August 21, 2019

Lady Braves scorch Tigers in region opener

(Temple, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team won in dominant fashion in the Region 5-AA opener at Temple Tuesday. The 16-0 win in four innings set the pace as the squad officially begins the road to Columbus. Senior Caroline Jones started in the circle and earned her first win of the season after pitching three strong innings. She scattered two hits and … [Read more...]

Braves kick off Barron’s 18th season this Friday night

(Franklin, GA) -- The defending GHSA Class AA Champion Heard County Braves football team will return to the gridiron at HCHS this Friday night as they open the 2019 regular with a non-region tilt versus the Class AAAA Lagrange Grangers. Fans are encouraged to arrive at Staples Stadium early for Hall of Fame night where 11 new members will be introduced … [Read more...]

Lady Braves earn split versus private schools at UNG

(Dahlonega, GA) -- The Lady Braves traveled to the University of North Georgia Saturday and walked away with a split after facing two private schools. The Lady Braves drooped a close 4-2 battle versus Class A's No. 1 ranked Wesleyan before bouncing back in a big way to crush the Lovett School 14-0 in game two. Senior Katelyn Jiles started both games on the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves earn split versus big schools

(Newnan, GA) -- An infield single by sophomore newcomer Zekylah "Z" Boyd scored Hannah Holden to lead the Lady Braves to a second straight 6-5 walk-off win Friday at East Coweta High School -- this time versus the No. 8 ranked team in Class 7A Hillgrove. Boyd's first hit as a Lady Brave capped a rally from a 4-1 deficit that saw Coach Matt Hornsby use all … [Read more...]

Former Brave named head baseball coach at Pepperell

(Lindale, GA) -- A former Heard County Brave was recently named as the new head varsity baseball coach at Pepperell High School. Chad Brown, a 2005 graduate of HCHS will take over the reigns for the Dragons following several years at Bowdon where he was assistant varsity baseball coach while heading also heading up the middle school softball program. Brown … [Read more...]

White-Hot catcher leads Lady Braves to walk-off win over Wildcats

(Franklin, GA) -- A scorching start at the plate for Heard County sophomore catcher Mackenzie White and a second solid performance in as many days by senior starting pitcher Katelyn Jiles has the Lady Braves sitting at 2-0 on the young softball season. White drove home Emma Helton with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Lady … [Read more...]

Lady Braves power past Lions in opener

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Lady Braves traveled north to Carrollton Tuesday afternoon for their regular season opener and scored a solid 3-1 win over the Central Lady Lions. Senior Katelyn Jiles led the way in the circle allowing just a single earned run, six hits and a walk as she tossed the complete game. She struck out three Lady Lions and came through with … [Read more...]

No. 6 ranked Lady Braves primed for the 2019 season

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Lady Braves begin the 2019 regular season this week and are currently ranked at No. 6 in the state in Class AA by Score Atlanta. The defending Region 5-AA Champions have been preparing for this opening week all summer and closed out the preseason with a scrimmage versus Class 6A's No. 8 ranked Alexander Cougars at UWG … [Read more...]

Local student to compete at World Endurance Riding Championships in Italy

(Franklin, GA) — A Heard County High School student continues to achieve at a high level in the unusual equestrian sport of endurance riding. Junior Kimberly Loutzenheiser recently qualified for the U.S. Endurance Team and will compete at the FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders and Juniors next month in Pisa, Italy. The 16-year-old earned … [Read more...]

9th Annual ‘Midnight Madness’ kicks off Brave season next Friday night

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Brave fans will be able to get their first official glimpse at the new look 2019 edition of the Heard County football team on Friday night, August 9, when the team hosts the 9th Annual 'Midnight Madness' event at HCHS. Open to all Brave fans, the event will kick off with a corn hole tournament at 8:30 PM ($20 per team and … [Read more...]