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It will be a busy weekend for three local high school softball teams as Central, Bremen and Heard County earned spots in their respective Final Fours in Columbus starting Friday.

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There were some impressive wins and some disappointing losses as teams in the west Georgia area opened the season this past weekend after the season was delayed two weeks by the pandemic.

Clutch free throws made all the difference in a Region 5-AA win for the Heard County High School boys’ basketball team in Franklin on Tuesday night.

The task of replacing a dynamic four-year starter and future SEC quarterback like Emory Jones is a tall order that would keep some coaching staffs up at night.

Don’t look now, but the dawn of the 2018 softball season is creeping up and high school coaching staffs from around the state are using these late-July days to shake off the rust and get a glimpse of what they’ll have to work with in the fall.

An already tight Region 5-AA football lineup is set to welcome a long-lost challenger back to the pack this fall, setting up for would could be an all-out melee in the race toward the 2018 Class AA postseason.

A little over a month separates the Heard County High School football team from showtime as it is set to open the 2018 season against neighboring LaGrange on Aug. 17.

Nearly two-dozen Division I schools actively pursued the talents of Heard County High School defensive end Zaylin Wood this offseason.

Like every year, a comprehensive grasp of fundamentals was the main objective for Helen Akins and her young Heard County High School girls’ basketball team this summer.

Heard County High School defensive end Zaylin Wood has decided to spend his collegiate career in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tim Barron has been through enough offseasons in Franklin to understand that in order for a highly successful campaign to manifest in the fall, it requires a meticulous, step-by-step build in the months of June and July.

With his senior campaign fast approaching, Aaron Beasley understood that a decision had to be made soon regarding where he would align himself collegiately.

Cali Harrod and Anna Shelnutt know a thing or two about making history — and they made a boatload more of it on Tuesday evening.

Two more local stars were crowned on Day 2 of the GHSA Track and Field State Championships on Friday, bringing the grand total to three thus far at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

Not since 1985 has a Heard County High School baseball team been able to break through into the elite territory of the state final four.

As the Heard County High School track and field team prepares for its annual trek to Albany, it will serve as a going-out party for a school record-holder and mark the arrival for some of the fresh new talent in the program.

The Heard County High School baseball team hammered its way to a second-round sweep of Dade County late Thursday night in Trenton.

Less than six months removed from being relegated to a hospital bed with gruesome blisters encompassing his entire body, Caden Raines is leading the Heard County High School baseball team into the second round of the Class AA state playoffs.

The Heard County High School baseball team had little trouble pushing through its first-round series in the Class AA state playoffs on Friday, combining for 44 runs in the sweep of KIPP Collegiate.

The Carrollton High School girls' lacrosse team rallied to a 14-12 triumph over Whitewater in the spring finale on Thursday night at Grisham Stadium.

The Central High School girls' golf team followed up its first-place finish at the Lady Trojan Invitational on Monday evening by sweeping both the Area 4-AAAA and Region 5-AAAA crowns on Tuesday at the LaFayette Golf Course.

Hosting round one of the Class AA state playoffs has signaled great success for the Heard County High School baseball team in recent years.

On the eve of the state playoffs, a pair of local ballclubs got one final tuneup in before opening their respective brackets on Saturday afternoon at 'The Burch.'

The Temple High School girls' tennis team swept its way into the sweet 16 of the Class AA state playoffs on Thursday afternoon, pumping out a 5-0 domination of third-seeded Douglass.

A region championship celebration didn't materialize for the Heard County High School baseball team in its home doubleheader versus Callaway on Friday — but the Braves did manage to end the night in dramatic fashion.

The Temple High School boys' tennis team capped off its perfect run through the regular season by capturing the Region 5-AA Tournament title on Tuesday in a victory over host Heard County in the finals.

Region 5-AA action has played out differently for both the Heard County and Temple high school baseball teams these last few weeks and it showed when they met for a doubleheader at THS on Friday.

The GHSA recently released the 2018 high school football schedules from across the state and the following is a listing of the local teams featuring the who, where and when they'll hit the field on Friday nights this fall.

Just 24 hours after dropping a heartbreaker in region play, the Central High School boys' soccer team regrouped and battled to a draw with Adairsville in a non-region rumble on Tuesday evening at Roy Richards Memorial Stadium.

Getting a sneak peek at some of the top competition for down the road, the Carrollton High School boys' track and field team delivered a dominant display to run away with the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday.

If recent history has taught us anything about the Heard County High School baseball program, it's that the first month of the regular season doesn't bear any significant effect on the final results.

A who's who of local prep track and field athletes gathered at Roy Richards Memorial Stadium on Friday to compete at the Central High School Invitational Under the Lights.

Facing one last test before diving into Region 5-AA action next week, the Heard County High School baseball team experienced a perfect blend of highs and lows versus visiting Brookstone on Saturday.

For the fourth time in program history and second time in the past three years, the Heard County High School weightlifting team hoisted the GACA Class AA state weightlifting title on Saturday in Louisville.

The Bremen High School baseball team captured a 9-6 road rivalry win at Bowdon on Tuesday night, jumping out to a 5-1 lead through two innings and holding on to seal the deal at W.C. Roop Field.

For the third consecutive season, the Haralson County High School girls' basketball team is in the round of 16.