August 27, 2014

Braves Prepare for Huge Season Opener

Freshman Emory Jones carries the ball towards the end zone during Friday night's scrimmage versus Greenville. Jones will lead the Braves into this Saturday night's opener versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University in Macon. (Photo Courtesy of Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Mercer University in Macon this Saturday night for one of the most anticipated season opening football games in school history. The Braves will battle the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, a powerhouse program from South Georgia with at least 10 wins during 11 of the last 14 years and several deep runs in the … [Read more...]

Special Piggly Wiggly Grocery Baggers


(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves varsity basketball team will be bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin this Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in order to earn money for the upcoming season. Tips are appreciated. The Lady Braves will tip off the 2014-2015 season in late November/early December under new head coach Helen Akins. … [Read more...]

Large Crowd at Staples for Final Scrimmage

Cole Holliday (#73) looks to the sidelines during Friday night's final tune-up before the season

(Franklin) -- Seven different players found the end zone for the Braves Friday night during the final scrimmage tune-up before the regular season opens next Saturday night versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University. The Braves varsity squad rolled over the Greenville Patriots 40-12 during the first three quarters before the score was reset to 0-0 for the JV … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Drop 2-1 Nailbiter to Lions

Jordan Watson pitched well despite pain and swelling in her left hand after being hit by a pitch early

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Lady Braves lost a tough 2-1 contest to the defending AAA state runner-up Central Lions in Carrollton Wednesday after Kayla Sales plated Cassie Griffin with a near perfect walk-off bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Lions forced the game into the international tie-breaker after scoring another run in the bottom of the sixth … [Read more...]

Braves travel to Alexander for First of Two Scrimmages

new braves signal caller freshman Emory Jones brings the Braves to the line last Friday night at Alexander

(Douglasville, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron and the Braves varsity football team hit the road Friday night to take on the Alexander Cougars in the first of two preseason scrimmages as the Braves prepare for the regular season opener on August 30 versus Fitzgerald. The scrimmage served as a homecoming of sorts for Barron who coached his first three seasons at … [Read more...]

54-0! Lady Braves quash the field at Callaway Classic

The 2014 Varsity Softball Team - Front Row (L-R): Ally Harris, Aspen Barker, Anna Shelnutt, Alexis Raines, Alyssa Cosper, 2nd Row (L-R): Madison Whitehead, Hattie Yarbrough, Johanna Beyer, Hannah Stephens, Cali Harrod, Katie Minix, Back Row (L-R): Coach Matt Hornsby, Coach Kelly Hadley, Sarah Schofield, Hannah Sanders, Jordan Watson, Coach Trent Bianco, Coach Ryan Duffey

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Lady Braves jumped out to the hottest start possible at this weekend's Callaway Classic softball tournament held at the Shuford Fields Complex in Lagrange. Head coach Matt Hornsby was more than pleased with the way his girls competed as they not only won the two day tournament but did so in the most dominating fashion. The Lady Braves … [Read more...]

2014 HCMS Iron Brave Awards

Pictured above from L-R: Iron Brave Winner Gage Cannon, Jacob Skipper, Paul Elkins, Connor Nutt, Michael Cheney, Komari Clark, Andrew Leak, Riley Diedrich, Trey Dunson, David Urquilla, Logan Moore, and Will Posey

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle School football team held their annual Iron Brave competition last week at HCMS. 8th-grade student Gage Cannon claimed the overall prize with 89 points in the event which consists of several strength, speed, and agility drills. Finishing in a strong second place was Will Posey with 85.5 points. Not far behind Posey was … [Read more...]

2014 Freshman Iron Brave Awards

Freshman Iron

(Franklin) -- Pictured above (L-R) are the 2014 Freshman Iron Braves winners: 2nd place - Jaden Moreland (112 points), 1st Place - Carlton White (115 points), and 3rd place - Emory Jones (107 points). White established a new record in the 40-yard dash at 4.52. Another freshman, Luis Maldonado Vazquez, set or tied Iron Brave records in all three … [Read more...]

2014 Iron Brave Winners

2014 Iron Braves (L-R): Matt Brown, Pearce Kirk, Chandler Polk, Diamond Delgado, Zack Stephens, Duranta Dunson, Elijah Toney, Austin Barron , Andrew Cannon, Levi Brown

(Franklin) –  Summer football workouts ended last week with the 7th Iron Brave competition and several milestones were set by this year’s squad which heads into the football season with very high expectations coming off back-to-back Region 5-AA Championships. The annual competition is a combined athletic and weight-lifting event that is the culmination of … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Primed for the 2014 Season

FSU commit Anna Shelnutt will be behind the plate full time this year taking pitches from Jordan Watson as the Lady Braves seek their first State Crown

(Franklin) -- The Heard High Lady Braves softball team faces high expectations once again as they prepare for the start of the 2014 season in a couple of weeks. The squad is aiming for a third consecutive trip to the GHSA Class AA State Tournament in Columbus and hopes to finally earn state title rings after coming so close the last two years. The Lady … [Read more...]