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Racing legend to compete in Daytona

Bill Elliott announced last week a partnership that will put the 1988 Cup champion from Dawsonville behind the wheel of a blue No. 50 Walmart-sponsored Chevy in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July.

The retail giant unveiled the Legends of Racing venture as part of its 50th anniversary celebration last week during the annual Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte.

February 01, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawson moves up in classification

THOMASTON - After rescinding a measure that would have allowed schools to deduct special needs students from the enrollment counts, the Georgia High Schools Association passed its reclassification of member schools Monday morning.

With the state moving to a six-classification system, big changes are in store for some local schools.

November 23, 2011 | By Zac Taylor DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Hall of fame induction ceremony is Friday

There will be a packed house for Friday night's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

Announced earlier this year, the 2011 class of inductees are George Elliott, Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan.

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Native coaches all-star game

Dawson County native Stuart Chester had the opportunity to coach some of the nation's best young baseball players recently in the ninth annual Perfect Game All-American Classic at PETCO Park in San Diego, Calif.

The East versus West matchup Aug. 14 featured 38 of the nation's most promising high school players.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Young driver making name for himself

With more than 500 feature go-cart victories and more than 40 championships, 12-year-old Spencer Davis has established himself as a winning driver before he's old enough to get a license.

This season, the Dawsonville resident moved up to late-model trucks, where his winning ways haven't missed a beat.

August 24, 2011 | jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Holbrook breaking records

Former Dawson County Lady Tiger golfer Kasay Holbrook had a great junior year at Presbyterian College last season. A 2008 Dawson County High School graduate, Holbrook has set or broke several Blue Hose records during her 3-year career at the Clinton, S.C. school.

Holbrook played in 10 tournaments this past season for Head Coach Thomas Addison.

August 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


NFL career kicks off

Dawson County High graduate and former University of Tennessee punter Chad Cunningham has signed a free-agent contract with the Tennessee Titans.

Cunningham went undrafted in April, but said that he believed he would get a shot with an NFL team.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


New team in town

There is another football team in town. Atlanta Sports Academy, located on the campus of the former Southern Catholic College in Gold Creek, recently began football conditioning and practice.

Players from all over the United States and Canada recently moved into the dorms on the school's campus.

July 19, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Preparing for college

On a sweltering Saturday morning 60 plus football players took to the field at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville. They were there to participate in a joint effort by Beyond Sports Network and Atlanta Sports Academy to evaluate players for college and beyond.

The combine was structured as a National Football League type experience.

July 12, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Top five finish gives Elliott momentum

Chase Elliott and the HendrickCars.com/Aaron's Chevrolet team took another step forward on NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Series as he finished fifth in the circuit's inaugural run at Langley Speedway and earned his second "Rookie of the Race' award.

Elliott, the youngest driver on the circuit at age 15, qualified seventh for the Visit Hampton VA 175 with a lap at 85.968 miles per hour around the .396-mile speedway.

June 29, 2011 | For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


FCA Camp held at school

Dawson County High School hosted a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp last week.

The camp was held Wednesday through Friday at the school's practice field.

June 21, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Boys team preparing for season

The varsity Tiger basketball team received a huge loss last week with the injury of starting guard, Tyler Dominy. Dominy fractured his ankle during a game at Chestatee High School. The star basketball player and quarterback on the football team could be out a minimum of six weeks.

"This was a major loss for the summer because of his play and leadership," said Dawson County High School Head Basketball Coach Thad Burgess.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Davenport recognized

Tiger senior track athlete Rush Davenport was named to the Gainesville Times honorable mention All-Area team last week.

Davenport set several records while at Dawson County High School.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Middle school participates at Pickens event

Upcoming Dawson County Middle School Lady Tiger eighth graders participated in a team camp at Pickens County High School last week.

The Lady Tigers went undefeated after winning all three games they played by a substantial margin.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers to host FCA event

Dawson County High School will be the host of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes "Youth Football Power Camp" on June 15-17. The camp will be held on the Dawson County High School Football Field from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily.

Cost for the camp will be $100 and each camper will receive an FCA t-shirt, athlete's Bible and lunch.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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Track team honored for successful season

The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records.

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions

The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand ...

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Maroon and white game all about speed

There was plenty to see and no time to get bored for any Dawson County football fan during Saturday's maroon and white game.

May 18, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lacey and Queen top the region

Coach Jed Lacey's commitment to soccer is unwavering.

May 17, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


High school wins All Sports Award under athletic director of the year

When Dawson County High School's Athletic Director Grady Turner talks about his student athletes, he's like a proud dad bragging on his kids.

May 17, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott cards career best Sprint Cup finish with third place run at Dover

After what Jeff Gordon called the craziest race he's ever seen at the Dover International Speedway, Dawsonville rookie Chase Elliott had his best career ...

May 16, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County boys’ soccer falls in the quarterfinals

After a strong showing against Rutland to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs, the Dawson County Tigers fell to Oconee High ...

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Adams signs to wrestle for Reinhardt College

Harrison Adams was determined to be a wrestler and his determination and perseverance have paid off.

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Sillesky signs to play basketball

Just a couple of years ago, Eliza Sillesky wasn't sure she wanted to play basketball anymore. After taking a year off, however, she realized ...

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Spring game gives football team preview

Spring fever is upon us-of the football variety.

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers end run for championship

The Westminster Wildcats put an abrupt stop to the Lady Tigers run for a state championship on Saturday night.

May 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Westside Patriots take out Tigers in Sweet Sixteen

The Dawson County Tigers' baseball post season came to an end Thursday in the Sweet Sixteen round of state playoffs after a loss in the ...

May 06, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers dominate Central in Sweet Sixteen

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer team dominated the Central Chargers on Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County Tigers boys’ soccer moves to Elite Eight

Dawson County boys' soccer moved past the Rutland Hurricanes last night to face Oconee County in the Elite Eight of the GHSA state playoffs.

May 04, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott survives at Talladega

Survival seemed to be the word for this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway and Dawsonville's rookie driver Chase ...

May 03, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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