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JV Braves rally over Red Devils

March 1, 2016

(Franklin) — The junior varsity Braves baseball team scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Bowdon Red Devils Monday in Franklin. The Braves trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning before breaking out with three runs. Collin Wright was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring home Jake Harrod for […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/29/16)

February 29, 2016

(Franklin) — Each week HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email […]

Braves split doubleheader in Bama

February 29, 2016

(Heflin, AL) — The Braves varsity baseball team notched its first win of the season Saturday afternoon in the second half of a twin bill versus two out-of-state opponents. The Braves knocked off Cleburne County 10-3 after dropping the first half of the doubleheader 12-3 to Handley High School from Roanoke. Both games were played […]

Elite 8 Playoff Preview: Lady Braves vs. Wesleyan

February 24, 2016

Heard County Lady Braves vs. Wesleyan Wolves WHAT: Quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AA Basketball Playoffs WHEN: Thursday Afternoon @ 3:00 PM WHERE: Georgia College and State University ADDRESS: The Centennial Center, 251 S Clarke St, Milledgeville, GA 31061 RECORDS: Wolves (25-4, 11-2 in Region 6-AA), Lady Braves (23-5, 10-2 in Region 5-AA) SEEDINGS: Wolves (#2 seed in Region 6-AA), Lady Braves […]

Jackets edge Braves on walk-off

February 22, 2016

(Calhoun, GA) — The varsity Braves baseball team traveled to Calhoun Saturday afternoon for a tilt with Class AAA Yellow Jackets. The Braves were looking for their first win of the season against the Jackets and came very close before falling on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the last inning. Coach Trent […]

WGTC Women Win Third-straight Region Title

WGTC Women Win Third-straight Region Title
February 22, 2016

(Oxford, GA) — No. 7 West Georgia Tech passed the first test of its postseason Sunday with a 75-47 win over Southern Crescent in the Region 17 Division-III Women’s Basketball Championship Game, held in Oxford, Ga. The Golden Knights (24-5) will play at Butler County (Pa.) Community College next weekend for the District G championship, […]

Brave Tennis Impressive in Opening Match

(Lagrange, GA) — The Heard County High School tennis season opened the season with a bang Thursday afternoon as both the male and female teams traveled to Troup County High School and scored impressive 4-1 wins over the Tigers. Varsity tennis matches feature the top three singles competitors and the top two doubles teams from […]

Elite 8 Bound: Lady Braves stifle the Royals

February 20, 2016

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves upset the No. 10 team in the state at home Friday night to earn a spot in next week’s GHSA Class AA State Quarterfinals at Georgia College in Milledgeville. The impressive 42-31 win came once again because of a great defensive effort that saw the Lady Braves hold the athletic […]

Letter To The Editor: Coach Barron addresses Brave Nation

February 19, 2016

Dear Braves fans, We are calling for all Parents, Fans and Alumni to get involved! We are currently in the process of restructuring our Touchdown Booster Club. We are seeking new officers in every position.

Sweet 16 Playoff Preview: Lady Braves vs. Bleckley Co.

February 19, 2016

Heard County Lady Braves vs. Bleckley Co. Royals WHAT: Second Round of the GHSA Class AA Basketball Playoffs WHEN: Friday Night @ 6:00 PM WHERE: Gymnasium @ Heard County High School ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 RECORDS: Royals (17-6, 11-1 in Region 4-AA), Lady Braves (22-5, 10-2 in Region 5-AA) SEEDINGS: Royals (#3 seed in Region 4-AA), Lady Braves […]

Baseball Season Opens Amid High Expectations for Braves

February 19, 2016

(Franklin) — After a 2015 baseball campaign that featured the first region championship in 30 years and a trip to the GHSA Elite-8, head coach Trent Bianco and this season’s varsity baseball team will have to deal with something new — higher expectations. The 2016 Braves will return nine all-region players including 2015 Region Player of the […]

Late free throws by ‘Madi Ice’ lift Lady Braves over Tigers

February 17, 2016

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves survived a serious scare from the visiting Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers Tuesday night in the first round of the state playoffs thanks to senior Madison Whitehead breaking a 25-25 tie by sinking a couple of pressure packed free throws with just 3.7 seconds to play in the game. The 27-25 win […]

Round 1 State Playoff Preview: Lady Braves vs. Washington-Wilkes

February 16, 2016

Heard County Lady Braves vs. Washington-Wilkes Tigers WHAT: Opening Round of the GHSA Class AA Basketball Playoffs WHEN: Tuesday Night @ 6:00 PM WHERE: Gymnasium @ Heard County High School ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 RECORDS: Tigers (8-17, 4-7 in Region 8-AA), Lady Braves (21-5, 10-2 in Region 5-AA) SEEDINGS: Tigers (#4 seed in Region 8-AA), Lady Braves (#1 […]

Lady Champs! Braves Capture Region 5-AA Title in Overtime Thriller

February 14, 2016

(Manchester, GA) — A gutsy performance and never-say-die attitude propelled the Lady Braves to a scintillating 43-42 overtime win at Manchester Saturday night in the Region 5-AA Women’s Championship game. As they have all season, the Lady Braves fought hard and never surrendered despite trailing the defending 5-AA champion Lady Angels several times in the […]

Lady Braves take care of business against Bremen

(Manchester, GA) — Coach Helen Akins and the Lady Braves took care of business versus Bremen Thursday afternoon in the Region 5-AA semifinals to earn a chance to battle for the Region Championship tomorrow night. The Lady Braves led wire to wire over the Blue Devils winning by a final margin of 47-33. Senior Madison […]

Brave season ends with OT loss to Panthers

February 10, 2016

(Bowdon, GA) — The basketball season came to an abrupt end for the boy’s varsity basketball team Tuesday night in a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Chattahoochee County Panthers at the Region 5-AA basketball tournament in Bowdon. The Braves fell 56-54 to the Panthers in a game that saw several ties and lead changes during […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/09/16)

(Franklin) — Each week HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email […]

Senior Brave grapplers earn spots in the big dance

February 7, 2016

(Bremen, GA) — Head coach Kyle Yates and six Brave varsity wrestlers headed to the Bremen Sports Complex Saturday morning hoping for a strong showing at the very competitive Class AA sectional meet. The four seniors and two surprising freshman needed a top four finish at the meet to qualify for the most attended and perhaps […]