Heard Citizen

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 […]

Ftiz-Simons resigns, search underway for new basketball coach

June 7, 2016

(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 […]

Unforgettable Moment: Hometown Hero Shines at WCWS

June 6, 2016

(Oklahoma City, OK) — The Florida State Seminoles softball team bowed out at the Women’s College World Series Sunday night but not before freshman shortstop and hometown hero Cali Harrod provided one of the most unforgettable moments in Heard County history of the season in front of a national television audience. The No. 7 Seminoles […]

Turner headed to Youth World Finals in Texas

(Batesville, MS) — A local teenage cutting horse competitor, Pittman Turner, finished as The Elbert Sides Memorial Scholarship Cutting Junior Champion last weekend in Batesville, MS. The already very successful 14-year-old, a soon to be freshman at HHS, adds the award to a trophy case already featuring many accolades including World Junior Champion in 2014. […]

Lee Kay selected to represent Team Georgia at Sunbelt Classic

June 3, 2016

(McAlester, OK) — For each of the last 22 years, Oklahoma has hosted the Junior Sunbelt Classic, a baseball tournament for high school juniors featuring teams from eight different states as well as Canada. Rising senior Lee Kay will represent Heard County High School on this year’s Team Georgia after being selected as one of […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (06/02/16)

June 2, 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 […]

Cali, Noles aiming for top prize in Oklahoma City

(Oklahoma City, OK) — Cali Harrod’s remarkable freshman season at Florida State University continues this week as Cali and her teammates vie for the first NCAA National Women’s Softball Championship in FSU history. For the ninth time in program history, the D-1 school will compete in Oklahoma City after the No. 7 Seminoles (53-8) defeated […]

Light spring for Barron’s Braves

May 27, 2016

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz / The Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) — Once again, the Heard County High School football team opted not to hold a traditional spring practice this year in order to play two scrimmages in the fall leading into the 2016 campaign. It is something head coach Tim Barron not only likes to do, […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (05/26/16)

May 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 […]