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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


Basketball vet instructs area youth

"I missed it," said youth basketball coach Ray Porredon, speaking of the driving force behind his recent decision to start a 3-day basketball camp in Dawson County. "When you've done something like this for 40 years, it's hard not to," he added.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | SPORTS


Roderick added to Bill Elliott Team

The Bill Elliott Driver Development program recently announced the addition of 15-year-old racing prodigy Casey Roderick to its stable of young drivers.

August 24, 2008 | | SPORTS


Lady Tigers gear up for softball season

Head coach Jimmy Pruett and his Lady Tiger softball team looks to improve on their 13-13 record from a year ago with a wealth of young talent this season.

August 24, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive

Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history.

December 17, 2014 | | SPORTS


Banquet remembers racers

Each year, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inducts a new class into its hall of legends.

December 17, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Racers to be inducted at hall of fame event

This weekend, the newest class of racers will join their peers in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

December 09, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Beusse helps UNG to earn second place

Dawson County High School graduate, Emily Beusse, helped lead the University of North Georgia's cross country team to a second place finish in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships.

December 02, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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


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