October 22, 2014

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/22/14): Championship Edition

The Heard County Middle School Band perform during last week's semi-final win over Villa Rica

(Franklin) -- This is it, the game that we have been working for since early June. Many people just look at middle school football and don’t really realize the time and effort that is put into it by both the players and coaches. We practiced two hours a day three days a week during June and July to help prepare us for the season. Then regular practice began … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Bowling Competition

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HEARD COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDOOR WINTER GAMES LOCAL BOWLING COMPETITION AT Junction Lanes in Newnan Tuesday, Nov. 11th 9:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Opening Ceremonies starts at 9:45 and competition begins at 10:00 a.m. Parents, please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to be a chaperone for this event. … [Read more...]

Braves surge past Blue Devils

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(Manchester, GA) -- After a much needed bye last week, the Brave Nation traveled south to Manchester Friday night and used a strong second half to defeat the Blue Devils 35-20 in a game that featured the return of Duranta Dunson from a broken collarbone injury that happened in week two of the season. The star senior tailback did not start the game instead … [Read more...]

HCMS Rolls Past Villa Rica 28-6

WR Kayo Bradfield battles for the football with a Wildcat defender during Thursday's 28-6 win over Villa Rica at HCMS

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle Braves extended their division winning streak to 11 games Thursday with a 28-6 win over the visiting Villa Rica Wildcats in the semi-finals of the West Georgia Athletic Conference Division Championships. The win earned the Middle Braves a chance at back-to-back titles and will mark their fourth consecutive appearance in … [Read more...]

Lady Braves trounce Bears en route to Sweet 16

Jordan Watson allowed only on hit to the Golden Bears in 11 innings Wednesday as the Lady Braves advanced to the Sweet 16

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves flexed some top-seeded muscle at HHS Wednesday afternoon sweeping their way into the Sweet 16 of the GHSA State Playoffs with two dominant shutouts over the visiting Golden Bears of Holy Innocents, a private Region 6-AA high school from Atlanta. Junior pitcher Jordan Watson pitched a no-hitter in an 8-0 win in game one (six … [Read more...]

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/15/14)

Pictured above are the medal winners for last week's cross-country conference finals: Tori Caldwell (7th), Donta Dunson (5th), and Lily Langley (4th)

(Franklin) -- As we are winding down our respective seasons, I am excited in the directions that our various athletic programs are going. There are many times when people look at wins and losses as how success is measured. When coaching middle school, we take pride in the amount of games won, however, we are also trying to instill a work ethic that will … [Read more...]

Heard County Lineman Commits to Marshall University

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(Huntington, WV) -- Heard County Braves offensive lineman Levi Brown committed to play his collegiate football at Marshall University after visiting the school over the weekend. Brown was offered by the Division I school during the spring and finalized his decision after attending the Thundering Herd's 49-24 romp over Middle Tennessee State … [Read more...]

Lady Braves score elusive Region 5-AA Championship

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(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves traveled to Bremen Saturday with a lot to prove at the Region 5-AA Championship softball tournament after failing to capture the trophy the past two seasons despite very strong third place finishes at the state tournament in Columbus. At the end of the night, senior Cali Harrod and the rest of the team had a lot to celebrate … [Read more...]

HCMS Braves top Rebels in Overtime Thriller

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(Franklin) -- A huge crowd gathered Thursday at Heard County Middle School for eighth grade recognition day and were treated to arguably the most exciting football game in middle school history as the Middle Braves knocked off the Haralson County Rebels 44-42 in overtime. The Braves opened up the game with an onside kick and recovered it at the 50 yard line … [Read more...]

Lady Braves aim for Region 5-AA Crown

The Lady Braves underclasssmen sang the National Anthem at last Thursday's Senior Night game per the request of the only Senior on the roster, Cali Harrod.

(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves travel Saturday to Bremen High School for the very important Region 5-AA softball tournament which will determine the final seedings for the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs which begin next week. The squad will be looking to regroup after a difficult 1-0 senior night loss to Bremen last Thursday at home. The game not only cost … [Read more...]