March 3, 2015

No. 6 West Georgia Tech Falls To Prince George’s 66-58 In District Finals

Golden Knight Keonna Harris #32. (Courtesy of WGTC SID)

(Largo, MD) -- No. 6 West Georgia Tech saw its season end in the NJCAA D-III District G Championship, with a 66-58 loss to Prince George’s Community College Saturday afternoon in Largo, Md. Prince George’s earned one of the coveted eight spots in the NJCAA D-III National Tournament, while the Golden Knights finished its campaign with a 19-9 record. WGTC … [Read more...]

14 Braves place in State Runner-Up Finish

Brave State Placers with Coach Rich Fendley

(Louisville, GA) -- Around 40 Heard High School weightlifters made the long trip to Jefferson County High School in Louisville, GA over the weekend and walked away with a runner-up finish in Class AA at the GACA (Georgia Athletic Coaches Association) State Weightlifting meet. The second place finish marked an impressive top-two finish for the fourth … [Read more...]

HHS Lifters Bound for State

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(Louisville, GA) -- The Heard High school weightlifting team is headed for Louisville, GA Friday afternoon hoping to become three-peat champions at the GACA State Weightlifting meet which takes place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 30 lifters will be on the Braves rosters in weight classes ranging from 140 and under to 246 and up. One significant change at this … [Read more...]

March Madness in February for WGTC Women

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(Carrollton, GA) -- One year after reaching the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Division III National Championship Tournament for the first time in school history – the No. 6 West Georgia Tech Golden Knights are aiming for a repeat trip. To get to the elite tournament, which has just an eight-team field, the Golden Knights … [Read more...]

No. 6 West Georgia Tech Wins GCAA D-III Women’s Tournament Championship

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(Oxford, GA) -- No. 6 West Georgia Tech won its second-consecutive Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association – Region 17 Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship with an 82-23 victory over Southern Crescent Technical College in the tournament championship game on Sunday. The Golden Knights earned a spot in the District G play-in game next … [Read more...]

Winston named to GCAA All-Region Team

Martez Winston

(Carrollton, GA) -- Former Heard High Brave Martez Winston was named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association All-Region Second Team this week as a member of the West Georgia Tech Knights basketball team. Winston was a 2011 graduate and stand-out player for the Braves basketball team. After leading his team to an 18-8 overall record, a conference … [Read more...]

West Georgia Tech Men and Women Aim for Conference Championships

Golden Knight Head

(Carrollton, GA) -- The postseason has arrived for the West Georgia Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams, as both squads prepare to head to Oxford College of Emory University for this weekend’s Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association – Region 17 conference tournament in Oxford, Ga. The West Georgia Tech men are seeded No. 3 and will take on No. 2-seed … [Read more...]

Lions Topple Lady Braves

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(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 fighting back in the second and fourth … [Read more...]

Portwood’s Walk-off Grand Slam Lifts West Georgia Tech Softball

Layken Adkins

(Carrollton, GA) -- Brittany Portwood hit a walk-off grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the West Georgia Tech softball team a thrilling come-from-behind 7-6 win in game one of a doubleheader against Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College Saturday afternoon in Carrollton. The Golden Knights cruised to a 7-2 win in the … [Read more...]

Historical Run in Macon

Coach Kyle Yates and Matt Brown (Photo: Yolonda Shelnutt)

(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 8,000 people at the … [Read more...]