January 23, 2022

GHSA State Playoff Baseball Preview: Braves at Elbert County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Elberton, GA to take on the Blue Devils in the first round best-of-three series of the 2021 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Thursday at 5:00 PM with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16. If the teams split Thursday's doubleheader, … [Read more...]

Heard County Cattleman’s Association Rodeo (April 16-17)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting their annual rodeo April 16-17, 2021 at the Heard County Covered Arena in Franklin. Gates open at 6:00 PM each night. The PCA sanctioned Rodeo will begin at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday night. The rodeo will feature cowboys and cowgirls competing in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Calf Roping, … [Read more...]

Strong start from Cornelius leads Braves in 10-1 region win

(Franklin, GA) -- A strong performance starting pitcher Drew Cornelius led the Braves to a 10-1 win over the Temple Tigers Tuesday in Franklin. The senior hurler tossed five innings allowing just two hits and no earned runs as the Braves scored a crucial Region 5-AA win after Friday's doubleheader versus Callaway was postponed until later in the season due … [Read more...]

Lady Brave softball players receive 2020 State Championship rings

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Lady Braves softball team received their 2020 Class AA State Championship rings at Heard High Wednesday morning. The Lady Braves defeated The Lovett School 14-7 in the state title game on Halloween. Pictured above (Front L-R): LilyRae Fulford, Alyssa Hall, Gracie Bailey, Taylor Bailey, Hannah Wright, Chasity Kates, … [Read more...]

Brave tennis recognizes three senior players

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School tennis team recognized three senior players prior to last week's Region 5-AA match versus Callaway. Pictured above (L-R) are Seth Flemming, Juliann Carpenter, and Whit Pope. Brave tennis returns to action this afternoon for a 4:30 PM non-region road matchup at Central. The Region 5-AA Tournament will take … [Read more...]

Former Brave hired as football offensive coordinator at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- On March 23, 2021, the Heard County Board of Education hired Heard County High School alum and former football coach Jake Yates as Heard County Elementary School’s physical education teacher and offensive coordinator for the varsity football team. Yates was selected for the school board’s approval by head football coach Shane Lasseter and … [Read more...]

Heard County names new varsity boys basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System has appointed Zerick Green as the varsity boys basketball coach for the 2021-2022 school year. “We're excited to welcome Coach Green into his new position of Head Basketball Coach at Heard County High School,” stated Heard County Athletic Director Trent Bianco. “Coach Green has a passion for Heard County and … [Read more...]

Braves down Trojans ahead of Region 5-AA opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves knocked off visiting Lamar County 10-2 Saturday afternoon at Alford Field in a final tune-up for Region 5-AA play which begins this week versus rival Callaway. Starting pitcher Aidan Boyd notched his team-high third win of the season following five shutout innings where he allowed just five hits and struck out eight with zero … [Read more...]

Braves split road matchups, JV powers past Lions

(Franklin, GA) -- Brave varsity baseball went 1-1 this week scoring a 7-6 come-from-behind win at Mt. Zion Wednesday before dropping a 9-4 contest at Rockmart Friday night. The Braves rallied from an early 4-0 deficit and a 5-3 deficit versus the Eagles Wednesday scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the 7-6 win. Isaiah O'Neal had two … [Read more...]

Little Braves celebrate mighty big GRPA State Championship

(Baxley, GA) -- The Heard County Parks and Recreation 8U boys basketball team traveled far from home over the weekend, but the trip was well worth the effort as the young squad battled through a grueling slate of games to capture the Georgia Recreation and Park Association's 2021 Class C State Championship. The all-star team of nine boys coached by Matt … [Read more...]