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Boys let lead slip away

The junior varsity boys basketball ball team dropped two games last week. The team lost to White County 34-31 on the road and at home against Gilmer County 58-43.

In both games Head Coach Wes Greer's team held a lead at halftime just to see it taken away in the second half.

December 06, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestling season begins

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.

November 29, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Telling week ahead

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.

November 29, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Coach hopes team picks up where it left off

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.

November 29, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Gilreath scores 21 points

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."

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers dominate

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.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls stumble during opener

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.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Defense key in JV boys win

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.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters named runner of the year

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.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies show effort against N. Forsyth

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.

November 15, 2011 | Mark Swendra | High School


Dominy leads Tigers

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.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball players honored

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.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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


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Dawson County falls to East Hall

Dawson County was able to get just one game in last week due to the rain.

April 21, 2015 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff | High School


Dawson County track team hosts final regular season meet

The Dawson County High School track teams held the last regular season meet of the season at Tigers Stadium April 14.

April 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers win by mercy rule

On a rainy and sloppy Friday afternoon the Dawson County Lady Tigers defeated Franklin County, 10-0, in a game that was shortened 28-minutes by the Georgia High School Association "mercy rule."

April 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


State bound: Team advances for first time in school history

For the first in Dawson County High School's history, the boys' tennis team has made it to the state playoffs in Class AAA.

April 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take four straight

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' soccer team is getting hot at just the right time. The Tigers have won four straight games and five of the last six as they prepare for the Class AAA state playoffs, which are set to begin this week.

April 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Teams ready for state competition

As the regular season for soccer begins to wind down, both Dawson County teams are vying for position in the upcoming Class AAA state tournament.

April 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Golfing Tigers travel to Hilton Head

The Dawson County High School boys' golf team traveled to Hilton Head, S.C. during Spring Break to take on some stiff competition.

April 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Staying alive

The Dawson County High School Tigers baseball team needed to win two out of three games during Spring Break to keep them in the playoff hunt.

April 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Top teams face off

Last week's varsity girls' soccer match-up between the Dawson County Lady Tigers and the Lumpkin County Lady Indians pitted two of the top-ranked teams in Class AAA against each other.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take down Indians 2-0

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers soccer team overcame Lumpkin County 2-0 March 31 in Dahlonega.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers defeat West Hall in 12 innings

Just when things were looking bleak for the varsity Tigers' baseball team, Dawson County pulled out an 8-4 win against West Hall in 12 innings in a game played April 3 in Gainesville.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tennis team drops two

The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team lost two matches last week.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson County’s Sweat retiring in June

Dawson County High School's Steve Sweat, who coached the Lady Tigers to a history-making, undefeated regular season in 2015, confirmed today that he will be retiring at the end of June.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Dawson County signs first international athlete

One local quarterback made Dawson County High School history when he signed as its first international scholarship athlete last week.

March 31, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Lady Tigers take two

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' soccer team won both games last week in convincing fashion.

March 31, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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