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Braves sweep Blue Devils in regular season finales

(Bremen, GA) — The Braves varsity basketball teams both ended the regular season with wins Friday night with each coming in very different ways. The Lady Braves fended off a fierce late comeback by the Lady Blue Devils to win 47-44 and clinch the No. 2 seed in Region 5-AA while the Braves routed the […]

Will Hall announces 2016 UWG football recruiting class

February 3, 2016

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) — Wednesday was a good day for the University of West Georgia football program, as the Wolves inked 20 new players on National Signing Day. Of those, 17 are high schoolers from the state of Georgia and three are local standouts along with two who are joining the Wolves from the junior college […]

Balanced attack leads Lady Braves over Bowdon

February 3, 2016

(Bowdon, GA) — The Lady Braves used a balanced offensive attack to down the Bowdon Red Devilettes 57-32 on the road Tuesday night. Coach Helen Akins’ squad led almost wire-to-wire building a nine-point lead at the half before pulling away late for the 25-point victory. It was the customary team effort for the girls with […]

Lasseter named Region 5-AA Athletic Director of the Year

February 2, 2016

(Franklin) — Heard County High School Athletic Director Shane Lasseter was named by his peers last week as the Region 5-AA Athletic Director of the Year for his tireless efforts in leading the athletic programs at Heard High School. Lasseter is a native and graduate of Heard County High School (Class of 2000), and he […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/01/16)

(Franklin) — Each week 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 the Week please email […]

Braves celebrate hardcourt seniors with region wins

January 31, 2016

(Franklin) — The Heard High varsity basketball program paid homage to their senior athletes Friday night between the region games with Chattahoochee County Friday night in the school gymnasium. All six were accompanied by family members as they were honored in front of the home crowd. The three Lady Braves honored were Kemaiya Brewer, Jordan […]

Braves Place 4th at Area Championships

January 30, 2016

(Bremen, GA) — The Braves varsity wrestling team traveled to Bremen Friday night and won the fourth place trophy at the Class AA Traditional Area 2 Wrestling Finals which featured individual competitors from eleven different schools from around the state. Five Brave wrestlers scored top four finishes and will advance individually to next week’s GHSA […]

Braves swept at Manchester

(Manchester, GA) — Both varsity basketball team suffered losses at top=seeded Manchester Thursday night in games made up from last weekend’s weather postponement of all weekend activities. The Manchester Angels pulled away late to get the 45-33 final after holding a four point lead after three quarters. Kimberly Harris led the scoring for the Lady […]

Lady Braves topple the Lady Tigers

January 28, 2016

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves varsity basketball team rolled over the Temple Lady Tigers Tuesday night in Franklin winning 53-25. Coach Helen Akins had the chance to see lots of her younger players in action late in the game after taking a big 28-7 lead at the half. Junior Kimberly Harris once again continued to […]

Middle Lady Braves defeat Tigers at playoffs

January 27, 2016

(Temple, GA) — The HCMS Lady Braves scored a nice victory in round one of the West Georgia Middle School basketball playoffs at Temple Tuesday night winning 48-30. The Lady Braves opened the game on an 8-0 run before the Tigers stormed back to tie the game at 8-8 after the first quarter. An 8-2 […]

Middle Braves meet Bremen at small school tourney

January 27, 2016

(Temple, GA) — The HCMS Braves basketball team will travel to Temple Middle School Thursday for the semi-finals of the West Georgia Small School Middle School basketball tournament. The Braves will take on Bremen at 5:00 PM and with a win can earn a spot in Friday’s championship game. Pictured above are the 2015-2016 Middle […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (01/26/16)

January 26, 2016

(Franklin) — Each week 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 the Week please email […]

Six Lady Braves selected to All State softball squad

January 25, 2016

(Franklin) — The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) has named six Heard County High School softball players to their 2015 Class AA All State team. The announcement came last week and leading the way with yet another huge piece of hardware for her trophy case was senior catcher Anna Shelnutt. Shelnutt captured the biggest honor […]

Harrod selected as Preseason All-ACC Freshman of the Year

January 23, 2016

(Tallahassee, FL) — Former Heard County Lady Brave softball stand-out and Class of 2015 graduate Cali Harrod was named this week as the Preseason All-ACC Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness, a college sports website covering numerous college sports across the nation. Cali enrolled at Florida State University last summer and has already saw […]

HCMS Lady Braves preparing for post-season tournament

January 22, 2016

(Franklin) — The HCMS Lady Braves basketball team will travel to Temple Middle School Tuesday at 5:00 PM for the West Georgia Small School Middle School basketball tournament. With a win over Temple in game one, the girls would face Bowdon Wednesday afternoon in round two at 6:30 PM. Pictured above are the 2015-2016 Middle […]

Braves bounce back with nice region wins over Bremen

January 20, 2016

(Franklin, GA) — The Brave varsity basketball teams both bounced back nicely from last week’s losses to get big region wins over Bremen Tuesday night in Franklin. The boys took down the Blue Devils 62-40 in a game that got a bit fractious in the third quarter when five technical fouls were assessed with 3:05 […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (01/19/16)

January 19, 2016

(Franklin) — Each week 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 the Week please email […]

Braves fall to defending region champs

(Franklin) — The Braves varsity basketball team kept it close early on Friday night in Franklin before the defending Region 5-AA Champion Manchester Blue Devils (12-5, 4-0) pulled away for a decisive 76-51 victory. The Braves (9-9, 2-2) were down just nine at the half and by 14 heading to the fourth quarter before a […]