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 High School varsity wrestling team picked up two wins Dec. 9 at East Jackson.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team improved to a perfect 7-0 record with wins over East Hall, 52-49, Union County, 41-37, and Pickens County, 71-40 last week.
Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team continues to play hard but the basketball just doesn't seem to be bouncing their way.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team captured the 2014 Mountain League Dual Championship on Saturday. The Tigers, under head coach Thomy Edwards and assistant Christopher Doerrer, went 3-0 in the tournament to bring home a first place trophy.
The Dawson County High School freshman boys' basketball team continued its winning ways with a 30-22 win over Pickens County High School Dec. 13 in Dawsonville.
Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers remain undefeated, 4-0, following an impressive offensive display in a 73-50 win over visiting Rabun County Dec. 2.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team continues to struggle with a youthful squad.
Coach Mark Thomason's Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Jasper Middle School, 49-28, in Jasper Dec. 1.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Jasper Middle School Dec. 4. The team lost by a score of 28-25.
Campbell Reed led the Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team to a 34-28 win over Jasper Dec. 1.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team is currently 1-1 on the young season.
The Dawson County High School freshmen boys' team is currently 2-0 after picking up wins over Pickens County, 38-36 on Nov. 18 and Chestatee, 33-26, on Dec. 1.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team hosted a tri-match with East Hall and a very strong Oconee County team Nov. 25.
Eight of nine Dawson County varsity girls basketball players scored in last week's 59-48 win at Union County.
The Dawson County High School Varsity Tigers basketball team battled for two quarters but couldn't hang on to the 32-31 halftime lead at Union County Nov. 25. The Tigers dropped a 76-54 decision to the Panthers.