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Local players compete in junior golf event

Dawson County High School Tiger Wesley Bearden and Lady Tiger Charley Whitmire placed in the Inaugural Rudolph Junior Golf Classic at the Chattahoochee Country Club Dec. 22.

January 06, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Racing brother named race track manager

Dawsonville's Elliott family racing franchise began a new chapter in local racing history Monday when Dan Elliott was named General Manager of the newly purchased Peachstate Speedway in Jefferson.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


The year in sports

The year 2008 was exciting for high school and middle school sports in Dawson County.

December 30, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Red Dirt Dash set for Saturday

WOODSTOCK - Legendary racecar driver Bill Elliott is returning to the racetrack where his illustrious career began more than three decades ago to host the "Bill Elliott 50 Red Dirt Dash" late model race on Saturday.

November 02, 2008 | | SPORTS


Chase for cup comes to Atlanta

The Chase for the Cup comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway next weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pep Boys Auto 500 and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series E-Z-Go 200 highlight what is the biggest racing weekend in Georgia.

November 02, 2008 | By Ira Miller For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Cunningham named player of the game

Dawson County graduate Chad Cunningham had the game of his life against Auburn Sept. 27.

October 19, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Holbrook named Presbyterian Student-Athlete of the Week

Dawson County High School graduate Kasay Holbrook was named the Presbyterian College Student-Athlete of the week on Sept. 23. Holbrook is a freshman on the women's golf team for the Division I Blue Hose team.

October 12, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Rebels rally past Tigers

The Fannin County Rebels squeaked by Dawson County last Friday night in Blue Ridge.

October 04, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dawson loses to Banks 48-27

The Dawson County offense came alive last Friday night in Homer, scoring four touchdowns and amassing 314 total yards of offense.

September 27, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dragons defeat Tigers for first region win

The Jefferson High School Dragons (2-0; 1-0) invaded Tiger Stadium on Friday night and came away with a 19-0 shutout over Dawson County (1-1; 0-1) as both teams opened Region 8-AA play.

September 20, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Burgess makes Dawg cheer team

Dawson County High School graduate Tiffany Burgess has been named a member of the University of Georgia cheerleading squad for the 2008 season.

September 14, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers defeat Indians in 2 OT

It took an extra two periods before the Dawson County Tigers could put away Lumpkin County last Friday night at Tiger Stadium. A fumble by Indian quarterback Daniel Abercrombie, his sixth of the game, in double overtime allowed Dawson to come away with a 26-23 win.

September 14, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


A look ahead

Jefferson High School Dragon facts

September 14, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Eagles shutout Tigers for first win

Riverview held on to a 6-0 win over cross-county rival Dawson County in the first ever meeting between the two schools last Thursday. Riverview Middle School Head Coach Mark Thomason's Eagle team scored early in the second quarter and had to hold on to obtain the victory.

September 14, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Cunningham set to kick for Vols

Dawson County High School graduate Chad Cunningham will punt for coach Phillip Fulmer's University of Tennessee Volunteers this year when they open up with UCLA on Sept. 1 in the Rose Bowl.

August 31, 2008 | | SPORTS


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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


Elliott visits Dawsonville

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott joined Atlanta Motor Speedway officials at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame last week to announce a special promotional ticket offer for the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children.

July 16, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Get to Know: Charles Beusse, cross country coach at DCHS

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

July 16, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott at hall of fame Thursday

Chase Elliott, along with officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway, will be in Dawsonville at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to promote the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children on Thursday.

July 08, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Get to Know: Arron Haynes

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

July 01, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Part of America’s Team

Many young athletes aspire to travel the globe playing their favorite sports, but one Dawson County High School sophomore is getting the chance to do just that.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Fun-damental camp a success

Dawson County Coach Tina Brown instructed the Lady Tigers Fun-damental Basketball Camp June 2-6 at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville.

June 17, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott battles, runs sixth at Michigan

Chase Elliott remains in third place in NASCAR's Nationwide Series points standing after finishing sixth in Michigan on Saturday.

June 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Summer play continues

Dawson County High School Head Basketball Coach Thad Burgess' boys continued its summer games with a two-day team play at the University of North Georgia last Thursday and Friday.

June 17, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott runs fifth at Dover

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott trimmed the points lead held by JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith in Saturday's Buckle Up 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.

June 03, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott ready to rebound at Dover

Coming off his worst finish in his Nationwide Series career, Chase Elliott is ready to head to Dover International Speedway where he said "anything short of winning is just not good enough."

May 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott is back in Victory Lane.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Caldwell finishes as runner-up

Dawson County High School golf sensation Madison Caldwell finished second at the Class AAA State tournament May 19 at the Waynesboro Golf Club.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Golf season ends for Tigers

Tiger Hunter Burt represented Dawson County at the 2014 state golf championships at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomason. The match was played on May 19.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Football schedule announced for ’14

Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee has announced the 2014 Tiger football schedule. New teams added to this year's schedule will be Gilmer County, Heritage-Catoosa, Franklin County and Johnson from Gainesville.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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