April 1, 2020

Braves top Handley in extra innings

(Roanoke, AL) -- The Braves varsity baseball team defeated the Handley Tigers 3-2 in extra innings Thursday for a big non-region win on the road. The Braves held a 2-0 lead entering the bottom half of the seventh inning before the Tigers would push two across to tie it up at 2-2 and force another frame. The Braves responded quickly with the game-winning … [Read more...]

Braves dominate Tigers to open tennis season at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Brave varsity tennis teams started the season in exciting fashion with dominant season-opening Region 5-AA wins over Temple at HCHS Tuesday afternoon. Leading the way was the boys squad who earned wins in all five matches for the 5-0 shutout. No. 1 singles player Andrew King took his match by a final score of 8-4. No. … [Read more...]

Community mourns death of Franklin Mayor Joel Rogers

(Franklin, GA) -- The death of Mayor Joel Rogers leaves more than just a vacancy in Franklin City government. Those who knew Joel W. Rogers believe his passing leaves a hole in Heard County after a lifetime of public service. Mr. Rogers passed away Sunday at age 69 after a battle with cancer and other recent health issues. His passing came during his … [Read more...]

Former Brave named head football coach at Union Grove

(Franklin, GA) -- A former Heard County Brave was recently hired as the next head football coach at Union Grove High School in McDonough, GA. Casey Smith, a 1996 graduate of HCHS, will take over the Class AAAAA Wolverine program following an extensive career as an assistant coach at several area schools. Smith has been coaching since the year 2000 when … [Read more...]

Walk-off base hit from sizzling Marsh leads Braves past Coosa

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard High Braves managed to avoid the rainfall long enough to sneak a game in at Alford Field Wednesday and it turned out to be a good game for the home team. The Braves trailed by 6-2 after three innings of play before before battling back to take an 8-6 lead with three runs each in both the bottom of the fourth and bottom of the … [Read more...]

HCES Academic Bowl Team primed for finals

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Elementary School Academic Bowl put together another strong performance at Newnan Crossing last week to land a spot in the West Georgia RESA Division Finals on February 27 at Elm Street Elementary School in Newnan. The HCES team is currently in second place in the division after placing at each of the the first three … [Read more...]

Braves split ‘Diamond Day’ openers at Alford Field

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves took the field Friday for its regular season home baseball openers during 'Diamond Day' -- a round-robin of games featuring the Braves, the Model Blue Devils, and the Bowdon Red Devils. The Braves won the season opener over Model 7-1 in the first game Friday afternoon led a strong performance from senior Tray … [Read more...]

Denney earns second state medal in Macon

(Macon, GA) – Senior Heard County Brave wrestler Wyn Denney closed out a stellar senior season by earning a 5th place medal in the 170-pound division at the 2020 GHSA Class AA State Finals in Macon Saturday. One of the biggest Georgia High School events of the year featured wrestlers from all seven classifications competing over three long days at the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves season ends with road loss to Indians

(Summerville, GA) -- The Lady Braves season ended Friday night with a 76-53 road loss to the No. 2 seeded Chattooga Indians in Summerville, GA. The Lady Braves battle to keep the game close in the first half and trailed 40-30 at the half before a strong run by the home team to open the third quarter gave the Indians an insurmountable lead. Senior Tori … [Read more...]

2020 Heard County High School Baseball Preview

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves varsity baseball team will take the field for its regular season opener tomorrow with a de facto day-night home doubleheader versus a pair of Devil squads at HCHS. The Braves were originally slated to open with Pepperell at home Tuesday before the rains came. That contest will now take place on March 11. The 2020 … [Read more...]