It was a tough week for the Dawson County Lady Tiger varsity basketball team. Head Coach Steve Sweat's team played two top-10 ranked AA opponents in Rabun County, No. 3, and North Oconee, No. 10. To make matters worse, both games were long road trips.
The No. 9-ranked Dawson County High School varsity basketball team broke its two-game losing skid with an impressive 37-33 win over North Oconee last Thursday night in Bogart.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity Lady Tiger basketball team got a taste of "varsity" action when it traveled to North Murray High School last Friday night.
The Lady Tigers lost a tough battle to Region 8A-AA foe Union County last Wednesday in Dawsonville. Despite keeping the game close for much of three quarters, the Lady Tigers fell to Union 51-41.
It was an up and down week for Head Coach Thad Burgess and his Tiger basketball team last week. In a rescheduled make-up game with Union County, the Tigers were victorious with a convincing 53-43 win.
The Lady Tiger junior varsity basketball team defeated Union County 30-24 last Wednesday in Dawsonville.
The Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team moved to 10-4 on the season with two wins last week.
Jefferson High School went into the Area 8-AA Duals tournament as the No. 1-seed on Monday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys basketball team lost to Lambert High School 60-25 last Tuesday in Dawsonville.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger basketball team picked up two wins last week.
Chad Cunningham, Tennessee Volunteer football player and former Dawson County High School football star, has entered his name in the record books. Cunningham is listed on the career punting list as the number eight punter in Tennessee history.
The Georgia High School Association recently announced the new region alignments for member schools beginning next fall.
The 27th annual Amicalola Classic wrestling tournament was held Jan. 1 and 2 at Dawson County High School. The tournament was a huge success with Gilmer County taking the team championship.
Tiger wrestler James Evans captured a first place tournament champion's medal at the Walnut Grove Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 19. Evans wrestles in the 112-pound weight class. He finished the tournament with an impressive 6-1 record.
Head Coach Thad Burgess and his varsity Tiger basketball team were licking their wounds after losing their top 10 ranking in AA.
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.
Coach Jed Lacey knew last week was going to be tough for his Tiger soccer team. Playing two ranked teams in three days is physically and mentally demanding. The Tigers split games with a 3-0 win over West Hall on Tuesday before dropping a 3-0 decision to Blessed Trinity on Thursday.
Friday was a battle between two Class AAA top 10- ranked teams as the No. 4 Lady Tigers played a tough match against No. 7-ranked White County (7-3) at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County came out on top with a 1-0 victory.
Dawson County High School varsity soccer coach Jed Lacey was noticeably unhappy with how his third-ranked Dawson County Tigers played against White County on March 22 at Tiger Stadium. "It was a very sluggish game," Lacey said. "I knew coming back from the Tournament of Champions in Jekyll Island we would have to get the engines going again. This was not one of our better games, but we pushed through it and did enough to win. I'm glad we got that game out of our system."
Fighting the elements and some good Class AAA teams, the Dawson County High School varsity Tigers baseball team went 1-2 last week. Weather was an issue last week. On March 18, the Tigers were rained out against White County. The game was pushed back a day and was played on March 19 in Cleveland. Dawson County came out on the good end of a 4-3 win.