February 27, 2017

Lady Braves aiming for first Final Four since 1987

(Franklin, GA) -- Coach Helen Akins and the Lady Braves know they will face a difficult task when they take the court Tuesday night in the Class AA State Playoffs versus the No. 1 team in the state, but at least they will get to face that challenge in front of the home crowd at the friendly confines of Heard County High School. The Wildcats bring a … [Read more...]

Alford’s walk-off base hit caps dramatic win at UWG

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Brave baseball team scored a dramatic 11-10 win over the Central Lions Thursday night at the University of West Georgia. The scheduled Brave home game was moved to the collegiate site at UWG due to poor weather and field conditions this week. The barn-burning affair saw several lead changes before the Braves prevailed with the come … [Read more...]

Memorable Brave season ends with loss to Irish

(Franklin, GA) -- A memorable and historic season for the Heard County boys' basketball program ended Thursday night in Franklin with a 50-45 setback to the Fighting Irish from Dublin. The No. 9 state ranked and Region 5-AA No. 1 seeded Braves battled to the bitter end in a very physical state playoff contest but were unable to fully rebound from a 16-2 … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shock No. 3 Indians in front of another frenzied home crowd

(Franklin, GA) -- For the second time in a week, the Lady Braves basketball team dug deep to find a fourth quarter rally n order to survive in the state tournament. The never-say-die Lady Braves again erased a nine-point late third quarter deficit in front of a huge home crowd of spectators to shock the No. 3 team in the state Dodge County by a final score … [Read more...]

Brave hoop, gridiron stand-outs bound for the next level

(Franklin, GA) — Four senior Heard County High School athletes signed letters of intent to play their respective fall and winter sports at the next level Wednesday morning. Kimberly Harris, Drew Hopkins, DayVin Troy, and Trey Wiggins were each accompanied by family, friends, coaches, and other HHS school officials to celebrate the big day. Senior hoop … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/22/17)

(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...]

Sweet 16 Boy’s Basketball Preview: Dublin @ Heard County

Dublin Fighting Irish @ Heard Co. Braves  WHEN: Thursday Night, February 23 (7:00 PM TIP-OFF) WHERE: Heard High School Gym, 545 Main Street, Franklin, GA RECORDS: Irish (24-5, 12-0 in Region 3-AA), Braves (23-4, 12-0 in Region 5-AA) COACHES: Irish - Paul Williams (5th season with Dublin), Braves – Keith Simmons (1st season with Heard) SEEDINGS: The … [Read more...]

Braves edge Eagles at Alford Field

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves baseball team earned its first win of the season 8-6 over the Coosa Eagles Monday afternoon in Franklin. The game started early with a 3:00 PM first pitch due to school holidays. A big four run fifth inning keyed the win for the Braves. Senior Auston Wilson earned the victory on the mound after taking over for starter Lee Kay … [Read more...]

Sweet 16 Girl’s Basketball Preview: Dodge County @ Heard County

Dodge County Indians @ Heard Co. Lady Braves  WHEN: Wednesday Night, February 22 (6:00 PM TIP-OFF) WHERE: Heard High School Gym, 545 Main Street, Franklin, GA RECORDS: Indians (25-3, 12-1 in Region 3-AA), Lady Braves (21-6, 9-2 in Region 5-AA) COACHES: Indians - Casandra Hamilton (1st season with Dodge), Lady Braves – Helen Akins (3rd season with … [Read more...]

Braves score first state playoff win since 2002

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves scored a state playoff victory for the first time since 2002 Friday night, defeating the Dade County Wolverines 69-44 in Franklin. Coach Keith Simmons's squad used a big 25-8 third quarter to expand a 32-25 halftime lead and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002. It was a 79-68 win over Social Circle in Class A … [Read more...]