Despite a hard-fought loss Saturday, the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers returned to Dawsonville with their heads held high, proud of their second-place finish and knowing they gave it their all. Senior Kenna Seitz described the season, which ended with Saturday's 77-55 loss to St. Pius X in the state Class AAA championship, as a "Cinderella story that almost came true."
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.
Region 7-AAA selected its All-Region team last week. The team, voted on by coaches, chose Ebo Smith from North Hall and Carly Gilreath from Dawson County as Player-of-the-Year recipients. Selected for the girls' first team were Gilreath, Lady Tiger teammate Sheyenne Seabolt, Buford players Kristina Nelson, Maya Dillard, and Mackenzie Darrah and Taylor Kennedy from Banks County.
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.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team remained undefeated last week following a 6-0 smashing of Jackson County High School March 12 in Jefferson. The Tigers, currently ranked No. 3 in Class AAA, have a 4-0 record for the season.
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.
Watching the Dawson County Lady Tigers clinch a berth in the Class AAA state championship game brought back a flood of memories for several members of the high school's 1991 state runners-up squad. "It's been kind of like an emotional roller coaster for me watching them," Mardie Townley said.
SAVANNAH - Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
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.
SAVANNAH --Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
Two golfers will compete in the Class AAA State Championship for Dawson County on Monday.
Ten scholarships have been signed this year at Dawson County High School, but out of the list of soccer, baseball and football scholarships, one stands out.
One Dawson County High School student is showing that comebacks can happen.
Two Dawson County High School track athletes participated in the class AAA state meet last week in Albany.
Kickoff is more than three months away, but preparation for the season is in full tilt at Dawson County High School.
Playing arguably the best team in Class AAA, the Dawson County Tigers saw their season come to an end with a first round sweep by the Blessed Trinity Titans, 15-0 and 4-2.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer teams was eliminated from the Class AAA state playoffs by St. Pius X, 5-0, on Friday at Stadium Field in Atlanta.
Dawson County High School senior Tiger baseball player David Chester signed an athletic scholarship Monday to continue his career at Georgia Highlands College.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls' soccer team played host to visiting Woodward Academy on May 2 in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
Two Dawson County Lady Tigers will compete in the 2013 GHSA Girls State Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany Thursday through Saturday.
The Dawson County High School boys and girls track teams competed at the State Class AAA Sectionals meet at SE Bulloch High School on Saturday.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tiger soccer team secured a No. 2 seeding, despite dropping its last two regular season games. The team will play its first round state playoff game at home against Woodward Academy on Thursday.
Madison Caldwell captured the individual title at the Region 7-AAA golf tournament last week at Scales Golf Course in Homer.
It was a roller coaster week for the Dawson County varsity boys soccer team.
The Dawson County High School Tiger golf team competed in the Region 7-AAA tournament last week at Mossy Creek Golf Course in Cleveland. Head Coach Wes Greer's team picked up a fourth place finish.