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Eastside softball sends Luella home after four-inning game

The Eastside High School softball team continued its region dominance with a shutout four-inning win against Luella Tuesday. Due to the high school mercy rule ...

September 28, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eagles grab big overtime win against Oconee County

The Eastside High School football team dug deep to come out with a 32-31 overtime win against the Oconee County Warriors Friday night.

September 24, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Eastside


Eastside volleyball wins seven straight matches

The Eastside volleyball team continued its winning streak Thursday with two back-to-back wins. The Eagles went 2-0 against the Rockdale Bulldogs before pulling off a ...

September 23, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


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


Eastside shuts out Luella in first game

The Eastside High School football team is 1-0 overall and in Region 4-AAAA after taking on Luella High School Friday night. The Eagles shut out ...

August 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Former Eagle Sheldon Rankins injured in Saints practice

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle and first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins has been diagnosed with a broken fibula, an injury that occurred Monday during training ...

August 16, 2016 | Associated Press | Eastside


Seniors ready to lead Eastside back to playoffs

The Eastside softball team is back for another season, and with a strong group of returning seniors, the Eagles already have their sights set on ...

August 15, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside softball team drops first game at home

Despite a strong start and defensive performance, the Eastside Eagles fell 4-0 at home to the Monticello Hurricanes in their first softball game of the ...

August 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Photos: Eastside hosts alumni softball game

Eastside Softball, the most successful sports program in its' school's history, held an Alumni game Saturday, July 23.

August 01, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside


Tackling heat exhaustion on the practice field

On July 22, it was reported that 12-year-old Johnny Tolbert, from south Fulton County, Georgia had brain damage after suffering a heat stroke during football ...

August 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


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Eagles' defense comes up huge in win

Eastside (4-2, 2-2) started off its region schedule this year with two tough losses Griffin and Jonesboro. But since then, Eagles' head coach Rick Hurst has gotten his team back on track and focused on making a push for the state playoffs.

October 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside athlete of the week: Josh Sims

Sophomore receiver Josh Sims has been selected as Elite Auto's athlete of the week. Sims came up big in Eatsside's region win vs Locust Grove on Saturday, including catching a 55-yard bomb for a touchdown that helped give the Eagles a lead at the end of the first half.

October 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Athletes of the week: 9/29

Here are the Covington News' athletes of the week. Representing for Alcovy is Raven Smith. Smith had a good week on offense including scoring three runs in the Tigers region championship win. For Newton, there are two athletes: Davonta Jones and Deandre Huff. Huff and Jones combined for 12 catches, over 200 yards receiving and two touchdowns against Tucker on Friday. The Eastside Elite Auto athlete of the week is the entire Lady Eagles softball team. Although they lost to Locust Grove on Monday, the Lady Eagles had a stellar season that saw them go 16-6 including a 7-3 record ...

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Motivation for next year

Eastside softball suffered a 7-0 loss to Locust Grove on Monday ending its run in the region tournament and the Lady Eagles' season.

September 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Arthur Holmes: Athlete of the week

Arthur Holmes has been selected as the Eastside Elite Auto Collision Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Holmes helped lift the Eagles to a 49-21 win a previously undefeated Eagles' Landing team. In the game Holmes recorded two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles look to pressure McDonald

Eastside quarterback Austin Holloway dropped back and delivered a pass to avoid taking what would've been a sack in practice on Wednesday. The Eagles' defense quickly took down the receiver, something they've struggled with as of late, and head coach Rick Hurst praised his defense, but he also coached up players to what they needed to do right.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


3 and out

Midway through the season, Eastside football sits at a comfortable 2-2. One fumble in overtime might have propelled them to 3-1, but that's something we'll never know. What we do know is, the Eagles have five games left, all against region opponents with a combined record of 12-7.

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles toppled by Walnut Grove

Thursday's matchup against Walnut Grove (19-2, 10-0 Region 4-AAAA) had huge implications for Eastside (15-4-1, 7-3 Region 4-AAAA). A win would have put them in sole possession of third place in the region behind Walnut Grove and Eagle's Landing. Walnut Grove, however, is one of the best teams in the state and it showed on Thursday in its 8-0 victory over Eastside.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles fall to Cardinals

Eastside (2-2, Region 4-AAAA) came into the game against Jonesboro (1-3, Region 4-AAAA) after suffering a humiliating loss to No. 3 ranked Griffin. However, that wasn't all that was ailing the Eagles. Sophomore starting running back Eric Stokes and backup Andrew Henderson were both sidelined with injuries, however Eastside played well and had a chance to win before losing in overtime, 27-21.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Holmes emerging as star

Being named the Atlanta Touchdown Club's lineman of the week is an accomplishment in itself, but for Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes it could mean greater things.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside strong despite loss

It was a mismatch.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Pink out turns to blowout

Other than a stellar fifth inning that saw Newton score all five of its runs, Eastside - rocking the pink unis on Monday - owned the game and the rivalry this season making them 2-0 to finish the series against its rival, as the Lady Eagles ran away with a 13-5 victory.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside to face No. 3 ranked Griffin

This isn't David vs. Goliath. Eastside (2-0 Region 4-AAAA) is too good of a team to be David, but Griffin (2-0 Region 4-AAAA), ranked No. 3 in the state by maxpreps.com, is definitely goliath-level football. A better comparison would probably be Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed - the first time - with Eastside being Rocky and Griffin, the undisputed champion, being Apollo.

September 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside's Hurst on win: Don't quit

Eastside's theme for the football season is 'don't quit.' That theme couldn't have rung more truly than in Friday night's game on the road against Madison County. The Eagles came away with a thrilling victory in overtime, winning 28-21 in the extra period after trailing by seven with less than four minutes to go. In this exclusive Q&A, Eagles head coach Rick Hurst recaps the Eagles eventful win against Madison and the 97-yard drive that made it happen.

September 06, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside travels to face Madison County

Coming off its 30-point victory over Alcovy, Eastside is set to play at Madison County, a team that's 2-0 with a strong balanced attack on offense.

September 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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