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Local driver named rookie of the year

Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal

Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 22, 2014 | | SPORTS


Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver

It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Elliott struggles at Kansas

With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott holds on to series lead

With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott finishes second at Richmond

Dawsonville's "hometown hero" Chase Elliott continues his Nationwide Series points lead with his latest top-five finish, taking second place.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fifth

HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott racing in Atlanta

Dawsonville race fans will get a chance this weekend to see their hometown driver make his Atlanta Motor Speedway debut as the Nationwide Series arrives for the Great Clips 300.

August 27, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fourth, holds the lead

This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position.

August 19, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott stays in the lead

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to hold onto his top points spot after his 15th top-10 finish of the season.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

August 06, 2014 | | SPORTS


Six ladies join elite group

Six Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer players join an elite group of All-Area performers as selected by The Times of Gainesville last week.

July 22, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


‘Get to Know:’ Coach Mark Thomason

This article is the sixth in a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.

July 22, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Rising senior sets sites on University of Pennsylvania

Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call from Pennsylvania offering a softball scholarship that helped her come to a decision.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


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Soccer players receive all-area honors

Multiple players in the Dawson County High School soccer program were honored once again when the The Times of Gainesville released its all-area soccer teams ...

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Gridiron girls starts second season

Hot summer days start early for Georgia Smith and the entire Tigers football team.

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott has busy weekend at Sonoma

After a week off for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott had a busy weekend at the Sonoma Raceway.

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers work together during team camps

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball teams are in the midst of a busy June.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson Christian football comes up big

It may be the only time all year that the Dawson Christian Academy Eagles football team has what might be considered a level playing field.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Players putting in time during summer practices

Another week of practice and camp are in the books for Coach Chad Pittman and the basketball players of Dawson County High School.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Swim team competes in first meet

The Dawsonville Racers swim season got under way this month when they traveled to Winder for the North Georgia Swim League Pentathlon.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Soccer teams honored at banquet

Dawson County High School varsity soccer players were honored during the end of the year banquet last month at Veterans Park.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Girls learn basics at basketball camp

Up and coming Dawson County Lady Tigers took the court last week for the Fun-damental Basketball Camp at Rock Creek Park.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott finishes second at Michigan

Chase Elliott once again raced to a career best finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

June 13, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Volleyball teams prep for fall

The Dawson County High School junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams got started last week.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Spencer Davis wins ComServe Wireless 150

Another young Dawsonville race car driver had a big finish over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott takes fourth at Pocono

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott fought hard on Monday after a rain delayed race was bumped from the scheduled Sunday start.

June 06, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Raymond Parks named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville can now boast another NASCAR Hall of Famer.

May 31, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson sports teams end successful year

The Dawson County sports programs continue to find success within the region and beyond, as evidenced by this last school year.

May 31, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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