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Tigers finish 5-5

Dawson County put up a spirited effort against a very athletic Jefferson football team Friday night at Tigers Stadium. The Tigers fell short 21-10 to end the team's hopes of a state playoff game.

Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers finished the season 5-5. The record is the best regular season record that the Tigers have posted since 2005 when the team finished 7-3. It has now been seven years since the Tigers have reached the playoffs.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters ends career in 4th place

The Dawson County High School girls' cross country team ended its season with an eighth place finish at the state cross country meet at Carrollton High School on Saturday.

This year marked the fifth straight that the Dawson County girls' team has qualified for the state event.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers runners place in top 10

Chris Bywaletz led the Dawson County Tigers boys' cross country team to an eighth place finish at the State Cross Country meet last Saturday at Carrollton High School.

Bywaletz finished the tough 3.1-mile course with a time of 18:07.39 for a 33rd-place overall finish.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies run at Oglethorpe

The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls cross country team competed at the Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School last Thursday.

Participants of the Oct. 28 event are not eligible for any state competition, but the race provided the young runners with some valuable experience to end their seasons, according to coaches.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV runners finish second

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys cross country team came in second place in last Thursday's region meet at Oglethorpe County High School.

Dawson accumulated 59 team points to come just short of team champion Jefferson, who had 50 points.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Three in a row

It was a rainy, cold and dreary night in Tiger on Friday. Despite a literally "sloppy" start, the Dawson County Tigers picked up the team's third win in a row with a 38-7 decision over Rabun County (3-6; 1-4).

The Tigers are 5-4 overall. It is Dawson's first five-win season since 2005, when the Tigers finished 7-3.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters tops in region

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.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers maul Vikings

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.

October 25, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters prepares to defend title

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.

October 25, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Players take to the court

The start of winter sports is just around the corner.

In anticipation of the upcoming season, the boys basketball program began practicing Oct. 24.

October 25, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take the win

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.

October 18, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies season is over

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.

October 18, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV teams run well at Oglethorpe

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.

October 18, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball players are state bound

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.

October 11, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


4th quarter sinks Tigers

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.

October 11, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Tigers take down Indians 2-0

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers soccer team overcame Lumpkin County 2-0 March 31 in Dahlonega.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers defeat West Hall in 12 innings

Just when things were looking bleak for the varsity Tigers' baseball team, Dawson County pulled out an 8-4 win against West Hall in 12 innings in a game played April 3 in Gainesville.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tennis team drops two

The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team lost two matches last week.

April 07, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson County’s Sweat retiring in June

Dawson County High School's Steve Sweat, who coached the Lady Tigers to a history-making, undefeated regular season in 2015, confirmed today that he will be retiring at the end of June.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Dawson County signs first international athlete

One local quarterback made Dawson County High School history when he signed as its first international scholarship athlete last week.

March 31, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Lady Tigers take two

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' soccer team won both games last week in convincing fashion.

March 31, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers fall 4-2 to West Hall

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers boys' soccer team dropped a hotly contested match to visiting West Hall last week.

March 31, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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