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Spring sports teams ready for season openers
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DCHS sports schedule February 13 – February 19

Feb. 13

 V Tennis at N. Forsyth

JV Tennis vs. Lumpkin County

Baseball vs. Chestatee                            5:55 p.m.

Feb. 14

VG Soccer vs. Creekview                       5:30 p.m.

VB Soccer vs. Creekview                            7 p.m.

Feb. 15

VB Soccer at Murray County                  7 p.m.

Feb.18

V Tennis vs. Gilmer

VG Soccer vs. W. Hall                           5:30 p.m.

VB Soccer vs. W. Hall                                7 p.m.

Feb. 19

JV Tennis vs. N. Hall

Baseball at Prince Ave                         5:30 p.m.

 

The Dawson County High School spring sports season got underway this week for the varsity and junior varsity baseball, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field programs.

Baseball

After a week of tryouts in early February and a tough couple of weeks of practice, the varsity baseball team has begun to take shape as they prepare to start their season with a home game against the Chestatee War Eagles at 5:55 p.m. on Feb. 13.

After losing several starters to graduation, Head Coach Dwayne Sapp is faced with the prospect of a rebuilding year and his outlook on the opening game reflected his concerns for the team’s prospects in the 2019 season.

“It is a very young group with not a lot of varsity experience,” Sapp said. “We are still trying to find the right combination of players that will give us the best opportunity to compete with the top teams in the region.”

Golf

Official tryouts for the Dawson County golf team began at the Chattahoochee Country Club on Feb. 11 after the student athletes spent the last two weeks putting together paperwork and working on their swing.

The West Hall Invitational at Chateau Elan on March 2 marks the beginning of the season and the Tigers are scheduled for nine tournaments in the month of March.

Soccer

The varsity soccer season kicked off on Feb. 5 as the Tigers hosted Forsyth Central in the season opener for both teams.

In the early game, the Lady Tigers fell 3-0 to a “very fast and athletic” team, according to Head Coach Chess Hamby.

“I think we played better than the score would indicate,” Hamby said. “We missed a few scoring opportunities that could have kept it close, but I'm proud of the girls.”

The boys’ team fared little better in an evening game with the Bulldogs as they lost the season opener by a final score of 3-1.

Senior Ethan Cameron accounted for the team’s only point with a header into the net late in the second half.

“It was tough match from the starting whistle.  Our defense and keeper battled admirably the entire game,” Head Coach Patrick Muenchen said. “We held them to 1-0 at half but they were able to put in two more before we were able to answer.”

Track and Field

Over the last two weeks, the track and field team has been whittling down a larger than usual group of athletes into a competitive roster as they prepare to start their season on March 2 with the Eagle Invitational at East Jackson High School.

“At this point, we do have an overall roster,” Assistant Coach Charles Beusse said. “We are still in the process of deciding who will actually compete in each event.”

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