Heard Citizen

Lady Braves sweep Redskins; punch ticket to Columbus

October 24, 2013

(Social Circle, GA) — The Lady Braves secured a spot in the Elite Eight of the GHSA State softball tournament Wednesday after sweeping a doubleheader on the road at Social Circle. A large contingent of Brave fans were on hand for the road series despite the cold and blustery weather and the two-hour road trip. […]

HCMS Braves advance to Championship Game

October 20, 2013

(Franklin) — It was not an easy victory by any means Thursday afternoon at Heard County Middle School, but the Braves pulled out a 22-12 win over a gritty Mt. Zion Eagle squad in the semi-finals of the West Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference playoffs. The undefeated Braves (7-0) will now host the Bowdon Red Devils […]

Braves bash Red Jackets

October 19, 2013

Courtesy of The Warcry Written by: Brandon Morton (Franklin) — The Heard County High School football team scored in the first ten seconds of the game and never looked back in defeating Jordan High School by a score of 56-13 on homecoming night. The victory was the Braves third victory in a row scoring 50 or […]

Sweet 16 Bound: Lady Braves slay Dragons in first round

October 17, 2013

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves got back on the winning track Wednesday afternoon at home, sweeping a doubleheader over the Pepperell Dragons by scores of 7-0 and 10-2 to advance to round two of the GHSA State Playoffs. Senior catcher Jasmine Jacobs continued her hot hitting pounding out six hits, scoring five runs, and driving […]

Blue Devils shock Lady Braves

October 13, 2013

(Franklin) — The Bremen Lady Blue Devils softball team shocked a large crowd at Heard High School Saturday night when they knocked off the top ranked AA team in the state to win the Region 5-AA Championship. Junior Blue Devil Chelsey Stillwell pitched one of her best games of the season in the 3-0 shut […]

Lady Braves cruise to region finals

(Franklin, GA) — The Lady Braves softball team wasted no time securing their spot in the Region 5-AA Championship game this afternoon as they drubbed the number four seed, the Temple Tigers, 18-0 in three innings. Jordan Watson pitched two innings with senior Shelby O’Neal throwing the third inning in relief. Watson was also the […]

Middle Braves finish perfect regular season

October 11, 2013

(Buchanan, GA) — The middle Braves football team traveled to Buchanan, GA Wednesday afternoon to battle the Rebels of Haralson County in the last regular season game of the 2013 campaign and walked away with a 34-34 win capping off a perfect 6-0 regular season. The Braves now prepare to host Mt. Zion next Thursday […]

Lady Braves finish regular season at 22-3

October 6, 2013

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves softball team finished off an outstanding regular season Friday with an 8-0 shut out of the Class 6-A Newnan Cougars. The win capped off the strongest season in school history with the team defeating 15 higher ranked schools of which most were ranked top 10 in the state. The team […]

Recreation Week 3 Round-Up: 8U Maroon Braves clobber White Lions

October 2, 2013

8u Maroon Braves 35, Carroll County White 0 (Franklin) — Scott Googe’s 8U Maroon Braves (1-2) entered the win column in a big way Saturday when they trounced Carroll County White (1-2) by a final score of 35-0 at the Heard County Sports Complex. Offensively, Jonathan Echols led the way with three touchdowns and Jonathan […]

Vikings end Lady Braves’ winning streak

October 1, 2013

(Newnan, Ga) — The Lady Braves’ 14-game win streak ended Monday in Newnan where the girls lost a tough 5-4 battle with the state’s number one 5-A school, the Northgate Vikings. The bats were hot on both sides as the two squads pounded out a total of 23 hits, but the Lady Braves stranded 10 […]

HCMS Braves down Cats 33-13

September 29, 2013

(Villa Rica, GA) — The Heard County Middle School Braves traveled to Villa Rica Middle School Thursday afternoon to take on the Wildcats and walked away with a 33-13 win improving their perfect record to 4-0 on the season. Carlton White added two more touchdowns to his big season stats including a 60-yard burst that […]

Dunson’s 4 TDs, stout defense lead Braves past Kendrick 27-0

September 28, 2013

(Franklin) — In a peculiar turn of events Friday night at Staples Stadium, the Braves Region 5-AA match-up with Kendrick was postponed for over 30 minutes because of the absence of one of the most important parts of the game, the officials. Due to some scheduling errors, the referees for the game arrived late forcing […]

Recreation Week 2 Round-Up: 10U Braves both move to 2-0

September 26, 2013

10U Maroon Braves 34, Carroll County Maroon 0 (Franklin) — Cain Dean’s 10U Maroon squad moved to 2-0 on the season Saturday with a 34-0 trouncing of the Carroll County Maroon team at the Heard County Sports Complex. The Braves jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on touchdown […]

Lady Braves defeat large school, extend winning streak to 13

September 24, 2013

(Franklin) — The Heard High School newspaper The Warcry put it best perhaps when they posted the following after the Lady Braves softball game at the high school yesterday afternoon: “On a night when they had every excuse to not play well, our young ladies dug deep giving our community a moment to smile in […]

Braves blast Bremen in Region 5-AA opener

September 21, 2013

(Bremen, GA) — The Braves doubled up the Bremen Blue Devils Friday night on the road, winning by a final score of 42-21 in the Region 5-AA opener for the Braves. It was a great atmosphere for high school football for Bremen’s opener with the stadium packed on both sides and fans lining the fence […]

White-out: Braves overwhelm Devils

(Franklin) – The Heard County Middle School football team faced off with their biggest rivals from just up the road Thursday afternoon in a home opener that left the Red Devils of Bowdon in shock at halftime. It seemed unlikely heading into the game that eighth grader Carlton White would be able to match his unreal […]

Young athletes excelling at new middle school sport

September 19, 2013

(Franklin) – A brand new sports team at Heard County Middle School is already making its mark after only two competitions in their inaugural season of competition. Melissa Nichol is coaching the first ever middle school cross country team that will serve as a feeder program for the Heard High School teams. The team features […]

HCMS Braves down Eagles 35-8

September 17, 2013

(Mt. Zion, GA) — The HCMS Braves traveled to Mt. Zion last Thursday and downed a much-improved Mt. Zion Middle School football team by a final score of 35-8. The Braves took the opening kickoff and drove 68 yards (Carlton White had 67 of the yards) with the drive being capped off with Emory Jones going in from one yard out.