April 8, 2020

Makayla Red takes next step in Panther career

Article written by Trevor Wenners, Assistant Director of Sports Information at Lagrange College (Lagrange, GA) -- Makayla Red loves the art of competing. The second-year player on the LaGrange College women's tennis team has a friendly personality, but when it comes to being in between the lines, she has an intense competitive spirit. Red is off to a … [Read more...]

Tray Owens twirls 11-K gem at Alford Field

(Franklin, GA) -- Tray Owens was masterful on the mound Monday afternoon at Alford Field where the Braves knocked off the Lamar County Trojans 4-0 in game one of the 2020 Region 5-AA schedule. Owens put together some stellar numbers in his complete game performance as he allowed just three hits and one walk. The senior hurler struck out 11 Trojan hitters … [Read more...]

Braves earn ‘Diamond Day’ sweep over Red Devils, Bulldogs

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves varsity baseball team had a big day Saturday as they notched wins over the Ranburne Bulldogs and the Bowdon Red Devils on 'Diamond Day' at W.C. Roop Field at Bowdon High. The wins came at a great time as the squad was looking for some momentum with the important Region 5-AA slate of games kicking off with a three-game series … [Read more...]

Upcoming changes at The Heard Citizen

(Franklin, GA) -- My name is Russ Massa and I am currently the publisher, editor, reporter, moderator, social media publicist, janitor, secretary, and treasurer here at The Heard Citizen. For those unfamiliar with my story, I started this online Heard County news site in August of 2011. At the time, my hopes were high and while I hoped to bring lots of … [Read more...]

Braves top Handley in extra innings

(Roanoke, AL) -- The Braves varsity baseball team defeated the Handley Tigers 3-2 in extra innings Thursday for a big non-region win on the road. The Braves held a 2-0 lead entering the bottom half of the seventh inning before the Tigers would push two across to tie it up at 2-2 and force another frame. The Braves responded quickly with the game-winning … [Read more...]

Braves dominate Tigers to open tennis season at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Brave varsity tennis teams started the season in exciting fashion with dominant season-opening Region 5-AA wins over Temple at HCHS Tuesday afternoon. Leading the way was the boys squad who earned wins in all five matches for the 5-0 shutout. No. 1 singles player Andrew King took his match by a final score of 8-4. No. … [Read more...]

Former Brave named head football coach at Union Grove

(Franklin, GA) -- A former Heard County Brave was recently hired as the next head football coach at Union Grove High School in McDonough, GA. Casey Smith, a 1996 graduate of HCHS, will take over the Class AAAAA Wolverine program following an extensive career as an assistant coach at several area schools. Smith has been coaching since the year 2000 when … [Read more...]

Walk-off base hit from sizzling Marsh leads Braves past Coosa

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard High Braves managed to avoid the rainfall long enough to sneak a game in at Alford Field Wednesday and it turned out to be a good game for the home team. The Braves trailed by 6-2 after three innings of play before before battling back to take an 8-6 lead with three runs each in both the bottom of the fourth and bottom of the … [Read more...]

Braves split ‘Diamond Day’ openers at Alford Field

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves took the field Friday for its regular season home baseball openers during 'Diamond Day' -- a round-robin of games featuring the Braves, the Model Blue Devils, and the Bowdon Red Devils. The Braves won the season opener over Model 7-1 in the first game Friday afternoon led a strong performance from senior Tray … [Read more...]

Denney earns second state medal in Macon

(Macon, GA) – Senior Heard County Brave wrestler Wyn Denney closed out a stellar senior season by earning a 5th place medal in the 170-pound division at the 2020 GHSA Class AA State Finals in Macon Saturday. One of the biggest Georgia High School events of the year featured wrestlers from all seven classifications competing over three long days at the … [Read more...]