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.
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.
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.
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