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Middle School Basketball Camp

The Dawson County High School basketball program will host their "Future Tiger" basketball camp for all middle and junior high school students during the week of June 19.

The Tiger coaching staff-Head Coach Chad Pittman and Assistant Coach Michael Parker-will oversee the instruction of rising sixth through eighth graders during the four day event at DCHS.

It is an opportunity for students who will attend Dawson County Middle and Dawson County Junior High in the fall to learn offensive and defensive strategies that are a part of the high school program.

Each player participating will receive a Tiger basketball t-shirt.

The camp will run from 6-8:30 p.m. from June 19-22 in the gym at DCHS.

The cost to participate is $40 a player.

To get more information or to pick up an application, contact Pittman at




The Dawson County High School basketball team is back to work.

"I think of the basketball year from June 1-May 31," said Head Coach Chad Pittman who his entering his second season at DCHS.

The Tigers began summer practices just over a week ago and the team will return seven players who will be seniors in the upcoming season, including regular starters Cullen Reed, Kane Pelfrey, Jeremiah Crumley, Ryan Gallenkamp and Coey Watson.

The team finished last season at 14-14 overall and 7-5 in region play.

"Everything has been good," Pittman said. "The attitudes are great, the kids are terrific. We are just finding new pieces to fit in."

With the core group who will be seniors this year, Pittman said the task now is to find younger boys who can contribute and give the older guys a break.

"That'll be one of the main focuses this summer."

As for the new contributors, the summer will serve as an opportunity for the kids to get acclimated to new things and new people, according to Pittman.

"The summer will help the team chemistry," Pittman said. "The expectations will be equal to if not a little bit higher than last year. We're just a year older, it doesn't mean we are better."

Junior varsity and varsity players are practicing throughout the month of June and had a scrimmage against Forsyth Central yesterday.

The teams will also travel to the University of North Georgia for team camp from June 8-10.

The following week will see some play dates against area teams including Franklin County on June 13 and Wesleyan and Brookwood on June 15.

The team will practice the week of June 19 while hosting a middle school camp for any rising sixth through eighth graders June 19-22.

The Tigers will finish up their summer schedule with team camp at Presbyterian College June 25-27 before once again hosting a league this fall.

"It goes quick," Pittman said.