A big crowd was on hand recently at Sandy Walls Field in Dawsonville for the opening of Dawson County Middle School football.
After several weeks of practice the Dawson County middle school football program is gearing up for its first game Thursday. The team will host the Pickens County middle school team at Sandy Walls Stadium.
The middle school softball team for Dawson County opened the season with a heartbreaking 7-3 loss at Lumpkin County on Tuesday, but bounced back to defeat Pickens County Middle by an 11-3 score on Friday.
The Dawson County Middle School softball team will begin action this week. The program, made up of players from both Dawson and Riverview middle schools, will be led by Coach Jeff Compton.
The combined middle school football teams have been busy with workouts over the last two weeks at Dawson County Middle School. This will be the first year that both schools have been combined entering the season.
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.
The Riverview Middle School girls' soccer team worked very hard to prepare for its season opener.
The Dawson County Middle School boys' soccer team lost its first game of the season, 2-0, at Clear Creek Middle in Ellijay on Feb. 10.
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.
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