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Ellwangers compete at SAA championships

Berry College freshmen swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger competed last Sunday at the Southern Athletic Association Championship swim meet.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Spring roundup: Eagles drop opener

The 2014 version of the Eastside High School baseball team traveled across town Wednesday night, opening its season against Newton High School.

February 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Eagles' streak ends

The Eastside Eagles picked an unfortunate time to play their worst basketball game of the season as the Eagles were steamrolled by the Johnson Knights 88-67 in the Region 8-AAAA championship game at Lanier High School Tuesday night.

February 20, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eastside falls in heartbreaker

An up-and-down region season for the Eastside Lady Eagles ended on a down note Tuesday night, as the Chestatee Lady War Eagles battled back in the fourth quarter to win the Region 8-AAAA Championship game 51-50 at Lanier High School.

February 20, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


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Eagles grounded

An Eastside-Heritage preseason game just wouldn't be complete without a weather delay. Mother Nature didn't disappoint again. This time though, the two teams managed to play the whole game despite a 20-minute delay for lightning in the area and it was the Patriots coming away with a 28-14 win.

August 13, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Johnston sisters poised to lead Lady Eagles on area title run

Eastside's volleyball team has been the most consistent of the three schools the past handful of years and as the 2011 season fast approaches (games begin in less than two weeks) the Lady Eagles look again to be the front runner for the county championship. But how they will do in their region is the bigger question.

August 04, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


Sunday night lights

It's official. Football season is underway. Teams were able to practice for the first time Monday and for Eastside, that meant hitting the field at the stroke of midnight.

August 02, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside


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


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