The Dawson County High School wrestling team had one meet during the Thanksgiving holidays. The team competed at Flowery Branch High School on Nov. 20. The Tigers took on three opponents. The team fell to Flowery Branch and Oconee County before pulling out a win against Cedar Shoals.
There is an excitement in the air at the Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball practices. An intact returning line-up from last year should be enough to give Dawson County a spot in the state Class AAA playoffs.
Tiger cross country runner Dylan Forester was selected to the Region 7-AAA coaches All-Region first team last week. The list of recipients was selected by the coaches in the region.
The long awaited beginning of the 2012-13 Tiger basketball season finally begins this week. Coming off an Elite Eight appearance and a 25-7 record, there are a lot of expectations for head coach Thad Burgess' team this year.
Playing without his football players, Coach Thad Burgess' varsity Tiger basketball team defeated Rabun County, 56-49, in a preseason scrimmage against Rabun County last week in Dawsonville. "It was good to get some game experience for several players," Burgess said. "Our biggest goal is to improve our depth this year. I thought we competed well, a little too excited and too fast, but it was fun."
Dawson County High School Head Wrestling Coach Arron Haynes' team got off to a strong start on Saturday. The Tigers wrestled in their first tournament of the year at West Hall High School - the sixth annual Spartan Slam.
Senior Carly Gilreath led the Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team to a 60-54 victory over visiting Rabun County Nov. 13 in a preseason scrimmage. Gilreath had a game-high 21 points in an impressive performance.
The 2012 football season has come to an end for Dawson County. The Tigers traveled to Atlanta to face St. Pius X in the first round of the state Class AAA playoffs on Friday night.
For the first time in eight years, the Dawson County High School Tiger football team is in the state playoffs. Coach Jeff Lee's team easily defeated West Hall on Friday, 42-13, to qualify as the No. 4-seed out of Region 7-AAA.
The Class AAA state football playoff game between Dawson County and St. Pius X High School will be Friday night. Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee will take his 6-4 Dawson County Tigers, No. 4-seed in Region 7-AAA, to face the Golden Lion team.
Head Coach Brian DeRose's Dawson County High School girls cross country team finished its season at the Class AAA state meet Saturday at Carrollton High School. The Lady Tigers picked up a 16th place finish, out of 32 teams, throughout the state at the Nov. 10 event.
Dawson County High School junior Dylan Forester finished in ninth place at the Class AAA State Cross-Country Meet on Saturday at Carrollton High School. Forester completed the 3.1-mile course with a time of 17:23 for coach Brian DeRose. He was awarded with a top 10 medal.
The Tigers needed a big win and they got it Friday night. The team dominated Fannin County in Blue Ridge and came away with a, 54-12, win.
The Dawson County High School boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Region 7-AAA meet last week at Unicoi State Park, just outside of Helen. Coach Brian DeRose's teams both finished in fourth place at the Nov. 1 event.
When he began coaching basketball, Dawson County's Steve Sweat never imagined that he would be coaching a girls' team, much less guiding them to a state championship game. Sweat started out coaching a boys basketball program, but when he changed schools to work closer to home, the only position available was as an assistant coach to the girls basketball team. So, he took the job and immediately began contemplating how he was going to change ...
The Lady Tigers completed their toughest week of the season so far last week. Dawson County split games with an overtime win against West Hall, 3-2, and a loss at No. 1-ranked in Class AAA Blessed Trinity on Thursday, 2-0.
Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had a couple of big goals to accomplish in her final high school season. First, she wanted to surpass 1,000 points for her career, something she did back in December in a win over Hoke's Bluff, Ala. in the Battle of the States tournament in Hiawassee.
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.