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Tigers rally for the win

The varsity Tigers basketball team fell behind 23-18 at halftime but rallied to take a huge 43-27 win at Union County last Friday night.

Dawson County allowed the Panthers only 4 second half points to come away with the team's 15th win of the season.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers celebrate seniors

The Dawson County High School wrestling team celebrated Senior Night last week with wins over Mt. Pisgah Christian School and Riverside Military Academy.

Head Coach Arron Haynes honored his six seniors and their parents with a ceremony between matches Jan. 10.

January 17, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies fall to East Hall

The Lady Tigers basketball team split a couple of games last week. Coach Steve Sweat's team dropped a 60-43 decision to No. 10 ranked in AA, East Hall, but picked up a huge 62-30 win over visiting Fannin County.

The Lady Tigers had a tough task against East Hall. The Lady Vikings have two players that have already signed to play college basketball next season.

January 17, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers rout Rebels

Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys basketball team notched its first Region 8A-AA win of the season Friday against Fannin County. The Tigers outscored the visiting Rebels 55-17 in front of a huge crowd in Dawsonville.

The Tigers placed three players in double figures, led by Jackson Putnam with a game-high 11 points. Jonathan Sanderson and Tyler Dominy scored 10 points apiece in the 38-point win.

January 17, 2012 | Mark Swendra | High School


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


Top 10 stories of 2011

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


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Tigers host teams before traveling to invitational

Coach Arron Haynes boys' track team ran in two events last week.

March 24, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers are perfect 3-0 at tournament

The Dawson County High School varsity girls' soccer team went undefeated at the Tournament of Champions in Jekyll Island last week.

March 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Win, lose and tie

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers' men's soccer team went 1-1-1 at the Tournament of Champions tournament held in Jekyll Island last weekend.

March 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers boys pick up big region win

The Tigers picked up an important Region 7-AAA victory March 9 over Banks County, 15-0.

March 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take down East Hall

The Dawson County High School Tigers' boy's tennis team defeated East Hall, 3-2, on March 10.

March 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies sprint into 2015 competition

The Dawson County High School girls' track team had a busy week last week with two meets at home.

March 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Season begins with a bang

The Dawson County High School boys' Tigers track team hosted two meets last week.

March 17, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Varsity drops two games

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team dropped two games last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Weather hinders tennis season

The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team finally played its first match of the season on March 6.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


School system names new football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 10, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Tiger golfers are in full swing

The Dawson County High School golf team saw a lot of action last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers are No. 1

The Class AAA, No. 1 ranked Tigers men's soccer team picked up an easy 6-1 victory at home against Forsyth Central March 3.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Dawson educator and coach heading to Florida

Former Dawson County High School head Tigers football coach Jeff Lee has accepted a new head coaching position at North Bay Haven Charter Academy in Panama City, Fla.

March 04, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Blessed Trinity outlasts Lady Tigers by one score

In bitter cold and windy conditions on Friday, the Lady Tigers dropped their first varsity soccer match in two weeks by a 1-0 score at Blessed Trinity.

March 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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