The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team, ranked No. 3 in Class AAA, shutout Pickens County High School, 8-0, last week in Jasper. Despite the cold and the wind, the Tigers scored four goals in each half to pick up the team's third win in as many games. The Tigers remain undefeated.
On a bitterly cold and windy afternoon the Dawson County High School boys and girls track teams opened their seasons with a tri-meet against Jackson County and Johnson. Both teams came away victorious. The Tigers scored 33 points and routed Johnson's 28 points and Jackson County's 24 points.
It took five innings before Dawson County could muster a hit, but once that happened it led to three runs and a come from behind 4-3 victory against Lumpkin County on Feb. 25. Head coach Jimmy Pruett's team picked up its first win of the season.
SAVANNAH --Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
The Ford E. Phillips Gymnasium erupted as the final buzzer sounded that gave Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers a come from behind victory over visiting Decatur. The Lady Tigers came out on the better end of a 52-47 score. An emotional Sweat could hardly contain his excitement as he hugged assistant coach Anne Hyams on the sideline.
For the first time since 1992, the Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team is one of the final eight teams remaining in the state tournament. The Lady Tigers played in the third round of the tournament in three consecutive years from 1990-92.
While the weather was cool for the Lady Tigers varsity soccer game on Wednesday, the action on the field was anything but.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer program is currently ranked No. 6 in Class AAA. The ranking is the highest ever held by the boys' program according to head coach Jed Lacey.
Last year's Cinderella team had their hearts broken in the first round of the state playoffs this season. Head Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team saw its season come to an end at Woodward Academy Feb. 20 by a 51-39 score.
The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team started its season Thursday with a 9-2 loss against Forsyth Central. Despite the loss, according to coaches this year could be a banner year for the Tigers. The team moved up a classification to Region 7-AAA and will play the likes of Buford, North Hall, West Hall and White County.
Sophomore Tiger wrestler Gavin Brown captured a second place finish Saturday during the State Traditional Wrestling Tournament in Macon. Brown (182-pounds) lost in the finals to Chip Ness from Buford High School.
The Lady Tigers basketball team is headed to the state tournament. Head coach Steve Sweat's team finished the season as the Region 7-AAA runners-up. With the second place region finish, Dawson County was able to host the first round of the state tournament. The game will be played at 6 p.m. tonight against Blessed Trinity. Results were not available as of the posting of this story.
The Dawson County boys basketball team couldn't find a worse time to be in a slump. The Tigers have currently lost five of the team's last six games, which is something that hasn't happened often in head coach Thad Burgess' tenure.
A young but talented varsity Lady Tiger soccer team took to the pitch last week against visiting Rabun County. Coach Jed Lacey's team dominated the Feb. 15 game and took a 9-0 win over the Lady Wildcats from Tiger.
The No. 8 ranked in Class AAA Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team recorded a 4-0 win over Rabun County on Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County jumped out fast and scored a goal off the foot of Josh Lund only four minutes into the game. Jose Miranda recorded the assist.
Coach Jed Lacey knew last week was going to be tough for his Tiger soccer team. Playing two ranked teams in three days is physically and mentally demanding. The Tigers split games with a 3-0 win over West Hall on Tuesday before dropping a 3-0 decision to Blessed Trinity on Thursday.
Friday was a battle between two Class AAA top 10- ranked teams as the No. 4 Lady Tigers played a tough match against No. 7-ranked White County (7-3) at Tiger Stadium. Dawson County came out on top with a 1-0 victory.
Dawson County High School varsity soccer coach Jed Lacey was noticeably unhappy with how his third-ranked Dawson County Tigers played against White County on March 22 at Tiger Stadium. "It was a very sluggish game," Lacey said. "I knew coming back from the Tournament of Champions in Jekyll Island we would have to get the engines going again. This was not one of our better games, but we pushed through it and did enough to win. I'm glad we got that game out of our system."
Fighting the elements and some good Class AAA teams, the Dawson County High School varsity Tigers baseball team went 1-2 last week. Weather was an issue last week. On March 18, the Tigers were rained out against White County. The game was pushed back a day and was played on March 19 in Cleveland. Dawson County came out on the good end of a 4-3 win.