After announcing the new class designations last month, the Georgia High School Association moved forward in the next phase of reclassification, slotting teams into regions during last Wednesday's meeting in Thomaston.
The Dawson County boys basketball team defeated Hebron Christian Academy, 59-48, to claim the championship trophy of the Inaugural Lions Thanksgiving Tournament. The tournament was held at Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula.
Poor shooting from the free throw line spelled doom for Coach Wes Greer's junior varsity Tigers. The Tigers converted on only 6-of-15 attempts as the team lost its opening game of the season to Lambert High School 55-46 last Thursday, Nov. 19.
The Dawson County wrestling team opened the season last Friday, Nov. 20 with a tri-match against Gilmer County and Southeast Whitfield in Ellijay. The match was a tough way to open the season, as the Tigers dropped a 68-12 decision to Gilmer and a 46-36 loss to Southeast Whitfield, from 6-AAA.
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.
The first round of state for the Dawson County Tiger men's soccer team was a defensive battle with Jackson County. Coach Jed Lacey's team prevailed in the second half taking a 2-1 victory and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.