Heard Citizen

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 […]

Day of the DAWG!

June 5, 2014

(Written by Kelly Edwards, Courtesy of Krysti Edwards) The following is a personal account of how my nephew, Jake Edwards, became a Georgia Bulldog. I’m not talking about a fan; what I speak of is a true, full-fledged DAWG!  Something the multitudes only dream of (to be more specific, his father and myself).

2014 Braves Season Tickets Now Available

June 3, 2014

(Franklin) — 2014 Heard High School varsity football reserved season tickets are now available for $75 each (entry to the game plus reserved Maroon seats in front of the press box) for all preseason and regular season home games. Season passes for general admission seating are $50 each. Tickets at the gate this year will […]

West Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball holding next Open Workout on June 14

June 2, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — West Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Niki Okolovitch has announced that the program will hold its next open workout of the offseason on June 14 starting at 11 a.m. The workout will be held at Oak Mountain Academy, located at 222 Cross Plains Road in Carrollton. The workout is open to graduating […]

West Georgia Tech Softball Holding Tryouts on June 2

May 29, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — West Georgia Tech head softball coach Stephanie Herrera has announced that the team will hold a tryout session on Monday, June 2, starting at 5 p.m. The tryout is open to high school seniors and potential transfers who wish to be considered for a roster spot and attend West Georgia Tech in […]

3rd Annual Bravy Awards Night

May 28, 2014

(Franklin) – A large crowd packed into the Heard County Middle School gymnasium Wednesday night for the 2014 Bravy Awards Show sponsored by Heard County Middle School Athletics in conjunction with HeardCitizen.com. The third annual version of the unique award show featured nominees from sports throughout the county including the recreation department, the middle school, and […]

Heard County Alumni Basketball Game

The 1st Annual Maroon vs. Grey Heard County Basketball Alumni Game will be held on Saturday July 5, 2014. Any former Braves or Lady Braves basketball players are invited to participate.

2014 Bravy Awards Nominee List

May 19, 2014

(Franklin) — Heard County Middle School and HeardCitizen.com are excited to announce the nominees for the 3rd annual Bravy Awards Show. The Bravy Show will take place at the HCMS gym on May 21, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be the third year for this event which will feature entertainment and the presentation […]

WGTC Athletics Feature Story: Brittany Portwood and West Georgia Tech Softball on the Rise

May 17, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — Brittany Portwood has played the game of softball nearly her entire life – from the time she was three years old. But late last fall the West Georgia Tech freshman was ready to call it quits. For the first time in her life, she was many miles away from her family and […]

WGTC Athletics Feature Story: WGTC Third Baseman Blake Butcher is in a Pretty Good Place

May 10, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) – Blake Butcher had a decision to make. It was the spring of 2012 and the budding high school senior was wrapping up the recruiting process to determine where he would play college baseball. National powerhouse Chipola College recruited him and promised him a spot as long as another third baseman recruit was […]

2014 Bravy Awards Show set for May 21 at HCMS

May 9, 2014

(Franklin) – Heard County Middle School will play host once again to the annual Bravy Awards Show in the middle school gymnasium on May 21, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be the third year for this entertaining event which will feature entertainment by the middle school show choir and the presentation of several county-wide […]

West Georgia Tech Baseball Open Tryout

May 8, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — West Georgia Tech head baseball coach Todd Pratt has announced that the team will be holding an open workout on Sunday, May 18, for anyone interested in being considered for a roster spot on next year’s team. The workout begins at 11 a.m. at Norton Field at the Douglas County Sports Complex, […]

Braves bow out of playoffs

May 5, 2014

(Rome, GA) — The Braves varsity baseball season came to a close Friday after they dropped a doubleheader to the Coosa Eagles of Region 7-AA in Rome in the first round of the GHSA State Playoffs. The Braves were unable to overcome early defensive miscues in game one although they did battle back from a […]

Braves travel to Rome for GHSA State Playoffs

May 1, 2014

(Franklin) — The Braves baseball team and first year head coach Trent Bianco travel to Rome tomorrow for the first round of the GHSA State Playoffs where they will take on a solid Region 7-AA opponent in the Coosa Eagles. The Braves will be looking to advance to the second round of the playoffs for […]

Braves edge Lions in regular season finale

(Carrollton, GA) — The Braves closed out the regular season Saturday afternoon in Carrollton where they got a 4-2 extra-inning win over the Lions. Sophomore Drew Blair got the win on the mound after shutting down the Lions for four innings in relief. Blair allowed only one hit and one walk over the last 12 […]

Braves blast Greenwave behind 3 homers

(Columbus, GA) — The Braves traveled to Columbus Friday to take on the Spencer  in the final Region 5-AA contest of the season and handled the Greenwave easily with a 20-4 win in a game called after three innings due to the mercy rule. The Braves wasted no time scoring 13 runs in the top […]