Heard Citizen

Langley Competes In The USATF National Junior Olympics

January 5, 2014

(San Antonio, TX) — Lily Langley recently competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships in San Antonio Texas. She began her 2013 cross-country season with the first ever Heard County Middle School cross-country team coached by Melissa Nichol and finished the season with the Carrollton Parks and Recreation team coached by Larry Turner […]

Jake Edwards primed to play at Citrus Bowl

January 2, 2014

(Orlando, FL) — Heard County Braves senior offensive lineman Jake Edwards is in Orlando, FL this week practicing for the 8th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing over 80 of the top high school seniors in the country. The all-star game, taking place at the Citrus Bowl tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., has featured […]

Braves earn All State and All Region Awards

January 1, 2014

(Franklin) – All State and All Region accolades were handed down recently in several formats and the Heard County High School’s very successful 10-2 season translated into big postseason awards for lots of Braves. For the second consecutive year, head football coach Tim Barron and junior running back Duranta Dunson were at the top of the […]

HCMS Wrestlers win Small School Title

December 31, 2013

(Carroll County) — The HCMS wrestling team made history on December 20 in Carrollton when they claimed their first ever West Georgia Middle School Small School Division wrestling crown at the dual tournament in Villa Rica. The Braves defeated teams from Bowdon, Temple, Villa Rica, and Mt. Zion to win the trophy.

Braves earn spot in Christmas Tournament Final

December 29, 2013

(Buchanan, GA) — After an 0-10 start to the season against some tough competition, coach Phillip Manning and the Braves basketball team needed some good news and they found it this weekend at the 38th Annual Haralson County Christmas Tournament in Buchanan. The Braves got back-to-back wins Friday and Saturday night to earn a spot […]

Dunson to play in 4th Annual Junior Bowl

(Atlanta, GA) — Junior running back Duranta Dunson will represent Heard County and the Braves on New Year’s Eve in the 4th annual AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl. Duranta is one of 98 rising seniors throughout the state who was selected to participate in this prestigious postseason game that will be played at Grady High School in Atlanta […]

HCMS Lady Braves get two big wins

(Franklin) — The HCMS Lady Braves basketball team turned things around last week getting their first two victories of the season over Mt. Zion and Temple. The Lady Braves traveled to Mt.

Lady Braves collect postseason awards

December 20, 2013

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves softball team held their annual end of the year banquet Thursday night at Heard High School where many postseason awards were handed out. Not only were team awards given out but several players were recognized for being named to the all-region and all-state teams. Very impressively, the Lady Braves accounted for […]

HCMS Wrestling Team Finishes Strong at Long Cane

December 17, 2013

(Lagrange, GA) — The Heard County Middle School wrestling squad coached by Thomas Sickman continued a strong season on Saturday when they traveled to Long Cane Middle School tournament in Lagrange and finished in second place. The traditionally strong Cougar team finished in first place while Gardner Newman and Callaway finished third and fourth respectively. […]

Two Brave Seniors to play at Georgia Dome

December 15, 2013

(Atlanta, GA) — The season is not over yet for two outstanding Brave football players who have been selected to compete in the second annual D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl Championships on Dec. 21, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

HCMS Braves thwart Devils 51-35

December 10, 2013

(Franklin) — Coach Joe Nutt and the HCMS Boys basketball team continued to shine Monday at HCMS where they defeated the rival Bowdon Red Devils 51-35 to remain undefeated in the regular season. The Braves were led by eighth grader Kendaz Goode who scored an outstanding 18 points in a game the Braves never trailed. […]

GHSA places schools in new classifications for 2014-2016

December 7, 2013

(Thomaston, GA) – The Georgia High School Association put its 451 member schools into regions on Tuesday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Although the Heard County Braves were placed in Region 5-AA as usual, the region itself will take on a new look due to the new placement of the three Columbus schools into […]

Middle Braves rally over Cavs

December 6, 2013

(Franklin) — The Heard County middle school boys basketball team rallied from a 12 point halftime deficit at HCMS Thursday to knock off the Callaway Cavaliers 51-39 in the regular season opener. Kendaz Goode led the scoring for the Braves with 16 while Connor Nutt added 13 and Emory Jones 12. Nutt drained three from […]

2013 Braves Baseball Winter Camp

(Franklin) — Head Coach Trent Bianco and the Heard County Braves baseball team will be hosting the 2013 Braves Winter Baseball Camp for kids December 17-19 at the HHS hitting facility. The camp is open to all students from K-8th grade and will focus on the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching. […]

3rd Annual HCMS Thanksgiving Shootout

November 24, 2013

(Franklin) — HCMS hosted its 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Shootout tournament last week to tip-off the 2013-2014 middle school basketball season. A total of 16 teams from West Georgia and East Alabama areas competed in the week-long tournament which began on Monday and ended with games all day on Saturday. In the boys bracket, Long Cane […]

O’Neal Signs with Point University

November 24, 2013

Courtesy of The Warcry Written by: Kiara Robinson (Franklin) – Heard County High School Senior Shelby O’Neal signed her letter of intent to play softball at Point University in front of the Point University softball coaches and a host of family and friends on Tuesday morning, November 19. O’Neal visited the University a couple of weeks before […]

Heartbreaker: Braves fall 61-57 to Dragons in epic shoot-out

November 23, 2013

(Franklin) — No man, woman, or child in attendance at Friday night’s rainy second round state playoff game at Staples Stadium will ever forget the epic contest they witnessed as the Braves fell to the defending state champion Jefferson Dragons 61-57 in the most heart-crushing way possible. The Dragons came back from a 57-47 deficit […]

Heard County Weathers Rain, Pepperell to Advance to Second Round

November 16, 2013

Courtesy of The Warcry Written by: Brandon Morton (Franklin) — The Heard County High School football team survived rain, cold weather, and a testy Pepperell squad to move on to the second round of the AA state playoffs. While the Dragons ran the clock early with short but consistent gains, the Braves (10-1) used several key […]