January 18, 2019

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.

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All-State — Seniors Austin Barron and Matt Brown were named to the GACA All-State football team last week.

Boy’s Region 5-AA Seeding — The boys Region 5-AA basketball seeding issue was decided at a Sunday afternoon meeting and the Braves end up with the #4 seed and will take on Chattahoochee County Tuesday night at Bowdon (6:00 PM). The winner will travel to Manchester Thursday to face the #1 seeded Blue Devils in the semi-finals.

State Wrestling Finals — Seniors Jacob Bishop, Devin Caito, and Andrew Cannon will represent the Braves at the State Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Infinite Energy Center (Formerly Gwinnett Arena) in Duluth.

Bishop 2Brave Nation Player of the Week: The Player of the Week is HHS wrestler Mr. Jacob Bishop.

Jacob won 3-of-4 matches at the state sectionals in Bremen Saturday to earn a #3 seed at the Class AA State Tournament including coming back to pin the same wrestler that defeated him earlier in the day.

Congratulations to Jacob for being named this week’s Player of the Week!

Hit-A-Thon — The Braves varsity baseball team held a Hit-A-Thon Fundraiser Saturday at HHS. Payton Caldwell had the most hits (20) at the event.

Former Lady Brave News — Shelby O’Neal and the WGTC Golden Knights softball team opened the season last week with a doubleheader at Cartersville. Shelby pitched in both games.

Girl’s Region 5-AA Seeding — The Lady Braves basketball team is the #2 seed in the Region basketball tournament and barring a major upset will likely take on Bremen at 4:00 PM Thursday in Manchester in the semi-finals. The winner advances to the region title game on Saturday at 6:00 PM also at Manchester. The Lady Braves are guaranteed a state playoff game but the tourney will decide which seed they end up with.

Weekly Feb 2Tuesday, Feb. 9

~ HHS Boy’s Basketball @ Bowdon (6:00 PM – Region Tourney vs. Chattahoochee Co.)

Thursday, Feb. 11

~ HHS Girl’s Basketball @ Manchester (4:00 PM – Region Tourney Semi-Finals vs. Bremen/Chatt. Co)

~ HHS Boy’s Basketball @ Manchester  (8:30 PM – Region Tourney vs. Manchester**)

Friday, Feb. 12

~ HHS Varsity Wrestling @ State Championships (All Day – Infinite Energy Center)

~ HHS Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Hardaway (5:30 PM)

Saturday, Feb. 13

~ HHS Varsity Wrestling @ State Championships (All Day – Infinite Energy Center)

~ Region 5-AA Basketball Championships @ Manchester (Teams TBD — 6:00 PM Girls/ 7:30 PM Boys)

** If defeated Chattahoochee Co. on Tuesday

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