While the weather was cool for the Lady Tigers varsity soccer game on Wednesday, the action on the field was anything but.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer program is currently ranked No. 6 in Class AAA. The ranking is the highest ever held by the boys' program according to head coach Jed Lacey.
Last year's Cinderella team had their hearts broken in the first round of the state playoffs this season. Head Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team saw its season come to an end at Woodward Academy Feb. 20 by a 51-39 score.
The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team started its season Thursday with a 9-2 loss against Forsyth Central. Despite the loss, according to coaches this year could be a banner year for the Tigers. The team moved up a classification to Region 7-AAA and will play the likes of Buford, North Hall, West Hall and White County.
Sophomore Tiger wrestler Gavin Brown captured a second place finish Saturday during the State Traditional Wrestling Tournament in Macon. Brown (182-pounds) lost in the finals to Chip Ness from Buford High School.
The Lady Tigers basketball team is headed to the state tournament. Head coach Steve Sweat's team finished the season as the Region 7-AAA runners-up. With the second place region finish, Dawson County was able to host the first round of the state tournament. The game will be played at 6 p.m. tonight against Blessed Trinity. Results were not available as of the posting of this story.
The Dawson County boys basketball team couldn't find a worse time to be in a slump. The Tigers have currently lost five of the team's last six games, which is something that hasn't happened often in head coach Thad Burgess' tenure.
The Riverview Middle School girls' soccer team opened the season with a 4-0 shutout over Pickens Middle at home on Friday. "After a slow start, the girls started to really mesh and work together well," said head coach John Lundy.
The Dawson County Middle School girls' soccer team won its first match of the season last week. The team defeated Fannin County, 8-1, Friday afternoon.
The No. 8 ranked in Class AAA Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team recorded a 4-0 win over Rabun County on Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County jumped out fast and scored a goal off the foot of Josh Lund only four minutes into the game. Jose Miranda recorded the assist.
Gavin Brown, Evan Kells and Keaton Toal will represent the Dawson County wrestling team at the State Traditionals in Macon this weekend. The tournament will be held this weekend at the Macon Centreplex.
Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team is headed in the right direction coming into the Region 7-AAA tournament this week. The Lady Tigers, coached by Steve Sweat, won their final two regular season games. The team defeated North Hall, 66-61, on Feb. 5, and finished the regular season with a decisive 70-32 win in Oakwood against West Hall on Feb. 8.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team is on a three game losing streak. The three consecutive losses are a first since February of 2011. Almost two years to the day, Dawson County has now lost games to Buford, North Hall and West Hall.
Dawson County Middle School's seventh-grade girls basketball team captured the North Georgia Mountain League championship last week with a 24-18 win over Fannin County. The Lady Tigers qualified for the championship game with a 32-7 win Feb. 1 over Jasper.
Senior Jade Perry led the Lady Tiger varsity soccer team to a dominating 3-0 win over Johnson last Thursday in an exhibition match in Dawsonville. Perry scored to put Dawson County ahead with 37:26 remaining in the second half after a scoreless first half. Taylor Bennett recorded an assist on the play.
Two golfers will compete in the Class AAA State Championship for Dawson County on Monday.
Two Dawson County High School track athletes participated in the class AAA state meet last week in Albany.
Kickoff is more than three months away, but preparation for the season is in full tilt at Dawson County High School.
The school year was a great one for sports teams from both Riverview and Dawson County middle schools.
The Dawson County High School boys and girls track teams competed at the State Class AAA Sectionals meet at SE Bulloch High School on Saturday.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tiger soccer team secured a No. 2 seeding, despite dropping its last two regular season games. The team will play its first round state playoff game at home against Woodward Academy on Thursday.
Madison Caldwell captured the individual title at the Region 7-AAA golf tournament last week at Scales Golf Course in Homer.
It was a roller coaster week for the Dawson County varsity boys soccer team.
The Dawson County High School Tiger golf team competed in the Region 7-AAA tournament last week at Mossy Creek Golf Course in Cleveland. Head Coach Wes Greer's team picked up a fourth place finish.
Dawson County High School hosted the Region 7-AAA boys and girls track meet last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls soccer team improved its record to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in Region 7-AAA play with two wins last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team outscored its two opponents 19-1 last week to improve its overall record to 12-2. More importantly, the team is 4-1 in region 7-AAA play.
Dawson County High School varsity baseball coach Jimmy Pruett breathed a sigh of relief after Saturday's final out against Banks County. His Tigers broke a five game losing streak, by beating the Leopards, 14-0.
The Class AAA No. 4 ranked Lady Tiger soccer team picked up two big wins last week. Dawson County defeated Lakeview Academy, 7-0, on April 10, and followed with a big 5-0 Region 7-AAA win over East Hall on Friday.
Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer coach Jed Lacey's team played two nail biters last week. The Tigers defeated Lakeview Academy, 3-2, on a goal with only four seconds remaining in the match and lost to East Hall, 1-0, after two overtimes and 11 rounds of penalty kicks.