February 12, 2016

Lady Braves take care of business against Bremen

(Manchester, GA) -- Coach Helen Akins and the Lady Braves took care of business versus Bremen Thursday afternoon in the Region 5-AA semifinals to earn a chance to battle for the Region Championship tomorrow night. The Lady Braves led wire to wire over the Blue Devils winning by a final margin of 47-33. Senior Madison Whitehead had another outstanding … [Read more...]

Brave season ends with OT loss to Panthers

(Bowdon, GA) -- The basketball season came to an abrupt end for the boy's varsity basketball team Tuesday night in a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Chattahoochee County Panthers at the Region 5-AA basketball tournament in Bowdon. The Braves fell 56-54 to the Panthers in a game that saw several ties and lead changes during the second half. It was a … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/09/16)

(Franklin) — Each week HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email editor@heardcitizen.com … [Read more...]

HHS Athletic Department seeks Silent Auction Sponsors

(Franklin) -- We are currently seeking sponsors for the 8th Annual Heard County Athletics Silent Auction. The event is scheduled for April 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Heard County High School. The event includes a wonderful meal and many prizes are given away including a total of $5,000.00 dollars in cash. Tickets are $50.00 each and may be purchased from any … [Read more...]

Senior Brave grapplers earn spots in the big dance

(Bremen, GA) -- Head coach Kyle Yates and six Brave varsity wrestlers headed to the Bremen Sports Complex Saturday morning hoping for a strong showing at the very competitive Class AA sectional meet. The four seniors and two surprising freshman needed a top four finish at the meet to qualify for the most attended and perhaps most exciting GHSA event of the … [Read more...]

Braves sweep Blue Devils in regular season finales

(Bremen, GA) -- The Braves varsity basketball teams both ended the regular season with wins Friday night with each coming in very different ways. The Lady Braves fended off a fierce late comeback by the Lady Blue Devils to win 47-44 and clinch the No. 2 seed in Region 5-AA while the Braves routed the Blue Devils 71-58 fueled by a strong performance off the … [Read more...]

National Signing Day: Four Braves sign to play at the next level

(Franklin) — Four senior Heard County Brave football players signed letters of intent to play football at the next level Wednesday morning at Heard High School on National Signing Day. Offensive lineman Jacob Bishop and wide receiver Chandler Polk each signed with the in-state Berry College Vikings. Berry College, located just north of Rome has the world’s … [Read more...]

Will Hall announces 2016 UWG football recruiting class

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) -- Wednesday was a good day for the University of West Georgia football program, as the Wolves inked 20 new players on National Signing Day. Of those, 17 are high schoolers from the state of Georgia and three are local standouts along with two who are joining the Wolves from the junior college ranks. Head coach Will Hall was … [Read more...]

Balanced attack leads Lady Braves over Bowdon

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Lady Braves used a balanced offensive attack to down the Bowdon Red Devilettes 57-32 on the road Tuesday night. Coach Helen Akins' squad led almost wire-to-wire building a nine-point lead at the half before pulling away late for the 25-point victory. It was the customary team effort for the girls with six different players scoring … [Read more...]

Lasseter named Region 5-AA Athletic Director of the Year

(Franklin) -- Heard County High School Athletic Director Shane Lasseter was named by his peers last week as the Region 5-AA Athletic Director of the Year for his tireless efforts in leading the athletic programs at Heard High School. Lasseter is a native and graduate of Heard County High School (Class of 2000), and he received his bachelor's degree from the … [Read more...]