Football is back. Despite the hot and humid days of July and August, head coach Jeff Lee and his 70-plus football players began practice at midnight Monday.
The excitement was in the air as the Tigers football coaches ran the players through conditioning and drills early Monday morning.
Summer break is coming to a close for Dawson County High School students, but the school's cross country program has yet to take a break. Both the boys and girls teams have used the summer months to prepare for the upcoming season beginning this month.
Runners have trained at least two days a week to prepare themselves for the 3.1 miles they must run in each meet.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers softball team will hold tryouts from 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 1.
Tryouts will be held for all girls interested in playing either junior varsity or varsity softball at the school.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams will play a game at Philips Arena during the upcoming season.
Both teams will play Towns County before the Hawks game at a date to be determined once the National Basketball Association schedule is released in August.
As July heats up so does preparation for the upcoming 2011 Dawson County High School football season.
The Tigers started training last week after a week off during the GHSA state imposed "dead week."
All sports activities came to a standstill last week.
There was no bouncing of balls in the gym, no weight lifting, no 3-mile runs, no conditioning of any kind, as the Georgia High School Association's "dead week" was honored by schools throughout the state.
Practices for the Dawson County High School cross country teams recently resumed following the Fourth of July break.
Head Coach Brian DeRose is busy preparing his team for the upcoming season.
A busy summer of basketball came to an end last week when the Dawson County High School Tigers finished playing in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team camp at Fellowship Christian High School in Roswell.
A very tired Thad Burgess, head boys basketball coach, was pleased with the effort and hard work his team put in this summer.
The Dawson County High School Cross Country Team is busy conditioning for the upcoming season.
The team has been practicing since June 14 at Tiger Stadium. Practices usually begin around 6:30 p.m.
Dawson County High School Head Basketball Coach Thad Burgess' boys' basketball team just completed a camp at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.
The Tigers came away with an impressive 6-1 record at the camp.
Two Dawson County High School baseball players were named honorable mention All-Area by the Gainesville Times last week. Seniors Jacob Anglin and Kaleb Holbrook were named to the team that is loaded with college-bound seniors.
Joining Anglin, at second base, on the team are Whit Bowen of North Hall, Drew Carson of Jefferson and Jonathan Woodring of East Hall.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tiger basketball team participated in a camp for the second week in a row at Pickens County High School in Jasper last Monday through Wednesday.
Head Coach Steve Sweat and his team played a very competitive schedule against some of the top teams in the state.
Head Coach Jeff Lee has been pleased with the turnout for summer football conditioning so far this summer.
Lee said that more than 70 players have shown up during the first two weeks of the conditioning program.
Dawson County High School Tiger soccer player Jose Miranda was named first team All-Area by the Gainesville Times last week.
Miranda set a school record with 21 assists this past season for his 10-7 Dawson County team.
Two Dawson County Lady Tiger golfers were recently named honorable mention All-Area by the Gainesville Times. Winning the honor were senior Rachel Dotson and junior Tayler Hasbrouck.
Joining Dotson and Hasbrouck on the honorable mention team were: Ashley Blackburn, Habersham Central; Veronika Brooks, Habersham Central; and Olivia Davis, West Hall.
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.
Dawson County High School senior Anela Melton on Monday signed a soccer scholarship with Brenau University.
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.
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.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team upped its record to 2-0 with a thrilling 39-37 win at Union County Nov. 25.
The Lady Tigers opened the 2014 season with two big road wins last week.
With virtually a new squad, the Dawson County Tigers varsity basketball team pulled off a double overtime win at Pickens County on Nov. 18.