Region 8-AA could be the most difficult region overall for both boys and girls cross country in Georgia.
According to state rankings, as voted on by coaches, the region owns spots four through eight on the boys' side. North Oconee is fourth, East Jackson fifth, Dawson County is sixth, Jefferson holds down the number seven position, while Hart County is ranked eighth.
Playoff time is here for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity softball team.
Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's squad captured second place in Region 8A-AA with a 7-3 record and a 16-7 overall record.
This time the Tigers held a late lead and came away with a victory.
Prior to Friday night's 35-30 victory over Fannin County, the Tigers had lost two games, against Chestatee and Gilmer County, where leads were lost in the final minutes.
Dawson County High School junior varsity softball coach Nickie Rogers' team finished the 2011 season last week with an overall record of 3-7.
The Lady Tigers played the last game against Fannin County Sept. 27. Despite playing hard, the team lost 18-3.
It is time for football to heat up this week.
After a week off, Dawson County will open Region 8A-AA play with an away game in Blue Ridge Friday night. Getting off to a good start is imperative for Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers.
Martie Rogers pitched five strong innings in a 4-2 win over visiting East Hall last week.
Rogers kept the Lady Vikings hitters off balance all afternoon with a variety of pitches to shutdown a much improved East Hall team Sept. 19.
Madalyn Walters continued her winning ways with a first place finish at the Clash of Titans cross country meet at Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell on Saturday.
Walters covered the course in a time of 20:24.15 to easily defeat second place finisher Bailey Willett of Blessed Trinity, 20:43.46, and third place runner Olivia Pigg of North Oconee, 20:58.72.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in the fifth annual Eagle Run at East Jackson High on Sept. 17.
Cassidy Lecours led the Lady Tigers with a sixth place finish and a time of 24:37.06.
Maddy Walters won the girls varsity race at the 5th Annual Eagle Run at East Jackson High School Saturday.
Walters set a new course record with a time of 18:59:09 to finish 33-seconds ahead of second place finisher Taylor Long of West Hall. Hall competed the course in 19:32.83.
Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's varsity Lady Tigerx softball team is in for a tough week.
The week will decide which team will take control of Region 8A-AA North. Dawson will have home games Sept. 22 against Union County and Sept. 27 against Fannin County.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team was part of another thrilling football game Friday night at Chestatee High School in Gainesville.
Trailing 21-3 at halftime, the Tigers rallied to take a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter. However, Chestate scored with 1:55 left to take the 27-22 win.
Using a stingy defense and an opportune offense the Dawson County High School junior varsity Tigers football team defeated Pickens, 14-6, last Thursday in Tigers Stadium.
The Tigers remain undefeated at 3-0 this season.
The Jefferson High School Dragons used a 35-point second quarter to run away with a decisive 42-14 win against the Dawson County Tigers Friday night.
Jefferson moved to a perfect 3-0 while the Tigers, after winning the first game of the season against Pickens, dropped to 1-2. The team lost to Gilmer County in overtime last week.
The Dawson County High School cross country team ran at the University of Georgia Invitational meet Sept. 3 in Athens. The 5,000-meter race was held at the Equestrian Center.
Madalyn Walters ran a wonderful race. She finished in third place and earned National Elite status for the second time this season. Walters recorded a time of 19:19.93, just behind first place winner Morgan Ilse of Marist, 19:07.19, and second place finisher Sarah Bowles, 19:07.21, of Lakeside, Evans.
Two extra-inning wins were on tap for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity softball team last week. Head Coach Jimmy Pruett and his team picked up an important Region 8A-AA win over East Hall on Tuesday, 1-0, and on Wednesday they came from behind to defeat Pickens, 4-3.
Jenna Abbott had a great week, not only from the pitcher's mound, but with her bat as well.
The winning streak continues at 19 for Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's varsity Lady Tigers basketball team after picking up two Region 7-AAA wins last week over Lumpkin County, 77-29, and Fannin County, 83-43.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger basketball team picked up a huge Region 7-AAA win over Lumpkin County Jan. 6 by a 49-44 score before falling to Fannin County, 43-34 on Friday.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger wrestling team finished in fourth place at the Region 7-AAA Duals Tournament at West Hall High School in Oakwood on Saturday.
Dawson County High School Athletic Director Grady Turner confirmed on Wednesday that longtime football coach Jeff Lee will not be returning to lead the Tigers next season.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team defeated Franklin County in Carnesville by a 52-22 score on Dec. 19.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers' varsity basketball team ran its winning streak to 17 games following four wins over the last nine days.
Dawson County High School Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team played four games last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team finished in second place in the Osley B. Saunooke Tournament at Cherokee High School in North Carolina on Jan. 3.