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Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Love for God, soccer secures Billy Love’s place at Point

There was a time when Billy Love didn't think signing day would come for him - at least not in soccer.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside tennis teams sweep Walnut Grove

The Eastside tennis teams both wanted to use their match against Walnut Grove as proof that they're young squads are moving in the right ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry explodes for 49 in loss at Mary Persons

Special to The Covington News

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside soccer coach Champ Young optimistic despite loss to No. 2 Johnson

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Eastside Eagles boys soccer team didn't waste any time reaching the rigorous part of its schedule.

February 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside boys punch ticket to state with region tourney win over Luella

The Eastside Eagles punched their ticket to the Class AAAA state tournament Monday night with its 72-64 win over a scrappy Luella squad in the ...

February 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside Eagles boys close out regular season with win, Keiodre Perry wins region honor

Keiodre Perry went for 31 Saturday night as the the Eastside Eagles defeated Alcovy 83-68 during the Tigers' senior night.

February 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Eric Stokes signs with UGA

Ultimately Eric Stokes spurned his dream school to choose the best fit.

February 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Keiodre Perry hits 1,000 career points in just two full seasons

Whether the Eastside Eagles' boys basketball team would win this past Friday night against a Luella squad that is winless in region play was, perhaps ...

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside alum Shaq Huff striving for an invite to the NFL Combine

Shaq Huff has overcome odds in his life before.

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Our Q&A With Eastside Lady Eagles freshman Alysse Dobbs

When the Eastside Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Druid Hills 47-29 on Friday night, it not only gave the Eagles another win on the season ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Des Dyer is coming into his own on and off the court

Underrated no more

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside grad and New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins reflects on rookie season

Sheldon Rankins has been here before.

January 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Austin Holloway is 2016 Football Player of the Year

To appreciate how far Austin Holloway has come as a football player, a little juxtaposition is in order.

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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Eastside softball sweeps All-Region top honors

Eastside softball dominated the 2016 Region 4-AAAA All-Region Team, which was released Sunday, just as a region champion should.

October 31, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside dominates Salem, sets up key region battle with North Clayton next week

In a game where both Eastside and Salem both had tons to play for as far as postseason seeding goes, Eastside looked like the hungrier team from the beginning, and carried that hunger out for a full four quarters as the Eagles easily defeated Salem 49-14, setting up a Region 4-AAAA clash for second place next Friday against North Clayton.

October 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Stokes recruits attention

When Eric Stokes first showed up on the Eastside High football sidelines, he might not have stayed there for long if a stiff wind would've come through Sharp Stadium.

October 25, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


A chat with Eastside football coach Troy Hoff

Troy Hoff has spent 12 years with the Eastside High football program. During that time he's served as an assistant coach, and is now in his second season at the helm after taking over for Rick Hurst who brought the program to prominence.

October 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's softball season ends with two defeats from Oconee County

A rough start for Eastside's ace pitcher Laura Beshears didn't get much easier, as the Eagles saw their season come to an end Wednesday night, thanks to a pair of losses to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

October 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside softball looking to 'keep it 20' in Wednesday's state tournament game against Oconee County

Ask Eastside High School senior softball player Taylor Baggert what makes this Sweet 16 Eastside softball squad different from last year's Sweet 16 bunch, and she'll give you an intriguing answer.

October 18, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Woodward Academy snaps Eastside’s win streak

Woodward Academy defeated Eastside 44-6 at Sharp Stadium Friday night.

October 15, 2016 | Kris Wright | Eastside


Eastside softball holds on to advance in playoffs

The Eastside High School Eagles softball team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs with a 10-6 win against the visiting Perry High School Panthers Thursday.

October 13, 2016 | Kevin Nixon | Eastside


Tough playoff loss ends Eagles’ volleyball season

The Eastside High School volleyball team suffered a devastating loss at home in the Class AAAA state playoffs Thursday night. Despite a valiant effort, the Eagles fell 3-2 to the visiting West Hall Spartans.

October 13, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside splits with Perry, will play Thursday

The Eastside High School softball team will play a winner-take-all game against Perry Thursday to decide if the top-seeded Eagles will advance to the second round of the AAAA playoffs.

October 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside unbeaten in region play

The Eastside High School football team stretched its Region 4-AAAA record to 3-0 with a 42-0 win at Henry County Friday night.

October 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Eastside volleyball downs Salem in area tournament

In the words of head coach Maggie Johnston, the Eastside softball team is "one step closer" to the state championships after a 2-0 (25-10, 25-10) win over the Salem Seminoles during their area tournament at home.

October 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside softball named region champs

The Eastside softball team took home the Region 4-AAAA championship Wednesday night after defeating the Woodward Academy War Eagles 11-1.

October 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eastside rolls past Luella in region tournament

The Eastside High School softball team rolled to an easy 15-0 victory against the Luella Lions in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday.

October 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside


Eagles fly easy in Homecoming rout

The Eastside Eagles (4-1-1, 2-0 region 4 AAAA) could not have had a better night for their 2016 Homecoming game. The seniors for the Eagles seemed to show up all night with big plays. They took on, and took it to the Druid Hills Red Devils (2-4, 0-2 region 4 AAAA) in what seemed to be a long night for the visiting team.

October 03, 2016 | Kevin Nixon | Eastside


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