Wrestling season is underway at Dawson County High School.
Head coach Arron Haynes' grapplers opened the regular season with a win over Fannin County High School, 60-15, and a loss to AAAA Flowery Branch, 51-28, on Nov. 22 in Dawsonville.
The Dawson County varsity girl's basketball team will begin their post-Thanksgiving schedule with games against White and Gilmer counties this week.
The Lady Tigers are currently 1-1 with a win over Tallulah Falls, 87-36, and a loss to Towns County, 54-48.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team has been impressive so far this season. Behind the play of Tyler Dominy, the Tigers have dominated their first two opponents.
Dawson County is currently 2-0 and riding high after defeating Tallulah Falls, 67-16, and Towns County, 64-22.
It was "throwback night" at Dawson County's season opener against Tallulah Falls last week in Dawsonville. Both head coaches, Steve Sweat and Thad Burgess, decided to break out the old uniforms in a tribute to former players in the program.
"We decided to do this because we were playing a longtime opponent in Tallulah Falls," Sweat said. "We wore some uniforms that some of the mothers of my current players played in when they played for me years ago."
Domination would be the term used to describe Dawson County's first wins of the season.
The Tigers have not allowed an opposing team to score in double digits in any one quarter of play in two games, as they have easily defeated Tallulah Falls, 67-16, and Towns County, 64-22.
The junior varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team lost its season opener 54-48 to Towns County on Saturday.
Coach Mark Ragsdale's team battled through foul trouble to keep the game competitive.
Dawson County used defensive pressure to come away with a 58-35 win over visiting Towns County in junior varsity boys action Saturday.
The game was the first of the season for Coach Wes Greer's team.
The 2011 Region 8-AA cross country team was named last week. The girls' runner of the year was Madalyn Walters from Dawson County.
Walters won the Region 8-AA championships held at Oglethorpe County High School in October and placed fourth in the state championships in Carrollton.
The Lady Tigers fell behind 11-0 before rallying and almost beating North Forsyth in a scrimmage game last week at Dawson County High School.
Dawson lost the Nov. 10 contest 54-51 in a gritty effort against the much bigger school.
Tyler Dominy, fresh from the football field, took over the scrimmage game with North Forsyth last Thursday in Dawsonville.
Dominy, a junior, finished the contest with 25 points to lead the Tigers to a 58-41 win over the AAAAA Raiders.
The 2011 Dawson County High School softball program was recognized at an awards ceremony last week.
Athletic Director Grady Turner opened the Nov. 8 banquet welcoming players, coaches, families and guests.
Dawson County put up a spirited effort against a very athletic Jefferson football team Friday night at Tigers Stadium. The Tigers fell short 21-10 to end the team's hopes of a state playoff game.
Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers finished the season 5-5. The record is the best regular season record that the Tigers have posted since 2005 when the team finished 7-3. It has now been seven years since the Tigers have reached the playoffs.
The Dawson County High School girls' cross country team ended its season with an eighth place finish at the state cross country meet at Carrollton High School on Saturday.
This year marked the fifth straight that the Dawson County girls' team has qualified for the state event.
Chris Bywaletz led the Dawson County Tigers boys' cross country team to an eighth place finish at the State Cross Country meet last Saturday at Carrollton High School.
Bywaletz finished the tough 3.1-mile course with a time of 18:07.39 for a 33rd-place overall finish.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls cross country team competed at the Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School last Thursday.
Participants of the Oct. 28 event are not eligible for any state competition, but the race provided the young runners with some valuable experience to end their seasons, according to coaches.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team bowed out of the state tournament after falling 70-64to Laney High School in Augusta Tuesday night.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team continued its playoff run with two wins last week.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team defeated Dodge County by a score of 71-40 to advance to the Elite Eight round of the state tournament.
The team will face off next week against Laney High School.
The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County.
For the second straight day, icy conditions and the threat of more winter weather moving into the area has postponed state basketball playoffs in Dawson County.
Top-ranked Dawson County is now 27-0 after Saturday night's nail-biting 51-45 win over East Hall to claim the 7-AAA championship at Franklin County in Carnesville
Head Coach Steve Sweat was heard commenting on the "so sweet" victory as he walked off the floor.
The Varsity boys' basketball season has come to an end.
Coach Thad Burgess' squad lost to Franklin County in the opening round of the Region 7-AAA tournament, 63-57.
Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School wrestling team competed at the State Traditional tournament in Macon Feb. 12-14. The Tigers took six wrestlers to the meet led by Gavin Brown (195 pounds), Harrison Adams (138 pounds), Jeremy Whalen (145 pounds), Brett Whalen (182 pounds), Ty Williams (heavyweight), and Justin Evans (113 pounds). All six wrestlers finished in the top ten.
Two-time state champion, Gavin Brown, finished in fourth place at state. Brown moved up a weight class this season and completed the season with a 44-8 record.
The Dawson County girls' soccer team opened the season with wins over Winder-Barrow, 7-0, on Feb. 10 and North Forsyth, 2-0, Feb. 13.
Coach Jed Lacey's team is currently ranked No, 7 in the latest Class AAA rankings.
The Dawson County boys' soccer team is ranked No. 1 this week in the latest Class AAA rankings.
The Tigers opened the season with wins over Winder-Barrow, 4-0, on Tuesday, and a 6-2 victory over North Forsyth Feb. 13
Despite the cold weather, baseball season for Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County Tiger team began with a scrimmage game against Elbert County on Saturday.
On a chilly and windy Valentine's Day, the Tigers played seven innings in front of a decent crowd of Blue Devil and Tiger fans.
The Lady Tigers are region champions.
Dawson County coach Steve Sweat was happy his team could book a spot in the Region 7-AAA title game.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall.
Excellent. Perfection. Without blemish. Unmatched.