Heard Citizen

JV Softball sweeps Tigers to remain unbeaten

August 27, 2015

(Franklin) — The JV Lady Braves softball team continued to show they are more than just the “little sisters” to the varsity team Wednesday as they again cruised to a home doubleheader sweep over Troup County to run their unbeaten record to 6-0 on the season. 8th-grader Katelyn Jiles continued her hot pitching in the […]

Dinger Damage! Beyer, Shelnutt power Lady Braves over Cougars

August 25, 2015

(Franklin) — The juggernaut Lady Braves softball team returned home for the first time this season Monday where they played host to the neighboring Newnan Lady Cougars from Class AAAAAA. A large crowd of fans would not be disappointed with the Lady Braves battling back from an early 4-1 deficit to defeat the Cougars 6-4 […]

Watson Tames the Lions

August 24, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — Jordan Watson continued her dominant ways on the mound last week as the Lady Braves softball team edged the Central High School Lady Lions 1-0 Friday in a match-up of two of the strongest teams in West Georgia. Not only did Watson shut down the Lions on the hill she also provided […]

Brave teen battles back from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

August 24, 2015

(Franklin, GA) — Undoubtedly, the return of the 2014 State Champion Heard High School softball team to the diamond this season has been a welcome event for Brave fans throughout the county, but the return to the infield by one player is one of the inspiring stories of the fall sports season. Ally Harris, a […]

Braves play entire roster at final scrimmage

August 22, 2015

(Franklin) — The Braves varsity football team rolled over Greenville at last night’s final scrimmage before next week’s regular season opener versus Fitzgerald. The Braves scored early and often in the controlled scrimmage and in the process were able to play every kid in the program including the JV. The Braves led 31-0 after the […]

West Georgia Tech hires Monica Mills to lead softball program

August 17, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — West Georgia Tech has hired former University of West Georgia catcher Monica Mills to lead its softball program. Mills replaces Stephanie Herrera and becomes the second head coach in program history. The Calhoun, Ga.

Lady Braves prevail at Classic

August 16, 2015

(Lagrange, GA) — The Lady Braves traveled to Lagrange this weekend for the annual Callaway Classic softball tournament at the Shufford Field complex and for the third consecutive time went 5-0 knocking off several area teams including a surprisingly familiar opponent in Saturday afternoon’s championship tilt. After downing Pool B opponents Lagrange 9-1 and Troup […]

Braves host 5th Annual ‘Midnight Madness’

August 11, 2015

(Franklin) — A record crowd of  Heard County football fans showed up to Staples Stadium at midnight Friday to watch the Heard County Braves varsity football team hold its first scrimmage of the 2015 season. As part of the 5th annual late night event dubbed “Midnight Madness,” Brave Nation faithful were allowed into the stadium at […]

Lady Braves Aim to Defend State Title

August 10, 2015

(Franklin) — After delivering Heard County’s first ever State Championship just over nine months ago, head coach Matt Hornsby is preparing for yet another season featuring a loaded line-up and high expectations. They officially open the regular season Tuesday afternoon when they battle Class AAAAA power Columbus on the campus of Columbus State University. The […]

Blue-Collar Braves

August 7, 2015

Article written by Corey Cusick and provided courtesy of The Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) — It’s no secret that Franklin is a football town. The working-class community rallies behind the Heard County High School football program every Friday night in the fall, and when it comes to their beloved Braves, there’s one group that represents that […]

Braves’ Sophomore Sensation

Article written by Corey Cusick and provided courtesy of The Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) — To say that Emory Jones got thrust into the varsity fire as a freshman last fall is a bit misleading. It’s certainly true that the young Heard County High School quarterback started every game for the Braves in 2014, but it […]

Times-Georgian All-Area Coach: Trent Bianco

July 20, 2015

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz and provided courtesy of The Times-Georgian (Carrollton) — A season 30 years in the making for the Heard County High School baseball team was almost over before it really got started. A mark of 1-5 is where it began, actually. Knowing potential was there, Trent Bianco wanted to test his team […]

Summer Sweat Continues for Braves

July 17, 2015

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz and provided courtesy of The Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) — The summer has been a busy one for the Heard County High School football team, which traveled to Central on Tuesday morning to get some 7-on-7 work in against the Lions. The key to getting on the field is to take […]

Lee Kay: 2015 Times-Georgian All-Area MVP

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz and provided courtesy of The Times-Georgian (Carrollton) — As Lee Kay went, so went the Heard County High School baseball team. The key to the Braves’ success this season wasn’t relying on just one player, but if one stood out it was the sophomore left-handed pitcher and right fielder. Just […]

HCPR Summer Basketball Camp

(Franklin) — Heard County Brave alumnus Lamont Emory will be teaching a summer basketball camp at the Heard County Recreation Department this month. The recreation department is located at 2020 Thompson Rd. in Franklin and the dates for the camp are July 13, 14, 16, and 17.

WGTC Foundation Hosting 5th-annual Golf Tournament

June 24, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced the date and location for its fifth-annual West Georgia Tech Athletics Golf Classic benefitting West Georgia Tech Baseball. This year’s event will take place once again at Mirror Lake Golf Club in Villa Rica – on Friday, August 28th. “This is a huge event […]

2015 Braves Varsity Football Schedule

2015 BRAVES VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Friday, August 14:  Scrimmage  vs. Alexander (HOME) Friday, August 21:  Scrimmage vs Greenville (HOME) Saturday, August 29:  -vs- Fitzgerald @ Mercer University Friday, September 4:  vs. Callaway (HOME) Friday, September 11:  vs South Atlanta (HOME) Friday, September 18:  vs.

Harrod Wins GACA All-Star Home Run Derby

(Rome, GA) — Recently graduated Heard High School softball star Cali Harrod made a huge impact this week at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-star doubleheader held on the campus of Shorter College in Rome. Harrod made her mark even before Wednesday’s doubleheader by winning the Home Run Derby on Tuesday. She hit two homers […]