While most school children are trying to find ways to occupy their time during the summer, athletes at Dawson County High School are busy trying to improve themselves.
Former Tiger baseball player Kasey Wilson held a summer baseball camp this past Monday and Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Dawson County Parks and Recreation department will host two all-star tournaments this weekend.
Christine Parker was named first team All-Area track by the Gainesville Times earlier this month. Parker claimed the Region 8-AA title in the 3200 meters for the Lady Tigers during her senior season.
The Dawsonville Racers swim team captured 26 first place ribbons in a home meet held June 6 at Veteran's Memorial Park. The team also took second place in over 25 events to cap off a well-run meet by Head Coach Stephanie Morgan.
The Dawsonville Racer swim team held a home tri-meet last Saturday, June 13 at the Veterans Memorial Park swimming pool.
Nearly 25 Dawson County youngsters, ages 4-16, attended the British Soccer Camp at Rock Creek Sports Complex last week. The sessions were held from 9 a.m. until noon, each day on the soccer fields.
Former Lady Tiger Katie Lebel received the "Top Newcomer" award at the University of Redlands recently.
Dawson County Tiger junior shortstop Chase Gilreath was recently named to the Gainesville Times All-Area team as an honorable mention.
Former Dawson County baseball standout, Kasey Wilson, will host a camp for boys ages 8-12 June 22 and 23. The camp will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, Hwy. 9 North, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily.
Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee conducted a speed and agility camp last week at Pickens County High School in Jasper.
More than 40 young ladies attended a basketball fundamental camp held last week at Rock Creek Sports Complex.
Dawson County placed three players on the All-Area Girls' Soccer Team announced last week by the Gainesville Times.
Atlanta Junior Golf will host a tournament at Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville Tuesday, July 7.
Dawson County High School Senior Charley Whitmire was named to the first team All-Area girls' golf team by the Gainesville Times last week.
The Dawson County Middle School football team mounted an impressive 48-26 win over Pickens Middle School Thursday and is now 3-0 on the season.
In the third meet of the season, the Dawson County High School boys cross country team ran to a first place finish at Wesleyan in Norcross on Saturday.
The Dawson County Tigers dropped their second football game of the season Friday against Gilmer County at home.
Fatigue seemed to set in for the Dawson County High School varsity softball team.
After Thursday's 26-22 scrimmage game win over Chestatee Middle School, it looks like Coach Benjy Edwards' team is ready for the season to begin.
After seven games the Lady Tigers softball team remains undefeated.
Friday night was the final tune-up for the Dawson County High School football team, but the game with North Hall at Tigers Stadium didn't go exactly as Head Coach Jeff Lee had planned.
Dawson County High School's cross country season kicks off Saturday at Chestatee High School.
Coach Jeff Compton got a great look at his Dawson County Middle School softball team last Friday.
Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire.
Trailing by 21 as half time neared, the Dawson County Tigers mounted a comeback but fell short against Westminster to start off the preseason during a scrimmage Friday night.
Lady Tiger Heather Brady went 2-for-2 at the plate but it wasn't enough as Dawson County fell, 9-1, to Union County last Wednesday, Aug. 6 in Blairsville.
It was a long but rewarding day for the Dawson County varsity softball team Saturday as the Lady Tigers battled the summer before coming away with a 3-0 record and a championship at the Lanier Point Tournament.
The Dawson County Tigers may have the fastest and most aggressive defense the school has seen in years.
Head Dawson County High School cross country coach Charles Beusse was invited to attend the Nike Smoky Running Camp recently held at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.