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Dawsonville man among hall of fame semifinalists

A Dawsonville man is among 15 semifinalists for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 2012 class of inductees.

The winner of more than 200 NHRA, IHRA and AHRA sanctioned drag racing events, Dick Brannon was directly involved in the development of the Ford 427 race engines and played an important role in development of the 1967 Ford Fairlane 427, including one in which Mario Andretti won the Daytona 500.

May 22, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Local earns national honors on rifle team

Dawsonville native Mattie Brogdon, a senior on the Texas Christian University rifle team, garnered national attention when she received All-American honors in March.

The young markswoman was named to the 2012 National Rifle Association's All-Americans Smallbore Second Team and received an Air Rifle Honorable Mention.

May 22, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Tourney raises funds

Rotarians and their guests took to the greens May 7 for the group's 20th annual golf tournament at Crystal Falls Golf Club.

The team of Eric White, Eddie Register, Devon West and Charles White were the first place gross winners in the four-man scramble.

May 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Gilreath named pitcher of week

Former Dawson County High School baseball player Chase Gilreath has been named Pitcher of the Week for Columbus State for the week ending Feb. 28.

The Cougars play in the Peach Belt Conference.

March 06, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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


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Another top-10 for Chase Elliott

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott raced to his 15th top-10 finish of the season in Saturday's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, despite a ...

August 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis ...

July 29, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Fast 15 racing hall of fame semi-finalists announced

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has announced the Fast 15 semi-finalists for its 2015 class.

July 21, 2015 | David Renner | SPORTS


Dawsonville Racers compete

The Dawsonville Racer swim team competed at the District 7 swim meet at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last week.

July 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Thomason leaves Dawson County

After eight years in the Dawson County School System, including one as a student teacher, Coach Mark Thomason has decided to leave and take an ...

July 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dawsonville Racers swim toward a goal

With summer heating up, the Dawsonville Racers are hitting the pool. But the team needs help from the community to keep its swimmers taking laps.

July 07, 2015 | David Renner | SPORTS


Caldwell overcame to earn coveted AAA state title

As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was ...

June 30, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Blake Palmer keeping professional golf dream alive

Former Dawson County standout Blake Palmer is trying to make a name for himself in professional golf.

June 30, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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