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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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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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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.
Freeman gets 370th WIN

Freeman gets 370th WIN

Eastside (10-9, 6-6 Region 4-AAAA) played like something was on the line in the fourth quarter of its matchup with region foe Locust Grove, and probably unbeknownst to the players, they were. With the eventual dominant 69-53 win over the Warriors, Eastside head coach, Gregory Freeman earned the 370th win of his career.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:51 p.m. | Updated: jan. 25, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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Eastside sweeps Locust Grove

Eastside hosted Locust Grove on Friday night and both the boys and the girls got a victory to improve their region records as the season winds down. The boys improved to 10-9 overall and 6-6 in Region 4-AAAA. The girls improved to 8-12 overall and 7-5 in region 4-AAAA.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 11:48 p.m.

EHS WILL play at SHarp

Earlier in the week, there was social media uproar from Eastside soccer students because they were told they wouldn’t be able to play home games at Sharp Stadium this year. Eastside’s soccer field isn’t in the condition it needs to be in to allow students to play on it, and Sharp is the only alternative.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 9:25 p.m.

Lady Eagles soar above .500

Looking at their record (5-10, 4-3 Region 4-AAAA) you would think that the Lady Eagles of Eastside are struggling through this basketball season. But for their sake, they are above .500 where it matters, with a 4-3 record in Region 4-AAAA play. Eastside was able to pick up its fourth region win of the season on Friday night with a 58-50 win over Eagle’s Landing. With that win, Eastside has won three straight region games.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 4:40 p.m.
Learning on the fly

Learning on the fly

Eastside entered the new year on a four-game winning streak after losing four straight games, but head coach Gregory Freeman still has reservations about his team’s current level of play.

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Posted: jan. 03, 2015 4:25 p.m.
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