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Girls basketball summer program gets underway
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Girls' basketball at Dawson County had a successful season last year that ended with a trip to the second round of state playoffs and a runner-up finish in the region.

That can only mean one thing-it's time to start over.

"For the upcoming year, we are always wanting to win a state championship, region championship and win as many games as possible," said Head Coach Steve Sweat.

Sweat knows the only way to see future success is to start early.

"It is very important for us because we can get the girls back together after being off since the regular season ended. It will give us a chance to get an early look at what we need to work on as a team and as individual players," he said.

Consequently, June will be a busy month for the Lady Tiger basketball players and those aspiring to make the team.

Practices will run throughout the month of June with multiple trips to local camps planned.

"For the summer, we expect to get as much time as we can in the gym. We are really glad the GHSA allows us to work as a team in the summer," he said.

The girls will travel to Georgia College for overnight camp the week of June 6 and University of North Georgia Camp the following week.

Off days of camp equal on-days for practices at the high school that will be staggered with the boys' scheduled practices.

The last full week of June will see the girls attending camp in Jefferson before all sports teams enter "dead week" following the 4th of July holiday.

During the week of July 3-9 schools are "prohibited from participating in voluntary workouts, camps and/or clinics, weight training or competitions" according to the GHSA website.

The Lady Tigers finished last season with a 24-5 overall record.