eastside for the last four years Chrissie McLemore will take her talents to Brewton Parker for the 2012-13 season.

McLemore was the Eagles' captain during her senior season and will now move on to Brewton Parker to help build the Barons' team.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eagles battle to tie

The Lady Eagles of Eastside played to a hard-earned 2-2 tie with the Lady Bulldogs of Morgan County Monday night at Cousins Middle School.

Amber Lafond opened the scoring with a goal off a throw-in from Emily Carroll seven minutes in to put Eastside (10-6-1) up 1-0. Morgan County (8-3-1) tied the match 7:29 before half time.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


Soccer: Lady Eagles shut out Rockdale, 5-0

The Eastside Lady Eagles won their tenth game of the season topping the Lady Bulldogs of Rockdale at Reid Memorial Stadium in Conyers Friday night.

April 20, 2012 | | Eastside


Eagles fly with Heritage

Eastside managed to capitalize on one of its few opportunities, helping a former pupil draw even with his old coach.

April 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Defensive changes can't stop Patriots

Eastside opened the game with two of its leading scorers on defense but still weren't able to overcome Class AAAA's ninth-ranked team.

April 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eagles pick up dramatic win

A game that started with a somber moment ended with plenty of drama as Eastside defeated Locust Grove 6-5 on Friday night.

April 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside


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