The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team is entering the Region 8-AA playoffs on a roll. The Tigers posted two wins last week. The team defeated Pickens 1-0 before taking down Banks County 3-0.
The team's current record is 9-5 overall and 4-1 in Region 8-AA North.
According to Dawson County golf coach Van Samples, the Tigers' golf team is playing better at just the right time. The team has two more matches before taking part in the Region 8-AA tournament at The Traditions course at Chateau Elan on April 23.
Samples' team lost a close match to Gilmer County 172-173 on April 9 at Whitepath Golf Course in Ellijay.
A chance for Dawson County's baseball team to reach the Region 8-AA playoffs is over. The Tigers were swept by Rabun County last week, which moved the team to the No. 5-spot, essentially eliminating them from the playoffs.
The Tigers lost 18-5, 4-2 and 7-0 to the Wildcats. With the three wins Rabun, 12-8, moved to the No. 2 spot in the region tournament.
Tiger Tyler Dominy was selected First Team All-Area by The Times of Gainesville last month. Dominy, a junior, was also chosen to the Region 8-AA first team by area coaches. In addition, Dominy was named All-State Honorable Mention.
The Dawson County junior averaged 14.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game for the AA state quarterfinalists.
The first round of state for the Dawson County Tiger men's soccer team was a defensive battle with Jackson County. Coach Jed Lacey's team prevailed in the second half taking a 2-1 victory and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.