Heard Citizen

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 […]

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 […]