May 29, 2017

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Braves @ Bleckley Co.

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves (20-10) will travel to Bleckley County High School in Cochran, GA tomorrow to battle the Bleckley County Royals (23-7) in the second round best-of-three series of the 2017 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The Sweet 16 series will begin with a doubleheader on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with each team needing two wins to … [Read more...]

Free HCPR Football Coaching Clinic

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a football coaches clinic on Monday, May 15 at the Heard County High School football field house from 6-8 PM. Any coach who is considering coaching football for the Heard County Recreation Department in 2017 is invited and encouraged to attend this free clinic. Discussion … [Read more...]

Daniel wins Ozark Region Bull Riding Championship

(Livingston, AL/ -- West Alabama bull rider Lance Daniel and breakaway roper Blair Bullock will represent the University of West Alabama in the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo June 9-17 in Casper, Wyoming. In addition, UWA head rodeo coach Alex Caudle was named the 2017 Ozark Region Coach of the Year. This is the second time that Caudle … [Read more...]

Silent Auction raises over $28K for HHS

(Franklin) -- The 10th Annual Heard County Braves Athletic Booster Club Silent Auction took place Saturday night in the Heard High School cafeteria.  An excellent steak and chicken dinner  was served up by Chef Tillman and the Heard High Culinary Arts department and was followed up by the always interesting and entertaining process of auctioning off various … [Read more...]

Five Heard track athletes bound for Albany

(Calhoun, GA) -- After strong performances at the state sectionals in Calhoun Saturday, five Heard County track athletes are headed for Albany later this week to contend at the GHSA Class AA State Track and Field Championships where they will compete with the best of the best from around the state. Senior Austin Miller was the only male to advance but did … [Read more...]

Braves sweep Dragons to land in Sweet 16

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves swept the visiting Pepperell Dragons at Alford Field Friday to earn a spot in next week's GHSA Class AA Sweet 16 for the third straight season. The scoreboard was identical in both wins as the Braves edged the Dragons by a 4-3 final in each contest and as the score would indicate neither came easy -- especially a nightcap which … [Read more...]

Disqualified effort by injured runner inspires track team

(Franklin, GA) -- After straining her right quadriceps muscle in  the first leg of the 4 x 100 relay during the Region 5-AA Championship finals last Thursday, Macey Freeman knew her season and high school track career would end that day. Despite that knowledge, the senior Lady Brave would still go onto to make a huge impact on her team that day when she … [Read more...]

State Playoff Baseball Preview: Braves vs. Pepperell

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves (18-10) will host the Pepperell Dragons (13-16) in the first round best-of-three series of the 2017 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Friday at 4:30 p.m. with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16. If the teams split Friday’s doubleheader at Alford Field, … [Read more...]

Braves advance 10 athletes to GSHA Sectionals

(Franklin, GA) -- Seven girls and three boys from the Braves' varsity track teams will be competing at the GHSA Class AA Track and Field Sectionals in Calhoun, GA this Saturday, April 29 after earning spots during the Region 5-AA Track finals held at HCMS last week. The Lady Braves (123 team points) claimed a strong second place in the region finishing … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Athletes Compete at Mt. Zion High School

(Carroll County, GA) -- Heard County Special Olympians competed against Carroll County athletes in the Spring Invitational Track and Field Meet and brought home colorful ribbons in several events. Winners in their respective divisions and age groups were as follows: Nigel Echols – 3rd in 50 Meter Run, Zack Thornton – 2nd in 50 Meter Run and 1st in Standing … [Read more...]