After the threat of ice and snow moved the tournament forward by 24 hours, the Dawson County Tigers wrestling team traveled to Fannin County on Jan. 11 to take part in the area duals competition. A first or second place finish in the event would propel the Tigers into the state duals that take place Jan. 17– 19. Wrestling is unique among Dawson County sports in the fact that there are two state-level tournaments during a season, a team tournament (known as a dual match) and an individual tournament (known as a traditional match). The Tigers faced off against the Pace Academy Knights out of Atlanta to start the day and found themselves on the wrong side of a 24-12 score early in the match, despite a first-period pin from team captain and senior Levi Baggett during his bout.
UPDATE: Development Authority of Dawson County awarded $300,000 grant to help with manufacturer BTD’s local expansion project.