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Boys team finishes third

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in the fifth annual Eagle Run at East Jackson High on Sept. 17.

Cassidy Lecours led the Lady Tigers with a sixth place finish and a time of 24:37.06.

September 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Runner Walters leads the pack

Maddy Walters won the girls varsity race at the 5th Annual Eagle Run at East Jackson High School Saturday.

Walters set a new course record with a time of 18:59:09 to finish 33-seconds ahead of second place finisher Taylor Long of West Hall. Hall competed the course in 19:32.83.

September 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies have tough week coming up

Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's varsity Lady Tigerx softball team is in for a tough week.

The week will decide which team will take control of Region 8A-AA North. Dawson will have home games Sept. 22 against Union County and Sept. 27 against Fannin County.

September 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers lead until fourth

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team was part of another thrilling football game Friday night at Chestatee High School in Gainesville.

Trailing 21-3 at halftime, the Tigers rallied to take a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter. However, Chestate scored with 1:55 left to take the 27-22 win.

September 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Junior varsity remains undefeated

Using a stingy defense and an opportune offense the Dawson County High School junior varsity Tigers football team defeated Pickens, 14-6, last Thursday in Tigers Stadium.

The Tigers remain undefeated at 3-0 this season.

September 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson falls to Jefferson

The Jefferson High School Dragons used a 35-point second quarter to run away with a decisive 42-14 win against the Dawson County Tigers Friday night.

Jefferson moved to a perfect 3-0 while the Tigers, after winning the first game of the season against Pickens, dropped to 1-2. The team lost to Gilmer County in overtime last week.

September 13, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers run at UGA

The Dawson County High School cross country team ran at the University of Georgia Invitational meet Sept. 3 in Athens. The 5,000-meter race was held at the Equestrian Center.

Madalyn Walters ran a wonderful race. She finished in third place and earned National Elite status for the second time this season. Walters recorded a time of 19:19.93, just behind first place winner Morgan Ilse of Marist, 19:07.19, and second place finisher Sarah Bowles, 19:07.21, of Lakeside, Evans.

September 13, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies win in extra innings

Two extra-inning wins were on tap for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity softball team last week. Head Coach Jimmy Pruett and his team picked up an important Region 8A-AA win over East Hall on Tuesday, 1-0, and on Wednesday they came from behind to defeat Pickens, 4-3.

Jenna Abbott had a great week, not only from the pitcher's mound, but with her bat as well.

September 06, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team falls to Gilmer in overtime

Effort, guts, fight, determination; the list could go on and on for describing the Dawson County Tiger football team last Friday night.

Playing against a higher classification in Gilmer County on the road in front of a huge crowd, the Tigers fought hard but came up on the short end of a 26-20 overtime loss to the AAA Bobcats.

September 06, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers break school record

Fans of the Dawson County High School varsity football team left the stadium shaking their heads Friday night.

Was this the same Dawson offensive team that fans were used to seeing? Did the renovations to the stadium rejuvenate the Tigers team?

August 30, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Walters head of the pack

Madalyn Walters captured first place at the Northeast Georgia Championships Aug. 27 at Athens Christian High.

Walters posted a National Elite time of 19:42.38 to take the title ahead of second place finisher Amanda Cope from Winder-Barrow.

August 30, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies excel on the field

The Lady Tiger softball team has opened the season with a spectacular 6-1 start after defeating Lumpkin County 2-1 Aug. 17 in Dahlonega.

Dawson scored its runs in the fourth and fifth innings to secure the win.

August 23, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers ready for opener

High school football will start for most teams in the state Friday night. It will be a chance for players and coaches to see how far they have come after all the weight training, agilities, passing camps and conditioning over the summer.

The time is now for the Dawson County football team. The Tigers open the season with a showdown against neighboring Pickens County High School on Friday night at a renovated Tiger Stadium.

August 23, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV ladies lose to Lumpkin

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team dropped a 6-3 decision to Lumpkin County Aug. 17.

Following the loss, Dawson County is currently 0-2 on the year.

August 23, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team third in tourney

It was a festive atmosphere at Lanier Point Softball Complex in Gainesville. There was a huge crowd on hand to see local teams open the 2011 softball season.

Teams from all over the area competed Aug. 13 in the 10th Annual Lanier Point Invitational.

August 16, 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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