Madalyn Walters captured first place at the Northeast Georgia Championships Aug. 27 at Athens Christian High.
Walters posted a National Elite time of 19:42.38 to take the title ahead of second place finisher Amanda Cope from Winder-Barrow.
The Lady Tiger softball team has opened the season with a spectacular 6-1 start after defeating Lumpkin County 2-1 Aug. 17 in Dahlonega.
Dawson scored its runs in the fourth and fifth innings to secure the win.
High school football will start for most teams in the state Friday night. It will be a chance for players and coaches to see how far they have come after all the weight training, agilities, passing camps and conditioning over the summer.
The time is now for the Dawson County football team. The Tigers open the season with a showdown against neighboring Pickens County High School on Friday night at a renovated Tiger Stadium.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team dropped a 6-3 decision to Lumpkin County Aug. 17.
Following the loss, Dawson County is currently 0-2 on the year.
It was a festive atmosphere at Lanier Point Softball Complex in Gainesville. There was a huge crowd on hand to see local teams open the 2011 softball season.
Teams from all over the area competed Aug. 13 in the 10th Annual Lanier Point Invitational.
Opening of softball season is a special time for middle school sports in Dawson County. Aug. 9 saw the first game of the season for both Dawson County and Riverview middle schools.
Playing on a new field at Dawson County Middle School, the Riverview Lady Eagles spoiled the opener for Dawson County and came away with an 18-12 win.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team opened the 2011 season with a 12-0 loss at North Forsyth on Aug. 11.
"We got a chance to take a good look at all the players," Head Coach Nickie Rogers said. "Everybody got in the game against a really good team in North Forsyth."
Last week's scrimmage against Greater Atlanta Christian School was not the kind of start Head Coach Jeff Lee hoped for at the newly renovated Tiger Stadium.
On the first play from scrimmage, the visiting Spartans ran a toss sweep on the Dawson County defense. Eighty yards and eight seconds later, DaSean Daniels from GACS was in the end zone.
The sound of a softball hitting a mitt and the sharp metallic noise that a bat makes when it connects just right are starting to be heard again at Dawson County High School. Yes, softball season is almost here and for the Dawson County Lady Tigers games will begin soon.
With the annual preseason scrimmage this week, the Dawson County Tiger football team prepared with an inter-squad scrimmage game Saturday.
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."
The 29th annual Amicalola Classic wrestling tournament was a huge success.
Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team continued its winning ways during the Christmas holidays.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team played in two Christmas tournaments during the last two weeks.
Fourteen Dawson County Tiger football players were named to the Region 7-AAA football team. Players were selected by head coaches throughout the region.
Three Dawson County High School varsity softball players were named to the Class AAA All-State team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team continues to roll. The team picked up three big wins last week. Two of those victories were over Region 7-AAA opponents Banks County, 64-47, and Franklin County, 84-50.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team broke its eight-game losing streak with a 59-40 win over Murray County Saturday night at the Mistletoe Madness Christmas tournament at North Murray High School in Chatsworth.
Dawson County High School Junior Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach Anne Hyams' team improved their record to 3-2 with a 50-27 win over Banks County last week in Dawsonville.
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.