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Tigers lead until fourth

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team was part of another thrilling football game Friday night at Chestatee High School in Gainesville.

Trailing 21-3 at halftime, the Tigers rallied to take a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter. However, Chestate scored with 1:55 left to take the 27-22 win.

September 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Junior varsity remains undefeated

Using a stingy defense and an opportune offense the Dawson County High School junior varsity Tigers football team defeated Pickens, 14-6, last Thursday in Tigers Stadium.

The Tigers remain undefeated at 3-0 this season.

September 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson falls to Jefferson

The Jefferson High School Dragons used a 35-point second quarter to run away with a decisive 42-14 win against the Dawson County Tigers Friday night.

Jefferson moved to a perfect 3-0 while the Tigers, after winning the first game of the season against Pickens, dropped to 1-2. The team lost to Gilmer County in overtime last week.

September 13, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers run at UGA

The Dawson County High School cross country team ran at the University of Georgia Invitational meet Sept. 3 in Athens. The 5,000-meter race was held at the Equestrian Center.

Madalyn Walters ran a wonderful race. She finished in third place and earned National Elite status for the second time this season. Walters recorded a time of 19:19.93, just behind first place winner Morgan Ilse of Marist, 19:07.19, and second place finisher Sarah Bowles, 19:07.21, of Lakeside, Evans.

September 13, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies win in extra innings

Two extra-inning wins were on tap for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity softball team last week. Head Coach Jimmy Pruett and his team picked up an important Region 8A-AA win over East Hall on Tuesday, 1-0, and on Wednesday they came from behind to defeat Pickens, 4-3.

Jenna Abbott had a great week, not only from the pitcher's mound, but with her bat as well.

September 06, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team falls to Gilmer in overtime

Effort, guts, fight, determination; the list could go on and on for describing the Dawson County Tiger football team last Friday night.

Playing against a higher classification in Gilmer County on the road in front of a huge crowd, the Tigers fought hard but came up on the short end of a 26-20 overtime loss to the AAA Bobcats.

September 06, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers break school record

Fans of the Dawson County High School varsity football team left the stadium shaking their heads Friday night.

Was this the same Dawson offensive team that fans were used to seeing? Did the renovations to the stadium rejuvenate the Tigers team?

August 30, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters head of the pack

Madalyn Walters captured first place at the Northeast Georgia Championships Aug. 27 at Athens Christian High.

Walters posted a National Elite time of 19:42.38 to take the title ahead of second place finisher Amanda Cope from Winder-Barrow.

August 30, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies excel on the field

The Lady Tiger softball team has opened the season with a spectacular 6-1 start after defeating Lumpkin County 2-1 Aug. 17 in Dahlonega.

Dawson scored its runs in the fourth and fifth innings to secure the win.

August 23, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers ready for opener

High school football will start for most teams in the state Friday night. It will be a chance for players and coaches to see how far they have come after all the weight training, agilities, passing camps and conditioning over the summer.

The time is now for the Dawson County football team. The Tigers open the season with a showdown against neighboring Pickens County High School on Friday night at a renovated Tiger Stadium.

August 23, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV ladies lose to Lumpkin

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team dropped a 6-3 decision to Lumpkin County Aug. 17.

Following the loss, Dawson County is currently 0-2 on the year.

August 23, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team third in tourney

It was a festive atmosphere at Lanier Point Softball Complex in Gainesville. There was a huge crowd on hand to see local teams open the 2011 softball season.

Teams from all over the area competed Aug. 13 in the 10th Annual Lanier Point Invitational.

August 16, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Cross county rivals face off

Opening of softball season is a special time for middle school sports in Dawson County. Aug. 9 saw the first game of the season for both Dawson County and Riverview middle schools.

Playing on a new field at Dawson County Middle School, the Riverview Lady Eagles spoiled the opener for Dawson County and came away with an 18-12 win.

August 16, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Game provides ‘good look’ at team

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team opened the 2011 season with a 12-0 loss at North Forsyth on Aug. 11.

"We got a chance to take a good look at all the players," Head Coach Nickie Rogers said. "Everybody got in the game against a really good team in North Forsyth."

August 16, 2011 | By Pam Jacobs pjacobs@dawsonnews.com | High School


Tigers scrimmage GACS

Last week's scrimmage against Greater Atlanta Christian School was not the kind of start Head Coach Jeff Lee hoped for at the newly renovated Tiger Stadium.

On the first play from scrimmage, the visiting Spartans ran a toss sweep on the Dawson County defense. Eighty yards and eight seconds later, DaSean Daniels from GACS was in the end zone.

August 16, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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New season underway

Under a hazy full moon the Dawson County High School varsity Tigers opened the 2015 football season with a loss to Forsyth Central.

September 01, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball team finishes week with 2-3 record

It was a busy week for the Dawson County Lady Tigers softball team.

September 01, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

August 27, 2015 | | High School


Tigers show promise

For the second consecutive Friday night, a strong contingent of Tiger football fans traveled to Clermont to watch their Dawson County team play against North ...

August 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers pick up first win in softball

With a very talented, although inexperienced, team, the Lady Tigers were suffering through a five game losing streak.

August 18, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


First scrimmage success

The Dawson County faithful traveled to The Westminster School in Atlanta Friday night to get a glimpse of this year's 2015 football team.

August 18, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson County coach returns in part-time position

When Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball coach Steve Sweat retired, he commented on how "Dawson County [had] been really good to [him]."

August 11, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Pitching concerns grow

Pitching was a major concern for head softball coach Jimmy Pruett coming into this season. However, it isn't the only thing the veteran coach ...

August 11, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers to scrimmage against Westminster

The Tigers just completed their first week of full contact and will have the chance Friday night to tackle someone else other than their own ...

August 11, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers football season less than a month away

Football season is less than a month away and new head coach Sid Maxwell is preparing the Tigers for the upcoming campaign.

August 04, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Cross country runners prepare for new year

Cross country doesn't have its first meet till Sept. 1 but the team is busy preparing under the guidance of second year Head Coach ...

August 04, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers ready to play

The 2015 Dawson County High School softball season will begin Friday at the Lanier Pointe Invitational tournament in Gainesville.

August 04, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls show all-area soccer skills

The Times of Gainesville selected five Dawson County Lady Tigers to the All-Area selections last week.

July 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Five high school Tigers named all-area for soccer

Five Dawson County High School Tigers soccer players were named to the All-Area team by The Times of Gainesville.

July 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Mandatory ‘Dead Week’ gives student athletes time to rest

High School athletics in Dawson County came to a halt last week. The Georgia High School Association's dead week encompasses all athletics throughout the ...

July 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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