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Sweat records 400th win

Dawson County High School coach Steve Sweat picked up his 400th career win on Saturday with a 47-31 defeat of Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.

It was another milestone in an illustrious career that has spanned more than 28 years coaching both boys and girls basketball in Georgia.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers lose close one

Two of the best teams, with arguably two of the best players in Region 8-AA, squared off Friday night in Dawsonville.

The Dawson County Tigers and the Rabun County Wildcats, ranked No. 7 in AA, fought down to the final buzzer in one of the most exciting games in recent history.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV girls look to rebound

The Dawson County junior varsity girls basketball team lost to Rabun County, 34-25, and Lumpkin County, 23-16, last week.

The Lady Tigers are currently 2-6 overall on the season.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV boys drop two

The junior varsity boys basketball team dropped two games last week. Coach Wes Greer's team played competitively in both games, but just couldn't come away with the victory.

On Jan. 6, the boys lost to visiting Rabun County, 50-36. The Tigers traveled to Dahlonega on Jan. 7 and lost to a very good Lumpkin County team, 42-35.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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Madalyn Walters had big year

Dawson County senior Madalyn Walters closed her career finishing fourth in the state AA cross country meet in Carrollton in October.

January 10, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers dominate ‘Classic’

The Dawson County wrestling team captured first place at the Amicalola Classic tournament held at Dawson County High School last week.

The Dec. 29-30 event was split into two parts. On Thursday teams were placed into two pools and wrestled each other. The winner of the two pools met in the championship match later that night.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies end tourney in fourth

Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball team picked up a fourth place finish in the Battle of the States tournament at Towns County High School in Hiawassee last week.

The Lady Tigers took a 66-48 win over Murphy, N.C. in the opening game of the tournament on Dec. 27.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Boys finish third

Basketball coaches use pre-region games to get their troops ready for the grueling schedule that starts in January and early February. They want to figure out player rotations, team chemistry and how they react against good teams.

Coach Thad Burgess and his Tigers team traveled to Hiawassee to play in the prestigious Battle of the States Tournament hosted by Towns County last week.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers well represented on all area teams

Dawson County was well represented on the Gainesville Times All-Area football team announced last week.

Two players were picked for second team honors while four others were named honorable mention.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies dominate tourney

In what turned out to be an early Christmas present, the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity basketball team captured the Pacelli Christmas Tournament with a 57-35 victory over the host team.

The tourney win capped a great week for coach Steve Sweat's team.

December 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Champions again

Thad Burgess' Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team is on a roll.

The team played in the Pacelli Christmas Tournament last week and came away with a championship trophy following a 56-22 win over host Pacelli High.

December 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers grapplers are 10-4

The Dawson County High School wrestling team raised its overall record to 10-4 with a convincing 69-9 win over Stephens County last week.

The Dec. 20 match was originally scheduled as a tri-meet in Toccoa, however, Smokey Mountain, N.C. wasn't able to make the event.

December 27, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers take two of three

Head Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School wrestling team won two of three matches last week. The Tigers are currently 8-4 overall on the season.

The Tigers traveled Dec. 13 to Dahlonega to wrestle Lumpkin County and White County.

December 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Slow start stalls ladies team

It was an up and down week for head coach Steve Sweat's varsity Lady Tigers basketball team.

The team began the week with a visit to Ellijay for a rematch with Gilmer County.

December 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers 8-1 on season

It was a great week for the Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team. The Tigers played well and defeatg Gilmer County 65-59 and Lumpkin County 57-43.

With the two wins Dawson County stands at 8-1 overall.

December 20, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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DCHS wins ‘All-Sports Trophy’

Student athletes and coaches are celebrating Dawson County High's latest victory after the school was awarded the Region 7-AAA All-Sports Trophy last week.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Senior Ty Williams signs to continue wrestling career

Another Dawson County High School senior has received a scholarship for his athletic prowess.

May 12, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Team competes in Class AAA finals

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers' track team competed at the Girls State Class AAA Championship last week in Albany. The event is run at Hugh Mills Stadium.

May 12, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Season comes to a close

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' soccer team's season came to an end at The Westminster School Friday night in an Elite Eight game.

May 12, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Chase Elliott adds sixth race to Sprint Cup campaign

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is hoping to have the fifth Hendrick Motorsports car competing in the Sprint All-Star race next weekend.

May 12, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Caldwell named MVP

Dawson County High School junior golfer Madison Caldwell was selected Most Valuable Player for Region 7-AAA.

May 12, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Decatur outlasts Tigers in Elite Eight action

The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger soccer team traveled about 1,000-miles last week on the team's quest for a state championship.

May 12, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Dawson County athletes to take part in finals

Saturday was an eventful day in Dawson County High School track history.

May 05, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies defeat Morgan County to advance to next round

Sophomore forward Brooke Cagle had a fantastic game in the Lady Tigers 4-0 victory over Morgan County April 30.

May 05, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Defense leads Tigers to victory

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.

May 05, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


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