Isaiah Miller has been about as good as you can be in high school basketball this season. He's the best player on a talented Eastside team, arguably the best guard in the county and he's a huge problem for opposing defenses.
Eastside Swimming Eagles Team Captain Trey Hanson had a perfect night last Friday with four first place events but it wasn't enough as the Eastside swim team placed fourth overall at the Eastside Eagles Invite held at Johnson Park.
Isaiah Miller has been a revelation for the Eagles this season. He's a leader, the team's top scorer and its best player, but even Miller couldn't defeat Walnut Grove by himself. The junior guard scored 34 points, but Eastside lost its second-straight region game 63-55 to the Warriors.
Eastside came into Tuesday's matchup with Locust Grove 2-9 and winless in region play (0-2), but the Lady Eagles wouldn't leave the floor without their first region win with a season-high in points in the 59-27 win over the Lady Wildcats.
Before the holiday break, Eastside basketball hosted a Region 4-AAAA matchup as they hosted the Mt. Zion Bulldogs. The story for both games was certainly identical as it included two lopsided finishes. With the Lady Bulldogs dominating the Lady Eagles 59-19 and the Eastside boys flying past Mt. Zion 83-49 on Tuesday evening.
Eastside boys' basketball got off to a slow start that included a lopsided blowout loss to county-rival Newton by 30 points, but since then the Eagles are 5-1 and looking like a top-tier team in Region 4-AAAA. We talked with head coach Brent Wren about the Eagles resurgence, his big three and improving on defense.
A trip to Griffin High School ended differently for the Eastside girls' and boys' basketball teams. While the boys (6-2, 4-0 Region 4-AAAA) dismantled Griffin in a 73-61 win, the Lady Eagles (2-6, 1-3 Region 4-AAAA) were outmatched in a 54-20 loss to the Lady Bears.
The results are in and 12 Eagles were named All-region first or second team while a host of others were honorable mentions. Eastside finished the season with a 7-3 record that ended with a loss to Griffin in overtime keeping the Eagles out of the playoffs.
The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had had many kids sign and go to college to play football on an athletic scholarship. Current Eagle head coach Troy Hoff compiled a list of some of Eastside's current college football players.
Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on Tuesday to honor some of their own and the award winners were: Molly Moon (Coach's Award), Brittany Medlin (Offensive Player of the Year), Bailey Stewart (Golden Glove), McKenzie Powell (Eagle Award), Caitlin Ray (MVP). Ray also made the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star team. Only seniors can make the list and only 80 players in the state were selected.
Last season Eastside girls' basketball finished with a 10-15 record overall including a 9-7 record in Region 4-AAAA, but the Lady Eagles missed out on the playoffs. This year the Lady Eagles have a new coach in Gladys King, who comes over after coaching at Rockdale and Salem high schools.