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.
Lady Tiger Katie Pritchard, who will attend Gordon College in the fall, was recently named second team All-Area by the Gainesville Times.
Pritchard led Dawson County on offense with 11 goals for Head Coach Jed Lacey's team. Pritchard also recorded eight assists on the season.
Dawson County senior golfer Wesley Bearden was recently named Second Team All-Area by the Gainesville Times. Bearden scored a season average of 78 for the Tigers.
Bearden will continue his career at North Georgia College & State University next season.
Dawson County High School Head Soccer Coach Jed Lacey honored the 2011 boys soccer team at a banquet May 19 in Dawsonville.
The team finished the season with an overall record of 10-7.
The Dawson County High School boys and girls golf teams held end of the year banquets May 16.
Head Coach Van Samples congratulated his players on a fine season.
It was a festive and exciting time on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
The Dawson County High School football team held its annual spring game in hot and humid weather. The Dawson faithful didn't let the weather bother them as they enjoyed a day of games, rides, a car show and plenty of food.
East Hall High School picked up its first Region 7-AAA win in a hotly-contested game against Dawson County on Oct. 3, holding on for a 36-29 victory.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity football team defeated Union County, 19-0, on Oct. 2 to even their season record at 2-2.
The Dawson County High School varsity cross country team squared up against some tough competitions Oct. 2 at the Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park in Helen.
Even though the Dawson County offense moved the ball at times against West Hall Friday night in Tigers Stadium, Head Coach Jeff Lee's varsity football team still couldn't find the end zone.
Dawson County High School Head Cross Country Couch Coach Charles Beusse's teams traveled to Ellijay on Sept. 27 to participate in the Clear Creek Trail Invitational.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Clear Creek Trail Invitational recently in Ellijay.
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.