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Tigers finish 5-5

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.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters ends career in 4th place

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.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers runners place in top 10

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.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies run at Oglethorpe

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.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV runners finish second

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys cross country team came in second place in last Thursday's region meet at Oglethorpe County High School.

Dawson accumulated 59 team points to come just short of team champion Jefferson, who had 50 points.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Three in a row

It was a rainy, cold and dreary night in Tiger on Friday. Despite a literally "sloppy" start, the Dawson County Tigers picked up the team's third win in a row with a 38-7 decision over Rabun County (3-6; 1-4).

The Tigers are 5-4 overall. It is Dawson's first five-win season since 2005, when the Tigers finished 7-3.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters tops in region

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.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers maul Vikings

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.

October 25, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters prepares to defend title

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.

October 25, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Players take to the court

The start of winter sports is just around the corner.

In anticipation of the upcoming season, the boys basketball program began practicing Oct. 24.

October 25, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take the win

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.

October 18, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies season is over

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.

October 18, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV teams run well at Oglethorpe

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.

October 18, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball players are state bound

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.

October 11, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


4th quarter sinks Tigers

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.

October 11, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Lady Tigers bow out of state tourney

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.

February 26, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers keep streak alive

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team continued its playoff run with two wins last week.

February 24, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers advance to Elite Eight

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.

February 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen

The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County.

February 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Tonight’s basketball playoff game postponed

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.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


REGION CHAMPS

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.

February 18, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Season ends

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.

February 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tiger grapplers finish in top 5

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.

February 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls start with double win

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.

February 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Boys begin season in front

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

February 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Baseball begins with scrimmage

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.

February 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers are region champions

The Lady Tigers are region champions.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Lady Tigers remain undefeated

Dawson County coach Steve Sweat was happy his team could book a spot in the Region 7-AAA title game.

February 14, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Lady Tigers go entire season without loss

The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Perfection Exists

Excellent. Perfection. Without blemish. Unmatched.

February 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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