December 19, 2014

Brave season ends with heartbreaking 35-34 loss to Trojans

Braves defense (L-R): #8 Diamond Delgado, #45 Rad Brooks, #9 Elijah Toney (Photo: Heather Briggs)

(Franklin) -- A outstanding postseason run came to an abrupt and heartbreaking end Friday night at Staples Stadium where the visiting Brooks County Trojans (10-3) defeated the Heard County Braves (7-6) by a final score of 35-34 in a wild state quarterfinal game that wasn't decided until the final seconds ticked off the clock. Coach Barron's squad proved … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Presents Service Award


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners presented Heard County Battalion Chief Scott Parrott with a 30 Year Service Award during Thursday night's BOC meeting at the Heard County Courthouse. Pictured above (L-R) are: Commissioner Sandi Allen, Commissioner Frank Crook, Scott Parrott, Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, Commission Chairman Lee Boone, … [Read more...]

Heard BOE Honors Retiree

Wayne retirement

(Franklin) -- At their November 11, 2014 monthly meeting the Heard County Board of Education recognized recent retirees. Mr. Roger Harrod, Board Chair, presented Mr. Wayne Miller with a  plaque commemorating his years of service to Heard County Schools. The Board expressed appreciation for Mr. Wayne’s work to support students in the community and wished … [Read more...]

Heard County Dream Team 2014: Lady Braves Capture Elusive State Trophy

The Lady Braves hoist senior shortstop Cali Harrod and the elusive GHSA Class AA State Championship Trophy after Saturday's 6-2 win over 4-time defending state champion Gordon Lee.

(Columbus, GA) -- It was the best of times, and it was the best of times for the Heard County Brave Nation and the 2014 Lady Braves softball team Saturday afternoon as they celebrated together on Field No. 3 at the South Commons Softball Complex, the same site where the best fast-pitch softball players in the world competed for the very first time on the … [Read more...]

Juggernaut Lady Braves Claim First State Championship

The 2014 GHSA Class AA State Softball Champions (Front Row L-R): Madison Whitehead, Alexis Raines, Hannah Sanders, Anna Shelnutt, Cali Harrod, Jordan Watson, Hannah Stephens, Sarah Schofield, Alyssa Cosper (Back Row L-R): Head Coach Matt Hornsby, Coach Ryan Duffey, Aspen Barker, Hattie Yarbrough, Ally Harris, Johanna Beyer, Katie Minix, Coach Trent Bianco, Coach Kelly Hadley

(Columbus, GA) -- The winner's advantage proved to be fruitful for the Lady Braves softball team Saturday in Columbus where they made Heard County history by claiming the first ever GHSA Team State Championship in exciting fashion as they knocked off a four time defending state champion in the Gordon Lee Trojans from Chickamauga. The juggernaut Lady Braves … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Chop Onions to Land in Title Game


(Columbus,GA) -- The Lady Braves continued to turn heads in Columbus Friday night where they shut out the Vidalia Indians 4-0 to secure a spot in the GHSA Class AA State Championship on Saturday. Jordan Watson continued to show her opposition that if you can't score you can't win extending her scoreless inning streak to 48. She allowed only two hits and a … [Read more...]

Braves bounce back on Thursday night


(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves football team quickly righted the ship after a tough loss to Bowdon last week and cruised to a 40-15 win over the visiting Temple Tigers at Staples Stadium in a special Thursday night game at Staples Stadium. The Braves took advantage of several Tiger turnovers to build a 34-0 halftime lead before Coach Barron emptied his bench … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Tame Tigers and Fry Bacon in Columbus

Jordan Watson extended her scoreless inning streak to 41 innings Thursday in two big opening day wins in Columbus

(Columbus, GA) -- Things probably could not have gone any better for head coach Matt Hornsby and the Lady Braves softball team in Columbus Thursday where they took care of business winning their first two games at the  GHSA Class AA State Championship Tournament. Junior Jordan Watson continued to pitch as well as she has in her entire career extending her … [Read more...]

Worst to First Tigers Upset Middle Braves

The Middle Braves offense sporting the varsity's newest grey uniforms early on in Thursday's big game at HCMS

(Franklin) -- By far the largest crowd of the year arrived at HCMS Thursday evening for the West Georgia Athletic Conference Small School Championship game and were treated to an exciting game between the Heard County Middle Braves and the Temple Middle School Tigers from Carroll County. In the end, the Tigers brought home their first ever middle school … [Read more...]

Lady Braves punch ticket to Columbus

Three of the top performers in Wednesday's sweep (L-R): Center fielder Johanna Beyer (3-run HR), left fielder Madison Whitehead (2-5, 2 RBI's), and first baseman Hannah Stephens (3-6, 3  runs scored)

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves continued to shine in all facets of the game Wednesday afternoon as they shut down the visiting Armuchee Indians by final scores of 4-0 and 8-0 in the Sweet-16 round of the GHSA fast pitch state softball playoffs. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad once again combined solid defense, timely hitting, and stellar pitching from ace Jordan … [Read more...]