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 Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon.
It's been a history-making season for the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers.
Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base Thursday afternoon.
Head Coach Jeff Lee's varsity Tigers football team can't seem to catch a break. Dawson County scored what looked to be the winning touchdown with 31 seconds to play at Banks County last Friday, just to see an official throw a flag for holding.
The state-ranked Dawson County High School cross country teams competed in the Region 7-AAA meet yesterday at Banks County High School.
DAWSONVILLE-Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers' varsity softball game Thursday may go down as the most thrilling ever played at Jack Waldrip Field.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team lost a heartbreaker in the final minutes of Friday night's game against Fannin County.
The Dawson County High School Competition Cheerleaders are on a roll.
For the first time in school history the Dawson County softball team has captured a region title.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity football team suffered a 22-14 defeat to White County last week in Cleveland.
The team walked hand-in-hand as they entered Ed Bryant Field in Carnesville last Friday night.
In the fourth annual Bob Roller Invitational Cross Country meet Oct. 7 at East Jackson High School in Commerce the boys and girls junior varsity teams both finished in fifth place.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys and girls cross country teams both finished in third place at the fourth annual Bob Roller Invitational at East Jackson High School Oct. 7.
Dawson County High School Head Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers team will enter the Region 7-AAA tournament as the No. 2 seed. Dawson County will play the winner of the Banks County and Franklin County game at 1 p.m. today.