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Eagles roll past Locust Grove 35-14
Eastside softball, volleyball pick up key wins this week
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Eastside's offense rebounded from last week's shutout to score five touchdowns as the Eagles topped Locust Grove 35-14 in their region opener Friday.

Five different Eagles found the end zone. Cameron Boyd threw three touchdown passes and Chavis Griggs and Jamondi Smith each scored a rushing touchdown. Dante Blackmon, Quan Moton and Lance Davis each caught a touchdown pass.

The Eagles built a 21-0 lead at halftime. Locust Grove put together two long scoring drives in the second half and kept Eastside's offense off the field for much of the time.

Eastside softball tops Morgan Co. 4-2

The Lady Eagles built an early lead then held on late to slip past Morgan County 4-2 Thursday.

Savannah Upshaw, Bianca Reed and Jade Welch each had two hits and Eastside amassed 10 hits to the Lady Bulldogs' four.

Katie Fletcher struck out 11 and picked up the win on the mound.

Eastside struck first with a run in the second inning then tacked on single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth.

Fletcher cruised through the first five innings before yielding a pair of runs in the sixth.

Erin Steele, Amanda Hawkins, Kerstin Hilley and Megan Hallock each had a hit apiece. Reed, Welch and Hallock each drove in a run.

Eastside volleyball tops Newton in rematch

The Lady Eagles exacted revenge for their loss to Newton Thursday with a 25-18, 17-25 and 25-15 win at Jackson County. Eastside also topped host Jackson County in three games to sweep the tri-match.

Katie Johnston led the way with 25 kills and a pair of blocks while younger sister Sidney had 13 kills and eight blocks. Tiffany Lo led all players with 38 assists.

The Lady Eagles amassed 45 kills, 42 assists, 28 aces and 12 blocks over the six games. Eastside dropped the first game against Jackson County 20-25 before taking the next two 25-14 and 25-23.

"We have worked hard on improving communication during games and making better choices with our hits," Eastside coach Angie Lewis said. "It was evident tonight as everything came together for them and they played better as a team."

Jackson County rebounded to beat Newton in three games.