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Eastside basketball wins Pope Tourney
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The Eastside boys basketball team has started off 3-0 thus far this season, something the Eagles have failed to do over the past several years.

On Saturday, Eastside head coach Michael Gerald and his squad walked away with the Pope Tournament Championship, setting the tone for what should be an exciting year of basketball.

Last week the Eagles defeated Brookwood 49-46 before beating Chapel Hill 66-62 in a thrilling overtime victory. During the finale, Eastside topped North Springs 57-53 to capture the title.

Artis Clanton led the way for the Eagles, averaging 17.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.

Cameron Robinson averaged 13.3 points, while Neil Latimore added 8.7 points and 2.0 steals per game. Rashad Hill led the Eagles with 12 assists during the three-game tournament.


The Newton County Recreation Commission has several upcoming camp programs, which will all be held at the Turner Lake Complex.

The daily activities will occur during the week-long school holidays for ages 6-12. Each camp begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m.

The Christmas camp is the next program, which will be held December 17-21. The mid-winter camp is February 18-22, while the spring break camp is April 7-11.

Each weekly camp costs $65 per child and is limited to the first 100 registered children.

For more information, contact program coordinator Debra Banks at (770) 786-4373 ext. 14.