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Gilreath scores 21 points

It was "throwback night" at Dawson County's season opener against Tallulah Falls last week in Dawsonville. Both head coaches, Steve Sweat and Thad Burgess, decided to break out the old uniforms in a tribute to former players in the program.

"We decided to do this because we were playing a longtime opponent in Tallulah Falls," Sweat said. "We wore some uniforms that some of the mothers of my current players played in when they played for me years ago."

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers dominate

Domination would be the term used to describe Dawson County's first wins of the season.

The Tigers have not allowed an opposing team to score in double digits in any one quarter of play in two games, as they have easily defeated Tallulah Falls, 67-16, and Towns County, 64-22.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls stumble during opener

The junior varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team lost its season opener 54-48 to Towns County on Saturday.

Coach Mark Ragsdale's team battled through foul trouble to keep the game competitive.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Defense key in JV boys win

Dawson County used defensive pressure to come away with a 58-35 win over visiting Towns County in junior varsity boys action Saturday.

The game was the first of the season for Coach Wes Greer's team.

November 22, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters named runner of the year

The 2011 Region 8-AA cross country team was named last week. The girls' runner of the year was Madalyn Walters from Dawson County.

Walters won the Region 8-AA championships held at Oglethorpe County High School in October and placed fourth in the state championships in Carrollton.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies show effort against N. Forsyth

The Lady Tigers fell behind 11-0 before rallying and almost beating North Forsyth in a scrimmage game last week at Dawson County High School.

Dawson lost the Nov. 10 contest 54-51 in a gritty effort against the much bigger school.

November 15, 2011 | Mark Swendra | High School


Dominy leads Tigers

Tyler Dominy, fresh from the football field, took over the scrimmage game with North Forsyth last Thursday in Dawsonville.

Dominy, a junior, finished the contest with 25 points to lead the Tigers to a 58-41 win over the AAAAA Raiders.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball players honored

The 2011 Dawson County High School softball program was recognized at an awards ceremony last week.

Athletic Director Grady Turner opened the Nov. 8 banquet welcoming players, coaches, families and guests.

November 15, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers finish 5-5

Dawson County put up a spirited effort against a very athletic Jefferson football team Friday night at Tigers Stadium. The Tigers fell short 21-10 to end the team's hopes of a state playoff game.

Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers finished the season 5-5. The record is the best regular season record that the Tigers have posted since 2005 when the team finished 7-3. It has now been seven years since the Tigers have reached the playoffs.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters ends career in 4th place

The Dawson County High School girls' cross country team ended its season with an eighth place finish at the state cross country meet at Carrollton High School on Saturday.

This year marked the fifth straight that the Dawson County girls' team has qualified for the state event.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers runners place in top 10

Chris Bywaletz led the Dawson County Tigers boys' cross country team to an eighth place finish at the State Cross Country meet last Saturday at Carrollton High School.

Bywaletz finished the tough 3.1-mile course with a time of 18:07.39 for a 33rd-place overall finish.

November 08, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies run at Oglethorpe

The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls cross country team competed at the Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School last Thursday.

Participants of the Oct. 28 event are not eligible for any state competition, but the race provided the young runners with some valuable experience to end their seasons, according to coaches.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV runners finish second

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys cross country team came in second place in last Thursday's region meet at Oglethorpe County High School.

Dawson accumulated 59 team points to come just short of team champion Jefferson, who had 50 points.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Three in a row

It was a rainy, cold and dreary night in Tiger on Friday. Despite a literally "sloppy" start, the Dawson County Tigers picked up the team's third win in a row with a 38-7 decision over Rabun County (3-6; 1-4).

The Tigers are 5-4 overall. It is Dawson's first five-win season since 2005, when the Tigers finished 7-3.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters tops in region

Cross country is becoming a force to be reckoned with at Dawson County High School.

At last week's Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School, both teams qualified for the state meet that will be held Saturday in Carollton.

November 01, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Hitting the trail

During a time when most high school students are enjoying the pool and their time off from studies, the Dawson County High School cross country team is putting in several miles a day in anticipation of the upcoming season.

June 30, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Summer ends at Auburn

Hard-working, effort, and coachable are three words used to describe the boys basketball team at Dawson County this summer, according to Head Coach Thad Burgess.

June 30, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Continuing to improve

Dawson County High School Head Coach Thad Burgess' basketball team continues to improve this summer.

June 23, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Soccer season remembered

The Dawson County High School men's and women's soccer teams held their annual end-of-the-year banquet on June 1 at Veterans Memorial Park pool.

June 16, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Baseball coach steps down

After two years at the helm of the Dawson County High School varsity baseball team, Head Coach Thad Burgess has decided to step down.

June 16, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers basketball team takes part in summer camps

Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team played in a team camp at the University of North Georgia last week.

June 16, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies play at Shorter in Rome

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers' basketball team traveled to Rome, June 3, to participate in a three-day camp at Shorter College.

June 09, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take part in summer camp, split wins, losses

The Dawson County High School boys' basketball team competed in a summer camp at Commerce and Jackson County last week.

June 09, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers begin offseason program

Dawson County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Thad Burgess enters the summer basketball program with what may be his youngest and most inexperienced team in his tenure at the school.

June 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson County High School field gets new NFL-grade turf

Dawson County High School will soon be getting a boost to two of its athletic programs.

June 02, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Dawson golf standout signs intent to play at Truett-McConnell

When Coach Steve Patton scouts golfers for his Truett-McConnell College golf team, he has a certain kind of player in mind.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Memorial scholarship continues education

For the second year since her son's death, one mother is continuing to help Dawson County students take advantage of an opportunity her son never had the chance to complete.

May 26, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Tiger standouts on all-region squad

Dawson County's Lady Tigers named eight players to the 7-AAA All-Region soccer team, the most selected on any team in the region.

May 26, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Caldwell claims elusive state title

Dawson County Senior Madison Caldwell went into Monday's state championship golf match with nerves of steel, an unmatched mental focus and a drive to achieve the goal she set for herself four years ago.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Seniors finish strong

The senior athletes at Dawson County High School are just a couple of days away from moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

May 19, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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