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Eastside edges Alcovy

In what looked to be a runaway victory at one point for Eastside High School, turned out to be a dramatic finish, but the Eagles showed resiliency and escaped with a 5-4 victory over Alcovy.

August 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Squad up

The Eastside High School softball alumni returned on Saturday for the first annual alumni game, but also to support the Wright family. James Wright was tragically injured in a car accident and left paralyzed. The proceeds of the game went to the Wright family.

August 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles to host alumni game

Eastside High School will host a Lady Eagles alumni game on August 16 at the EHS softball fields at 11 a.m.

August 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Deja Vu: Wood returns to lead Eagles

Heather Wood has done this before, and last time she did it well.

July 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles in transition

The beginning of the new school year is just weeks away, and we all know what that means: Friday night football is on the horizon.

July 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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Staying an Eagle

From the day she walked into Eastside's gym to play basketball as a freshman, Raven Williams was a fixture at the point guard position. Four years later, she's a graduate headed to play college basketball.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside alum Young returns to coach boys soccer

Former Eastside soccer standout Champ Young is coming home. After playing at Gordon College and then North Georgia College, Young returns to his alma mater as the new boys' soccer coach. Young was approved for a certified teaching position and coach last week at the monthly Newton County Board of education work session.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside tabs Weir next baseball coach

Eastside has its new baseball coach. The Newton County Board of Education approved the hire of Brad Weir at Tuesday's meeting and he will take over as Eastside baseball coach in 2011-12. Weir will teach special education and also coach tight ends for Eastside's football team.

July 19, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Getting defensive

In 2008, Justin Wray led Eastside to the Region 8-AAA football championship at quarterback. He won two playoff games and put Eastside football on the map. That fall, Wray switched sides.

July 08, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside runners take on Peachtree Road Race

Eastside High School seniors Michael Johnson-Weeks and Austin Knight participated in the annual Peachtree Road Race on Monday.

July 06, 2011 | Special to The News By Michael Johnson-Weeks | Eastside


Trench warfare

Football is unlike any other team sport in that it contains teams within a team. Case in point, the offensive line is typically the five brutes you see sitting together on a bench behind the rest of the team on the sideline during a game.

December 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eagles face yet another tough playoff foe in Carrollton

Pieces of paper hang throughout the Eastside football team's locker room. They've been there all week for players to read as they go about their business - get dressed, whatever. They're not motivational speeches from legendary head coaches or inspirational quotes from great leaders. It's trash talk.

December 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eagles enter season full of questions

Eastside's football team has experienced tremendous success this year. While that's great, the basketball team will take a hit.

November 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside girls hope to continue school's 2008 fall success

Life is good over at Eastside High School these days, especially if you are an athlete.

November 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Wray, Hill power Eastside to 20-6 playoff win over Creekview

For three-and-a-half quarters, Creekview kept Eastside's vaunted running game in check. But Rashad Hill's 22-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter put the Eagles up 13-6 and they never looked back as they defeated the Grizzlies 20-6 to earn the school's first playoff victory in 11 years.

November 26, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Ball control key in Eastside's matchup with Creekview

Eastside's coaching staff has waited three-and-a-half years for tonight. It's been a while, but the Eagles take their first step toward the Georgia Dome against Creekview at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

November 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Of like minds

How many times have you heard it in football – the head coach gets all the credit? It's especially true if the team is winning.

November 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Standing tall: All-Region 8-AAA team filled with Eagles

What do The Truth, The Freak and The Real all have in common? They all play for Eastside and were recently named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region team.

November 22, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Eastside dominates Franklin County 34-0, earns first ever region title

Over the last three games, Eastside has run and defended teams into early submission. With a region championship on the line, Friday was no different as the Eagles dominated Franklin County to earn the school's first ever region football title with a resounding 34-0 win at Sharp Stadium.

November 19, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Higher ground

After his team's 35-7 victory over Morgan County Friday, Eastside coach Rick Hurst huddled his team together near the north end zone and pulled out a blue, football-shaped patch from his jacket pocket and raised it above his head.

November 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


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