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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


Fun-damental Camp a success

Dawson County Middle School coach Tina Brown directed the annual Lady Tiger Fun-damental Camp last week at Rock Creek Park's gymnasium. Helping teach basketball fundamentals and skills were coaches Frank Brown, Steve Sweat, Tonya Porter and Steven Moates.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Ladies keep busy during summer

The Dawson County High School Lady Tiger basketball team has a busy summer planned. Head Coach Steve Sweat and his varsity and junior varsity basketball teams have already begun preparing for next season with several practice games and camps.

After five practices the team headed to Pickens County High School in Jasper for a series of games against some tough opponents. Games against the likes of AAAAA power North Gwinnett, Duluth, and other big schools will help Dawson County get ready for next year, according to Sweat.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Walters named to first team

Lady Tiger track star Madalyn Walters was named First Team All-Area by the Gainesville Times last week. Walters, a junior, captured the Region 8-AA 3,200-meter championship. She also finished in second place in the 1,600-meters during the region meet.

At the state meet in Albany, Walters was runner-up in the 3,200-meters with a time of 11:47 and she also crossed the finish line in second place in the 1,600-meters with a time of 5:21.

June 14, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fourth in Pro Cup Run at Langley

Chase Elliott and the Aaron's No. 9 team ventured again into uncharted territory late last month, racing a USA Racing Pro Cup Series car at Langley Speedway.

When the checkered flag fell, Elliott and his team had a solid top-five finish as well as a wealth of knowledge to apply when they return to Langley on June 18 for a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race.

June 07, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Seniors honored

Fifty-five seniors were honored at the Senior Letterman banquet held in the Dawson County High School Commons Area May 24.

May 31, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Three Tigers play in all-star game

Three Dawson County High School soccer players were chosen to play in the 2011 Georgia Soccer Coaches Association High School All-Star soccer game at Riverwood High School on May 21.

May 31, 2011 | By Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Track team recognized

Dawson County High School Head Track Coach Arron Haynes honored the past year's track team with a banquet May 22 in the auditorium at Dawson County High School.

May 31, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dominy: Top 6 at camp

Dawson County High School junior quarterback Tyler Dominy competed in the Nike Quarterback Invitational Camp at the University of Georgia in Athens last month.

May 31, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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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


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