October 16, 2018

Coach Hornsby surpasses 200-win milestone

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County's Matt Hornsby earned his 200th win as head coach earlier this season when the Lady Braves knocked off Jordan 15-0 at Heard High. The Lady Braves coach wasn't even aware of the milestone until his girls asked for a game ball prior to a game so they could autograph it as a memento for him. "I had not thought about reaching 200 … [Read more...]

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Lady Braves vs. Dade Co.

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Dade Co. Wolverines WHAT: GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Round Two Best-Of-Three Series WHEN: Tuesday/Wednesday October 16-17 GAME TIMES: Doubleheader @ 4:00/6:00 PM on Tuesday, Game 3 if necessary @ 1:00 PM on Wednesday WHERE: Heard County High School ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 RECORDS: Lady Braves (21-7, … [Read more...]

HCMS Lady Braves capture back-to-back softball titles

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Lady Braves softball team claimed another small school division title Thursday by outlasting three other teams in an impromptu one day tournament at HCMS in Franklin. The tourney was originally scheduled to take place over several days last week, but bad weather forced the teams to play the semifinals and … [Read more...]

Braves crush Red Jackets 58-6

(Columbus, GA) -- The Heard County Braves (5-2, 3-0) scored an easy 58-6 Region 5-AA win over Jordan Friday night at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus. The win was the fourth in a row for the Braves who will now prepare for the biggest game of the season when region and long-time rival Callaway comes to Staples Stadium this Friday night looking to lock up the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves move one step closer to Columbus

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves earned a hard-fought first round state playoff series win over Union County this week after battling back from a game one loss to take the final two games of the three game series and advance to the Sweet 16. The Lady Braves will next host Dade County, the No. 3 seed from Region 7-AA in another best-of-three series with a … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (10/11/18)

(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...]

Lady Braves face elimination game versus Union County at 10 AM

(Franklin, GA) -- After enduring an hour plus rain delay and dropping game one 6-4 to the visiting Union County Panthers Tuesday night, the Lady Braves bounced back to win game two 8-3 and force a deciding game three this morning (Wed) at Heard High. Game two did not finish until after midnight and in an effort to beat the impending rains associated with … [Read more...]

State Playoff Softball Preview (Round 1): Lady Braves vs. Union Co.

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Union Co. Panthers WHAT: GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Round One Best-Of-Three Series NOTE: With the approach of hurricane Michael this playoff series was moved up one day and will now be played Tuesday-Wednesday WHEN: Tuesday/Wednesday October 9-10 GAME TIMES: Doubleheader @ 5:55 PM on Tuesday, Game 3 if necessary @ Noon on … [Read more...]

No. 5 ranked UWG Wolves move to 6-0

(Carrollton, GA) -- Fifth-ranked West Georgia dominated every facet of the game Saturday at University Stadium, as the Wolves defeated North Greenville 31-7 in Gulf South Conference football action. West Georgia scored 31 unanswered points in the first three quarters of the contest, including one defensive touchdown and rattled off 24 first-half points in … [Read more...]

Braves power past Tigers

(Temple, GA) -- A big second half sparked a 41-7 Heard County Braves region road win over Temple Friday night to disrupt the Tiger's homecoming festivities. Senior Aaron Beasley had a monster night rushing the ball and the big men up front dominated on both sides of the ball to push the Braves record to 2-0 in Region 5-AA and 4-2 overall. The Tigers kept … [Read more...]