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Dawson County High School losing two head coaches

Dawson County Tigers basketball head coach Thad Burgess has accepted a position with Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, according to Dawson County Athletic Director Grady Turner.

March 25, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Boys’ track takes second in meet at home, improves at invitational

In last week's home meet versus East Hall and North Forsyth, the Dawson County Tigers took second overall in track and field. At the GACS invitational on Saturday, several athletes finished well against 12 other schools from across North Georgia.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County soccer has nearly ‘flawless game’ to open region play

Dawson County varsity boys' soccer shutout Fannin County Friday night at home for a strong start in region play.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers handle Fannin County

Despite heading into region play without three starters on Friday night, the varsity Lady Tigers were able to handle Fannin County without any problem.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Cheer teams win national berths

Over the weekend cheerleaders of all ages from TKO Cheer competed in two national competitions and won in multiple categories including a national championship by the Youth Level 2 team and an overall grand championship to qualify for nationals by the Senior 4 division team.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon.

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Spring sports opening day is Saturday

Rock Creek Park will hold its annual spring sports opening day on Saturday.

March 15, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers win two on the road in Savannah

The Lady Tigers' soccer team traveled to Savannah over the weekend and came away with two wins over Savannah Arts and Islands High School.

March 15, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson sweeps Banks

The Dawson County Tigers were able to sweep Banks County last week with the help of strong performances at home and during a double header away.

March 15, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers’ baseball moves to 6-1 on season

Dawson County Tigers baseball moved to 6-1 on the season with two wins last weekend over Pickens County and Chestatee.

March 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Ending on a high note

The Lady Tigers soccer team finished the week strong after a tough start away at Forsyth Central that resulted in a 2-0 loss. The Lady Tigers were able to get it done at home on Friday against North Hall with a 3-0 win. Last week's play dropped them one spot to No. 4 in the state in Class AAA.

March 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers’ soccer finish week strong versus North Hall

Dawson County Tigers varsity boys' soccer team split its games last week with a 2-1 loss at Forsyth Central, followed by a 6-2 win over North Hall Friday night.

March 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Chase Elliott earns top 10 finish on home track

Chase Elliott finished eighth in his first home track race after starting in the 24th spot at the Atlanta Motor Speed Way for the Folds of Honor 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday.

March 02, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


24 hours of victories

Dawson County High School's varsity baseball team came away with three wins last week over the reigning Region AAA champs Jefferson High on Friday night and then both Pickens County and Apalachee on Saturday.

March 01, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Brandon Monkus signs to play baseball at Andrew College

Dawson County Senior Brandon Markus signed with Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga. to play baseball in front of friends, family and coaches. The catcher and outfielder had multiple offers but felt Andrew would suit his goals.

March 01, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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Track team honored for successful season

The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records.

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions

The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand ...

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Maroon and white game all about speed

There was plenty to see and no time to get bored for any Dawson County football fan during Saturday's maroon and white game.

May 18, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lacey and Queen top the region

Coach Jed Lacey's commitment to soccer is unwavering.

May 17, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


High school wins All Sports Award under athletic director of the year

When Dawson County High School's Athletic Director Grady Turner talks about his student athletes, he's like a proud dad bragging on his kids.

May 17, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott cards career best Sprint Cup finish with third place run at Dover

After what Jeff Gordon called the craziest race he's ever seen at the Dover International Speedway, Dawsonville rookie Chase Elliott had his best career ...

May 16, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County boys’ soccer falls in the quarterfinals

After a strong showing against Rutland to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs, the Dawson County Tigers fell to Oconee High ...

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Adams signs to wrestle for Reinhardt College

Harrison Adams was determined to be a wrestler and his determination and perseverance have paid off.

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Sillesky signs to play basketball

Just a couple of years ago, Eliza Sillesky wasn't sure she wanted to play basketball anymore. After taking a year off, however, she realized ...

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Spring game gives football team preview

Spring fever is upon us-of the football variety.

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers end run for championship

The Westminster Wildcats put an abrupt stop to the Lady Tigers run for a state championship on Saturday night.

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Westside Patriots take out Tigers in Sweet Sixteen

The Dawson County Tigers' baseball post season came to an end Thursday in the Sweet Sixteen round of state playoffs after a loss in the ...

May 06, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers dominate Central in Sweet Sixteen

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer team dominated the Central Chargers on Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County Tigers boys’ soccer moves to Elite Eight

Dawson County boys' soccer moved past the Rutland Hurricanes last night to face Oconee County in the Elite Eight of the GHSA state playoffs.

May 04, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott survives at Talladega

Survival seemed to be the word for this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway and Dawsonville's rookie driver Chase ...

May 03, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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