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Sweat records 400th win

Dawson County High School coach Steve Sweat picked up his 400th career win on Saturday with a 47-31 defeat of Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.

It was another milestone in an illustrious career that has spanned more than 28 years coaching both boys and girls basketball in Georgia.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers lose close one

Two of the best teams, with arguably two of the best players in Region 8-AA, squared off Friday night in Dawsonville.

The Dawson County Tigers and the Rabun County Wildcats, ranked No. 7 in AA, fought down to the final buzzer in one of the most exciting games in recent history.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV girls look to rebound

The Dawson County junior varsity girls basketball team lost to Rabun County, 34-25, and Lumpkin County, 23-16, last week.

The Lady Tigers are currently 2-6 overall on the season.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV boys drop two

The junior varsity boys basketball team dropped two games last week. Coach Wes Greer's team played competitively in both games, but just couldn't come away with the victory.

On Jan. 6, the boys lost to visiting Rabun County, 50-36. The Tigers traveled to Dahlonega on Jan. 7 and lost to a very good Lumpkin County team, 42-35.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Madalyn Walters had big year

Dawson County senior Madalyn Walters closed her career finishing fourth in the state AA cross country meet in Carrollton in October.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers dominate ‘Classic’

The Dawson County wrestling team captured first place at the Amicalola Classic tournament held at Dawson County High School last week.

The Dec. 29-30 event was split into two parts. On Thursday teams were placed into two pools and wrestled each other. The winner of the two pools met in the championship match later that night.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies end tourney in fourth

Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball team picked up a fourth place finish in the Battle of the States tournament at Towns County High School in Hiawassee last week.

The Lady Tigers took a 66-48 win over Murphy, N.C. in the opening game of the tournament on Dec. 27.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Boys finish third

Basketball coaches use pre-region games to get their troops ready for the grueling schedule that starts in January and early February. They want to figure out player rotations, team chemistry and how they react against good teams.

Coach Thad Burgess and his Tigers team traveled to Hiawassee to play in the prestigious Battle of the States Tournament hosted by Towns County last week.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers well represented on all area teams

Dawson County was well represented on the Gainesville Times All-Area football team announced last week.

Two players were picked for second team honors while four others were named honorable mention.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies dominate tourney

In what turned out to be an early Christmas present, the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity basketball team captured the Pacelli Christmas Tournament with a 57-35 victory over the host team.

The tourney win capped a great week for coach Steve Sweat's team.

December 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Champions again

Thad Burgess' Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team is on a roll.

The team played in the Pacelli Christmas Tournament last week and came away with a championship trophy following a 56-22 win over host Pacelli High.

December 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers grapplers are 10-4

The Dawson County High School wrestling team raised its overall record to 10-4 with a convincing 69-9 win over Stephens County last week.

The Dec. 20 match was originally scheduled as a tri-meet in Toccoa, however, Smokey Mountain, N.C. wasn't able to make the event.

December 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers take two of three

Head Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School wrestling team won two of three matches last week. The Tigers are currently 8-4 overall on the season.

The Tigers traveled Dec. 13 to Dahlonega to wrestle Lumpkin County and White County.

December 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Slow start stalls ladies team

It was an up and down week for head coach Steve Sweat's varsity Lady Tigers basketball team.

The team began the week with a visit to Ellijay for a rematch with Gilmer County.

December 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers 8-1 on season

It was a great week for the Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team. The Tigers played well and defeatg Gilmer County 65-59 and Lumpkin County 57-43.

With the two wins Dawson County stands at 8-1 overall.

December 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Hitting the trail

During a time when most high school students are enjoying the pool and their time off from studies, the Dawson County High School cross country team is putting in several miles a day in anticipation of the upcoming season.

June 30, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Summer ends at Auburn

Hard-working, effort, and coachable are three words used to describe the boys basketball team at Dawson County this summer, according to Head Coach Thad Burgess.

June 30, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Continuing to improve

Dawson County High School Head Coach Thad Burgess' basketball team continues to improve this summer.

June 23, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Soccer season remembered

The Dawson County High School men's and women's soccer teams held their annual end-of-the-year banquet on June 1 at Veterans Memorial Park pool.

June 16, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Baseball coach steps down

After two years at the helm of the Dawson County High School varsity baseball team, Head Coach Thad Burgess has decided to step down.

June 16, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers basketball team takes part in summer camps

Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team played in a team camp at the University of North Georgia last week.

June 16, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies play at Shorter in Rome

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers' basketball team traveled to Rome, June 3, to participate in a three-day camp at Shorter College.

June 09, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take part in summer camp, split wins, losses

The Dawson County High School boys' basketball team competed in a summer camp at Commerce and Jackson County last week.

June 09, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers begin offseason program

Dawson County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Thad Burgess enters the summer basketball program with what may be his youngest and most inexperienced team in his tenure at the school.

June 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson County High School field gets new NFL-grade turf

Dawson County High School will soon be getting a boost to two of its athletic programs.

June 02, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Dawson golf standout signs intent to play at Truett-McConnell

When Coach Steve Patton scouts golfers for his Truett-McConnell College golf team, he has a certain kind of player in mind.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Memorial scholarship continues education

For the second year since her son's death, one mother is continuing to help Dawson County students take advantage of an opportunity her son never had the chance to complete.

May 26, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Tiger standouts on all-region squad

Dawson County's Lady Tigers named eight players to the 7-AAA All-Region soccer team, the most selected on any team in the region.

May 26, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Caldwell claims elusive state title

Dawson County Senior Madison Caldwell went into Monday's state championship golf match with nerves of steel, an unmatched mental focus and a drive to achieve the goal she set for herself four years ago.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Seniors finish strong

The senior athletes at Dawson County High School are just a couple of days away from moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

May 19, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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