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Ladies make it to Sweet Sixteen

Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball coach Steve Sweat said at the beginning of the season that he anticipated Region 7-AAA to be one of the toughest in the state. Sweat proved to be right, as all four teams from the region advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" round of the state tourney Feb. 21 and 22.

Region 7-AAA defeated all four teams from Region 5-AAA; East Hall defeated North Murray, 61-36, Buford won over Ringgold, 64-29, North Hall edged No. 1-seed Sonoraville, 62-53, and in the biggest game of all, Dawson County defeated a very talented Cartersville team, on ...

February 25, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


No. 8 ranked Tigers defeat North Forsyth

The Dawson County varsity boys' soccer team, ranked No. 8 in Class AAA, defeated North Forsyth in Coal Mountain, 2-0 on Feb. 21.

It was a scoreless battle in the first half, but that soon changed with a goal by Tiger Brandon Lund on an assist by Cole Edwards at the 33:33 mark of the second half.

February 25, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Crowd energizes Tigers

Chants of "Sweet 16" rocked Ford E. Phillips Gymnasium on Friday night. The Dawson County Tigers punched their ticket to the next round of the state basketball playoffs with a 55-43 win over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.

Dawson County controlled the tempo in the first quarter and took a 6-4 lead with 3:16 remaining in the quarter on a made shot by Lucas Pain. The Tigers never surrendered that lead.

February 25, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Brown crowned champion

Tiger Gavin Brown was crowned champion at the State Traditional Wrestling Championships on Feb. 22. The tournament was a one-day event held at Buford High School.

Brown, who wrestles at 182 pounds, opened the tournament with a 4-1 decision over Isaiah Hale from North Hall. With the win, Brown advanced to the semi-finals.

February 25, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team sees firsts to start the season

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team recorded several firsts for the season on opening day Feb. 19.

The team picked up its first win of the season, head coach Thad Burgess picked up his first win as coach and pitcher Logan Burt recorded his first win from the mound.

February 25, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Burgess looks forward to leading team

The last couple weeks have been a tough balancing act for Dawson County Tigers Coach Thad Burgess.

February 18, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers move to State

The Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball team is back in the show.

February 18, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers advance to finals

The Dawson County Tigers are beginning to be regulars in the Georgia High School Association basketball tournament.

February 18, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.

February 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School


Tigers finish third at State Sectionals

Dawson County High School Wrestling Coach Arron Haynes' Tiger team finished in third place at the State Sectionals tournament Feb. 7 and 8 at Sonoraville High School.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies head to region tourney as No. 4 seed

Last week didn't start well for Head Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball team, after losing to North Hall on Feb. 4, 66-49. However, the team rebounded with two big wins over West Hall, 42-35, on Feb. 7 and Banks County, 55-51 on Saturday.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team ready to hit the pitch

Dawson County High School Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Jed Lacey says that he is excited about his team this year. The Tigers have high expectations every year, after going to the state playoffs five out of the last six years.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Boys heating up

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team is getting hot at just the right time. Coach Thad Burgess' team is currently on a three game winning streak headed into the Region 7-AAA tournament to be held this week.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls finish season 11-2

The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team, under Coach Anne Hyams, finished the 2013-2014 season with an impressive 11-2 record.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers capture Area 3

Hard work and dedication are two words used to describe the Area 3 Class AAA champions, the Dawson County Tigers.

The Tiger wrestling team, under the helm of Head Coach Arron Haynes, defeated defending Woodward Academy on their home mat to take the championship last weekend.

February 04, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Tigers fall to Spartans

Even though the Dawson County offense moved the ball at times against West Hall Friday night in Tigers Stadium, Head Coach Jeff Lee's varsity football team still couldn't find the end zone.

September 30, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies win meet in Ellijay

Dawson County High School Head Cross Country Couch Coach Charles Beusse's teams traveled to Ellijay on Sept. 27 to participate in the Clear Creek Trail Invitational.

September 30, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV Tigers run in Clear Creek Invitational

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Clear Creek Trail Invitational recently in Ellijay.

September 30, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team set to face rival West Hall

Friday could be the biggest night of the season for the Dawson County Tigers as the play host to Region 7-AAA rival West Hall.

September 24, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls on a roll

Senior pitcher Joy Lewis had an outstanding week as the Lady Tigers recorded 32 strikeouts while only surrendering one walk as Dawson County picked up three wins.

September 23, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Boys run to 1st-place finish at Wesleyan

In the third meet of the season, the Dawson County High School boys cross country team ran to a first place finish at Wesleyan in Norcross on Saturday.

September 16, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers 0-2 on season

The Dawson County Tigers dropped their second football game of the season Friday against Gilmer County at home.

September 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady’s streak ends

Fatigue seemed to set in for the Dawson County High School varsity softball team.

September 02, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers remain undefeated

After seven games the Lady Tigers softball team remains undefeated.

August 26, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers take the field

Friday night was the final tune-up for the Dawson County High School football team, but the game with North Hall at Tigers Stadium didn't go exactly as Head Coach Jeff Lee had planned.

August 26, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Season begins on Saturday

Dawson County High School's cross country season kicks off Saturday at Chestatee High School.

August 26, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Girls take two

Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Team participates in scrimmage

Trailing by 21 as half time neared, the Dawson County Tigers mounted a comeback but fell short against Westminster to start off the preseason during a scrimmage Friday night.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Lady Tigers fall to Union County

Lady Tiger Heather Brady went 2-for-2 at the plate but it wasn't enough as Dawson County fell, 9-1, to Union County last Wednesday, Aug. 6 in Blairsville.

August 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Great start for Lady Tigers

It was a long but rewarding day for the Dawson County varsity softball team Saturday as the Lady Tigers battled the summer before coming away with a 3-0 record and a championship at the Lanier Point Tournament.

August 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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