The long awaited beginning of the 2012-13 Tiger basketball season finally begins this week. Coming off an Elite Eight appearance and a 25-7 record, there are a lot of expectations for head coach Thad Burgess' team this year.
Playing without his football players, Coach Thad Burgess' varsity Tiger basketball team defeated Rabun County, 56-49, in a preseason scrimmage against Rabun County last week in Dawsonville. "It was good to get some game experience for several players," Burgess said. "Our biggest goal is to improve our depth this year. I thought we competed well, a little too excited and too fast, but it was fun."
Dawson County High School Head Wrestling Coach Arron Haynes' team got off to a strong start on Saturday. The Tigers wrestled in their first tournament of the year at West Hall High School - the sixth annual Spartan Slam.
Senior Carly Gilreath led the Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team to a 60-54 victory over visiting Rabun County Nov. 13 in a preseason scrimmage. Gilreath had a game-high 21 points in an impressive performance.
The 2012 football season has come to an end for Dawson County. The Tigers traveled to Atlanta to face St. Pius X in the first round of the state Class AAA playoffs on Friday night.
For the first time in eight years, the Dawson County High School Tiger football team is in the state playoffs. Coach Jeff Lee's team easily defeated West Hall on Friday, 42-13, to qualify as the No. 4-seed out of Region 7-AAA.
The Class AAA state football playoff game between Dawson County and St. Pius X High School will be Friday night. Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee will take his 6-4 Dawson County Tigers, No. 4-seed in Region 7-AAA, to face the Golden Lion team.
Head Coach Brian DeRose's Dawson County High School girls cross country team finished its season at the Class AAA state meet Saturday at Carrollton High School. The Lady Tigers picked up a 16th place finish, out of 32 teams, throughout the state at the Nov. 10 event.
Dawson County High School junior Dylan Forester finished in ninth place at the Class AAA State Cross-Country Meet on Saturday at Carrollton High School. Forester completed the 3.1-mile course with a time of 17:23 for coach Brian DeRose. He was awarded with a top 10 medal.
The Tigers needed a big win and they got it Friday night. The team dominated Fannin County in Blue Ridge and came away with a, 54-12, win.
The Dawson County High School boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Region 7-AAA meet last week at Unicoi State Park, just outside of Helen. Coach Brian DeRose's teams both finished in fourth place at the Nov. 1 event.
Coach Jeff Lee's Dawson County High School Tiger football team is now fighting for its postseason life. The team is trying to secure the No. 4 seed in Region 7-AAA and a trip to the state playoffs.
Basketball is just around the corner for head coach Thad Burgess's boys team at Dawson County High School. The Tigers are trying to follow arguably the best team in Dawson County history this season with most of the starters returning.
The Dawson County High School Tiger cross country team finished in fifth place at the Bob Roller Invitational at East Jackson High School last week. Dawson County recorded 249 points in the 27 team event Oct. 18.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls cross country team finished in eighth place at the Bob Roller Invitational Meet in Commerce last week. The Lady Tigers posted 254 team points at the Oct. 18 event.
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.