Pictured are, in the front row (from left), Tori Gibson, Lindy Kanady, Peyton Turner, Tessa Rider, Makenzie Allen and Macy Banks. In the second row are Carley Cox, Kaitlyn Daniel, Abigail Brown, Sam Vinson and Jennifer Lopez. In the back are coaches
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
After several down years as a whole, girls softball began a resurgence in 2014 that saw 12 teams advance to the state playoffs and two -- Buford and Dawson County -- advance to the Elite 8 in Columbus.