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Athlete of the Month: Josh Sims

Editor's Note: Each month, coaches will nominate a player for our Athlete of the Month. Fans can then vote for their favorite player on ...

September 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Eastside cheerleader makes all-state team

Eastside High School senior Mackenzie Mallard has been named to the 2016 4-AAAA All-State Cheerleading Squad, joining 15 other students in the state of Georgia.

September 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside

Eagles grounded by Loganville defense

The Eastside High School football team committed four turnovers in a 21-0 loss to the Loganville Red Devils on the road Friday night.

September 10, 2016 | Tyler Cloud For The Covington News | Eastside

Eastside softball remains undefeated in region play

A hot start was key to the Eastside High School softball team's 14-1 victory at Salem Tuesday.

September 07, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Eastside football defeats Alcovy 21-9

The Eastside Eagles football team handed the Alcovy Tigers their first loss of the season at Sharp Stadium Friday night. The Tigers fought hard on ...

September 03, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Eastside’s late-game rally no good against Heritage

The Eastside softball team's late game comeback fell short against the Heritage Patriots Wednesday night as the Eagles lost 7-6 at home.

September 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

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Q&A: The Eagles’ resurgence

Eastside boys' basketball got off to a slow start that included a lopsided blowout loss to county-rival Newton by 30 points, but since then the Eagles are 5-1 and looking like a top-tier team in Region 4-AAAA. We talked with head coach Brent Wren about the Eagles resurgence, his big three and improving on defense.

December 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside boys dismantle Griffin

A trip to Griffin High School ended differently for the Eastside girls' and boys' basketball teams. While the boys (6-2, 4-0 Region 4-AAAA) dismantled Griffin in a 73-61 win, the Lady Eagles (2-6, 1-3 Region 4-AAAA) were outmatched in a 54-20 loss to the Lady Bears.

December 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eagles earn All-region honors

The results are in and 12 Eagles were named All-region first or second team while a host of others were honorable mentions. Eastside finished the season with a 7-3 record that ended with a loss to Griffin in overtime keeping the Eagles out of the playoffs.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont Abbey.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eagles in college

The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had had many kids sign and go to college to play football on an athletic scholarship. Current Eagle head coach Troy Hoff compiled a list of some of Eastside's current college football players.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles earn All-Region honors

Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on Tuesday to honor some of their own and the award winners were: Molly Moon (Coach's Award), Brittany Medlin (Offensive Player of the Year), Bailey Stewart (Golden Glove), McKenzie Powell (Eagle Award), Caitlin Ray (MVP). Ray also made the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star team. Only seniors can make the list and only 80 players in the state were selected.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

King leading Lady Eagles rebuild

Last season Eastside girls' basketball finished with a 10-15 record overall including a 9-7 record in Region 4-AAAA, but the Lady Eagles missed out on the playoffs. This year the Lady Eagles have a new coach in Gladys King, who comes over after coaching at Rockdale and Salem high schools.

November 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Ray headed to Georgia State

At the top of Eastside softball's lineup this season was its best player, Caitlin Ray. In the media center where Ray signed her letter of intent on Thursday afternoon, she was surrounded by her teammates, friends and a lot of family. In her four years at Eastside, Ray has been one of the best softball talents in the county and she capped off a great season by signing her letter of intent to play softball at Georgia State.

November 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Unlocking potential

Coming off a slightly disappointing season that saw Eastside boys' basketball just miss out on the playoffs finishing with a record of 15-11 (9-7 Region 4-AAAA) the Eagles will begin the season under a new head coach in Brent Wren, who is taking over for Gregory Freeman after Freeman took over the head coaching job at Lovejoy.

November 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Holloway scores 5 TDs in huge win

Despite cold weather at Walnut Grove, Eastside's offense came out hot and rode the arm of junior quarterback Austin Holloway all the way to victory. Holloway tossed three touchdowns in the first half, two went to Josh Sims and another went to Eric Stokes, as Holloway finished with five scores total as the Eagles flew past the Warriors, 36-19.

October 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eagles topple Hampton

Eastside football (6-2, 4-2 Region 4-AAAA) went to Hampton (0-8, 0-6 Region 4-AAAA) and took care of business, as they returned home with a 27-7 W, as they prepare to face Walnut Grove in the regular season finale on Friday.

October 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles' late rally not enough

What. A. Game.

October 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside headed for rubber match

Eastside softball met North Oconee in the second round of the state playoffs in a best-of-three series, but couldn't finish the sweep as the series is tied at 1-1 heading into Thursday's rubber match at home at 6p.m.

October 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Q&A: Heather Wood

It's hard enough to travel and win on the road in the playoffs, but that task became much more difficult for Eastside traveling to play Cook County when Lady Eagle's pitcher Molly Moon dislocated her knee in Eastside's first game against Hampton – a series that eventually allowed the Lady Eagles to clinch the No. 3 seed – but although Moon won't require surgery, she is out for the season.

October 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Defense vaults EHS to victory

Eastside (5-2, 3-2 Region 4-AAAA) lost last week's game to Locust Grove because of turnovers and penalties, but the Eagles flipped the script this week and forced turnovers of their own and benefitted from a number of Henry County (4-3, 4-2 region 4-AAAA) penalties to beat the Warhawks 32-16.

October 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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