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'Awesome Bill' named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott was at the top of the list Wednesday afternoon when NASCAR's 2015 Hall of Fame class was announced.

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott continues to lead points

A day after graduating from King's Ridge Christian School, Chase Elliott drove his way to another top-five finish at Iowa Speedway Sunday afternoon and continues to lead in the points standings as he contends for the NASCAR Nationwide Championship in his rookie season.

May 20, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Ladies succumb to St. Pius

In what many people think could have been the state soccer championship, the Dawson County Lady Tigers, No. 7, lost to last year's defending state champions St. Pius X, No. 1 in Class AAA, 1-0, May 7.

May 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Forester finishes seventh in meet

Dawson County High School senior Dylan Forester finished in seventh place in the 3,200-meters at the state track meet held at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson last weekend.

May 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers bow out of state

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers soccer team played a classic game against St. Pius May 6 at Tigers Stadium. In a game that will be talked about for years, the Tigers lost 2-1 on penalty kicks to the Lions in the State Class AAA Sweet Sixteen.

May 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Three compete at state meet

Three Dawson County High School girls' track athletes participated in the state meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany May 2 -3.

May 06, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Ladies shutout Ringgold

The Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.

May 06, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Team reels in 2nd

The Dawson County High School team members Tristan Melton and Cameron Hudson reeled in second place during the 2014 Georgia State High School Fishing Championship May 3.

May 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Tigers take down opponent

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' soccer team is headed to the Sweet 16.

May 06, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott runs second at Richmond

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to lead in driver points after Friday night's second place finish at Richmond International Raceway.

April 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Hometown racer draws crowd

Coming off back-to-back wins in NASCAR's Nationwide Series, Chase Elliott came home to Dawsonville on Wednesday and was greeted by a couple hundred fans ready to meet their hometown hero.

April 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Chase Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.

April 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Taking a look back at Bill and Chase Elliotts' careers

Bill Elliott's career

April 09, 2014 | | SPORTS


CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | 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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