The Dawson County boys soccer team traveled to Jekyll Island over the weekend and proved why it is ranked No. 4 in Class AAA. The Tigers didn't give up a goal as the team defeated Cedar Shoals, 3-0, Brunswick, 5-0 and Richmond Academy, 6-0, at the Tournament of Champions event.
The Dawson County track team picked up two huge wins last week with a tri-match against Forsyth Central and Fannin County in Dawsonville. The Lady Tigers scored 101 points to capture first place. Central tallied 35 points and Fannin scored 25 points.
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.
MACON - Playing in their first state championship game since 1991, the Dawson County High girls came up on the short end of a 77-55 decision to St. Pius X in the Class AAA state championship game on Saturday at the Macon Centreplex. The Golden Lions from Region 6-AAA jumped out to an 11-1 lead before Dawson County rallied behind the play of post player Ashley Parker.
Three Dawson County High School basketball players will take part in the North Georgia All-Star Classic Saturday at Gainesville High School. Seniors Carly Gilreath, Tyler Dominy and Will Anglin all plan to take part.
It was Dawson County's toughest test of the season at Jackson County last week. The Lady Tigers soccer team matched up with a skilled Lady Panther squad.
Playing in their first state championship game since 1991 the Dawson County Lady Tigers came up on the short end of a 77-55 decision to St. Pius X. Coach Steve Sweat was headman 21 years ago when Dawson County lost to Clinch County.
The Dawson County High School girls basketball team will face a stiff test for the Class AAA state championship Saturday in Macon. Awaiting the Lady Tigers, who knocked off Southwest Macon in the semifinals to advance the school's first title game in more than 20 years, is St. Pius X.
Dawson County scored seven first half goals in a 7-0 shutout of Pickens High School Feb. 27 in Jasper. The Lady Tigers are currently ranked No. 4 in Class AAA.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team, ranked No. 3 in Class AAA, shutout Pickens County High School, 8-0, last week in Jasper. Despite the cold and the wind, the Tigers scored four goals in each half to pick up the team's third win in as many games. The Tigers remain undefeated.
On a bitterly cold and windy afternoon the Dawson County High School boys and girls track teams opened their seasons with a tri-meet against Jackson County and Johnson. Both teams came away victorious. The Tigers scored 33 points and routed Johnson's 28 points and Jackson County's 24 points.
It took five innings before Dawson County could muster a hit, but once that happened it led to three runs and a come from behind 4-3 victory against Lumpkin County on Feb. 25. Head coach Jimmy Pruett's team picked up its first win of the season.
The Ford E. Phillips Gymnasium erupted as the final buzzer sounded that gave Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers a come from behind victory over visiting Decatur. The Lady Tigers came out on the better end of a 52-47 score. An emotional Sweat could hardly contain his excitement as he hugged assistant coach Anne Hyams on the sideline.
For the first time since 1992, the Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team is one of the final eight teams remaining in the state tournament. The Lady Tigers played in the third round of the tournament in three consecutive years from 1990-92.
The Dawson County High School boys' golf team improved its record to 15-3 last week. Coach Wes Greer's team began the week playing in the War Eagle Invitational at Crystal Falls Golf Club on April 8. The team shot a season low 325 to take ninth place in the event.
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.
While most students were enjoying spring break last week, the Dawson County High School varsity baseball team played three close Region 7-AAA games. Two games were decided by one run and a third was won in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Dawson County High School tennis team's season is in full swing. The boys and girls teams have improved each week this season in preparation for the Region 7-AAA tournament in mid-April.
The Lady Tigers completed their toughest week of the season so far last week. Dawson County split games with an overtime win against West Hall, 3-2, and a loss at No. 1-ranked in Class AAA Blessed Trinity on Thursday, 2-0.
Coach Jed Lacey knew last week was going to be tough for his Tiger soccer team. Playing two ranked teams in three days is physically and mentally demanding. The Tigers split games with a 3-0 win over West Hall on Tuesday before dropping a 3-0 decision to Blessed Trinity on Thursday.
Friday was a battle between two Class AAA top 10- ranked teams as the No. 4 Lady Tigers played a tough match against No. 7-ranked White County (7-3) at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County came out on top with a 1-0 victory.
Dawson County High School varsity soccer coach Jed Lacey was noticeably unhappy with how his third-ranked Dawson County Tigers played against White County on March 22 at Tiger Stadium. "It was a very sluggish game," Lacey said. "I knew coming back from the Tournament of Champions in Jekyll Island we would have to get the engines going again. This was not one of our better games, but we pushed through it and did enough to win. I'm glad we got that game out of our system."
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.
Fighting the elements and some good Class AAA teams, the Dawson County High School varsity Tigers baseball team went 1-2 last week. Weather was an issue last week. On March 18, the Tigers were rained out against White County. The game was pushed back a day and was played on March 19 in Cleveland. Dawson County came out on the good end of a 4-3 win.