Heard Citizen

HCMS hosts Invitational Wrestling Tournament

(Franklin) — Heard County Middle School hosted its first ever HCMS Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday featuring teams from Central, Temple, Long Cane, Bay Springs, and Villa Rica in addition to our own and Heard County squad. Seven Brave wrestlers earned medals at the meet. Leading the way was Chance Shelnutt who won the heavyweight division […]

Brave wrestlers open season at Granger Duals

Brave wrestlers open season at Granger Duals
December 6, 2015

(Lagrange, GA) — The Braves kicked off the 2015-2016 varsity wrestling season when they traveled to Lagrange for the annual Granger dual tournament. Head coach Kyle Yates took the largest group of wrestlers (26) that he has ever taken to the big round-robin dual tourney which featured teams from Lagrange, Brookstone, Cedartown, Smiths Station (AL), […]

Wolves return to NCAA Semifinals

December 6, 2015

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) — For the second straight year, the UWG Wolves football team are Super Region 2 Champions after a dominating 35-6 win over Tuskegee in the NCAA Quarterfinals at University Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was a career-day for senior quarterback Dallas Dickey as the Carrollton native threw for 398 yards on 16-of-24 on […]

Braves come back to edge Knights , Ladies cruise

Braves come back to edge Knights , Ladies cruise
December 4, 2015

(Morrow, GA) — The Braves varsity basketball squad got an exciting comeback win on the road Thursday night, knocking off the Elite Scholars Academy Royal Knights 58-57 after trailing by eight points with just four minutes to play in the game. The Braves battled back several times during the game including overcoming an early 10 […]

Echols: How about a ‘Blackout’ Saturday for Coach Richt?

December 3, 2015

By Tim Echols Regardless of where you were when you heard the news about Coach Mark Richt leaving the University of Georgia, you were probably as stunned as I was. Sure, we all want to win the Southeastern Conference football championship again, and even be national champions, and maybe we will someday. But Coach Richt […]

Bobcats Sweep Braves

December 2, 2015

(Franklin) — The Braves boy’s and girl’s varsity basketball squads were defeated last night by the Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats, a private Class A school from Fairburn. The Lady Braves battled hard against a solid Bobcat squad before falling in overtime 37-32. The Lady Braves were outscored 7-2 in the overtime period.

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (11/30/15)

November 30, 2015

(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 […]

Wolves edge Blazers to advance in NCAA Division II Playoffs

November 29, 2015

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) —  Dallas Dickey’s nine-yard touchdown run with 3:09 left in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division II Playoffs Saturday put the game away for 7th-ranked West Georgia, as the Wolves held on to defeat in-state rival Valdosta State 27-20 at University Stadium. The run capped a six-play, 72-yard drive that took just […]

Shelnutt named Times-Georgian MVP

November 28, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — Nine different Heard County Lady Brave softball players were named this week to the 2015 Times-Georgian All-Area softball team. Leading the way was Senior Lady Brave catcher Anna Shelnutt who was named as the area’s Most Valuable Player. Seniors Johanna Beyer and Jordan Watson were also named to the first team, and […]

WGTC’s Jacky Jones named Njcaa D-III National Player of the Week

November 27, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — West Georgia Tech’s Jaquline (Jacky) Jones was given the high distinction of being named NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week, for games played from November 16-22. The NJCAA made the official announcement on Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore forward from Marietta is the second student-athlete in school history to win national […]

Braves get first win under new head coach

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz / The Times-Georgian (Tallapoosa, GA) — The Heard County High School boys’ basketball team got an early lead and never yielded, giving first-year head coach Paul Fitz-Simons his first career victory Tuesday night. The Braves (1-2) got out to an 11-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back en […]

UWG prepares for Blazers

November 25, 2015

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) — The second round of the 2015 NCAA Playoffs is set in Super Region 2, and top-seeded West Georgia will host a familiar foe in next week’s second round, as the 4th-seeded Valdosta State Blazers will come to Carrollton for the second time this season.Kickoff for next week’s second-round battle between the Wolves […]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (11/24/15)

November 24, 2015

(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 […]

GHSA reclassification brings big changes to Braves’ future sports schedules

GHSA reclassification brings big changes to Braves’ future sports schedules

(Thomaston, GA) — The Georgia High School Association reclassified all of its members schools for the next cycle on Wednesday, placing them in the classifications they will be in starting with the 2016-2017 school year. After several appeals were heard and the new classes were revealed Wednesday afternoon, the Braves remained in Class AA. A new […]

Brave spirit shines in heart-breaking loss to Canes

November 21, 2015

(Franklin) — Friday night’s second round playoff game could not have started in a more disappointing way for the Heard County Braves football team. A hush fell over Staples Stadium when sophomore star quarterback Emory Jones was carted off the field after suffering a broken leg on the very first play from scrimmage. Ultimately, Coach […]

It’s Friday Night in Franklin! Brave fans encouraged to “Bring the Noise”

November 20, 2015

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves football team are imploring Heard County fans to bring the noise tonight as the squad prepares to host the highest ranked team to ever visit Staples Stadium in the state playoffs. Weather forecasters around the state are predicting a “Category 5” attack from the visiting Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane, a […]

10U Braves edge Cats at Kiwanis Bowl

November 20, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — Coach Josh Parmer and the 10U Braves football team pulled off an 8-6 win over Villa Rica White last Saturday at the 2015 B-Bracket Kiwanis Bowl Championship game in at the Carroll County Recreation Department. Quarterback Todd Huey, Jr. scored a TD on a short rush with 3:24 to play in first […]

GHSA Round 2 State Playoff Preview: Braves vs. Fitzgerald

November 18, 2015

Heard County Braves vs. Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes WHAT: 2nd Round of the GHSA Class AA Football State Playoffs WHEN: Friday Night @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium @ Heard High School ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 (Directions from Fitzgerald) RECORDS: Canes (10-1, 5-1 in Region 1-AA), Braves (8-3, 5-0 in Region 5-AA) SEEDINGS: Canes (#2 seed in Region 1-AA), Braves (#1 […]