It was a classic battle between two county rivals last Saturday evening at Tiger Stadium. Anytime Dawson County and Riverview middle schools play the outcome usually comes down to the fourth quarter.
The Riverview Lady Eagle softball team is playing great. Jeff Compton's team is currently 2-1 on the season.
Both of the county's middle schools will open their football season this Saturday, against each other. To top it off, the teams will play at Tiger Stadium on the campus of Dawson County High School.
The Dawson County Middle School softball team just can't catch a break with the weather. On Friday, the Lady Tigers played host to Union County. Trailing just 3-2 in the third inning lightning was detected in the area and players were removed from the playing field.
Both middle school football teams, Riverview and Dawson County, will play in a preseason scrimmage at Pickens County Middle School in Jasper on Thursday. Each team will play two 30-minute games.
Head Coach Karen Spencer will begin her third year as head coach of the Dawson County Middle School softball team. Spencer conducted tryouts last week at Veterans Memorial Park. Over 30 girls participated in tryouts with only 11 players making the team.
Head Coach Thomy Edwards and the Dawson County Middle School Tigers have been busy preparing for the upcoming 2010 season. The team has been working out all summer to get ready for the upcoming campaign.
Riverview Middle School hosted a passing camp July 20 with two other schools, White County and Riverwatch.
The 2010 edition of Dawson County Middle School football opened practice for quarterbacks, receivers and running backs last week at the school.
The Riverview Middle School Eagle football team is busily preparing for the upcoming 2010 campaign. Head Coach Mark Thomason's team participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes passing camp at North Hall Middle School last Wednesday.
Riverview Middle School held its spring football scrimmage May 20. The event was a first for Riverview, as it had never held a spring game before.
Riverview Middle School will finish up its spring football practice with a Royal and White scrimmage game at 5:30 p.m. May 20 at the school.
The Riverview Middle School girls' soccer team was recently named Mountain League Champions. Head Coach John Lundy's squad defeated Dawson County Middle School 2-0 to take the championship trophy.
The Dawson County Middle School boy's soccer team finished the season with a 2-2 tie against Jasper Middle School on March 29.
The Dawson County Middle School Tiger soccer team is hoping for a much improved squad this season, according to Head Coach Frank Brown.
In what is being billed as both a cost-saving and competitive measure, Dawson County and Riverview middle schools will combine their football, softball and wrestling programs, as well as their football cheerleading squads.
The school year was a great one for sports teams from both Riverview and Dawson County middle schools.
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