February 20, 2017

Braves score first state playoff win since 2002

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves scored a state playoff victory for the first time since 2002 Friday night, defeating the Dade County Wolverines 69-44 in Franklin. Coach Keith Simmons's squad used a big 25-8 third quarter to expand a 32-25 halftime lead and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002. It was a 79-68 win over Social Circle in Class A … [Read more...]

Lady Braves survive OT thriller to make Sweet 16

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves came back from a nine point second half deficit to defeat the visiting Pepperell Dragons 42-40 in overtime Friday night in front of a raucous overflow crowd in the Heard County High School gym. It was the second straight season the team needed to scrap and claw for all 32 minutes to survive a first round scare by a gutsy … [Read more...]

Braves drop close one at Troup

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Brave baseball team dropped a close match-up with Troup County Thursday, falling by a 3-2 score on the road. Senior Trey Alford had a solid effort on the mound for Coach Bianco and the Braves, tossing six innings and allowing just four hits and two earned runs while striking out two. The Tigers pushed across a run in the bottom of the … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/16/17

(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...]

Play Ball! Diamond Braves Open 2017 Season

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School varsity baseball team opened the season Tuesday at home with a 7-4 late inning defeat to the Villa Rica Wildcats from Class AAAAA. The exciting match-up featured four lead changes and a couple of big hits by Brave seniors. Lee Kay started on the mound for coach Trent Bianco and tossed four solid innings. Kay … [Read more...]

Two HCHS wrestlers place at state meet

(Macon, GA) -- The 2016-17 Heard County High School wrestling season came to an end Saturday afternoon at the Centreplex in Macon with two local wrestlers finishing the GHSA three-day state traditional tournament by placing in the top six of their weight classes in Class AA. Senior wrestler Luis Vasquez finished in fifth place at the state finals after … [Read more...]

Making History: Braves claim first Region Championship since 1960

(Franklin, GA) -- Lagrange reporter Kevin Eckleberry stated it perfectly in the opening line of his report on Friday night's Region 5-AA Championship games in Franklin: "It was Heard County's night." Although the Braves entered the Championship clash as the top seed in the tournament and undefeated in the region, there were still many doubters that Coach … [Read more...]

Hoops, they did it again! Monster performance by Harris leads Heard County girls to second straight region title

(Franklin, GA) -- Kimberly Harris had arguably the best game of her career Friday night in Franklin to lead the Lady Braves to a 58-31 win over Callaway and a second straight Region 5-AA Championship. Harris was named Region 5-AA MVP earlier this week and she left no doubt in anyone's mind at the region tournament that it was a well-deserved honor. The … [Read more...]

Lady Braves cruise into title game

(Franklin, GA) -- The No. 1 seed in Region 5-AA, the Lady Braves scored an emphatic 50-33 win over the No. 5 seeded Lamar County Trojans Thursday night to earn a spot in tonight's Region 5-AA Championship game. The Lady Braves will be looking for back-to-back titles and as they face off with rival Callaway who edged Temple 60-53 in the early semifinal … [Read more...]

Furious comeback lands Braves in Region 5-AA Championship

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves found themselves in a position they hadn't been in all season during a region game Thursday night in the Region 5-AA semifinals in Franklin. The top-seeded Braves trailed the No. 4 seeded Tigers in a big way midway through the third before Dekari Brewer's defense ignited a furious comeback that would be capped by a huge dunk … [Read more...]