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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


Q&A: Catching up with Catherine Lee

Catherine Lee made history on Tuesday, as she was the first softball player to have her jersey (No.27) retired by Eastside High School. We sat down with Lee for a few minutes to talk about what it meant for her, life after college and if she'd ever consider coaching.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles softball: It wasn't even close

In one of the quickest games I've seen in a while, Eastside High School managed to run-rule Griffin, 8-0 in five innings.

September 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eastside to retire Lee's number

Catherine Lee, former catcher for Eastside High School softball, will have her jersey retired on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


6 takeaways from Tigers/Eagles

With its strong running game Eastside pounded the ball and Alcovy into submission, winning 36-6 over city-rival Alcovy.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles fly by Tigers

Both Alcovy and Eastside have starting lineups majorly made up of either sophomores and/or freshmen. The question coming into the game was "which team's inexperience would show more?" The answer to that question is Alcovy, as their inexperience showed throughout the game where they fell 36-6 to the Eagles.

August 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Eagles looking to fly around the football

The Covington News: How's the team doing as far as the new coaches go?

August 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


What former athletes of Newton are up to now

Point University Skyhawks / NAIA (5-12-2 in 2013) / Appalachian Athletic Conference

August 23, 2014 | Staff Reports | Eastside


Eastside edges Alcovy

In what looked to be a runaway victory at one point for Eastside High School, turned out to be a dramatic finish, but the Eagles showed resiliency and escaped with a 5-4 victory over Alcovy.

August 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Squad up

The Eastside High School softball alumni returned on Saturday for the first annual alumni game, but also to support the Wright family. James Wright was tragically injured in a car accident and left paralyzed. The proceeds of the game went to the Wright family.

August 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Eagles to host alumni game

Eastside High School will host a Lady Eagles alumni game on August 16 at the EHS softball fields at 11 a.m.

August 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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Eastside Eagles hit the mat

In a sport that measures success not only in wins but also in sweat, wrestling is considered by many to be, pound-for-pound, the toughest test for an athlete.

November 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Freeman demands intensity

Eastside varsity boys head coach Gregory Freeman doesn't work on the same schedule as most.

November 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Eagles strive for championship

For Eastside varsity girls head basketball coach Matthew Jackson, making the playoffs just isn't enough.

November 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Purple Hurricanes run over Eastside

A storm was brewing Friday night in Monroe, and unfortunately for the Eastside, the Eagles were on course for a Purple Hurricane.

November 09, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles host 'Taste of Eastside'

Eastside High's annual "Tase of Eastside" featured musical performances from David Clemons, Shane Willwood and Drew Park (above) at the fundraising event Saturday afternoon. The event raised $17,000 for the Eagles' Athletic Department last season. Proceeds from the event this year will go to the Eastside Athletic and Drama Departments.

November 09, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles confident against Purple Hurricanes

The Eastside Eagles had a chance to cement a playoff berth last week against the Stephens County Indians.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles host 'Taste of Eastside'

Eastside High School will host its annual Taste of Eastside tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles place 7th at Region 8 meet

The Eastside Eagles wrapped up their cross-country season Wednesday, Oct. 30, as both the men's and women's teams placed seventh overall at the Region 8-AAAA cross-country meet hosted at Johnson High School in Flowery Branch.

November 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Sims

For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Eastside Eagles wide receiver Josh Sims has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Indians knock off Eagles

Senior night was one to forget Friday night for the Eastside varsity football team, as the Eagles' playoff hopes were dampened in a 30-14 loss to Stephens County at Sharp Stadium.

November 02, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles search for 'defining moment'

The Eastside Eagles have a chance to lock up their fourth playoff appearance in three years tonight as the Eagles host visiting Stephens County in region play at Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

October 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Huggins

For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Eastside Eagles linebacker/running back Carols Huggins has been named the Eastside Athelte of the Week.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Hurst credits staff for success

Two weeks ago, Eastside football coach Rick Hurst set a special milestone not only in Eastside history, but in Newton County lore.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside rolls over Warriors

The Eastside Eagles made their case for a playoff berth Friday night on the road, defeating region opponent Walnut Grove 42-14 to remain in the hunt for the fourth postseason spot in Region 8-AAAA.

October 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eastside focuses on run game against Warriors

Coming off a 28-12 homecoming victory a week ago against Lumpkin County, the Eastside Eagles travel to Loganville, Ga., tonight to face off against Walnut Grove.

October 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


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