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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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Soccer players receive all-area honors

Multiple players in the Dawson County High School soccer program were honored once again when the The Times of Gainesville released its all-area soccer teams ...

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Gridiron girls starts second season

Hot summer days start early for Georgia Smith and the entire Tigers football team.

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott has busy weekend at Sonoma

After a week off for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott had a busy weekend at the Sonoma Raceway.

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers work together during team camps

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball teams are in the midst of a busy June.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson Christian football comes up big

It may be the only time all year that the Dawson Christian Academy Eagles football team has what might be considered a level playing field.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Players putting in time during summer practices

Another week of practice and camp are in the books for Coach Chad Pittman and the basketball players of Dawson County High School.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Swim team competes in first meet

The Dawsonville Racers swim season got under way this month when they traveled to Winder for the North Georgia Swim League Pentathlon.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Soccer teams honored at banquet

Dawson County High School varsity soccer players were honored during the end of the year banquet last month at Veterans Park.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Girls learn basics at basketball camp

Up and coming Dawson County Lady Tigers took the court last week for the Fun-damental Basketball Camp at Rock Creek Park.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott finishes second at Michigan

Chase Elliott once again raced to a career best finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

June 13, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Volleyball teams prep for fall

The Dawson County High School junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams got started last week.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Spencer Davis wins ComServe Wireless 150

Another young Dawsonville race car driver had a big finish over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott takes fourth at Pocono

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott fought hard on Monday after a rain delayed race was bumped from the scheduled Sunday start.

June 06, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Raymond Parks named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville can now boast another NASCAR Hall of Famer.

May 31, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson sports teams end successful year

The Dawson County sports programs continue to find success within the region and beyond, as evidenced by this last school year.

May 31, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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