The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team has been impressive so far this season. Behind the play of Tyler Dominy, the Tigers have dominated their first two opponents.
Dawson County is currently 2-0 and riding high after defeating Tallulah Falls, 67-16, and Towns County, 64-22.
It was "throwback night" at Dawson County's season opener against Tallulah Falls last week in Dawsonville. Both head coaches, Steve Sweat and Thad Burgess, decided to break out the old uniforms in a tribute to former players in the program.
"We decided to do this because we were playing a longtime opponent in Tallulah Falls," Sweat said. "We wore some uniforms that some of the mothers of my current players played in when they played for me years ago."
Domination would be the term used to describe Dawson County's first wins of the season.
The Tigers have not allowed an opposing team to score in double digits in any one quarter of play in two games, as they have easily defeated Tallulah Falls, 67-16, and Towns County, 64-22.
The junior varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team lost its season opener 54-48 to Towns County on Saturday.
Coach Mark Ragsdale's team battled through foul trouble to keep the game competitive.
Dawson County used defensive pressure to come away with a 58-35 win over visiting Towns County in junior varsity boys action Saturday.
The game was the first of the season for Coach Wes Greer's team.
The 2011 Region 8-AA cross country team was named last week. The girls' runner of the year was Madalyn Walters from Dawson County.
Walters won the Region 8-AA championships held at Oglethorpe County High School in October and placed fourth in the state championships in Carrollton.
The Lady Tigers fell behind 11-0 before rallying and almost beating North Forsyth in a scrimmage game last week at Dawson County High School.
Dawson lost the Nov. 10 contest 54-51 in a gritty effort against the much bigger school.
Tyler Dominy, fresh from the football field, took over the scrimmage game with North Forsyth last Thursday in Dawsonville.
Dominy, a junior, finished the contest with 25 points to lead the Tigers to a 58-41 win over the AAAAA Raiders.
The 2011 Dawson County High School softball program was recognized at an awards ceremony last week.
Athletic Director Grady Turner opened the Nov. 8 banquet welcoming players, coaches, families and guests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.