Dawson County High School varsity basketball coaches Thad Burgess and Steve Sweat recently announced that both the boys and girls varsity teams will play a game at Philips Arena during the upcoming season. The Tigers will take on Rabun County on Jan. 19 in Atlanta.
The Dawson County High School cross country team recently participated in a meet at the Wesleyan School. Jade Perry led the Lady Tigers at the Sept. 15 event with a time of 23:16 and a 41st place finish out of 99 total runners.
Dawson County softball is currently ranked No. 4 in Class AAA as voted on in the coaches poll. The Lady Tigers moved up two spots from No. 6 in last week's voting. Head coach Jimmy Pruett's team has a hard road ahead of them with games at No. 1-ranked Buford, 17-1, Tuesday and a home game against a talented West Hall team on Thursday. Both are Region 7-AAA games.
Fumbles hindered Dawson County's offense in the first half against Forsyth Central. Once the turnovers stopped, there was nothing holding back Tigers quarterback Tyler Dominy. Dominy completed 23 of 29 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns, leading Dawson to a 48-29 victory against Central on Friday at the Bulldogs' field.
After trailing 28-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Raiders erupted for 21 unanswered points and defeated Dawson County 35-28 on Friday at Tiger Stadium. "I'm just excited that all the hard work paid off," North coach Blair Armstrong said.
Dawson County High School Varsity Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's team won two games last week. On Sept. 4, the team traveled to Union County and came away with a big 6-1 victory.
The Dawson County High School Junior Varsity Softball team dropped an away game, 6-5, against East Hall on Thursday. Coach Nickie Rogers' team is currently 0-2 on the season.
Timely hitting and good defense allowed coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tiger softball team to pick up its first Region 7-AAA win of the season Aug. 30 over Banks County. Behind the strong pitching of Jenna Abbott and Martie Rogers, Dawson came away with a 6-3 victory.
Defense is the talk of every Tiger fan. The Tiger "D" provided another shutout Friday night against Lumpkin County.
Dawson County dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage in Friday night's opening game over visiting East Hall. The Tigers came away with a convincing 42-0 win. The Tiger offense clicked on all cylinders and amassed an amazing 385 yards.
The Dawson County High School Lady Tiger cross country team opened the season with a meet at Athens Christian High School on Saturday. Head Coach Brian DeRose's team competed against some stiff competition in the Northeast Georgia Cross Country championships.
After playing 11 games in just a week and a half, the Dawson County Lady Tigers softball team played one game last week. The team faced off against another quality opponent in Mt. Pisgah Christian. The Lady Patriots are currently ranked No. 2 in Class A with a 5-3 record.
The boys cross country team competed in its first meet of the season at the Northeast Georgia Championships at Athens Christian High School on Saturday. Head coach Brian DeRose was impressed by the opening day results from his team.
The Dawson County High School softball team went 2-2-1 at the Hawk/Bulldog Invitational softball tournament last week. The tournament was played at West Jackson Park in Hoschton. The Lady Tigers got a chance to play some bigger schools with a lot of talent.
Dawson County High School head football coach Jeff Lee was all smiles after Friday's scrimmage game at home against Towns County. His Tigers scored at will through the air and used a punishing ground attack to dominate the visiting Indians from 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.
The fourth-ranked, Class AAA, Lady Tiger soccer team is currently 7-0 on the season after defeating three teams in Jekyll Island over the weekend. Head coach Jed Lacey's team dominated Cedar Shoals, Aquinas and Richmond Academy.
The Dawson County boys soccer team traveled to Jekyll Island over the weekend and proved why it is ranked No. 4 in Class AAA. The Tigers didn't give up a goal as the team defeated Cedar Shoals, 3-0, Brunswick, 5-0 and Richmond Academy, 6-0, at the Tournament of Champions event.
The Dawson County track team picked up two huge wins last week with a tri-match against Forsyth Central and Fannin County in Dawsonville. The Lady Tigers scored 101 points to capture first place. Central tallied 35 points and Fannin scored 25 points.
Dawson County High School football player Zack Martin was one of 10 players in the state of Georgia to receive the NAPA Auto Parts/Larry Csonka "Blue Collar Player of the Year" award. The award, which was presented March 19 in Macon, is given to "hard-working" players that, according to NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka in a released statement, "show up for work every day and never complain, unsung heroes who spend little time in ...