Cross country is becoming a force to be reckoned with at Dawson County High School.
At last week's Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School, both teams qualified for the state meet that will be held Saturday in Carollton.
Defense has been an underlying issue for Dawson County all season. Things are looking brighter for the undersized squad as the Tigers forced East Hall into six turnovers in a 49-7 shellacking of the visiting Vikings.
The six turnovers led to 35 first half points as Dawson strolled to an easy Region 8-AA victory.
Dawson County High School senior Madalyn Walters is preparing to defend her Region 8-AA title Oct. 27 at Oglethorpe County High School in Lexington.
The meet will begin at 4:15 p.m.
The start of winter sports is just around the corner.
In anticipation of the upcoming season, the boys basketball program began practicing Oct. 24.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team knows that it has to win in order to have a shot at the Region 8A-AA title. Despite a stagnant offense the Tigers came away with a 22-19 win over Union County (1-5; 0-3) Friday night.
The Tigers are currently 3-4 overall on the season, but more importantly are 2-1 in Region 8A-AA play.
Lady Tigers' seniors Kristi Hyams, Anna Torres, Kimberly Wallace and Morgan Huber played their last games as Dawson County High School varsity softball players Thursday at Jack Waldrip Field in Dawsonville.
Dawson County was eliminated from the first round of state sectionals by a very gritty team from Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe. The final score Thursday was 11-2.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in a meet at Oglethorpe County High School over the weekend.
Dawson County had 27 runners competing in the Oct. 15 event. There were 82 runners from eight different high schools in the meet.
Dawson County will make its first appearance in a state playoff since 2008 after finishing in second place at the Region 8-AA tournament last week.
The Lady Tigers couldn't find a way to beat eventual region champion Union County. The Lady Panthers shut down the Dawson offense and won the games 7-0 and 12-0.
Frustration was evident on Dawson County Head Football Coach Jeff Lee's face as time expired Friday night. The Tigers fell 19-14 to Banks County.
The Tigers had an opportunity to go 2-0 in Region 8A-AA with a win, but it didn't happen.
Region 8-AA could be the most difficult region overall for both boys and girls cross country in Georgia.
According to state rankings, as voted on by coaches, the region owns spots four through eight on the boys' side. North Oconee is fourth, East Jackson fifth, Dawson County is sixth, Jefferson holds down the number seven position, while Hart County is ranked eighth.
Playoff time is here for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity softball team.
Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's squad captured second place in Region 8A-AA with a 7-3 record and a 16-7 overall record.
This time the Tigers held a late lead and came away with a victory.
Prior to Friday night's 35-30 victory over Fannin County, the Tigers had lost two games, against Chestatee and Gilmer County, where leads were lost in the final minutes.
Dawson County High School junior varsity softball coach Nickie Rogers' team finished the 2011 season last week with an overall record of 3-7.
The Lady Tigers played the last game against Fannin County Sept. 27. Despite playing hard, the team lost 18-3.
It is time for football to heat up this week.
After a week off, Dawson County will open Region 8A-AA play with an away game in Blue Ridge Friday night. Getting off to a good start is imperative for Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers.
Martie Rogers pitched five strong innings in a 4-2 win over visiting East Hall last week.
Rogers kept the Lady Vikings hitters off balance all afternoon with a variety of pitches to shutdown a much improved East Hall team Sept. 19.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team is currently 1-1 on the young season.
The Dawson County High School freshmen boys' team is currently 2-0 after picking up wins over Pickens County, 38-36 on Nov. 18 and Chestatee, 33-26, on Dec. 1.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team hosted a tri-match with East Hall and a very strong Oconee County team Nov. 25.
Eight of nine Dawson County varsity girls basketball players scored in last week's 59-48 win at Union County.
The Dawson County High School Varsity Tigers basketball team battled for two quarters but couldn't hang on to the 32-31 halftime lead at Union County Nov. 25. The Tigers dropped a 76-54 decision to the Panthers.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team upped its record to 2-0 with a thrilling 39-37 win at Union County Nov. 25.