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Cross county rivals face off

Opening of softball season is a special time for middle school sports in Dawson County. Aug. 9 saw the first game of the season for both Dawson County and Riverview middle schools.

Playing on a new field at Dawson County Middle School, the Riverview Lady Eagles spoiled the opener for Dawson County and came away with an 18-12 win.

August 16, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Game provides ‘good look’ at team

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team opened the 2011 season with a 12-0 loss at North Forsyth on Aug. 11.

"We got a chance to take a good look at all the players," Head Coach Nickie Rogers said. "Everybody got in the game against a really good team in North Forsyth."

August 16, 2011 | By Pam Jacobs pjacobs@dawsonnews.com | High School


Tigers scrimmage GACS

Last week's scrimmage against Greater Atlanta Christian School was not the kind of start Head Coach Jeff Lee hoped for at the newly renovated Tiger Stadium.

On the first play from scrimmage, the visiting Spartans ran a toss sweep on the Dawson County defense. Eighty yards and eight seconds later, DaSean Daniels from GACS was in the end zone.

August 16, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


'Stressing more defense'

The sound of a softball hitting a mitt and the sharp metallic noise that a bat makes when it connects just right are starting to be heard again at Dawson County High School. Yes, softball season is almost here and for the Dawson County Lady Tigers games will begin soon.

August 10, 2011 | By Pam Jacobs pjacobs@dawsonnews.com | High School


Tigers prepare for GAC

With the annual preseason scrimmage this week, the Dawson County Tiger football team prepared with an inter-squad scrimmage game Saturday.

August 10, 2011 | By Pam Jacobs pjacobs@dawsonnews.com | High School


Kick-off draws near

Football is back. Despite the hot and humid days of July and August, head coach Jeff Lee and his 70-plus football players began practice at midnight Monday.

The excitement was in the air as the Tigers football coaches ran the players through conditioning and drills early Monday morning.

August 02, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Teams sprint into season

Summer break is coming to a close for Dawson County High School students, but the school's cross country program has yet to take a break. Both the boys and girls teams have used the summer months to prepare for the upcoming season beginning this month.

Runners have trained at least two days a week to prepare themselves for the 3.1 miles they must run in each meet.

August 02, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Softball tryouts next week

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers softball team will hold tryouts from 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 1.

Tryouts will be held for all girls interested in playing either junior varsity or varsity softball at the school.

July 26, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers to play at Philips Arena

The Dawson County High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams will play a game at Philips Arena during the upcoming season.

Both teams will play Towns County before the Hawks game at a date to be determined once the National Basketball Association schedule is released in August.

July 19, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Football heats up

As July heats up so does preparation for the upcoming 2011 Dawson County High School football season.

The Tigers started training last week after a week off during the GHSA state imposed "dead week."

July 19, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


‘Dead week’ comes to end

All sports activities came to a standstill last week.

There was no bouncing of balls in the gym, no weight lifting, no 3-mile runs, no conditioning of any kind, as the Georgia High School Association's "dead week" was honored by schools throughout the state.

July 12, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Cross country teams hit the trail

Practices for the Dawson County High School cross country teams recently resumed following the Fourth of July break.

Head Coach Brian DeRose is busy preparing his team for the upcoming season.

July 12, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take part in FCA Camp

A busy summer of basketball came to an end last week when the Dawson County High School Tigers finished playing in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team camp at Fellowship Christian High School in Roswell.

A very tired Thad Burgess, head boys basketball coach, was pleased with the effort and hard work his team put in this summer.

July 05, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Teams hit the trail running

The Dawson County High School Cross Country Team is busy conditioning for the upcoming season.

The team has been practicing since June 14 at Tiger Stadium. Practices usually begin around 6:30 p.m.

June 28, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers return from Alabama camp

Dawson County High School Head Basketball Coach Thad Burgess' boys' basketball team just completed a camp at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.

The Tigers came away with an impressive 6-1 record at the camp.

June 28, 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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