From a pool of athletes spanning twelve north Georgia counties and after a record total of 50,175 votes the High School Hall of Fame maintained by Blitz Sports on June 12 announced 66 inductees for 2019 including an incredible 12 Dawson County athletes.
Based on a combination of public voting and a private panel of judges, players were selected from across the entire spectrum of 13 high school sports from football to golf in both the boys and girls’ variants of the teams.
Football led all sports with nine inductees and a full one-third were represented by Dawson County. Sevaughn Clark was selected for entry on his first ballot after leading the Tigers to an historic 10-win season and an appearance in the Sweet 16 round of the GHSA state playoffs in his senior year.
Tucker Maxwell, already in the HoF for baseball, and Tyler Dominy, already in as a basketball player, were both selected on their second ballot.
Katelynn Simpson (2016), appeared in three state playoffs, while Sydney McGinnis (2017) played for two all-region teams were selected by voters to represent the Lady Tigers softball team.
Dawson County’s recent dominance of track and field and cross-country was acknowledged when the panel of judges recognized Madalyn Walters, class of 2012, for her record setting campaign in both sports while the public selected Frankie Muldoon for induction in both sports for her 2019 season.
Jacob Poston, class of 2017, was the sole Tiger to be inducted for men’s track and field.
In his senior year, Luke Chism led the Tigers to a Final Four appearance while crossing 2,000 career points and, at the same time, Kaylee Sticker of the Lady Tigers took her team to the Elite Eight while passing 1,500 career points. Both were inducted on their first ballot.
For a complete listing of inductees along with highlights of their career accomplishments visit Blitz Sports https://blitzsportsga.com/2019/06/12/hall-of-fame-class-of-2019-66-inductees/.