June 27, 2016

Pair of Lady Braves compete at GACA All-Star Classic

(Rome, GA) -- A pair of local softball standouts got to close their high school careers with two bonus wins last week. Heard County's Anna Shelnutt and Johanna Beyer each played on Wednesday in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Classic at Alto Park in Rome, and the duo helped the North Team to a doubleheader sweep of the South. The … [Read more...]

Senior Brave chasing his dream

(Franklin, GA) -- A number of Heard County Brave football players have been working hard since last season to improve and ready themselves for the upcoming football campaign, but perhaps none have progressed as much as skill player DayVin Troy. The upcoming senior has worked out at several prospect and showcase camps throughout the southeast this year, and … [Read more...]

14U Braves advance to state tourney

(Douglas County, GA) -- The 14U Braves baseball team earned a spot at the state tournament this week with a strong second place finish in the District 5 Tournament at Fairplay Park in Douglas County. After dropping the first game of the tournament to Winston, Coach Alan Head's squad battled all the way back to the championship with consecutive wins over … [Read more...]

Men’s Softball Tournaments

Centralhatchee Men’s One-Pitch Softball Tournaments 185 Nutt Road, Franklin GA  Tournament Dates: June 25th, July 9th, and July 16th Pre-register by emailing Coach Cory Shelnutt at coryshelnutt@gmail.com. On-site Registration starts @ 9 AM First pitch starts @ 10 AM Price: $120/team Proceeds go to The Heard County High School Track & Field … [Read more...]

HHS names new basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County school board approved the hiring of a new varsity men's basketball coach at Tuesday night's meeting of the BOE. Keith Simmons will take over after the sudden departure recently of first year head coach Paul Fitz-Simons. Fitz-Simons resigned to accept an assistant principal job at Carrollton High School. Simmons will … [Read more...]

Touchdown Club Color Run

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Touchdown Club will be hosting a Color Run/Walk over a 5K course on July 23, 2016. During the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line. The event kicks off at 9 AM at Glenloch Baptist Church. See flyer below for more information. The … [Read more...]

12U Lady Braves sweep district; advance to state

(Douglas County, GA) -- The 12U Lady Braves All-Star softball team went undefeated this weekend to capture the District Championship at Fairplay Park in Douglas County. The Lady Braves dominated three area teams in route to the trophy averaging 14 runs scored per game. The girls knocked off Carroll County 20-9 and Villa Rica 13-6 on Friday and returned … [Read more...]

Tristan Brown wins prestigious Positive Athlete Award

(Atlanta, GA) -- A recent graduate of Heard County High School has been named a Georgia Positive Athlete Award winner. Senior Tristan Brown is one of only 30 student athletes to receive the statewide honor sponsored by Positive Athlete Georgia, a subsidiary of Celebrate Positive LLC, which promotes the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the … [Read more...]

Basketball Camp this Saturday at HCPR

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Parks and Recreation Department at 2020 Thompson Road in Franklin will host a basketball camp on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9 AM-12 PM. Heading up the camp will be Lamont Emory along with several AAU coaches. The one day camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball. The day will continue with several basketball games … [Read more...]

Fitz-Simons resigns, search underway for new basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) -- The search is underway at Heard County High School for a new head basketball coach after the surprising resignation of coach Paul Fitz-Simons last week. Fitz-Simons stepped down after being offered a non-coaching administrative job as assistant principal at Carrollton High School. The first-year head coach that led the Braves to a 13-13 … [Read more...]