On a bitterly cold and windy afternoon the Dawson County High School boys and girls track teams opened their seasons with a tri-meet against Jackson County and Johnson. Both teams came away victorious. The Tigers scored 33 points and routed Johnson's 28 points and Jackson County's 24 points.
It took five innings before Dawson County could muster a hit, but once that happened it led to three runs and a come from behind 4-3 victory against Lumpkin County on Feb. 25. Head coach Jimmy Pruett's team picked up its first win of the season.
SAVANNAH --Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
The Ford E. Phillips Gymnasium erupted as the final buzzer sounded that gave Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers a come from behind victory over visiting Decatur. The Lady Tigers came out on the better end of a 52-47 score. An emotional Sweat could hardly contain his excitement as he hugged assistant coach Anne Hyams on the sideline.
For the first time since 1992, the Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team is one of the final eight teams remaining in the state tournament. The Lady Tigers played in the third round of the tournament in three consecutive years from 1990-92.
While the weather was cool for the Lady Tigers varsity soccer game on Wednesday, the action on the field was anything but.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer program is currently ranked No. 6 in Class AAA. The ranking is the highest ever held by the boys' program according to head coach Jed Lacey.
Last year's Cinderella team had their hearts broken in the first round of the state playoffs this season. Head Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team saw its season come to an end at Woodward Academy Feb. 20 by a 51-39 score.
The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team started its season Thursday with a 9-2 loss against Forsyth Central. Despite the loss, according to coaches this year could be a banner year for the Tigers. The team moved up a classification to Region 7-AAA and will play the likes of Buford, North Hall, West Hall and White County.
Sophomore Tiger wrestler Gavin Brown captured a second place finish Saturday during the State Traditional Wrestling Tournament in Macon. Brown (182-pounds) lost in the finals to Chip Ness from Buford High School.
The Lady Tigers basketball team is headed to the state tournament. Head coach Steve Sweat's team finished the season as the Region 7-AAA runners-up. With the second place region finish, Dawson County was able to host the first round of the state tournament. The game will be played at 6 p.m. tonight against Blessed Trinity. Results were not available as of the posting of this story.
The Dawson County boys basketball team couldn't find a worse time to be in a slump. The Tigers have currently lost five of the team's last six games, which is something that hasn't happened often in head coach Thad Burgess' tenure.
A young but talented varsity Lady Tiger soccer team took to the pitch last week against visiting Rabun County. Coach Jed Lacey's team dominated the Feb. 15 game and took a 9-0 win over the Lady Wildcats from Tiger.
The No. 8 ranked in Class AAA Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team recorded a 4-0 win over Rabun County on Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County jumped out fast and scored a goal off the foot of Josh Lund only four minutes into the game. Jose Miranda recorded the assist.
Dawson County High School senior Harley Vaughan made an important decision last week. Vaughan signed a scholarship Feb. 7 to continue his football career at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Vaughan is the 20th athlete that has signed a football scholarship under Coach Jeff Lee's training program since Lee has been at the high school.
The varsity wrestling team traveled to Lumpkin County on Dec. 3 and competed against Commerce and Riverside Military Academy.
The Class AAA runner-up Lady Tiger basketball team dropped its first game of the season , 58-46, at Banks County Dec. 6.
It's in. Coaches around the state of Georgia have been eagerly awaiting the new region alignments as voted on by the Georgia High School Association.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team remains unbeaten following a close 32-27 win over Banks County Dec. 6.
Playing with only seven able bodies, coach Thad Burgess' Tigers still found a way to pick up two big Region 7-AAA wins last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team moved to an impressive 11-3 dual meet record with two wins last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team remains undefeated following a big 61-12 win over Social Circle Nov. 26.
The Dawson County varsity boys basketball team continued its winning ways with a 52-32 win over Social Circle Nov. 26 at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Shootout.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team opened its season with a big win over Pinecrest Academy on Friday.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys basketball team lost a close game, 34-30, against visiting Pickens County Nov. 19.
The Dawson County High School wrestling team brought home two big wins last week.
What a way to open the season for the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers varsity basketball team Nov. 19.
The Dawson County varsity boys basketball team is off to a great start. Head Coach Thad Burgess' Tiger team won two big games last week to start the season with a 2-0 record.
The Dawson County High School boys and girls basketball teams played a scrimmage game at Rabun County last week.
Dawson County High School signed its first scholar athlete for the year on Monday.