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.
A talented Riverview Middle boys soccer team went into the recent championship game with a lot of confidence.
Coach Patrick Johnston's team defeated Pickens 4-1 in the semi-finals to force a match-up with Clear Creek Middle School in the championship game March 28.
A classic game between two equally skilled teams took place recently at Dawson County Middle School.
The Mountain League Championship on March 28 between Dawson County and Riverview middle schools fares well for the future of soccer in Dawson County.
The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle soccer team avenged an earlier defeat to rival Dawson County Middle with a 4-2 win March 21.
Earlier this season, the Lady Tigers defeated Riverview by a 3-1 score.
The Riverview Middle School boys soccer team defeated Dawson County Middle, 4-1, last week.
Coach Patrick Johnston's team followed Thursday's win with a 9-0 thrashing of Jasper Middle on Friday.
The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle soccer team defeated Clear Creek Middle 9-0 last week.
The Lady Eagles scored just 14 second into the game to take the quick 1-0 lead.
Coach Jessi Crane's Dawson County Middle School soccer team remains perfect with a 7-0 record following a thrashing of Pickens County Middle on Thursday.
The Lady Tigers defeated Pickens by a score of 8-0.
The Riverview Middle School girls' soccer team opened the season with a 4-0 shutout over Pickens Middle at home on Friday.
"After a slow start, the girls started to really mesh and work together well," said head coach John Lundy.
The Dawson County Middle School girls' soccer team won its first match of the season last week.
The team defeated Fannin County, 8-1, Friday afternoon.
Dawson County Middle School's seventh-grade girls basketball team captured the North Georgia Mountain League championship last week with a 24-18 win over Fannin County.
The Lady Tigers qualified for the championship game with a 32-7 win Feb. 1 over Jasper.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team won a big game against Pickens County Middle School last week by a 20-11 score.
Despite the low scoring game, 8-5 at halftime, the Lady Eagles' work ethic prevailed to come away with the nine-point win.
The Riverview Middle School eighth grade Eagles' basketball team played an exciting game against Pickens County Middle School Jan. 18 at home.
Despite a spirited effort, the Eagles came up on the short end of a 28-27 defeat.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team moved to a perfect 11-0 with two Mountain League wins.
On Jan. 18 the Eagles hosted a good team from Pickens County Middle School.
Head coach Tina Brown's eighth grade girls basketball team from Dawson County Middle fell to visiting Pickens County Middle by a, 40-21, score last week.
The Lady Tigers got off to a poor start offensively in the Jan. 10 game and managed only two points in the first quarter.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team finished in fifth place at the recent state duals at Cass High School.
The Riverview Middle School eight grade boys 'basketball team continued to improve its record after picking up two wins last week.
Riverview Middle School girls' basketball coach Natosha Beary's seventh and eighth grade teams split games with cross-county rival Dawson County Middle School Dec. 19.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team won the Appalachian League Individual Tournament on Dec. 20.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team captured the 2014 Mountain League Dual Championship on Saturday. The Tigers, under head coach Thomy Edwards and assistant Christopher Doerrer, went 3-0 in the tournament to bring home a first place trophy.
Coach Mark Thomason's Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Jasper Middle School, 49-28, in Jasper Dec. 1.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Jasper Middle School Dec. 4. The team lost by a score of 28-25.
Campbell Reed led the Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team to a 34-28 win over Jasper Dec. 1.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team came away with a 40-39 victory over Clear Creek Middle School on Nov. 20.
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