Heard Citizen

Lady Braves advance at Christmas Classic

December 19, 2014

(Villa Rica, GA) — The Lady Braves varsity basketball team advanced in the winner’s bracket at round one of the SMI Carroll County Christmas Classic Thursday night with a 39-29 win over the Villa Rica Lady Wildcats. The win earned Coach Helen Akins and her squad a 7:00 round two match-up with Bremen at 7:00 […]

Tomahawk Talk (12/16/14)

December 16, 2014

(Franklin) — After a short break, I am back with the another edition of Tomahawk Talk. We have had a great start to out winter sports seasons. Basketball and wrestling are now going full speed with games and matches going on each week.

HCPR Pre-Season Basketball Tournament

December 16, 2014

(Franklin) — The Heard County Recreation Department will be hosting a Pre-Season basketball tournament on December 17th, 18, 19th and 20th. The tournament will include teams from Heard County, Troup County, Hogansville, Bowdon, Mt. Zion, and Carroll County with teams in the following age groups: 8U Boys, 10U Girls, 10U Boys, and 12U Boys.

Matt Brown headlines Brave All-Region Selections

(Franklin) — The Region 5-AA Coaches voted for the 2014 All-Region Teams this week and several members of the Braves’ state quarterfinal team were honored. Headlining the selections was junior Matt Brown who was named as the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year. Brown amassed numerous quality defensive stats during the season including setting a […]

Lions Sweep Braves

December 10, 2014

(Franklin) — The Braves basketball teams were swept Tuesday night at HHS by the visiting Central Lions with the varsity boys falling 72-55 and the varsity Lady Braves falling 50-36. In the boys game, Coach Philip Manning’s squad put up a solid effort and led at the half 29-27 before the Lions pulled away with […]

Middle Braves off to Scorching Start

December 9, 2014

(Franklin) — The HCMS boys basketball team are off to a scorching start to the regular season after knocking off their first three opponents last week including a surprising win over a strong Bay Springs team on Thursday where Alijah Huzzie scored 21 points including an HCMS record six 3-point baskets in the 51-43 win. […]

Wolves Advance to National Semi-Final

December 8, 2014

(Carrollton, GA/via uwgsports.com) – The West Georgia Wolves never trailed at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday afternoon in Valdosta, Ga., using a smothering second half defensive effort to power their way to a 31-17 victory over Valdosta State in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals. The win advances the Wolves to the national semifinals, as UWG will face […]

Lady Braves tally first win under Akins

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves basketball team charged into the win column Friday night at HHS with a 57-39 win over the Greenville Lady Patriots. It was a game closer than the final score would indicate as the two squads battled hard all night before the Lady Braves pulled away in the final quarter. The […]

UWG in NCAA Quarterfinals

December 5, 2014

(Carrollton, GA/via uwgsports.com) — For just the second time in program history, a sport other than basketball will be playing in December, as the West Georgia Wolves roll into the NCAA Quarterfinals this Saturday. The Wolves will take on the Valdosta State Blazers in Valdosta at noon on Saturday, with a trip to the semifinals on […]

FSU recruiting profile on Cali Harrod

December 5, 2014

Courtesy of Seminoles.com (Tallahassee, FL) – In November, Florida State softball announced its 2015-16 recruiting class consisting of six student-athletes who will be joining the Seminole family next season. We are highlighting each individual to allow fans to know more about those who will soon be wearing the Garnet and Gold. Today, the spotlight shines on […]

Brave season ends with heartbreaking 35-34 loss to Trojans

November 29, 2014

(Franklin) — A outstanding postseason run came to an abrupt and heartbreaking end Friday night at Staples Stadium where the visiting Brooks County Trojans (10-3) defeated the Heard County Braves (7-6) by a final score of 35-34 in a wild state quarterfinal game that wasn’t decided until the final seconds ticked off the clock. Coach […]

Braves set to battle Trojans

(Franklin) — After a very exciting second half finish to the longest road trip in Heard County history last Friday night, the Braves varsity football team looks to continue the magical postseason run when they return home to the friendly confines of Staples Stadium this week to take on the Brooks County Trojans in the […]

Middle Braves down Callaway 33-19

November 25, 2014

(Franklin) — The Heard County Middle Braves basketball team coached by Joe Nutt got their first win of the season Saturday with a 33-19 victory over Callaway during the 4th Annual Turkey Shoot-Out at HCMS. The Braves outscored the Cavaliers 11-2 in the third quarter to secure the win. Leading scorers for the Braves were […]

Sweet 13! Monster defensive effort leads Braves to State Quarterfinals

November 22, 2014

(Sylvania, GA) — Near flawless play by the defense Friday night and an explosive second half by the offense and special teams propelled the Heard County football team to the biggest road win in recent history Friday night in Sylvania, Georgia where the Braves upended the Region 3-AA champion Screven County Gamecocks 28-6. A large […]

Maroon Braves bring home Kiwanis Trophy

November 20, 2014

(Carrollton, GA) — Coach Cain Dean and his 10 under Maroon Braves squad shut out Villa Rica White 24-0 recently in the B-Bracket Kiwanis Bowl Championship game at the Carroll County Recreation Center in Carrollton. Ashton Bonner led a strong rushing attack for the Braves and scored all three touchdowns including one long 75-yard romp […]

Middle Braves Open Hoop Season

November 19, 2014

(Franklin, GA) — The middle Braves basketball team opened the season Tuesday at Heard County Middle School taking on Long Cane Middle School in the opening round of the 4th Annual Turkey Shoot-Out. In a close battle in the boy’s game the Braves came up just short falling to Long Cane 25-23. The Braves made […]

Braves kick Wolves in the privates early to score Sweet 16 road trip

November 15, 2014

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves (6-5) made history Friday night at Staples Stadium where a dominating first half on both sides of the ball fueled Coach Tim Barron’s 2014 squad to a 28-21 victory over the visiting Wesleyan Wolves (6-5) in the first round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. The Braves led […]

Cali Harrod signs with FSU

November 13, 2014

(Franklin) — Senior Lady Brave shortstop made it official Wednesday morning at Heard High School with her signing ceremony to attend Florida State University on a softball scholarship. A host of her family, friends, faculty, coaches, and teammates were all in attendance. Pictured above on the front row are (L-R): Cali’s mom Charlene Harrod, Cali, […]