Heard Citizen

It’s Miller Time at HHS

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County Brave wide receiver Austin Miller recently received his first college scholarship offer from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Miller, a senior that coach Tim Barron and staff will be looking to this season for leadership, is excited about the offer and hopes to get more. Like some other Brave […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (07/21/16)

July 21, 2016

(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 […]

Calee Bell en route to National Finals

July 15, 2016

(Gillette, WY) — A junior homeschool student from Franklin is competing at the NHSRA National Finals next week in Gillette, Wyoming. 17-year-old Calee Bell Duncan will be competing for a National Title in Pole Bending after finishing second in the event at the State Finals in Perry, GA during the spring. The trip to Wyoming […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (07/014/16)

(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 […]

Brave kicker preparing for senior campaign

July 12, 2016

(Franklin, GA) — Arguably the best kicker in Heard County High School football history is preparing for the upcoming 2016 football season and at the same time hoping to earn a college scholarship in the process. Senior Trey Wiggins is coming off a perfect season in 2015 where he connected on all 42 PAT attempts […]

State Champ bound for NHSRA Finals in Wyoming

(Franklin, GA) — A local rodeo stand-out is aiming for big things when he heads to the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming July 17-23. Heard County High School freshman Hadley Sanders will compete against the best in the nation after claiming a Georgia High School Rodeo Championship in Steer Wrestling at Perry, […]

Diamond Braves recognized by Times-Georgian

July 3, 2016

(Carrollton, GA) — Eight members of the quarterfinal Heard County Braves baseball team were selected to the 2016 Times-Georgian All-Area team this week. Named to the first team were junior outfielder Ethan Brant, senior catcher Tristan Brown, and junior outfielder/pitcher Lee Kay. Brown and Kay were honored for the second consecutive season on the first […]

Local children enjoy Future Braves Wrestling Camp

(Franklin, GA) — Over 20 local kids participated in the 2016 Future Braves Wrestling Camp last week at the Heard County High School gymnasium. The kids learned some basic mat skills and fundamental wrestling techniques during the three day camp and each received a t-shirt for participating. The camp was hosted by the Heard County wrestling […]

Pair of Lady Braves compete at GACA All-Star Classic

June 23, 2016

(Rome, GA) — A pair of local softball standouts got to close their high school careers with two bonus wins last week. Heard County’s Anna Shelnutt and Johanna Beyer each played on Wednesday in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Classic at Alto Park in Rome, and the duo helped the North Team to […]

Senior Brave chasing his dream

June 18, 2016

(Franklin, GA) — A number of Heard County Brave football players have been working hard since last season to improve and ready themselves for the upcoming football campaign, but perhaps none have progressed as much as skill player DayVin Troy. The upcoming senior has worked out at several prospect and showcase camps throughout the southeast […]

14U Braves advance to state tourney

(Douglas County, GA) — The 14U Braves baseball team earned a spot at the state tournament this week with a strong second place finish in the District 5 Tournament at Fairplay Park in Douglas County. After dropping the first game of the tournament to Winston, Coach Alan Head’s squad battled all the way back to […]

WGTC infielder drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks

June 15, 2016

(Carrollton, GA) — For the first time in school history, the West Georgia Tech baseball team had a player selected in the Major League Baseball Draft as Jacob Olson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 39th round on Saturday. The freshman from Monroe, Ga. was recently named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association […]

BREAKING NEWS: HHS names new basketball coach

June 15, 2016

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County school board approved the hiring of a new varsity men’s basketball coach at Tuesday night’s meeting of the BOE. Keith Simmons will take over after the sudden departure recently of first year head coach Paul Fitz-Simons. Fitz-Simons resigned to accept an assistant principal job at Carrollton High School.

Touchdown Club Color Run

June 14, 2016

(Franklin) — The Heard County Touchdown Club will be hosting a Color Run/Walk over a 5K course on July 23, 2016. During the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line. The event kicks off at 9 AM at Glenloch Baptist Church.

BREAKING SPORTS: 12U Lady Braves sweep district; advance to state

June 11, 2016

(Douglas County, GA) — The 12U Lady Braves All-Star softball team went undefeated this weekend to capture the District Championship at Fairplay Park in Douglas County. The Lady Braves dominated three area teams in route to the trophy averaging 14 runs scored per game. The girls knocked off Carroll County 20-9 and Villa Rica 13-6 […]

Tristan Brown wins prestigious Positive Athlete Award

June 10, 2016

(Atlanta, GA) — A recent graduate of Heard County High School has been named a Georgia Positive Athlete Award winner. Senior Tristan Brown is one of only 30 student athletes to receive the statewide honor sponsored by Positive Athlete Georgia, a subsidiary of Celebrate Positive LLC, which promotes the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the […]

Basketball Camp this Saturday at HCPR

June 8, 2016

(Franklin) — The Heard County Parks and Recreation Department at 2020 Thompson Road in Franklin will host a basketball camp on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9 AM-12 PM. Heading up the camp will be Lamont Emory along with several AAU coaches. The one day camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball.

Fitz-Simons resigns, search underway for new basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) — The search is underway at Heard County High School for a new head basketball coach after the surprising resignation of coach Paul Fitz-Simons last week. Fitz-Simons stepped down after being offered a non-coaching administrative job as assistant principal at Carrollton High School. The first-year head coach that led the Braves to a […]