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Bandits to travel to Texas

Dawsonville resident Jenna Abbott and her teammates on the Bandits 94 traveling fastpitch softball team will be traveling to Midland, Texas to participate in the ASA 14 and under division "A" national tournament later this week.

August 10, 2008 | | SPORTS


Park and Rec soccer to be managed by local group

In a press release last week by the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department, it has entered an agreement with Dawson County United Soccer Club to manage the local soccer program.

August 10, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dawsonville Racers finish swim season

The Dawsonville Racers finished their season last Saturday, July 19 at Hunters Chase in Cumming.

August 10, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Palmer prepares for senior season

Dawson County graduate Blake Palmer has had an illustrious career playing golf at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. Palmer is the No. 1-seeded player for the Bulldogs under head coach Tee Burton entering his senior year.

August 03, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers tune passing game

The Tigers continued to improve their aerial attack this past week. Dawson County High School head coach Jeff Lee's Tigers participated in two passing leagues, one at Habersham Central last Tuesday and the other at Pickens County on Thursday.

August 03, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Anderson continues tradition

Race car driver Joel Anderson is one of a long line of stock car racers. Driving race cars can be traced back more than 60 years in his family.

August 03, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Reunion to focus on Lakewood legacy

It's been nearly 30 years since the last automobile race was held on the mile-long dirt track at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway, but the memories of the place haven't faded.

July 28, 2008 | By BJ Corbitt DCN Regional Staff | SPORTS


Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inductees announced

The votes are in and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class of 2008 has been chosen. This year's inductees are former NASCAR vice president of competition Bill Gazaway, short track racer Jack Jackson, 1965 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Sam McQuagg, Peach Bowl champion Charles Padgett, drag racing pioneer Randy Payne, NASCAR legend Wilbur Rakestraw, car owner Dub Smith and track promoter Mike Swims. The eight inductees were chosen from the initial "Sweet 15" nominees, who had been whittled down from over 40 nominees that were submitted to the Hall of Fame voting committee. Following are brief bios ...

July 28, 2008 | | SPORTS


Tigers travel to Jacksonville State for camp

With the 2008 season rapidly approaching, the Dawson County Tigers continue to prepare their offensive and defensive squads.

July 28, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Racers pick up speed

The Dawsonville Racers' swim team competed in the District Park and Recreation meet at the Ruby C. Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last Saturday, July 12.

July 28, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Holbrook awarded girls golfer of the year

Recently graduated Lady Tiger golfer Kasay Holbrook was named golfer of the year by the Gainesville Times last month.

July 28, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Racers make a splash in recent meets

The Dawsonville Racers swim team, under the direction of Stephanie Morgan and assistant coach Moriah Spicer, continue to make improvements with each meet.

July 20, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Legion walks away with victory

Baseball and patriotism are two concepts that go hand in hand in America.

July 20, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


More than a hobby, a family tradition

Alexis Weber, 17, a senior at Dawson County High School this fall, won first place in the Bayside Thunder boating race in Walled Lake, Mich. on June 15.

July 20, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | SPORTS


Tigers get break during 'Dead Week'

Tiger sports teams will observe a mandatory "dead week" for the next few days.

July 13, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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McIntosh wins at Boyd’s Speedway

Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh sped into the lead at Boyd's Speedway and held off "The Georgia Giant" Shane Clanton to win the Turkey Gobble 50 in Chattanooga on Saturday.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott wins Nationwide championship

Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion

The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott

November 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott clinches the title

Dawsonville's legacy of producing NASCAR champions continued Saturday when Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 Nationwide Series title with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Speedway.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott clinches Nationwide title

November 08, 2014 | | SPORTS


Elliott could clinch Nationwide Series in Phoenix

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott could clinch the NASCAR Nationwide Series title a week before the season ends if all goes well in Phoenix this weekend.

November 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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


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