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Tigers play two close games

The junior varsity boys basketball team played two close games last week.

Both games came down to the very end before Dawson County lost to East Hall, 55-47, on Friday in Dawsonville and Banks County, 54-50, in Homer.

January 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies fall to Union

Lady Tigers Carly Gilreath and Allie Costley both notched double digits in scoring at Union County last Friday night.

Gilreath and Costley scored 10 points each, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Tigers dropped a 56-41 decision to the Lady Panthers in the Region 8A-AA game.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers improve

The Dawson County varsity wrestling team improved to a dual record of 23-7 with three wins last week.

Head coach Arron Haynes' Tigers team defeated Oglethorpe County, 57-23, Buford, 48-27 and East Hall, 54-22, in matches held at Buford High School.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers rally for the win

The varsity Tigers basketball team fell behind 23-18 at halftime but rallied to take a huge 43-27 win at Union County last Friday night.

Dawson County allowed the Panthers only 4 second half points to come away with the team's 15th win of the season.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers celebrate seniors

The Dawson County High School wrestling team celebrated Senior Night last week with wins over Mt. Pisgah Christian School and Riverside Military Academy.

Head Coach Arron Haynes honored his six seniors and their parents with a ceremony between matches Jan. 10.

January 17, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies fall to East Hall

The Lady Tigers basketball team split a couple of games last week. Coach Steve Sweat's team dropped a 60-43 decision to No. 10 ranked in AA, East Hall, but picked up a huge 62-30 win over visiting Fannin County.

The Lady Tigers had a tough task against East Hall. The Lady Vikings have two players that have already signed to play college basketball next season.

January 17, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers rout Rebels

Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys basketball team notched its first Region 8A-AA win of the season Friday against Fannin County. The Tigers outscored the visiting Rebels 55-17 in front of a huge crowd in Dawsonville.

The Tigers placed three players in double figures, led by Jackson Putnam with a game-high 11 points. Jonathan Sanderson and Tyler Dominy scored 10 points apiece in the 38-point win.

January 17, 2012 | Mark Swendra | High School


Sweat records 400th win

Dawson County High School coach Steve Sweat picked up his 400th career win on Saturday with a 47-31 defeat of Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.

It was another milestone in an illustrious career that has spanned more than 28 years coaching both boys and girls basketball in Georgia.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers lose close one

Two of the best teams, with arguably two of the best players in Region 8-AA, squared off Friday night in Dawsonville.

The Dawson County Tigers and the Rabun County Wildcats, ranked No. 7 in AA, fought down to the final buzzer in one of the most exciting games in recent history.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV girls look to rebound

The Dawson County junior varsity girls basketball team lost to Rabun County, 34-25, and Lumpkin County, 23-16, last week.

The Lady Tigers are currently 2-6 overall on the season.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV boys drop two

The junior varsity boys basketball team dropped two games last week. Coach Wes Greer's team played competitively in both games, but just couldn't come away with the victory.

On Jan. 6, the boys lost to visiting Rabun County, 50-36. The Tigers traveled to Dahlonega on Jan. 7 and lost to a very good Lumpkin County team, 42-35.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Madalyn Walters had big year

Dawson County senior Madalyn Walters closed her career finishing fourth in the state AA cross country meet in Carrollton in October.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers dominate ‘Classic’

The Dawson County wrestling team captured first place at the Amicalola Classic tournament held at Dawson County High School last week.

The Dec. 29-30 event was split into two parts. On Thursday teams were placed into two pools and wrestled each other. The winner of the two pools met in the championship match later that night.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies end tourney in fourth

Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball team picked up a fourth place finish in the Battle of the States tournament at Towns County High School in Hiawassee last week.

The Lady Tigers took a 66-48 win over Murphy, N.C. in the opening game of the tournament on Dec. 27.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Boys finish third

Basketball coaches use pre-region games to get their troops ready for the grueling schedule that starts in January and early February. They want to figure out player rotations, team chemistry and how they react against good teams.

Coach Thad Burgess and his Tigers team traveled to Hiawassee to play in the prestigious Battle of the States Tournament hosted by Towns County last week.

January 03, 2012 | 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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