Dawson County High School senior Harley Vaughan made an important decision last week. Vaughan signed a scholarship Feb. 7 to continue his football career at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Vaughan is the 20th athlete that has signed a football scholarship under Coach Jeff Lee's training program since Lee has been at the high school.
Gavin Brown, Evan Kells and Keaton Toal will represent the Dawson County wrestling team at the State Traditionals in Macon this weekend. The tournament will be held this weekend at the Macon Centreplex.
Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team is headed in the right direction coming into the Region 7-AAA tournament this week. The Lady Tigers, coached by Steve Sweat, won their final two regular season games. The team defeated North Hall, 66-61, on Feb. 5, and finished the regular season with a decisive 70-32 win in Oakwood against West Hall on Feb. 8.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team is on a three game losing streak. The three consecutive losses are a first since February of 2011. Almost two years to the day, Dawson County has now lost games to Buford, North Hall and West Hall.
Senior Jade Perry led the Lady Tiger varsity soccer team to a dominating 3-0 win over Johnson last Thursday in an exhibition match in Dawsonville. Perry scored to put Dawson County ahead with 37:26 remaining in the second half after a scoreless first half. Taylor Bennett recorded an assist on the play.
Dawson County High School head soccer coach Jed Lacey got a great look at the 2013 edition of his varsity boys soccer team in an exhibition win over a talented Johnson team, 5-4, last week. Johnson is currently ranked No. 6 in Class AA in the preseason coach's poll. The Tigers are also ranked. The team is currently No. 10 in Class AAA.
Dawson County held a tri-match Jan. 29 with Forsyth Central and Riverside Military Academy. The Tigers were victorious and defeated Central, 51-21, and Riverside, 51-27. With the two wins Coach Arron Haynes' squad improved to 34-8 this season. This is the second most wins in school history.
Last week got off to a great start for the Dawson County Lady Tiger varsity basketball team. The Lady Tigers defeated visiting East Hall on Jan. 28 by a 64-50 score. The game was a makeup game due to bad weather the week before.
Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team won two of three games last week. The Tigers, led by Thad Burgess, defeated East Hall, 60-49, on Jan. 28 and Banks County, 44-30, on Jan. 29, before dropping a 52-38 decision to a very tough Buford team on Friday.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger wrestling team hosted a tri-match with Gainesville and Lumpkin County last week. The Tigers, led by coach Arron Haynes, were victorious over Gainesville, 60-16, but dropped a 46-21 decision to the Indians at the Jan. 22 event.
The Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team is on fire. Head Coach Steve Sweat's squad pulled out a 66-52 win at White County on Jan. 22.
Strong defense and timely offense have been the trademarks of this year's Dawson County High School varsity Tiger basketball team. Both were evident last week with the Tigers taking a 47-34 win over White County on a hostile floor in Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Hendrick Motorsports announced last week that Dawsonville's Chase Elliott will run nine races in the NASCAR's World Truck Series this year. Driving the No. 94 Aaron's Chevrolet, the son of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott said he's honored to have Aaron's support as he takes steps in his promising racing career.
The Class AAA No. 8-ranked Dawson County Lady Tigers won three games last week. Coach Steve Sweat's team improved its record to 17-2 with wins over West Hall, Fannin County and Rabun County.
After losing back to back games against state-ranked Region 7-AAA teams, Buford and North Hall, the Tigers bounced back last week to win three games. More importantly for the Tigers, two of the teams' opponents, West Hall and Fannin County, are region foes.
The Dawson County High School 2013 tennis program held its awards banquet last week.
Once again, the Dawson County High School athletes fared well in spring competition. The Tigers were well represented at the state level in both girls and boys soccer, golf, baseball and track.
Spring practice came to an end with an annual scrimmage game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.
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.