May 1, 2016

Braves advance to Sweet 16

(Social Circle,GA) -- The Braves battled back from a painful loss in game one of a doubleheader Friday to knock off the Social Circle Redskins in round one of the GHSA Class AA playoffs. After dropping game one 8-7 on a walk-off base hit, coach Trent Bianco's squad persevered and won the nightcap of the twin bill 10-3 and Saturday afternoon's rubber game … [Read more...]

Shelnutt tabbed for All-Star Showcase in Rome

(Rome, GA) — Heard High senior catcher Anna Shelnutt was selected this week to compete in the 2016 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Showcase this summer in Rome, GA. The GACA All-Star Softball Showcase is held each June as the culmination of the outstanding careers of many of the top players from around the state. Players were … [Read more...]

State Playoff Preview: Braves at Social Circle

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Social Circle to take on the Redskins in the first round best-of-three series of the 2016 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Friday at 4:00 p.m. with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16. If the teams split Friday's doubleheader, the two … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (04/27/16)

(Franklin) — Each week 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 editor@heardcitizen.com … [Read more...]

Sports Physicals at HHS

(Franklin) -- Sports physicals will be done at the high school this Thursday, April 28. If any student is planning on trying out, playing a sport, or just needs a physical for any sport for the next school year they can take advantage of this convenient and affordable physical. The cost is only $10 and the physicals will be done during the school day which … [Read more...]

2016 Future Braves Wrestling Camp

2016 Future Braves Wrestling Camp June 20-23, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Heard High School Gymnasium Ages 6 & up $ 40 – 1 child $ 65 – 2 children $ 75 – 3 children Each child will receive a camp T-shirt! Sign up at the Heard County Recreation Department! Any questions please contact the Heard County Recreation Department or contact Heard … [Read more...]

Braves spoil perfect season for rival Red Devils

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves needed two wins on Saturday at juggernaut Bowdon to earn a No. 2 seed and home-field advantage in this week's state playoffs. They would come up on the short end of a 5-1 decision in game one, but they bounced back in a big way in the final regular season game to spoil a potential undefeated campaign for the rival Devils. The … [Read more...]

HCMS Braves set season win record

(Franklin) -- The Heard County middle school baseball season came to an end after a close 4-3 semi-final loss to the visiting Bowdon Red Devils Tuesday in Franklin. Dale Thornhill started the game on the mound for coach Heath Horn and Tray Owens came on in relief. Both pitched well with each allowing only two runs. A ground-out by Key Whitlow brought … [Read more...]

Brave tennis teams advance to GHSA Sweet 16

(Franklin) -- The Brave tennis teams both moved past round one of the GHSA Class AA State Tennis playoffs this week at HHS. On Tuesday afternoon the boys defeated Washington-Wilkes High School, the No. 3 seed from Region 8-AA 5-0. Winning matches were all three singles players junior No. 1 Trey Wiggins, senior No. 2 Lane Nelms, and senior No.3 Brian … [Read more...]

Red Devils claim Region Crown

(Franklin, GA) -- For all intents and purposes it looked like the 23 game win streak by the Bowdon Red Devils might end in Franklin Tuesday night as the home Braves led 5-3 entering the top of the seventh inning. After the smoke cleared, however, the Red Devils would plate five runs in the inning with just one base hit and no balls leaving the infield. The … [Read more...]