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December 20, 2014
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Devils wrestle busy schedule
The Elbert County Wrestling team has had a busy week. On Dec. 9, the Granite City grapplers hosted a dual meet with Greene and Banks counties. Elbert finished second, defeating Greene 51-20, but fa...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ladies post first ‘W’ of the season
The Lady Blue Devils got their first win. Elbert’s girls turned their weekend around for the best Saturday night on the road, earning the season’s first win 51-48 over Madison County after falling ...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils power forward
The Blue Devils improved their post play this past weekend. Aided by strong performances from its power forwards, Elbert battled reigning state champions Morgan County to the final minute before fa...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mat Devils putting in road work
The Elbert County Mat Devils competed in the Habersham Duals and the Panther Invitational last week. While the Mat Devils defeated Cedar Shoals 37-36, Elbert lost to Habersham 54-23 and West Hall 5...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Devils searching for the W
The Lady Blue Devils are chasing that elusive first win. Just four games into the new season and the Elbert County Girls Basketball team (0-4) finds itself searching for the winning combination. La...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big ballers pack a punch
The big-bodied boys of the Granite Bowl traded their cleats for sneaks this past week, running straight off the grass and onto the hardwood court. In all, seven football players Tim White, Montavio...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils stung in 2-point loss
Elbert County’s Blue Devils very nearly knocked off one of the state’s top-ranked AAA teams Friday night in Calhoun, falling 19-17 in the state AAA quarterfinals after tying the contest at 17-all w...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers look to break records, win rings
Can the Mat Devils continue to break records? As Elbert’s wrestling team rolls out the mats on its new season, head coach Shane Anderson grapples with that question. “Each year we’ve had one more s...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devils face No. 2 Yellow Jackets
The Elbert County Blue Devils and the University of Georgia Bulldogs will both go over the hills and through the woods this Thanksgiving weekend to face Yellow Jackets. Elbert advanced to the third...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Devils make Elite Eight
The Blue Devils advanced to the Elite-Eight round of the state playoffs, whipping the Pirates 54-3 Friday night. Elbert’s 2014 Elite-8 appearance will mark only the third time since its 1995 State ...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 33 33 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 | 31 31 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 | 21 21 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 | 31 31 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 | 30 30 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 | 31 31 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 | 31 31 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 | 33 33 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 | 23 23 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 | 31 31 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 | 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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