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August 21, 2014
Sports
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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 17 17 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 | 18 18 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 | 26 26 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 | 24 24 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 | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heard runs in Junior Olympics
Jasmin Heard is a natural. This young athlete has gone from a novice runner to an elite sprinter in one season. In April, this 13-year-old Elbert County resident ran in her first track meet. Some f...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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11-12 all stars fight to finals
The Elbert County 11-12 All Star team fell to Martinez Evans American in a close championship game, 8-4, on Saturday at Master City Little League in Augusta. The two teams emerged a step above the ...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birthday wish for 9-10 all stars team manager
What did the Elbert County 9-10 All Stars team manager want for his birthday? To beat Hart County. Unfortunately for Phillip Brady, Hart defeated Elbert 6-1 in the third round of pool play during t...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silly shows for serious camp fun
Elbert County Parks and Recreation (ECPR) summer campers experienced some of America’s most beloved classic television sitcoms this past week, but would they find the old shows as entertaining as t...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winning Elbert County Little League manager takes 9-10 all stars to state
The Elbert County 9-10 All Stars head to the Little League state tournament in Columbus this weekend with a bit of history on their side. Team manager Phillip Brady has captured five District 6 tit...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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An unlikely champion
Elbert County native Jay Gray fulfilled a four-year goal this past weekend with a little help from a roommate and a co-worker. Gray captured the Georgia Fighters Championship (GFC) Amateur Middlewe...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diamond Devils get a returning head coach
The Diamond Devils will get a skipper familiar with the job. Athletic Director Sid Fritts recommended and on June 26 the Elbert County Board of Education (BOE) approved Lance Ingram as the new Elbe...
Jul 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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State bound all stars
Elbert County’s 9-10 year old All Stars will travel to the American Little League state tournament July 12 in Columbus, packing a sense of confidence. And as well they should. The 9-10’s ran away w...
Jul 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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All stars dominate with pitching
The Elbert County Little League 9-10 years old all star team looks to win a district title after winning the first three games of the tournament. After beating Martinez-Evans American 11 - 3 Monday...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniors fire up an all star comeback
Elbert County’s junior league all stars proved their grit in a 14-13 comeback victory over Washington-Wilkes during the Georgia District 6 Little League tournament June 22 in McWilliams Park. In th...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilkins protects Elbert’s boaters
Did you ever wonder who protects Elbert County’s fish and wildlife? Who patrols the 41.64 square miles of Richard B. Russell Lake or the 1,851 square miles of potential hunting land in the county? ...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kesler protege to coach receivers
Offensive Coordinator Larry Kesler has a new coach on his offensive roster with whom he is very familiar. Drew Carter will coach slot receivers for the Blue Devils next season after playing under C...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils fire up summer workouts
The Blue Devils are already hard at work preparing for their upcoming football season as summer practices and workouts are under way. “There’s nothing like that Friday night huddle, and that starts...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting a taste of Granite Bowl glory
Football funnndamentals
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young grapplers are on the rise
The butcher, the cheap tilt and the snap down spin behind moves were among the fundamental techniques coach Shane Anderson taught in the early morning hours of June 3-6 during the Elbert County Wre...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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'That's a helluva fundraiser!'
All stars beamed bright on Saturday night in the Inferno. The Elbert County All Stars, coached by former Blue Devil head coach and former University of Georgia football and basketball player Larry ...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Practice makes perfect friends
Turning teammates into friends was coach Nikki Mack’s goal for this year’s summer cheer camp. “I want them to be a team and to know their teammates,” said Mack. “I like them to become a family and ...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fun down on the range
Bullets and barbecue were the topics of the day as members of the Elbert County Gun Club took aim in a 1,000-yard rifle meet May 24 at Garben Farms. A total of 10 eagled-eyed sharpshooters gathered...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheer camp provides lots of news
New stunts, new friends and new coaches abound during Elbert County High School’s three-day cheerleading camp. In all 52 cheerleaders donned new white Nikes and rehearsed routines from 9 a.m. to 3 ...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seriously sought-after sophomore
The Blue Devils have a hot commodity in their sophomore quarterback. Mecole Hardman, a 5-foot-11-inch 171-pound triple threat (football, basketball and track), has turned many scouts’ heads. In the...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCurley inspires healthy lifestyles
Lindsay McCurley talks the talk and walks the walk of a healthy lifestyle. This physical trainer and competitive triathlete has inspired hundreds of Elbert County residents to get healthier. As the...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert County ties for third place at state
What a difference a year makes for the Blue Devil’s track team. Last season Elbert County finished 10th in the state. Fast-forward to May 10 and the fleet-footed Granite City boys were up on the po...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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