It was a banner day for the Dawson County cross country team last Saturday in Commerce. Under rainy skies and soggy conditions, Madelyn Walters and her Lady Tiger teammates captured first place at the Eagle Run held at East Jackson High School.
About the only thing it didn't do last Friday night was rain. The much anticipated weather system moving through the Southeast didn't hit Tiger Stadium as Dawson matched up with Region 8-AA foe Fannin County.
Bouncing back from a 9-1 drubbing by No. 2-ranked North Oconee (16-1-1) last Thursday in a Region 8-AA game, the Dawson County Lady Tiger softball team went 4-1-1 in the Adairsville Tiger Classic last weekend.
Dawson County Senior Madison Caldwell went into Monday's state championship golf match with nerves of steel, an unmatched mental focus and a drive to achieve the goal she set for herself four years ago.
The first round of state for the Dawson County Tiger men's soccer team was a defensive battle with Jackson County. Coach Jed Lacey's team prevailed in the second half taking a 2-1 victory and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.