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December 22, 2014
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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 | 22 22 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 | 29 29 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 | 30 30 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 | 29 29 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 | 21 21 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 | 32 32 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 35 35 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 | 34 34 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 | 22 22 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 | 22 22 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 | 22 22 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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 28 28 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 | 38 38 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 | 39 39 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 | 29 29 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 | 28 28 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 | 35 35 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 | 26 26 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 | 26 26 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 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils chase region runners
Beating feet in Bogart
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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 | 26 26 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 | 26 26 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils host Jaguars in season opener
Elbert County will kick off the 2014 football season with Cedar Shoals Friday night in the Granite Bowl. Although this is the first time the two non-region opponents meet in an opener, the Blue Dev...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Devils enjoying mid-region success
The Lady Diamond Devils (9-6, 2-2 in region) have experienced success this season with timely hitting. With 15 games under their hats, the Elbert County Fastpitch Softball team has won two tourname...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils slay Spartans in scrimmage
The Blue Devils earned donuts Friday night. The Elbert County varsity football team held Glenn Hills out of the end zone Aug. 15 in the Granite Bowl, setting up the team’s traditional Monday aftern...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils and Spartans will play in ‘real game’ type scrimmage
The Blue Devils will welcome the Glenn Hills High School Spartans into the Granite Bowl Friday night. Both teams have agreed to suspend the usual preseason scrimmage restrictions in favor of a more...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scrimmage provides early lessons
The Blue Devils took their first test Friday night, scrimmaging the Washington-Wilkes Tigers on the road. When the grades came back, Elbert’s was marked “N.I.” for needs improvement. Washington-Wil...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils kickoff first of two preseason scrimmages with Tigers
Three days into the new school year, and the Blue Devils will take their first test. The high school football preseason starts earlier. This year, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) allows ...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day of pads sparks motivation
On the first day of full pads, the Blue Devils overcame diversity and were called on to make history. The eager football players hit the practice field at 6 a.m. Aug. 1. Just minutes later, the pla...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ingram returns to Lady Devils softball
The Elbert County High School Softball team will swing into its 2014 season on Aug. 8 in the annual Chick-Fil-A Classic in Augusta with a homecoming assistant coach. Cherish Ingram, who has coached...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marching into a new season
Loaded with new challenges and hampered by high humidity, the 2014 Elbert County Band camp became noted for its improvement over previous preseason’s practices. Some 86 marchers assembled on the li...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Percussion not marching to their own beat
This past week, the percussion section of the Elbert County Blue Devil band came together for percussion camp to prepare for their upcoming season. “This week is kind of like an orientation to the ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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