April 27, 2015

Region Champs! Braves Claim First Crown in 30 Years

Region 5-AA Champs and Students

(Franklin) -- It certainly didn't come easy Friday night in Franklin but after the dust had settled Coach Trent Bianco and the Heard County Braves varsity baseball team were crowned Region Champions for the first time since 1985. The Braves needed to win one of the two games in the Senior Night doubleheader versus rival Bowdon and that would end up being … [Read more...]

15 Braves Advance to State Track Sectionals

Ethan Caldwell took first place in the Pole Vault

(Franklin) -- Nine girls and six boys from the Braves' varsity track teams will be competing at the GHSA Class AA Track and Field Sectionals in Fitzgerald on May 2 after claiming spots at the Region 5-AA Track finals held at HCMS earlier this week. The Lady Braves (107 team points) claimed a strong second place in the region finishing behind only … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Invitational Track and Field Meet

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HEARD COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD MEET WHAT: Heard Special Olympics Athletes competing at the Invitational Track and Field Meet WHERE:  NEWNAN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN:  May 13, 2015 RAIN DATES: May 14-15 TIME:  9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. INFORMATION:  All parents and any community volunteers are invited to attend. Please call the Heard Elementary … [Read more...]

Braves take another step toward Region 5-AA Title

Center fielder Quay Daniel blasted a 2-Run Homer in the 5th inning in Tuesday's 17-5 win at Bowdon

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves baseball team continued their hot streak Tuesday afternoon in Bowdon dominating the Red Devils 17-5 in five innings at W.C. Roop Field. The win moves the Braves one step closer to their first Region Championship in 30 years. Coach Bianco's squad will host the same Red Devils this Friday in a doubleheader and if they can just … [Read more...]

Braves take huge rubber game over Blue Devils

Junior Tristan Brown lays down a perfect bunt as part of a five run 5th inning for the Braves Monday afternoon

(Franklin) -- The Braves took another big step towards a Region 5-AA Championship Monday in Franklin where they took the rubber game of a best-of-three series with Bremen by a score of 7-4. It was a beautiful day for baseball at HHS after the series finale had been rained out for several consecutive days. Chandler Polk set the tone early blasting a solo … [Read more...]

Region 5-AA Runner-Up Braves Hosting GAC

2015 Region 5-AA Runner-Up Braves (L-R):

(Franklin) -- The Braves men's tennis team finished as Region 5-AA Runner-Ups last week at the region tournament last week at HHS. The boys knocked off Bowdon in the semi-finals before dropping the championship match to a seasoned Bremen Blue Devil team. This was an impressive seventh time in eight seasons of tennis that the boys have advanced to the … [Read more...]

Walk-off hit lifts Braves over Blue Devils

Senior Zack Stephens had the game-tying single in the bottom of the 7th sending the game to extra innings

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves baseball program got a huge win in Franklin Thursday night as they knocked off Region 5-AA favorite and the No. 9 team in the state Bremen on an extra-inning walk-off single up the middle by junior Zack Hill. The Braves won the game 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth on Hill's pinch-hit after being fueled all game long by … [Read more...]

8th Annual Silent Auction this Saturday Night

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(Franklin) -- The 8th Annual Heard County Athletic Booster Silent Auction will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Heard High School Cafeteria (Doors open at 5:30). All proceeds from this event will go to support Heard High School athletics. Tickets are $50 each which includes admission to the auction, a very nice dinner, and a raffle … [Read more...]

Braves enjoy undefeated spring break

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(Franklin) -- While many students were enjoying spring break last week, the Braves varsity baseball team was taking care of business on the diamond, extending their Region 5-AA winning streak to 11 games after blasting the Manchester Blue Devils and Temple Tigers in five games. The Braves knocked off the Blue Devils 14-1 on Monday and 18-1 on Wednesday to … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Walking/Running Competition

Heard County Special Olympics winners; 1st row - Emma Bradley, James Hannah, Cooper Causey, Kaylee Holcomb, Aiden Brian, Samantha Baker, Kimberly Combs, Haley Laster, and Allen Stover 2nd row - Richard Grizzard, Amber Cribbs, Teacher Asst. - Donna Mimms, Jeffery Freeman, Local Coordinator - Wylene Spearman, Shinese Turman, Mikayla Dockery, Andrew Frobus, and Davean Keeler 3rd row - Anthony Brand, Dennis Shaw, Blake Timmons, Buck Dunson, Nigel Echols, Tim Brown, Damian Wiley, and Todd Hendricks

(Centralhatchee) -- The Heard County Special Olympics Long Distance Walking/Running Competition was held Tuesday, March 31st at Centralhatchee Park. Opening ceremonies started at 10:00am and competition and awards were from 10:30am  - 12:30pm. A picnic Subway lunch was provided for all athletes. Wylene Spearman, Local Coordinator of Special Olympics gave … [Read more...]