It is the time of year when every football team has that renewed hope. Football coaches are trying to install their basic offenses and defenses. Players are vying for positions on the team for next season.
Rush Davenport participated in the Georgia Olympics on May 14 at Bryan-Keen Memorial Stadium in Jefferson. Davenport was the only athlete to qualify for the state meet from Head Coach Arron Haynes' boys track team.
The Dawson County High School girls' track team competed in the AA state championships last Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The Dawson County High School girls' golf team finished in seventh place at the AA state golf tournament on Monday. The Lady Tigers were paced by junior Rachel Dotson. She finished the 18-hole event with a 108.
Rush Davenport will compete in the state track meet this Friday and Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.
In their very first state golf tournament, the Dawson County boys golf team finished a respectable 10th place Tuesday at the Capital City Golf Club in Woodstock.
A threat of severe thunderstorms on Monday delayed the state golf tournament for the Dawson County boys and girls teams.
Head Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School girls' track team finished fourth in Region 8-AA last week.
The Lady Tigers soccer season has come to an end. Last Friday, the team played host to the North Oconee Lady Titans at Tiger Stadium. Despite a close first half, Dawson lost the game 3-0. The loss put an end to the team's state playoff hopes.
The Dawson County boys' soccer team was eliminated from the A/AA state playoffs by Athens Academy in Athens last Thursday by a 2-0 score. Both goals by Athens Academy came off of penalty kicks.
It was a frustrating day for the Dawson County Tiger baseball team.
Dawson County High School Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's baseball team knows what is at stake. In order for the Tigers to have a shot at the region playoffs they must win their last four games and hope some other region teams help out.
The state playoff bound Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer team finished its regular season with a 6-0 loss to Creekview on April 20.
Former Dawson County High School Tiger football player Chad Cunningham participated in Tennessee's spring football game on April 17.
Tiger freshman Jose Miranda scored the biggest goal of his young varsity soccer career last Tuesday against Riverside Military Academy.
Friday could be the biggest night of the season for the Dawson County Tigers as the play host to Region 7-AAA rival West Hall.
Senior pitcher Joy Lewis had an outstanding week as the Lady Tigers recorded 32 strikeouts while only surrendering one walk as Dawson County picked up three wins.
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 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.
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.
More than 30 girls participated in softball tryouts Friday at Jack Waldrip Field on the campus of Dawson County High School.