It was a tough opening week for the Dawson County Middle School softball team.
The Lady Tigers dropped a 15-0 decision to Clear Creek on Tuesday and fell 14-0 to Jasper Middle on Friday.
Dawson County Middle School football traveled to Jasper Middle School for a preseason jamboree against Jasper and Fannin County middle schools last week.
Coach Thomy Edwards and his staff got a chance to see his team in action against a different opponent during the Aug. 16 action.
Last Thursday was hot and humid but that didn't stop the Riverview Middle School softball team from holding tryouts for the upcoming season.
More than 15 girls braved the weather to give it their best for head coach Jeff Compton.
Riverview Middle School began football practice under first year head coach Benji Edwards last week.
Edwards had been an assistant coach for 4 years before taking the head position this spring.
The Dawson County Middle School football team has been using early morning practices to prepare for the 2012 season.
The Tigers have been starting at 6:30 a.m. in order to beat the heat.
Head coach Jessie Crane's Dawson County Middle School softball team attended a fundamental camp at Dawson County High School last week.
The camp instructors were varsity coaches Jimmy Pruett, Nickie Rogers and Mark Ragsdale.
It took almost 57 minutes before the game was decided in the Mountain League Soccer championship game between Riverview and crosstown rival Dawson County last Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles were awarded a hand ball penalty and capitalized when full back Tina Libao blasted a shot past the Lady Tiger goalie to score the lone goal of the game.
The Riverview Middle School boys soccer team lost an exciting 2-1 decision to Clear Creek Middle School in the Mountain League Championship last Thursday at home.
Coach Phil Branson's team scored first in the game.
The Riverview Middle School girls soccer team ran its record to 4-0-2 with a tie against Pickens Middle, 0-0, on and a big win over Clear Creek, 5-0, last week.
The March 5 game was a hard fought battle against a very determined Pickens team.
The Riverview Middle School girls soccer team defeated Jasper Middle School 9-0 last week in Dawsonville.
"This was the best passing game we have had this year," said head coach John Lundy. "The girls really worked together, which allowed seven different players to score."
Anytime Riverview and Dawson County middle schools match up in any sporting event, spectators know that it will be a hard fought battle.
Such was the case Feb. 23 when the girls soccer teams from both schools met at Dawson County Middle for the annual showdown.
The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle's soccer team defeated Clear Creek, 6-0, last week.
With the win the team has won 22-straight games, more than any other team, in any sport, in Dawson County history.
The eighth grade Riverview Lady Eagles defeated Jasper Middle School, 31-27, last week.
Tabitha Morrison led all scorers in the Jan. 24 game with 13 points.
Head coach Jonathan Tinsley's eighth grade boys basketball team at Dawson County Middle lost a close 41-35 match-up against Fannin County last week at home.
The Jan. 19 game was close throughout with the visiting Rebels.
The Dawson County Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team remains undefeated after manhandling Fannin County, 31-6, last week.
Coach Tina Brown's team is currently 8-0 for the season.
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Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.
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