March 25, 2017

Braves sweep region series in Barnesville

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Braves moved to 3-0 in Region 5-AA play Friday after scoring back-to-back road wins at Lamar County to complete the first region series of the season. The bats continued to set the pace with the Brave offense scoring double digits for the third straight contest. In game one, the Braves won 12-2 in five innings and in the nightcap … [Read more...]

Heard High launches inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame

(Franklin, GA) -- For nearly a century, students have been participating in high school athletics in Heard County. Soon, the most elite and noteworthy of these athletes as well as other important contributors to local sports history will be honored in a more permanent way. Beginning in the fall of 2017, the best of the best will be enshrined in the new … [Read more...]

Chris Carroll leading the way for upstart Brave fishermen

(Lake Oconee, GA) -- Heard County High School fisherman Chris Carroll traveled to Lake Oconee last weekend and brought home the biggest prize yet for the inaugural Braves bass fishing program. Carroll's third place finish at the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA) State Championships was the best ever for the young fishing program … [Read more...]

Spring Break Baseball Camp at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) — Head coach Trent Bianco and the Braves varsity baseball team will be hosting a Spring Break Baseball Camp April 3-5 at Heard High School. The camp is open to grades K-8 and will focus on the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching. “It is awesome to be able work with the young kids of the community and … [Read more...]

Brave tennis dominates opening region match

(Franklin, GA) -- The Brave tennis teams dominated the Lamar County Trojans in Tuesday's Region 5-AA opening match at HHS with the boys shutting out the Trojans 5-0 and the girls team upending the visitors 4-1. The teams played an eight game single set format during the matches. Leading the way for the boys was the No. 1 singles player senior Trey Wiggins. … [Read more...]

Braves breeze by Trojans in region opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves opened the Region 5-AA baseball schedule with an 11-1 victory over Lamar County in five innings at HHS Tuesday afternoon. The home team broke open a scoreless contest with five runs in the fourth and six in the bottom of the fifth to end the first game of the series via run rule. Auston Wilson went the distance for the Braves … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (03/18/17)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, 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 … [Read more...]

Indians double up Braves in cold conditions

(Sharpsburg, GA) -- The East Coweta Indians from Class AAAAAAA scored an 8-4 win over the Braves in cold and windy conditions Wednesday afternoon in Coweta County. Temperatures hovered around 40 degrees at game time with winds that contributed to poor defensive play by both squads. The Braves led 1-0 and 4-3 before the Indians would score five over the … [Read more...]

Heard athletes compete at Special Olympics State Indoor Games

(Marietta, GA) -- Heard County Special Olympics takes it a step further and competes state-wide at the Indoor State Winter Games in Marietta, GA ! This year, Heard County competed at all levels, elementary, middle and high school. Heard County Middle School athletes represented as a bowling team coming in second place with each athlete receiving a silver … [Read more...]

Newly clad Braves march through Downtown Atlanta

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Heard County Marching Braves band enjoyed a different experience last weekend after being invited to participate in the 2017 Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade through downtown Atlanta. The parade is Atlanta's longest running event and one of the oldest St. Patrick's parades in the country dating all the way back to 1858. According to parade … [Read more...]