Cross country is becoming a force to be reckoned with at Dawson County High School.
At last week's Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School, both teams qualified for the state meet that will be held Saturday in Carollton.
Defense has been an underlying issue for Dawson County all season. Things are looking brighter for the undersized squad as the Tigers forced East Hall into six turnovers in a 49-7 shellacking of the visiting Vikings.
The six turnovers led to 35 first half points as Dawson strolled to an easy Region 8-AA victory.
Dawson County High School senior Madalyn Walters is preparing to defend her Region 8-AA title Oct. 27 at Oglethorpe County High School in Lexington.
The meet will begin at 4:15 p.m.
The start of winter sports is just around the corner.
In anticipation of the upcoming season, the boys basketball program began practicing Oct. 24.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team knows that it has to win in order to have a shot at the Region 8A-AA title. Despite a stagnant offense the Tigers came away with a 22-19 win over Union County (1-5; 0-3) Friday night.
The Tigers are currently 3-4 overall on the season, but more importantly are 2-1 in Region 8A-AA play.
Lady Tigers' seniors Kristi Hyams, Anna Torres, Kimberly Wallace and Morgan Huber played their last games as Dawson County High School varsity softball players Thursday at Jack Waldrip Field in Dawsonville.
Dawson County was eliminated from the first round of state sectionals by a very gritty team from Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe. The final score Thursday was 11-2.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in a meet at Oglethorpe County High School over the weekend.
Dawson County had 27 runners competing in the Oct. 15 event. There were 82 runners from eight different high schools in the meet.
Dawson County will make its first appearance in a state playoff since 2008 after finishing in second place at the Region 8-AA tournament last week.
The Lady Tigers couldn't find a way to beat eventual region champion Union County. The Lady Panthers shut down the Dawson offense and won the games 7-0 and 12-0.
Frustration was evident on Dawson County Head Football Coach Jeff Lee's face as time expired Friday night. The Tigers fell 19-14 to Banks County.
The Tigers had an opportunity to go 2-0 in Region 8A-AA with a win, but it didn't happen.
Region 8-AA could be the most difficult region overall for both boys and girls cross country in Georgia.
According to state rankings, as voted on by coaches, the region owns spots four through eight on the boys' side. North Oconee is fourth, East Jackson fifth, Dawson County is sixth, Jefferson holds down the number seven position, while Hart County is ranked eighth.
Playoff time is here for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity softball team.
Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's squad captured second place in Region 8A-AA with a 7-3 record and a 16-7 overall record.
This time the Tigers held a late lead and came away with a victory.
Prior to Friday night's 35-30 victory over Fannin County, the Tigers had lost two games, against Chestatee and Gilmer County, where leads were lost in the final minutes.
Dawson County High School junior varsity softball coach Nickie Rogers' team finished the 2011 season last week with an overall record of 3-7.
The Lady Tigers played the last game against Fannin County Sept. 27. Despite playing hard, the team lost 18-3.
It is time for football to heat up this week.
After a week off, Dawson County will open Region 8A-AA play with an away game in Blue Ridge Friday night. Getting off to a good start is imperative for Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers.
Martie Rogers pitched five strong innings in a 4-2 win over visiting East Hall last week.
Rogers kept the Lady Vikings hitters off balance all afternoon with a variety of pitches to shutdown a much improved East Hall team Sept. 19.
The 2014-2015 Varsity Lady Tigers have done something that no team before them has managed - the longest winning streak in Dawson County High School history.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team ran its winning streak to 20 after demolishing West Hall in Oakwood last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team dropped a close 50-48 decision to West Hall last week in Oakwood.
Coach Anne Hyams' junior varsity girls' basketball team picked up its seventh win of the season last week.
The winning streak continues at 19 for Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's varsity Lady Tigers basketball team after picking up two Region 7-AAA wins last week over Lumpkin County, 77-29, and Fannin County, 83-43.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger basketball team picked up a huge Region 7-AAA win over Lumpkin County Jan. 6 by a 49-44 score before falling to Fannin County, 43-34 on Friday.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger wrestling team finished in fourth place at the Region 7-AAA Duals Tournament at West Hall High School in Oakwood on Saturday.
Dawson County High School Athletic Director Grady Turner confirmed on Wednesday that longtime football coach Jeff Lee will not be returning to lead the Tigers next season.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team defeated Franklin County in Carnesville by a 52-22 score on Dec. 19.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers' varsity basketball team ran its winning streak to 17 games following four wins over the last nine days.
Dawson County High School Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team played four games last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team finished in second place in the Osley B. Saunooke Tournament at Cherokee High School in North Carolina on Jan. 3.
The 29th annual Amicalola Classic wrestling tournament was a huge success.
Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team continued its winning ways during the Christmas holidays.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team played in two Christmas tournaments during the last two weeks.