August 29, 2014

Lady Braves stunned by Indians

Johanna Beyer had a game tying hit in the bottom of the 8th inning during the international tie-breaker

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves dropped to 8-3-1 on the season after being stunned by the East Coweta Indians in extra innings Thursday night. The Lady Braves were just one out away from a 3-2 win in the top half of the seventh inning when a pop-up dropped in the infield tying the game and forcing an international tie-breaker. After the Indians went up 4-3 … [Read more...]

Braves vs. Purple Hurricanes one of top 10 games in Georgia

Dunson Scrimmage

(Macon, GA) -- Chip Saye of the Georgia High School Football Daily is listing this Saturday night's anticipated tilt between Heard County and Fitzgerald as one of the top 10 games of the week in the state of Georgia. The Braves are ranked #3 by the AJC in Class AA while the Purple Hurricanes are ranked #7. The game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at … [Read more...]

Braves Prepare for Huge Season Opener

Freshman Emory Jones carries the ball towards the end zone during Friday night's scrimmage versus Greenville. Jones will lead the Braves into this Saturday night's opener versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University in Macon. (Photo Courtesy of Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Mercer University in Macon this Saturday night for one of the most anticipated season opening football games in school history. The Braves will battle the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, a powerhouse program from South Georgia with at least 10 wins during 11 of the last 14 years and several deep runs in the … [Read more...]

Large Crowd at Staples for Final Scrimmage

Cole Holliday (#73) looks to the sidelines during Friday night's final tune-up before the season

(Franklin) -- Seven different players found the end zone for the Braves Friday night during the final scrimmage tune-up before the regular season opens next Saturday night versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University. The Braves varsity squad rolled over the Greenville Patriots 40-12 during the first three quarters before the score was reset to 0-0 for the JV … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Drop 2-1 Nailbiter to Lions

Jordan Watson pitched well despite pain and swelling in her left hand after being hit by a pitch early

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Lady Braves lost a tough 2-1 contest to the defending AAA state runner-up Central Lions in Carrollton Wednesday after Kayla Sales plated Cassie Griffin with a near perfect walk-off bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Lions forced the game into the international tie-breaker after scoring another run in the bottom of the sixth … [Read more...]

Weather Forces 2-2 Tie in Columbus

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(Columbus, GA) -- After being rained out in Columbus last week, the Lady Braves traveled south once again yesterday to take on the AAAAA Blue Devils and once again the weather won out as the game was called with a 2-2 score in the bottom of the 7th inning. The contest will officially go into the record books as a tie between the two outstanding … [Read more...]

Braves travel to Alexander for First of Two Scrimmages

new braves signal caller freshman Emory Jones brings the Braves to the line last Friday night at Alexander

(Douglasville, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron and the Braves varsity football team hit the road Friday night to take on the Alexander Cougars in the first of two preseason scrimmages as the Braves prepare for the regular season opener on August 30 versus Fitzgerald. The scrimmage served as a homecoming of sorts for Barron who coached his first three seasons at … [Read more...]

54-0! Lady Braves quash the field at Callaway Classic

The 2014 Varsity Softball Team - Front Row (L-R): Ally Harris, Aspen Barker, Anna Shelnutt, Alexis Raines, Alyssa Cosper, 2nd Row (L-R): Madison Whitehead, Hattie Yarbrough, Johanna Beyer, Hannah Stephens, Cali Harrod, Katie Minix, Back Row (L-R): Coach Matt Hornsby, Coach Kelly Hadley, Sarah Schofield, Hannah Sanders, Jordan Watson, Coach Trent Bianco, Coach Ryan Duffey

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Lady Braves jumped out to the hottest start possible at this weekend's Callaway Classic softball tournament held at the Shuford Fields Complex in Lagrange. Head coach Matt Hornsby was more than pleased with the way his girls competed as they not only won the two day tournament but did so in the most dominating fashion. The Lady Braves … [Read more...]

2014 HCMS Iron Brave Awards

Pictured above from L-R: Iron Brave Winner Gage Cannon, Jacob Skipper, Paul Elkins, Connor Nutt, Michael Cheney, Komari Clark, Andrew Leak, Riley Diedrich, Trey Dunson, David Urquilla, Logan Moore, and Will Posey

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle School football team held their annual Iron Brave competition last week at HCMS. 8th-grade student Gage Cannon claimed the overall prize with 89 points in the event which consists of several strength, speed, and agility drills. Finishing in a strong second place was Will Posey with 85.5 points. Not far behind Posey was … [Read more...]

Fall Soccer at Glenloch Baptist Church

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(Glenloch) -- We are really excited to be kicking off Glenloch Soccer this Fall at GBC! We are starting Glenloch Soccer in an attempt to lower the participation cost for each student. While the cost will be going down , you can expect to see much of what you have seen over recent years at GBC. Devotions at your weekly practice Games on … [Read more...]