Heard Citizen

Lions Topple Lady Braves

February 18, 2015

(Franklin) — The GHSA State Playoffs returned to Heard High School for the first time since 2011 Tuesday night where the Lovett Lions knocked off the Lady Braves 45-36, ending the home team’s season. It was a game of streaks and surges with the Lions dominating the first and third quarters and the Lady braves […]

Historical Run in Macon

(Macon, GA) — Junior HHS wrestler Matt Brown etched his name into Heard County sports history over the weekend finishing as the state runner-up in the 220-pound weight class at the GHSA Class AA Traditional State Wrestling Championships. The biggest event of the Georgia High School Sports season took place in front of an estimated […]

Region Runner-Up Lady Braves prepare to host Lions

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves did not get the outcome they hoped for Saturday night in Manchester but a couple of key wins late in the season have them poised to host a first round state playoff game at Heard High School Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Coach Helen Akins’ squad battled all the way down […]

Lady Braves Upend Bowdon at Region 5-AA Tourney

February 14, 2015

(Manchester, GA) — The Lady Braves varsity basketball team got a very big win Friday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Region 5-AA tournament in Manchester knocking off the number two seeded Red Devilettes of Bowdon 44-33 to earn a chance to battle for the region title Saturday night. Junior Jordan Watson led the scoring […]

BREAKING NEWS: Brown Earns Spot in State Final Match

February 14, 2015

(Macon, GA) — Heard High junior wrestler Matt Brown continued to defy the odds Friday at the Centreplex in Macon where he pulled off two big wins over 30+ win private school wrestlers by pinfall to become the first wrestler in school history to advance to the State Championship match at the Class AA GHSA […]

Braves All-Region Basketball Selections

(Franklin) — Several Braves varsity basketball players were named by coaches this week to the 2014-2015 Class AA All-Region 5-AA Team. Named as honorable mentions were sophomore Jordarius Foster and freshman Emory Jones. Recognized on the All-Academic team was sophomore Christian Murray.

Lady Braves named to All-Region Squad

(Franklin) — Several Lady Braves were named by coaches this week to the 2014-2015 Class AA All-Region 5-AA Team. Named to the second team were senior Cali Harrod, junior Jordan Watson, and junior Madison Whitehead. Sophomore Kimberly Harris was selected as an honorable mention.

Brave Season Ends on a High Note

February 10, 2015

(Franklin) — The Braves varsity basketball team ended the season on a high note Friday night in Franklin with an 83-48 Region 5-AA win over Bremen. The team celebrated Senior Night by displaying to the home crowd the most potent offensive showing of the season. Despite a 5-19 record for the season Coach Philip Manning’s […]

Matt Brown advances to State Championships

February 8, 2015

(Dublin, GA) — Brave wrestler Matt Brown scored a runner-up finish at the Class AA West Sectional Meet Saturday in Dublin, GA to advance to next weekend’s State Championship Tournament at the Macon Centreplex in Macon, GA. Brown (25-12) defeated Austin Waters from Pelham High School in the quarterfinals and Levonte Bostic from Swainsboro in […]

Lady Braves edge rival Blue Devils

February 7, 2015

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves seemed to have Friday night’s big Region 5-AA match-up with the Bremen Lady Blue Devils in control with a 12 point lead late in the third quarter before the Blue Devils stormed back to cut that lead to just one entering the fourth quarter. The Lady Braves would persevere, however, […]

Keonna Harris named GCAA/Region 17 Conference Player of the Week

February 5, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — Keonna Harris, a sophomore guard on the West Georgia Tech women’s basketball team, was named conference player of the week for the second time this season – the league office announced on Tuesday. The Harris County High School product averaged 16 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a pair of games […]

Red Devils Sweep Braves

February 4, 2015

(Franklin) — The Braves and Lady Braves varsity basketball teams hosted the rival Bowdon Red Devils Tuesday night at HHS with the Devils getting wins in both games. Coach Phillip Manning’s squad kept it close for three quarters before the Devils pulled away for a 72-62 win. Freshman Emory Jones led the scoring for the […]

Braves Advance 5 Wrestlers to Dublin

February 2, 2015

(Bremen, GA) — Five Brave varsity wrestlers advanced to the Class AA state sectionals after spending a late Friday night at the area meet in Bremen. The five qualifiers was a nice improvement for Coach Kyle Yates and his squad after advancing just two guys to sectionals in 2014. Matt Brown scored a second place […]

Former Brave Winston Scores 21 for WGTC

January 31, 2015

(Carrollton, GA) — The West Georgia Tech men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought 87-77 contest in overtime to Southern Crescent Friday evening in Carrollton. West Georgia Tech falls to 9-12 overall and 2-1 in the conference after suffering its first conference setback of the season. Southern Crescent is now 6-14 overall and leads the conference […]

Middle Braves fall to Eagles

January 29, 2015

(Franklin) — The HCMS Braves basketball team fell to the Mt. Zion Eagles 55-43 in the small school tournament semi-finals at HCMS Wednesday afternoon. The teams split the two match-ups earlier in the regular season with both teams winning at home before the very athletic Eagles were able to pull off the road win in […]

Heard County Special Olympic Athletes Shine at State Winter Games

January 29, 2015

(Marietta, GA) — Athletes from around the state were in Cobb County last weekend for the Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games. More than 1500 athletes and 100 Unified Partners competed in artistic gymnastics, bowling, floor hockey, basketball, powerlifting and roller skating with over 500 coaches guiding them. Heard County Special Olympic athletes and their partners competed […]

Tourney Ends for HCMS Lady Braves

January 28, 2015

(Franklin) — The HCMS Lady Braves basketball team looked to build off momentum they gained in their first win of the season as they battled the top seed in the middle school tournament but the foe would prove too big both literally and figuratively as the Villa Rica Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Braves 58-24. […]

Thrilling Win for HCMS Lady Braves

January 27, 2015

(Franklin) — The HCMS Lady Braves entered the West Georgia Small School Division Tournament this week having dropped all 10 regular season games this season, but yesterday would be different as they pulled off an exciting win over the Mt. Zion Lady Eagles at Heard County Middle School in the opening round. Haley Bennett led […]