Tigers look Good To End Spring


Ending the 2018 Spring Football regiment, the Tigers made their way up Hwy 53 to face the Dragons of Pickens County in the newly renovated Dragons Stadium.  The 2018 Tigers were able to get a look at a some new faces in positions that were left void after last year.  With the loss of the 2017 seniors, Coach Sid Maxwell made a few moves to fill some very important holes in his offense.

Sevaughn Clark

The first of those was in Sevaughn Clark stepping in to the quarterback position.  Clark saw a little action in the 2017 season and with the game at Pickens, it looks to be his when they play for real in August.  Clark preformed very well as he provided most of the Tigers running attack.  With accuracy, Clark can strike up the band this year giving the Tigers a deep ball option in an offense that keeps you on your toes with the running game. The second major move is T.J. Wilson switching to the other side of the ball.  At defensive end last year Wilson set the pace for the rest of the Tigers in their attack on the opposing offense.  Wilson at running back and tight end for the spring game preformed as if he had played there for many seasons.  This move will give the Tigers a sizable threat with the strong ball carrier and the hands to catch the ball.

Ethan Cameron

In the receiving corps, three young men proved they are ready.  Ethan Cameron, Hunter Barron and Dakota Sonnichsen ran excellent routes and had the receptions to keep the Tigers in the fight. Over all the Tigers looked really good on defense as well and have all summer for Coach Maxwell to work on the few shortcomings in the game against the Dragons.  In a spring scrimmage where its more about seeing what you have and what you need to work on, the points on the board are still important to some.  The Tigers fell in this one by a score 42-31 to the Dragons of Pickens County.


Great defensive play


Tigers Win Big In Series Finale


The Tigers Of Dawson Co. welcomed the East Hall Vikings to Tiger Field on Friday for the final game of a three game series and looking to get a big region victory.  On this Friday night, it was standing room only as five young men were preparing to take the field as their high school baseball careers are coming to a close.  These five Seniors were celebrated for their accomplishments before the game and during the game these guys returned the gratitude to the fans.

Seniors Connor Bearden(3-3 with a 2 run Homerun), Chandler Caine(1-2, a walk, 1 RBI and a run scored), Palmer Sapp(2-4 with 2 runs scored) also took the win for the Tigers, Nathan Sorrells(2 RBI’s on 2 hits,1 walk and scored 2 runs).  Easton Wright was 0-2 on the day before leaving with an unknown injury.

The Vikings scored 1 in the first and 6 runs in the fourth to carry a 7-4 lead into the bottom half of the inning.  The excitement of Senior night was still in the air as the bottom of the fourth began.  Over the next two innings, total team effort and participation proved that you can’t give up on your Tigers.  The Tigers put 8 runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth and 5 more in the bottom of the fifth to put the GHSA mercy rule in to effect giving them the 17-7 win over the Vikings.  The numbers in the game for the Vikings were 7 runs on 9 hits and no errors, Dawson was 17 runs on 15 hits and 1 error.

Next up for the 10-14 Tigers will be a trip to North hall High School for game one of a season ending 3 game set.  Start time is penciled in for 5:55 pm on Monday April 16th.



Tigers Take Road Victory Over Indians

DCHS Baseball, Sports

The Tigers of Dawson High School made the short trip to Dahlonega on Monday to face the Indians of Lumpkin High School in a region match up.  The Tigers, coming in at 7-10 overall and 3-6 in region play, were looking to start strong and finish strong against a good Indian team.

Taking the mound for the Tigers was Chandler Caine, a big framed right hander with an assortment of pitches in his arsenal.  Caine went all 7 innings  throwing 94 pitches allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk in the Tiger victory.  Behind Caine, the Tigers’ defense was spot on committing 1 error.  At the plate the Tigers offense struck hard putting up 9 hits and 2 walks and plating 3 runs.  It looked as if the strategy of the Tigers was to play ABC baseball.  Get them on, get them over and get them in worked well with the Tigers hitters putting five sacrifices in the book with 3 of those being sacrifice bunts.

Stand outs for the Tigers at the plate: Palmer Sapp 2-2 with 2 walks, Hunter Barron 2-3 and 2 runs scored.

The Tigers will host the Indians on Wednesday at Dawson High School starting at 5:55 pm.


Dawson County High student charged with terroristic threats


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –A female student at Dawson County High School was arrested Thursday after she allegedly threatened that she and her boyfriend would “shoot up the school.”

Michelle Lawson, 17, is charged with threatening a crime of violence with the purpose of terrorizing students at the school. She is being held without bond while awaiting her first appearance in court.

There has been an outbreak of threats against schools and students in north Georgia following the tragedy at a Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were shot and killed.

On Feb. 16, Hall County deputies removed an unidentified male student from a school bus at gunpoint after someone shouted “he has a gun.” No gun was found, but the student was charged with disorderly conduct. On Feb. 19, a student at Habersham Ninth Grade Academy was arrested for allegedly making terroristic threats. And, on the same day the Dawson County student was arrested, two unidentified male students were charged with making terroristic threats against West Forsyth High School (WFHS).

However, while threats of violence have increased, so has the vigilance of students, parents and school officials.

A fellow student at Dawsonville High reportedly overheard Lawson’s threats and reported it to her parents who notified the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. The West Forsyth students were reported by the parent of a WFHS student who saw ominous statements on social media and reported them. In the case of the Chestatee High School student in Hall County, it was an alert bus driver who reported a potential threat.

Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs addressed the arrest in an email Thursday evening.

“As always, the safety of our students is our top priority,” Gibbs said. “I want to thank Sheriff (Jeff) Johnson and his staff for acting quickly and handling the situation professionally. The school system will deal with the student per the Code of Conduct to ensure the ongoing safety of our student body.”



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Crash claims life of Dawson County High student


Elizabeth Sheer

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 53 near Buddy Burt Road claimed the life of 18-year-old Grace Elizabeth Sheer Monday morning.

Sheer was a senior at Dawson County High School and the 2017 Homecoming Queen.

A Georgia State Patrol incident report indicated she was driving a 2002 Honda CR-V west on Hwy. 53 shortly before 8 a.m. At the same time, a 2017 Peterbilt tractor trailer, driven by Edwin Thomas Kincannon Jr., was traveling east on Hwy. 53.

Sheer failed to negotiate the curve in the road, over-corrected to the left and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle then began to rotate counterclockwise and crossed the center line. Sheer’s vehicle entered the eastbound lane of Hwy. 53 and was struck in the passenger side of the vehicle by the front of the tractor trailer.

Sheer’s Honda traveled off the south shoulder, struck an embankment with the rear of the vehicle and came to an uncontrolled final rest facing east on the south shoulder of Hwy. 53. The tractor trailer came to a final rest with the front of the vehicle in the westbound lane of Hwy. 53, while the trailer came to a rest in the eastbound lane.

Kincannon, 42, of Cartersville, was not injured in the crash. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The Dawson County School Board observed a moment of silence in memory of Sheer at Monday’s meeting. School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said the school’s crisis response team is available to meet with students who need help to cope with the tragedy, and he asked those in attendance to remember Sheer family members in their prayers.



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Dawson County Coach Lacey Killed in Car Accident


UPDATE FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Dawson County High School Coach Jed Lacey was killed this morning and three others injured in a four-vehicle crash on Ga. 400 just south of Exit 6.

Two of those injured were teenagers who were passengers in Lacey’s Dodge Ram pickup truck. The teenagers are not identified, but have been taken to North Fulton Hospital for treatment.

The accident took place around 6:30 a.m. and the road was closed for nearly four hours.

In addition to coaching the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, Lacey was an assistant coach on the varsity football team.

Lacey was named by fellow coaches as the Region 7-AAA Girls Coach of the Year earlier this year.

A prayer vigil will be held at the Dawson County High School football field tonight and counselors will be available at the school on Monday.


Dawson County Soccer Coach Dies in Car Wreck


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson confirmed to Fetch Your News that Dawson County High School soccer Coach Jed Lacey was killed and several others seriously injured this morning in a car wreck in Forsyth County.

FYN is attempting to reach Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman and will have more details as they become available.

In addition to coaching the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, Lacey was an assistant coach on the varsity football team.

Lacey was named by fellow coaches as the Region 7-AAA Girls Coach of the Year earlier this year


North Hall Outlasts Dawson County in Overtime

Dawson County High School, Sports

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — North Hall outscored Region 7-AAA opponent Dawson County 9-3 in overtime Tuesday to claim a hard fought 60-55 win at the North Hall gym.

Coach Chad Pittman’s Tigers (8-8, 2-2) trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half, but a fourth-quarter rally and layup by Cullen Reed with five seconds left sent the game into overtime.

But Dawson County failed to score a single point in the extra period until Joseph Cronan sank a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left.

North Hall scored only one field goal in the overtime period, but hit 7 of 14 free throws to put the game away.

North Hall led 19-10 after the first period and 29-22 at halftime.

Dawson County took a 43-42 lead on Ryan Gallenkamp’s layup with 5:59 left in the game before the Trojans went on an 8-2 run to lead 50-44 with 42 seconds left.

A Jeremiah Crumley layup, a 3-pointer by Reed and Reed’s layup with 5 seconds left sent the game into overtime.

Reed was the game’s leading scorer with 26 points. Crumley added 14 for the Tigers. Alden Lewallen led North Hall with 14, followed by Evan Easton with 11.

The Tigers will travel to East Hall for another 7-AAA game Friday.

North Hall (10-7, 3-2) defeated Dawson County 55-44 in the girls’ game. The Lady Trojans led 27-15 at intermission. The Lady Tigers rallied in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 37-32 entering the final period.

But the Lady Trojans outscored Dawson County 18-2 in the fourth quarter, hitting 7 of 10 foul shots and getting three 3-point baskets by Sadie Cleveland.
Taylor Anne Kelley led North Hall with 24 points followed by Cleveland with 22.

Abi Chatham and Calli Watson led Dawson County with eight points each.


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