Heard Citizen

Lady Braves stunned by Indians

August 29, 2014

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves dropped to 8-3-1 on the season after being stunned by the East Coweta Indians in extra innings Thursday night. The Lady Braves were just one out away from a 3-2 win in the top half of the seventh inning when a pop-up dropped in the infield tying the game and […]

Braves Prepare for Huge Season Opener

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves will travel to Mercer University in Macon this Saturday night for one of the most anticipated season opening football games in school history. The Braves will battle the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, a powerhouse program from South Georgia with at least 10 wins during 11 of the last 14 years […]

Large Crowd at Staples for Final Scrimmage

August 23, 2014

(Franklin) — Seven different players found the end zone for the Braves Friday night during the final scrimmage tune-up before the regular season opens next Saturday night versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University. The Braves varsity squad rolled over the Greenville Patriots 40-12 during the first three quarters before the score was reset to 0-0 for […]

Lady Braves Drop 2-1 Nailbiter to Lions

August 22, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — The Lady Braves lost a tough 2-1 contest to the defending AAA state runner-up Central Lions in Carrollton Wednesday after Kayla Sales plated Cassie Griffin with a near perfect walk-off bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Lions forced the game into the international tie-breaker after scoring another run in […]

Weather Forces 2-2 Tie in Columbus

(Columbus, GA) — After being rained out in Columbus last week, the Lady Braves traveled south once again yesterday to take on the AAAAA Blue Devils and once again the weather won out as the game was called with a 2-2 score in the bottom of the 7th inning. The contest will officially go into […]

Braves travel to Alexander for First of Two Scrimmages

August 19, 2014

(Douglasville, GA) — Coach Tim Barron and the Braves varsity football team hit the road Friday night to take on the Alexander Cougars in the first of two preseason scrimmages as the Braves prepare for the regular season opener on August 30 versus Fitzgerald. The scrimmage served as a homecoming of sorts for Barron who […]

54-0! Lady Braves quash the field at Callaway Classic

(Lagrange, GA) — The Lady Braves jumped out to the hottest start possible at this weekend’s Callaway Classic softball tournament held at the Shuford Fields Complex in Lagrange. Head coach Matt Hornsby was more than pleased with the way his girls competed as they not only won the two day tournament but did so in […]

2014 HCMS Iron Brave Awards

(Franklin) – The Heard County Middle School football team held their annual Iron Brave competition last week at HCMS. 8th-grade student Gage Cannon claimed the overall prize with 89 points in the event which consists of several strength, speed, and agility drills. Finishing in a strong second place was Will Posey with 85.5 points.

Fall Soccer at Glenloch Baptist Church

August 14, 2014

(Glenloch) — We are really excited to be kicking off Glenloch Soccer this Fall at GBC! We are starting Glenloch Soccer in an attempt to lower the participation cost for each student. While the cost will be going down , you can expect to see much of what you have seen over recent years at […]

2014 Freshman Iron Brave Awards

August 11, 2014

(Franklin) — Pictured above (L-R) are the 2014 Freshman Iron Braves winners: 2nd place – Jaden Moreland (112 points), 1st Place – Carlton White (115 points), and 3rd place – Emory Jones (107 points). White established a new record in the 40-yard dash at 4.52. Another freshman, Luis Maldonado Vazquez, set or tied Iron Brave […]

2014 Iron Brave Winners

August 4, 2014

(Franklin) –  Summer football workouts ended last week with the 7th Iron Brave competition and several milestones were set by this year’s squad which heads into the football season with very high expectations coming off back-to-back Region 5-AA Championships. The annual competition is a combined athletic and weight-lifting event that is the culmination of lots of […]

Lady Braves Primed for the 2014 Season

July 29, 2014

(Franklin) — The Heard High Lady Braves softball team faces high expectations once again as they prepare for the start of the 2014 season in a couple of weeks. The squad is aiming for a third consecutive trip to the GHSA Class AA State Tournament in Columbus and hopes to finally earn state title rings […]

West Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball Team Participates in Southwire’s Back-to-School Giveaway

July 28, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — The West Georgia Tech men’s basketball team represented the school at Southwire’s Back-to-School Supply Giveaway last Saturday. West Georgia Tech players and coaches greeted kids and their parents as they came through the line and encouraged each child to nominate their favorite teacher for Southwire’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. “We really enjoyed […]

Knee injury sidelines Edwards at UGA

July 10, 2014

(Athens, GA) — Freshman Georgia Bulldog offensive lineman Jake Edwards suffered a freak season ending injury during conditioning workouts this week in Athens. Edwards suffered what appears to be a torn ACL and LCL during agility drills. According to his parents, Jake and his family will be consulting with doctors and trainers Monday in order […]

Heard County Brave Alumni Basketball Game

July 4, 2014

(Franklin, GA) — The annual Heard County Braves basketball alumni games will take place tomorrow night, July 5, 2014 at the Heard High School gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Some of the throwback players will include Willie Bradfield, Tracey Emory, Shaniqua Goss, Candi Rogers, Santez Emory, Reinaldo Reid, Damon Pearson, Shuntavius Swindle, Josh Cooley, Martez […]

Braves basketball competes at Georgia College Camp

July 2, 2014

(Milledgeville, GA) — The young Braves varsity basketball team traveled to Milledgeville, GA on June 22-24 to take part in a summer basketball camp at Georgia College. Four freshman, four sophomores, and two juniors made the trip with head coach Phillip Manning and faced a tough schedule of opponents including several AAAAAA and AAAAA schools. […]

West Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team Shares Life Lessons with Area Youth

June 30, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — Representatives from the West Georgia Tech women’s basketball team made an appearance last Monday at the Little Buckaroos summer camp in Carrollton, where they spoke with the camp attendees, which consisted of area youth ranging from ages four to twelve. WGTC women’s basketball coach Kenny Edwards led the discussion period, emphasizing the […]

West Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Open Tryout – June 28

June 9, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — West Georgia Tech has announced that its next open tryout for women’s basketball will take place on Saturday, June 28 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton starting at 2 p.m. The tryout is open to graduating high school seniors, college transfers and other athletes who are interested in attending West Georgia Tech […]