Senior Jade Perry led the Lady Tiger varsity soccer team to a dominating 3-0 win over Johnson last Thursday in an exhibition match in Dawsonville. Perry scored to put Dawson County ahead with 37:26 remaining in the second half after a scoreless first half. Taylor Bennett recorded an assist on the play.
Dawson County High School head soccer coach Jed Lacey got a great look at the 2013 edition of his varsity boys soccer team in an exhibition win over a talented Johnson team, 5-4, last week. Johnson is currently ranked No. 6 in Class AA in the preseason coach's poll. The Tigers are also ranked. The team is currently No. 10 in Class AAA.
Dawson County held a tri-match Jan. 29 with Forsyth Central and Riverside Military Academy. The Tigers were victorious and defeated Central, 51-21, and Riverside, 51-27. With the two wins Coach Arron Haynes' squad improved to 34-8 this season. This is the second most wins in school history.
Last week got off to a great start for the Dawson County Lady Tiger varsity basketball team. The Lady Tigers defeated visiting East Hall on Jan. 28 by a 64-50 score. The game was a makeup game due to bad weather the week before.
Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team won two of three games last week. The Tigers, led by Thad Burgess, defeated East Hall, 60-49, on Jan. 28 and Banks County, 44-30, on Jan. 29, before dropping a 52-38 decision to a very tough Buford team on Friday.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger wrestling team hosted a tri-match with Gainesville and Lumpkin County last week. The Tigers, led by coach Arron Haynes, were victorious over Gainesville, 60-16, but dropped a 46-21 decision to the Indians at the Jan. 22 event.
The Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team is on fire. Head Coach Steve Sweat's squad pulled out a 66-52 win at White County on Jan. 22.
Strong defense and timely offense have been the trademarks of this year's Dawson County High School varsity Tiger basketball team. Both were evident last week with the Tigers taking a 47-34 win over White County on a hostile floor in Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Hendrick Motorsports announced last week that Dawsonville's Chase Elliott will run nine races in the NASCAR's World Truck Series this year. Driving the No. 94 Aaron's Chevrolet, the son of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott said he's honored to have Aaron's support as he takes steps in his promising racing career.
The Class AAA No. 8-ranked Dawson County Lady Tigers won three games last week. Coach Steve Sweat's team improved its record to 17-2 with wins over West Hall, Fannin County and Rabun County.
After losing back to back games against state-ranked Region 7-AAA teams, Buford and North Hall, the Tigers bounced back last week to win three games. More importantly for the Tigers, two of the teams' opponents, West Hall and Fannin County, are region foes.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team remains undefeated following a 31-19 win over Fannin County on Friday. Coach Anne Hyams' team is currently 12-0 on the season.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys basketball team split their games last week with West Hall and Fannin County. Both games were played at home.
Dawson County rebounded Friday night, after losing to Buford on Jan. 8, to take a hard fought, 55-51, win over North Hall. The Lady Tigers had to come back after trailing by five points early in the fourth quarter.
For the second time in less than four days the Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team faced a worthy opponent. On the schedule this time was a trip to Gainesville to face a tough North Hall Trojan team. The Trojans came into the game with a 14-1 record and a perfect 6-0 record in Region 7-AAA.
The Dawson County High School baseball team has qualified for the Class AAA state playoffs as the No. 4 seed from Region 7-AAA.
Dawson County High School hosted the Region 7-AAA boys and girls track meet last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls soccer team improved its record to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in Region 7-AAA play with two wins last week.
One of Dawson County High School's most talented basketball players will soon be settling in with friends at the University of North Georgia.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team outscored its two opponents 19-1 last week to improve its overall record to 12-2. More importantly, the team is 4-1 in region 7-AAA play.
Dawson County High School varsity baseball coach Jimmy Pruett breathed a sigh of relief after Saturday's final out against Banks County. His Tigers broke a five game losing streak, by beating the Leopards, 14-0.
The Class AAA No. 4 ranked Lady Tiger soccer team picked up two big wins last week. Dawson County defeated Lakeview Academy, 7-0, on April 10, and followed with a big 5-0 Region 7-AAA win over East Hall on Friday.
Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer coach Jed Lacey's team played two nail biters last week. The Tigers defeated Lakeview Academy, 3-2, on a goal with only four seconds remaining in the match and lost to East Hall, 1-0, after two overtimes and 11 rounds of penalty kicks.
The Dawson County High School boys' golf team improved its record to 15-3 last week. Coach Wes Greer's team began the week playing in the War Eagle Invitational at Crystal Falls Golf Club on April 8. The team shot a season low 325 to take ninth place in the event.
The Dawson County High School golf team is currently 13-3 on the season. The team played in a tri-match with Buford and Chestatee on March 27. The Tigers defeated Chestatee, 180-189, but lost to the Wolves, 170-180.
While most students were enjoying spring break last week, the Dawson County High School varsity baseball team played three close Region 7-AAA games. Two games were decided by one run and a third was won in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Dawson County High School tennis team's season is in full swing. The boys and girls teams have improved each week this season in preparation for the Region 7-AAA tournament in mid-April.
When he began coaching basketball, Dawson County's Steve Sweat never imagined that he would be coaching a girls' team, much less guiding them to a state championship game. Sweat started out coaching a boys basketball program, but when he changed schools to work closer to home, the only position available was as an assistant coach to the girls basketball team. So, he took the job and immediately began contemplating how he was going to change ...
The Lady Tigers completed their toughest week of the season so far last week. Dawson County split games with an overtime win against West Hall, 3-2, and a loss at No. 1-ranked in Class AAA Blessed Trinity on Thursday, 2-0.
Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had a couple of big goals to accomplish in her final high school season. First, she wanted to surpass 1,000 points for her career, something she did back in December in a win over Hoke's Bluff, Ala. in the Battle of the States tournament in Hiawassee.