It took five innings before Dawson County could muster a hit, but once that happened it led to three runs and a come from behind 4-3 victory against Lumpkin County on Feb. 25. Head coach Jimmy Pruett's team picked up its first win of the season.
SAVANNAH --Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
The Ford E. Phillips Gymnasium erupted as the final buzzer sounded that gave Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers a come from behind victory over visiting Decatur. The Lady Tigers came out on the better end of a 52-47 score. An emotional Sweat could hardly contain his excitement as he hugged assistant coach Anne Hyams on the sideline.
For the first time since 1992, the Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team is one of the final eight teams remaining in the state tournament. The Lady Tigers played in the third round of the tournament in three consecutive years from 1990-92.
While the weather was cool for the Lady Tigers varsity soccer game on Wednesday, the action on the field was anything but.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer program is currently ranked No. 6 in Class AAA. The ranking is the highest ever held by the boys' program according to head coach Jed Lacey.
Last year's Cinderella team had their hearts broken in the first round of the state playoffs this season. Head Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team saw its season come to an end at Woodward Academy Feb. 20 by a 51-39 score.
The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team started its season Thursday with a 9-2 loss against Forsyth Central. Despite the loss, according to coaches this year could be a banner year for the Tigers. The team moved up a classification to Region 7-AAA and will play the likes of Buford, North Hall, West Hall and White County.
Sophomore Tiger wrestler Gavin Brown captured a second place finish Saturday during the State Traditional Wrestling Tournament in Macon. Brown (182-pounds) lost in the finals to Chip Ness from Buford High School.
The Lady Tigers basketball team is headed to the state tournament. Head coach Steve Sweat's team finished the season as the Region 7-AAA runners-up. With the second place region finish, Dawson County was able to host the first round of the state tournament. The game will be played at 6 p.m. tonight against Blessed Trinity. Results were not available as of the posting of this story.
The Dawson County boys basketball team couldn't find a worse time to be in a slump. The Tigers have currently lost five of the team's last six games, which is something that hasn't happened often in head coach Thad Burgess' tenure.
A young but talented varsity Lady Tiger soccer team took to the pitch last week against visiting Rabun County. Coach Jed Lacey's team dominated the Feb. 15 game and took a 9-0 win over the Lady Wildcats from Tiger.
The No. 8 ranked in Class AAA Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team recorded a 4-0 win over Rabun County on Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County jumped out fast and scored a goal off the foot of Josh Lund only four minutes into the game. Jose Miranda recorded the assist.
Dawson County High School senior Harley Vaughan made an important decision last week. Vaughan signed a scholarship Feb. 7 to continue his football career at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Vaughan is the 20th athlete that has signed a football scholarship under Coach Jeff Lee's training program since Lee has been at the high school.
Gavin Brown, Evan Kells and Keaton Toal will represent the Dawson County wrestling team at the State Traditionals in Macon this weekend. The tournament will be held this weekend at the Macon Centreplex.
The 2013 7-AAA Region baseball team was announced last week. The team is selected by region coaches.
There are still several months before the Dawson County High School wrestling team takes to the mats, but several young Tigers have started working on their moves and performing maneuvers over the summer.
It was a busy week for Coach Thad Burgess and his Tiger basketball team.
Looks like the Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team is primed to make another run deep into the Class AAA state tournament during the upcoming season.
The Tiger football team is working out in preparation for next season.
Summer basketball is in full swing for the Dawson County boys' program.
Two Tiger golfers played in the State Class AAA championships last week.
The boys and girls golf teams celebrated the 2013 season with a banquet at Dawson County High School last week.
The Lady Tiger soccer team held its awards banquet last week at the Dawson County Board of Education Community Center.
Three Dawson County Lady Tigers were selected to the Region 7-AAA All-Region team last week. The players were voted on by coaches in the region.
The Dawson County High School boys soccer program held its awards banquet May 21 at the Dawson County Board of Education Community Center.
The coaches in Region 7-AAA announced their All-Region team recently. Two Tigers were named to the first team, Josh Lund and Jose Miranda, while Gunnar Armstrong was selected on the second team.
Dawson County High School Head Baseball Coach Jimmy Pruett and his Tiger baseball team held its end-of-year banquet May 22 at the high school.
The Dawson County High School 2013 tennis program held its awards banquet last week.
Once again, the Dawson County High School athletes fared well in spring competition. The Tigers were well represented at the state level in both girls and boys soccer, golf, baseball and track.