March 5, 2015

Middle Braves Knock Off Holy Ground in Season Opener

Dale Thornhill (batting) had two hits in Monday's 11-5 win

(Roopville, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School baseball team opened the season with an 11-5 win at Holy Ground Monday afternoon. Jake Harrod started the game on the mound and pitched four innings, striking out eight batters and allowing only two hits and two walks. Dale Thornhill closed out the game striking out three of the four batters he faced. At … [Read more...]

14 Braves place in State Runner-Up Finish

Brave State Placers with Coach Rich Fendley

(Louisville, GA) -- Around 40 Heard High School weightlifters made the long trip to Jefferson County High School in Louisville, GA over the weekend and walked away with a runner-up finish in Class AA at the GACA (Georgia Athletic Coaches Association) State Weightlifting meet. The second place finish marked an impressive top-two finish for the fourth … [Read more...]

HHS Lifters Bound for State


(Louisville, GA) -- The Heard High school weightlifting team is headed for Louisville, GA Friday afternoon hoping to become three-peat champions at the GACA State Weightlifting meet which takes place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 30 lifters will be on the Braves rosters in weight classes ranging from 140 and under to 246 and up. One significant change at this … [Read more...]

Lions Topple Lady Braves


(Franklin) -- The GHSA State Playoffs returned to Heard High School for the first time since 2011 Tuesday night where the Lovett Lions knocked off the Lady Braves 45-36, ending the home team's season. It was a game of streaks and surges with the Lions dominating the first and third quarters and the Lady braves fighting back in the second and fourth … [Read more...]

Locals Shine at Special Olympic Master’s Bowling Tournament


(Newnan, GA) -- Tonya Hull, Todd Hendricks, and Dennis Shaw represented Heard County recently at the Special Olympics Master's Bowling Tournament held on February 6, 2015. Tonya Hull finished in third place on Lane 10 competing with ladies from Fayette and Coweta Counties. Dennis Shaw brought home first place on Lane 35 defeating men from Spalding and … [Read more...]

Historical Run in Macon

Coach Kyle Yates and Matt Brown (Photo: Yolonda Shelnutt)

(Macon, GA) -- Junior HHS wrestler Matt Brown etched his name into Heard County sports history over the weekend finishing as the state runner-up in the 220-pound weight class at the GHSA Class AA Traditional State Wrestling Championships. The biggest event of the Georgia High School Sports season took place in front of an estimated 8,000 people at the … [Read more...]

Region Runner-Up Lady Braves prepare to host Lions

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(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves did not get the outcome they hoped for Saturday night in Manchester but a couple of key wins late in the season have them poised to host a first round state playoff game at Heard High School Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Coach Helen Akins' squad battled all the way down to the wire Saturday before the top-seeded Lady Blue Devils (23-2) … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Upend Bowdon at Region 5-AA Tourney

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(Manchester, GA) -- The Lady Braves varsity basketball team got a very big win Friday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Region 5-AA tournament in Manchester knocking off the number two seeded Red Devilettes of Bowdon 44-33 to earn a chance to battle for the region title Saturday night. Junior Jordan Watson led the scoring for the Lady Braves with 14 … [Read more...]

Brown Earns Spot in State Final Match

Friday's Semi-Finals (Photo: Jai Otwell/ Times-Georgian)

(Macon, GA) -- Heard High junior wrestler Matt Brown continued to defy the odds Friday at the Centreplex in Macon where he pulled off two big wins over 30+ win private school wrestlers by pinfall to become the first wrestler in school history to advance to the State Championship match at the Class AA GHSA State Wrestling meet. Brown (27-12) defeated junior … [Read more...]

Braves All-Region Basketball Selections

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(Franklin) --┬áSeveral Braves varsity basketball players were named by coaches this week to the 2014-2015 Class AA All-Region 5-AA Team. Named as honorable mentions were sophomore Jordarius Foster and freshman Emory Jones. Recognized on the All-Academic team was sophomore Christian Murray. … [Read more...]