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November 22, 2014
Sports
Blue Devil hoops bouncing back into E-town
The Elbert County basketball teams fired up their new seasons last night in Carnesville. New faces abound on the boys team while the girls return a multitude of veteran ballers. In 2014, the Blue D...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils host large Pirates
By Cary Best Did the Blue Devils dodge a second-season bullet? Friday night Elbert will host Appling County in the Granite Bowl instead of traveling almost three hours south to face Peach County as...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils strike playoff gold
The Blue Devils returned from Dahlonega Friday night shining like gold. In the old gold rush town, it was long running plays which delivered Elbert County’s 28-18 victory over Lumpkin County. The B...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils pan for gold in playoffs
The Blue Devils will hunt for playoff gold Friday night in Dahlonega. Elbert County, a Region 8-AAA No. 3 seed, will square off with the No. 2 seeded Lumpkin County Indians (5-5, 4-2) from Region 7...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils’ duo destroys Warriors
Mecole Hardman’s much-anticipated return surpassed all expectations. Hardman, who had meniscal knee surgery six weeks ago, delighted Blue Devil fans, displaying the skills that earned him the regio...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raiders compete at state
The Elbert County Raiders teams traveled to Spalding County High School in Griffin Nov. 1 to compete with 79 teams in the Georgia State Raiders Meet. The three teams brought home four trophies, fin...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racers reunite during 13 Forks Drag Strip Reunion
“It’s a people show. Not a car show,” said Lynn Lee host of the Second Annual 13 Forks Drag Strip Reunion Nov. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. located at 2415 Washington Hwy. in Elberton. Last year nearly ...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert hosts energized Warriors
There is good and bad news for Elbert County fans this week. First the bad news. The Blue Devils host a pack of warmongering Warriors from Watkinsville determined to win. The Warriors put up an imp...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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New stars shine in Eagle rout
On a rare Halloween-homecoming night, some unsung Blue Devils got a chance to shine. With the help of Elbert County’s second and third strings, the Blue Devils (6-3, 3-2 in region) downed the East ...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ghosts, goblins and Eagles, oh my!
Despite any ghosts, goblins, witches and homecoming queens, the Blue Devils will have to keep their eyes on the visiting Eagles. The Blue Devils will have plenty of distractions vying for their att...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils bully the Bulldogs
The Blue Devils hit on all cylinders Friday night, winning their second region game. The boys from the Granite City reserved their season’s best so far for their Morgan County host in front of fewe...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert County Male and Female Raider teams take first place in Area 8
Whether running, climbing or flipping large tractor tires, the Elbert’s young Raider teams have topped the area and qualified for the state. During the Hart County Raider meet Oct. 11 and the Dawso...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils visit Bulldogs
The Elbert County Blue Devils (4-3, 1-2 in region) will pay a visit to an improved Morgan County Bulldog (3-4, 1-2 in region) host team Friday night in Madison. The Bulldogs are led by quarterback ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rapidly mending Hardman Knee
The most talked-about knee in Elbert County is on the mend. Blue Devil Mecole Hardman, the 2013 Region 8-AAA Player of the Year and Elbert County’s leading rusher last season (1,672 yards and 17 to...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils dive into new digs
The Elbert County Football team wrote a new chapter in Blue Devil history this past week. Some 64 players gathered their equipment, marched 150 yards across the practice field and settled into thei...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulldogs Blue Devils similarities
What a difference a week can make. Last week, my two favorite football teams faced uphill challenges. Just as gloomy, overcast skies dampened the sunlight over northeast Georgia, the prevailing att...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heard keeps team spirits high
There is no way of measuring “Big No. 68’s” impact. So far in his career, this beloved Blue Devil has not reached notoriety. “Not every player’s contribution can be seen by the naked eye,” explaine...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert’s wildcat whips Panthers
The Panthers were no match for Elbert’s wildcat Friday night in Jefferson. Elbert County (4-3, 1-2 in region) defeated Jackson County 42-13, scoring out of the wildcat formation and smothering the ...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert County JROTC Raiders host 9th Annual Raiders Meet
The Elbert County Raiders hosted 43 teams of JROTC cadets from 22 schools and a crowd of over 1,000 people during the 9th Annual Raiders Meet Saturday. For a second year in a row Elbert County fiel...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils run Unicoi
The Elbert County cross country teams performed well on the season’s toughest course last week. In all, eight runners recorded either their personal record (PR) or their season best (SB) during the...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eagles down Devils in first round
A single hot bat dashed Elbert’s hopes of advancing in the region tournament. The East Jackson Lady Eagles knocked the Lady Diamond Devils out of the 2014 8-AAA Softball Tournament Saturday in a do...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils to rebound on Panthers
When the Blue Devils travel to Jefferson Oct. 10, they will face dangerous Jackson County Panthers. The two opponents come into the contest without a win in Region 8-AAA. The loser of Friday night’...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dragons deal Devils historic loss
Friday night proved to be a historic Blue Devil debacle. Jefferson’s superior performance and Elbert’s season-worst led to a 52-6 loss Oct. 3 in Jefferson. Not since 2006 has a Blue Devil defense g...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Diamond Devils honor seniors
The Diamond Devils honored their seniors, won 2-out-of-3 games and wrapped up the regular season this week. On senior night Sept. 24, the Elbert County Fastpitch Softball team (14-11, 6-5 in region...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting a ‘fix’ against Jefferson
This Friday night the Blue Devils face a Jefferson Dragons offense just as formidable as the Hart County Bulldogs unit which handed Elbert its first region loss. For Elbert to defeat the No. 5 Jeff...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hart bullets pierce Elbert
There would be no magic pill or on-field heroics Friday night to save Elbert from the bite of the injury bug nor the sting of defeat by rival Hart County. Several sidelined Blue Devils, including s...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Diamond Devils heating up at season’s end
The Lady Diamond Devils are peaking at the right time. Last week the Elbert County Fastpitch Softball team (15-11, 5-5 in region) climbed three places in Region 8-AAA behind timely hitting. With it...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raiders leaders push for varsity status
Raiders’ popularity is on the rise. So much so that during a recent meet this season, Elbert’s coach Sgt. Maj. Al Homer discussed the possibility of transforming the JROTC competition into a varsit...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert hosts revenge-seeking Hart
When Elbert and Hart counties square off in the Granite Bowl Sept. 26 it will mark nearly a century of competition between the two rivals. The two schools, located just 17 miles apart, often save t...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils skin Wildcats
The Blue Devils proved there is more than one way to skin a cat. Playing without its starting quarterback and leading scorer Mecole Hardman, Elbert County defeated the Lucy Craft Laney High School ...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Younger EC Raiders kick off new seasons
Despite having the youngest and most inexperienced teams in over five years, the Elbert County Raiders teams finished in second, third and fifth places respectively in their first meet Sept. 13 dur...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils host a ‘win-win’ during Pink Out
The Lady Diamond Devils added a region win to their record and raised money for two local cancer patients Sept. 11 in Elberton. The Elbert County Fastptich Softball team donned pink camouflage shir...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats wound Devils
The Blue Devils (2-1) may be facing a season without superstar Mecole Hardman. In the opening drive of the Blue Devils’ 24-7 loss to Westminster Sept. 12 in the Granite Bowl, Elbert County’s starti...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils to play ‘very good’ Laney
The Blue Devils (2-1) will face a tough adversary Friday night in Augusta when they square off against the Region 3-AAA Laney Wildcats (2-1). The Sept. 20 date will mark the first time in more than...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils chase region runners
Beating feet in Bogart
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils host the Wildcats
The No. 6 Elbert County Blue Devils will face the No. 8 Westminster Wildcats Friday night in the Granite Bowl. The contest could determine which team will remain in the GHSA Class AAA Top 10 in the...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils escape the ‘Rez’
When the Elbert County football team played Stephens County Sept. 5 in Toccoa, the Blue Devils, the Indians and the “Zebras” battled for yardage. In the closing seconds, defensive end Daviis Harper...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Diamond Devils fight in region
The Lady Diamond Devils dropped their last three games despite solid pitching and late game hitting rallies. In the last week, Elbert lost to Franklin County (6-4) Aug. 25, Stephens County (6-4) Au...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils visit the Reservation
The Blue Devils will carry their Jaguar-rout momentum north Friday night to take on the Stephens County Indians in Toccoa. Four years ago the Blue Devils met with inhospitable weather during Elbert...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils delight in opener
The Blue Devils got an A on their first exam despite leaving a couple of questions unanswered. Elbert County settled any inquiries concerning whether or not its 2014 offense could be as dominant a ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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