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The Eastside boys and girls varsity basketball teams avenged their losses to crosstown Newton on Saturday by defeating Morgan County on the road in Tuesday action.

The Eagles (4-1) won 60-56. They were led by senior Artis Clanton, who had a game-high 17 points.

Eastside's Cameron Robinson added 15 points, while Gabe Mathis and Neil Latimore each had 11 apiece.

The Bulldogs (0-4) were led by Roy Smith with 14 points. Jamil Hodnett added 13.

For the girls, the Lady Eagles earned their first win of the year, 66-44.

Jade Cook led Eastside with 13 points, while Paige Alexander had 11.


The Indian Creek Middle School wrestling team placed third overall in a field of 32 schools last weekend in the Union Grove Middle School Invitational.

Indian Creek scored 213.5 points behind Jefferson (346.5) and Pope (243.5). Rounding out the top five was Union Grove (187.5) and Cousins (164.5).

Sage Allen (127 pounds) was the lone tournament champion for the Panthers. Allen compiled a 5-0 record on the day with one pin. He fought back in the final match from an 0-5 deficit to win 8-6 in overtime (fourth period).

Other top finishers for Indian Creek were Tyler Bailey (80) with four victories - including two pins - and Allen Davis (137) with five wins, including three pins. Tyler Rickman (157) had four wins by way of all pins.

Finishing the day at fourth was Jarrod Rickman (147) with four wins (all pins) and Mark Smith (185) with four wins by pin.

In the B Division of the tournament, Indian Creek also had a fine showing on the mat. Earning the title of tournament champion in each particular bracket of their weight class were the following: Kamron Scaggs (137, four wins), Daniel Whitlow (137, four wins) and Blake Rouse (157, three wins).

The runner-up was Grady Bryant (147, two wins).

Wrestling their way to third place were Evan Gagne (85, five wins), Dalton Wheeler (96, three wins), Tyler Rowland (127, three wins) and Levi Berry (157, three wins).

Rounding out the day for the Panthers and earning fourth place honors was Canaan Stowe (75, three wins).

Indian Creek will next compete in the Wolverine Invitational held Saturday at Clements Middle School.


TROY, Ala. - Former Eastside baseball standout Robby Loew of Social Circle signed a scholarship with Troy University earlier this week.

Loew, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher who played for Southern Union Junior College, is one of nine members to this year's signing class. He should add depth to the 2009 Trojan roster based on his excellent command, and will challenge for rotation opportunity immediately.

"We are excited about this group of signees and we expect them to help keep our program competitive the next few years," said head coach Bobby Pierce.

As a freshman for the Bisons, Loew was 8-1 with a 3.60 earned run average. In 80 innings pitched he recorded 65 strikeouts and 27 base on balls.