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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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Eagles roll on homecoming

The Eastside Eagles won their annual homecoming contest Friday night at Sharp Stadium defeating Lumpkin County 28-12.

October 19, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Eastside looks to bounce back against Indians

The Eastside Eagles look to bounce back tonight at home against Lumpkin County after a road loss last week to Lanier.

October 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Ray

For her efforts on the mound last week for Eastside, the Eagles' starting varsity softball pitcher Caitlin Ray has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles, Redan set for opener

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team continues its season today on the road, traveling to Redan for the first round of the Georgia High School Association Softball AAAA state tournament.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles grounded

The Eastside Eagles dropped their third game of the season, and their second region game, Friday night on the road, succumbing to Lanier's potent offense 40-10 in Sugar Hill, Ga.

October 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Play in the trenches a focus for Eagles

Coming off a bye week, the Eastside varsity football team looks to earn its second region win of the season tonight on the road against Lanier.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Jones

For her efforts on the cross country course, Eastside runner Taylor Jones has been named the Eagles' Athlete of the Week.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Madison County sweeps Eastside

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team dropped a pair of contests over the weekend in the second round of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament to Madison County.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles sweep Senior Night matches

The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team defeated a pair of county rivals Thursday night to sweep Senior Night, downing Newton High 2-1 and the Alcovy Tigers 2-0.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside to use bye to rest, improve

While their fellow county rivals take the field this week against one another, the Eastside varsity football team will get a much deserved rest during a bye week.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Smith

After helping the Eagles to their third win of the season last Friday against Madison County, Eastside running back Jomandi Smith has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles fly past Red Raiders

The Eastside Eagles earned their first region win of the season and their third win overall, Friday night at Sharp Stadium, defeating Madison County 31-14.

September 27, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


Eagles eager for Red Raiders

A season ago the Eastside varsity football team entered their fifth game of the year with a 2-2 record against Madison County.

September 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Nix

Some athletes lead with their words, but often times the most effective athletes lead with their actions.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles suffer second loss

The Eastside Eagles lost their region opener and took their second loss of the season against Chestatee Friday night, falling 33-23 at Sharp Stadium.

September 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Eastside


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