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Athletes of the week: 03/23

Athletes of the week: 03/23

The athletes of the week are Charlie Greenich (Eastside), Baylea Payne (Alcovy) and Augustus Murray (Newton). 

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Updated: mar. 29, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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Homegrown: Hoff era at EHS begins

Homegrown: Hoff era at EHS begins

The Rick Hurst era of Eastside football has come to an end and a new era has began – the Troy Hoff era.

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Posted: mar. 28, 2015 6:33 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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The streak is over

Eastside still had a chance. The team that averages just under 10 runs per game was down 2-0 against Locust Grove (No. 3 in the state in Class AAAA) in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 9:03 p.m.
Battle of the undefeateds

Battle of the undefeateds

Both Eastside baseball and Locust Grove are undefeated in region play and the two will clash today at 5:55 p.m. at Eastside.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 3:39 p.m.
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Eagle baseball is flying high up the standings

Eagle baseball is flying high up the standings

To say Eastside baseball (10-2, 6-0 Region 4-AAAA) – led by first-year head coach Bruce Evans – is on a roll would be an understatement. After losing their first two games of the season, the Eagles have won 10 in a row and they’re booming on offense.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2015 6:48 p.m. | Updated: mar. 22, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Hometown HEROES

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.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 7:10 p.m. | Updated: mar. 21, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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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.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 4:43 p.m.
Mission accomplished

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.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:47 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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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.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:40 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Hurst leaving 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.

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Posted: mar. 11, 2015 2:43 p.m. | Updated: mar. 11, 2015 2:45 p.m.
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Once an Eagle, always an Eagle

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.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 6:25 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Hard work pays off

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.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 6:37 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Singleton becomes winningest coach

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.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 5:00 p.m. | Updated: mar. 05, 2015 5:01 p.m.
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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.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 9:11 p.m. | Updated: mar. 04, 2015 9:13 p.m.

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.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:33 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Athletes of the week: 02/23

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).

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:37 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Deep Eagles lineup outruns Alcovy

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.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:47 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Eastside soccer eyes No. 1 seed

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.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Updated: feb. 22, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Athletes of the week: 02/09

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 3:42 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Eastside falls to Heritage

Posted: feb. 12, 2015 10:52 p.m.
The Usual Suspects:

The Usual Suspects:

The basketball regular season has come to an end, the region tournaments are starting soon, baseball and soccer are beginning, but it’s not too early or too late to recognize some of the best basketball players of Newton and Rockdale county. There will be a first and a second all-area team, with the criteria being regular season numbers, level of play, overall impact and of course the “eye test.”

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: feb. 08, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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Lady Eagles flex their muscle on senior night

Lady Eagles flex their muscle on senior night

Usually when teams announce their starting fives before the game, after each name is called the individual player runs out through a tunnel of teammates and cheerleaders to shake the hands of all three referees and the opposing coach. On Friday – senior night – the Lady Eagles went about announcing their starting five a little differently.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 8:06 p.m. | Updated: feb. 01, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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Streaking at the right time

Streaking at the right time

As of January 16, the Eagles were on a three-game losing streak and looked like a team that wouldn’t make the playoffs or would be one-and-done. Flash forward to now – the beginning of February – and Eastside basketball has won six-straight games including its latest and most prominent win, a double-digit victory over Walnut Grove (15-9, 7-2 Region 4-AAAA).

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 8:12 p.m. | Updated: feb. 01, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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Eastside dominates on senior night

Between the boys and the girls game, Eastside celebrated its seniors in the final regular season home game of the season. The seniors didn’t disappoint the fans and parents in attendance as both the boys and the girls recorded important region victories over Walnut Grove.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 11:52 p.m.

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