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Boys let lead slip away

The junior varsity boys basketball ball team dropped two games last week. The team lost to White County 34-31 on the road and at home against Gilmer County 58-43.

In both games Head Coach Wes Greer's team held a lead at halftime just to see it taken away in the second half.

December 06, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestling season begins

Wrestling season is underway at Dawson County High School.

Head coach Arron Haynes' grapplers opened the regular season with a win over Fannin County High School, 60-15, and a loss to AAAA Flowery Branch, 51-28, on Nov. 22 in Dawsonville.

November 29, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Telling week ahead

The Dawson County varsity girl's basketball team will begin their post-Thanksgiving schedule with games against White and Gilmer counties this week.

The Lady Tigers are currently 1-1 with a win over Tallulah Falls, 87-36, and a loss to Towns County, 54-48.

November 29, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Coach hopes team picks up where it left off

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.

November 29, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Gilreath scores 21 points

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."

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers dominate

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.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls stumble during opener

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.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Defense key in JV boys win

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.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters named runner of the year

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.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies show effort against N. Forsyth

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.

November 15, 2011 | Mark Swendra | High School


Dominy leads Tigers

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.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball players honored

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.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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


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Tigers take tri-meet

The Dawson County High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Blue Ridge Jan. 20 for a tri-match with host Fannin County and Towns County. The Tigers came away with victorious with a 54-21 win over Fannin County and a 48-33 victory over Towns County.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers remain perfect

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team didn't miss a beat after being off for 10 days. Coach Steve Sweat's team made the long trip to Homer on Friday and defeated Banks County, 55-40.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Banks County outlasts team

Playing on the road in a very hostile environment and against the No. 2 team in Region 7-AAA was not a good combination for Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team Friday night. The Tigers dropped to 4-17 after losing to Banks County 73-38.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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