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Eastern Alamance’s varsity football team picked up its third straight win Friday night, as the Eagles got off to another fast start and took down arch rival Western Alamance, 41-20, in the friendly confines of Fred Brady Stadium. Eastern built a 21-7 halftime lead and held off a fourth quart…

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Eastern Alamance High’s men’s and women’s cross country team has gotten off to a solid start this fall, with the EAHS women’s squad winning the Alamance County Cross Country Championships in late August, in addition to a series of Central Conference matchups with league rivals including West…

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Eastern Alamance’s varsity football team, fresh off a 33-6 pounding of Cummings in its home opener last Monday night, didn’t have a typical week of preparation for Friday night’s road tilt at Southern Alamance. But then again, Eastern’s three-week hiatus from game action may have been a bles…

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Eastern Alamance High School’s fall sports teams were back in action this past week, with the EAHS volleyball and men’s soccer team getting into their respective conference schedules. Unfortunately, it was a tough week for the Eagles, as the Eastern High volleyball team, still reeling from t…

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It took nearly a month for Eastern Alamance’s varsity football team to avenge its season-opening loss back on August 20 at Eastern Randolph. But the Eagles were finally able to return to action Monday night and handed local rival Cummings a 33-6 defeat within the friendly confines of Fred Br…

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Eastern Alamance’s men’s and women’s cross country squads had a big day on Thursday, September 9, as they dominated Central Conference rivals Williams and Person in a tri-team meet at Lake Mackintosh in Burlington. The EAHS men’s team produced the top five overall times and seven of the top …

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Eastern Alamance’s volleyball team got back on the winning track this week with a key road victory at Williams, pushing EAHS’s overall record to 6-1, but then the Eagles suffered their first conference loss Thursday evening, falling in four sets at home to Cedar Ridge. The split of the two m…

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While Eastern Alamance’s varsity football team has been forced to shelve two of its non-conference games already this fall due to COVID-19, the Eagles volleyball team was also affected by COVID-19 protocols - although it was an opponent that resulted in a postponed match. 

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After more than a week off from game action, Eastern Alamance’s men’s soccer team returned to the field the evening of Thursday, September 2 for a home match against Eastern Guilford. The Eagles were initially planning on taking on the Wildcats September 1 and Bartlett Yancey on September 2,…

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Earlier this week, the Eastern Alamance High men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in a Central 3A Conference meet alongside league rivals Western Alamance and Williams. The EAHS men’s squad took on Western and Williams, while the women’s team took on Western Alamance only. The Eag…

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Eastern Alamance’s veteran volleyball team was anticipating significant improvement this fall, and through its first four matches of the 2021 season, the Eagles are definitely showing that improvement. EAHS won three matches this week, knocking off Bartlett Yancey, Eastern Randolph, and East…

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Eastern Alamance High School confirmed the afternoon of Thursday, August 26 that the Eagles’ varsity football game scheduled the evening of Friday night, August 27, at Southern Alamance was forced to be cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. In addition, the Eagles will have to postpone the ho…

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The Eastern Alamance women’s cross country team had a big day on Wednesday at the Alamance County Cross Country championships, which also happened to be the opening meet of the fall season. Eagle runners claimed five of the top nine spots in the 3.1 mile run at Burlington’s scenic Lake Camma…

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With the start of the new school year, Eastern Alamance High School’s fall sports are getting back into the groove. Despite the mandate of mask-wearing throughout all Alamance-Burlington School System schools heading into the 2021-22 school year, high school sports are back on their traditio…

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The Eastern Alamance volleyball team is heading into the 2021 fall season optimistic for a strong year. Head coach Rebecca Wood returns a solid nucleus of experienced veterans who are eager to get the Eagles to the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs. EAHS hasn’t reached the state playoffs since back i…

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Eastern Alamance head coach John Kirby joined veteran Eagle players Will Burnette, Hunter Westbrooks, Kasen McCawley, and Jake Libbey at the annual Alamance County High School Pigskin Preview, held the afternoon of Wednesday, August 11 at St. Mark’s Church in Burlington. Later that evening, …

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Eastern Alamance’s varsity football team will be without the services of one of its best players from the last couple of seasons when they take the field in a few weeks. Darius Kane, the team’s leading receiver going back to his sophomore year, has made the decision to transfer to High Point…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board honored Eastern Alamance High golf standout Emily Mathews, who won the NCHSAA 3A state championship this past spring. Mathews dominated the local high school golfing scene during her tenth grade year, winning the conference, re…

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Coming off a rebuilding spring season, in which they stunned Mid-State Conference champion Northern Guilford in a team match, Eastern Alamance’s women’s tennis team is looking to challenge this fall for a conference title in its new league. 

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As Eastern Alamance readies to begin its 2021 fall football schedule, the Eagles are preparing for one of the most demanding non-conference schedules in the region. Not only is EAHS continuing its decades-long local rivalry with Southern Alamance, which has moved back up to the 4A ranks, but…

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As the Eastern Alamance High football team prepares for the upcoming fall 2021 season, head coach John Kirby and the Eagles are not only looking to replace many graduated seniors, but also defensive coordinator Patrick Stokes, who recently accepted the head coaching position at his alma mate…

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Eastern Alamance heads into the 2021 football season with several question marks on the offensive side of the ball, as the Eagles not only have to replace multiple highly-productive graduated seniors, but also potentially some players with remaining eligibility who may not return to the team…

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While things are starting to get back to normal for the Eastern Alamance High football team in terms of preseason preparations, the 2021 fall season will be considerably different in terms of who the Eagles will be playing. 

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The last six months have been quite different for Eastern Alamance High head football coach John Kirby and the members of the Eagles football team. What normally would have been the offseason months of February, March, and April wound up being the actual season for the 2020-21 EAHS football …

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The Eastern Alamance High varsity and junior varsity football teams have been gearing up for the upcoming 2021 fall football season throughout the month of June with a series of weight lifting and fundamentals programs. The EAHS players have been lifting weights four days a week, while also …

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A total of six Eastern Alamance high track and field standouts made their way to Greensboro on Saturday to compete in the NCHSAA 3A state track and field championships on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University. 

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A total of four Eastern Alamance High wrestlers made their way to the 2021 NCHSAA 3A state wrestling championships, held Friday and Saturday at Eastern Guilford High School in Gibsonville. Despite a different late spring and early summer season that didn’t include individual tournaments, whi…

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Longtime Eastern Alamance head coach John Kirby has been honored with the Toby Webb Outstanding Coach Award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Coach Kirby has been teaching and coaching football at Eastern High School since the mid-1980s, and has served as the head foo…

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Eastern Alamance High senior Nia Hester brought home a NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional championship in the long jump competition Saturday on the campus of Southern Lee High School in Sanford. Hester’s leap of 17 feet, 5 inches was nearly a foot farther than than of her EAHS teammate - fellow seni…

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Eastern Alamance High’s wrestling squad sent seven wrestlers to the NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional tournament, which was held Tuesday on the campus of Eastern Guilford High School in Gibsonville. The Eagles represented themselves well at the Regionals, with one second place finish, a third place…

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Eastern Alamance’s men’s and women’s track and field squads represented themselves well at the Mid-State Conference track meet on Tuesday at Northern Guilford High School. A total of seven Eagles - five females and two males - won individual conference titles in various events. 

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In the final tuneup leading up to Tuesday’s Mid-State Conference meet, the Eastern Alamance High men’s and women's track and field squads made their way to Northern Guilford last Thursday (June 3) for a quad meet with fellow Mid-State Conference rivals Northern Guilford, Rockingham, and West…

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The Eastern Alamance High women’s tennis team completed its regular season last week, and is now prepping for the upcoming Mid-State Conference Tournament, which will be held Friday at the Burlington Tennis Center. The Eagles, who won the Mid-State Conference title in the fall of 2019 but we…

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 Before CC Sabathia was signing record-breaking contracts, he made a stop in Burlington. Before Manny Ramirez was winning championships with the Boston Red Sox or Jim Thome had started on his path to hitting the eighth most home runs in MLB history, they played in Burlington. And before anyo…

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On Sunday, May 23, at its banquet, the Eastern Alamance High School football team recently honored several members of its spring 2021 squad with its annual series of awards. The various awards have been derived over a period of multiple decades, honoring numerous former contributors to the E…

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On the afternoon of Monday, May 25, three athletic standouts from Eastern Alamance’s senior class of 2021 - football talents Donte McCall and Jackson Stokes, and track star Nia Hester - signed their respective letters of intent with their chosen colleges. In a ceremony inside Tal Jobe Gymnas…

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The Eastern Alamance men’s and women’s track teams opened the 2021 spring outdoor season with a meet at Northeast Guilford High on the afternoon of Thursday, May 13, and then a second meet on Thursday, May 20 at Northern Guilford High. The Eagles joined Northeast Guilford and fellow Mid-Stat…

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Eliza and Emilyn Krans are sisters and were both kickers for the Eastern Alamance football team. They both have soccer backgrounds which ultimately led them to football. However, their motivations for playing, and their experiences while doing so, could not be more different.

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The Mid-State Conference announced its All-Conference members for the sports of women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s tennis earlier this week, and Eastern Alamance was well-represented on the various squads. 

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It was another banner season for Eastern Alamance on the gridiron, even if the Eagles did have to take the field in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. EAHS finished in second place in the Mid-State Conference standings and advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A East Region state…

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The Eastern Alamance women’s soccer team concluded its season on May 5 with a disappointing 5-2 loss to Union Pines in the second round of the NCHSAA 3A East Region state playoffs. But despite the setback, it was another fine spring on the pitch for the Eagles. EAHS finished in second place …

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Eastern Alamance High women’s golf star Emily Mathews won the NCHSAA 3A individual golf state championship on Tuesday at the Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club in West End. Mathews’ score of 71 made her the only 3A participant to shoot under par, and guided her to a commanding victory over t…

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The Eastern Alamance High School varsity baseball team lost its first game of the season last week to Mid-State Conference rival Rockingham, but the Eagles improved to 3-1 on the year with a victory over the Cougars. 

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Eastern Alamance sophomore Emily Matthews won the NCHSSA 3A Central Regional Championship in Greensboro for the second year in a row on Tuesday. Next week, Matthews will try to follow up this win with yet another, this time at the state tournament on Tuesday, May 12.

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The Lawson sisters - Maddie and Molly - hugged each other in a warm embrace in short left field moments after Eastern Alamance’s softball team suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss in the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs at Southern Alamance Wednesday night. 

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Eastern Alamance began the defense of its 2019 NCHSAA 3A state championship Monday night with a home game against Havelock in the first round of the state playoffs. Although the Eagles lost twice during the regular season to Person and Rockingham, which relegated them to the No. 5 seeding in…

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The Eugene Corrigan-Bradley Faircloth Triad Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary,  honored 29 Triad area football high school scholar-athletes this year.