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Runner awarded track scholarship

Dawson County senior Madalyn Walters became the first student in Dawson County High School history to sign a Division I cross country and track scholarship when she signed with the University of Georgia last week.

The high school held a signing ceremony in the media center at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 2.

February 08, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | High School


Wrestlers off to state sectionals

Dawson County placed four wrestlers in the state sectionals after last weekend's action in Elbert County.

Heading to the sectionals, which will be held at Dublin High School, are Preston Adams (160 pounds) and Evan Kells (182 pounds) who both placed second.

February 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Defense tires ladies team

It was a tough week for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity basketball team. The Lady Tigers lost to two quality teams.

The team lost 45-38 against Fannin County in Blue Ridge before falling 75-53 to Class AA No. 10 ranked Rabun County on Friday night in Tiger.

February 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers split games

Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County varsity boys basketball team had two long road trips last week.

The Tigers went to Blue Ridge on Jan. 31 and came away with a 38-23 win over the Rebels.

February 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Grapplers pin opponents

It has been a busy week for Coach Arron Haynes' Tigers wrestling team.

The Tigers captured first place during the Northwest Georgia Duals on Jan. 21 at Chattooga High School.

January 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies fall to Banks, East Hall

It was a long, rough week for the Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball team.

Coach Steve Sweat's team dropped Region 8A-AA games to Banks County, 69-57, and No. 5-ranked East Hall, 64-46.

January 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers claw way to victory

Dawson County fought back from a 9-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Banks County, 64-58, last week.

"This was a really important win and biggest win of the year," said head coach Thad Burgess. "Our kids were down 9 points in the last quarter and we were able to keep battling and make the plays at the end. We showed great effort and dedication against Banks."

January 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


JV girls lose to Vikings

The Dawson County junior varsity girls basketball team lost a close contest to East Hall in Dawsonville last week.

Jordan Moore led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 9 points in the 35-31 loss on Jan. 27.

January 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers play two close games

The junior varsity boys basketball team played two close games last week.

Both games came down to the very end before Dawson County lost to East Hall, 55-47, on Friday in Dawsonville and Banks County, 54-50, in Homer.

January 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies fall to Union

Lady Tigers Carly Gilreath and Allie Costley both notched double digits in scoring at Union County last Friday night.

Gilreath and Costley scored 10 points each, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Tigers dropped a 56-41 decision to the Lady Panthers in the Region 8A-AA game.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers improve

The Dawson County varsity wrestling team improved to a dual record of 23-7 with three wins last week.

Head coach Arron Haynes' Tigers team defeated Oglethorpe County, 57-23, Buford, 48-27 and East Hall, 54-22, in matches held at Buford High School.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers rally for the win

The varsity Tigers basketball team fell behind 23-18 at halftime but rallied to take a huge 43-27 win at Union County last Friday night.

Dawson County allowed the Panthers only 4 second half points to come away with the team's 15th win of the season.

January 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Wrestlers celebrate seniors

The Dawson County High School wrestling team celebrated Senior Night last week with wins over Mt. Pisgah Christian School and Riverside Military Academy.

Head Coach Arron Haynes honored his six seniors and their parents with a ceremony between matches Jan. 10.

January 17, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Ladies fall to East Hall

The Lady Tigers basketball team split a couple of games last week. Coach Steve Sweat's team dropped a 60-43 decision to No. 10 ranked in AA, East Hall, but picked up a huge 62-30 win over visiting Fannin County.

The Lady Tigers had a tough task against East Hall. The Lady Vikings have two players that have already signed to play college basketball next season.

January 17, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Tigers rout Rebels

Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys basketball team notched its first Region 8A-AA win of the season Friday against Fannin County. The Tigers outscored the visiting Rebels 55-17 in front of a huge crowd in Dawsonville.

The Tigers placed three players in double figures, led by Jackson Putnam with a game-high 11 points. Jonathan Sanderson and Tyler Dominy scored 10 points apiece in the 38-point win.

January 17, 2012 | Mark Swendra | 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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