October 1, 2016

Lady Braves hang on for big win at Lamar County

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Lady Braves (17-9, 8-0) closed out the regular season Thursday with a crucial 7-5 win over a scrappy Lamar County squad in Barnesville to earn home field advantage for the Region 5-AA tournament which will ultimately decide the GHSA Class AA State Playoff seedings. The Lady Trojans (14-9-1, 5-2) fought back from a 7-0 deficit late … [Read more...]

Dara O’Neal pitches HCMS Lady Braves to 6-1 win

(Franklin, GA) -- A strong pitching performance from Dara O'Neal and a huge third inning from the offense helped the Lady Braves to a 6-1 win over Bowdon at HCMS Tuesday afternoon. O'Neal tossed all six innings of the game allowing just three hits to earn the win. The southpaw starter no-hit the Devilettes through the first four innings. The Lady Braves … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (09/27/16)

(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...]

UWG survives upset bid in South Georgia

(Albany, GA/uwgsports.com) -- In the first of three-straight road games, the West Georgia Wolves rose above adversity in South Georgia on Saturday evening, surviving an upset bid by the Albany State Golden Rams at Albany State University Coliseum with a 27-23 victory. The matchup was the Wolves' third opponent in the first four games of the season that … [Read more...]

Braves crush Tigers in Region 5-AA Opener

(Franklin, GA) -- After much anticipation this week, legendary Atlanta broadcaster Bill Hartman and High 5 Sports discovered an electric atmosphere as they descended on the Heard County community Friday night for the Fox 5 Game of the Week at Staples Stadium featuring the Heard County Braves versus the Temple Tigers in a Region 5-AA opener. The Braves (5-1) … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shut out Cavs

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves used some timely hitting and solid pitching to knock off Region 5-AA rival Callaway 8-0 in six innings at HHS Thursday afternoon. Freshman Katelyn Jiles pitched four innings to earn her fifth win of the season while allowing four hits and no walks to the Lady Cavs. Following Jiles on the mound were sophomores Sydney Gay … [Read more...]

O-Line leads Middle Braves to comeback win over Tigers

(Temple, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School football team bounced back in a huge away after going down 14-0 early in the game at Temple Thursday. A long touchdown run by Tae Gray sparked the offense in the first half and the Middle Braves scored 20 unanswered points to upend the Tigers 20-14. Ashton Bonner scored two TD's as the Middle Braves move to … [Read more...]

Support and fellowship dominates Heard-Temple rivalry

(Franklin, GA) -- It is only fitting that when the Heard County Braves (4-1) host the Temple Tigers (4-0) Friday night, the game will have the extra luster of being Fox 5 Atlanta's High 5 Sports Game of the Week. It seems any time these two schools get together for a big game that something special is going to happen. Several times over the past six years … [Read more...]

Fox 5 Atlanta to experience ‘Friday Night in Franklin’

(Franklin, GA) -- It was made official Thursday afternoon after all the online votes were counted that Fox 5 Atlanta would be in attendance at the Braves' Friday night Region 5-AA football game versus Temple at Staples Stadium in Franklin. Brave and Tiger voters worked hard all week to bring the major news network to town for the Region 5-AA opening contest … [Read more...]

Region 5-AA Opener Preview: Braves vs. Temple

Heard Co. Braves vs. Temple Tigers THEME: 'America' Night -- All Brave fans are encouraged to wear Red, White, and Blue WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium TV COVERAGE: Game of the Week Highlights on Fox-5 Atlanta Friday night RADIO COVERAGE: Live broadcast on Great Classics 98.9 with Casey Bass and Clay Harden RECORDS: Braves (4-1, … [Read more...]