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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 | 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. | 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 | | 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 | 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. | 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'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

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Tigers are playoff bound

The Dawson County High School Varsity Tigers football team is in the state playoffs.

October 28, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Runners compete in region event

The Dawson County men's and women's cross country teams ran at the Region 7-AAA meet yesterday at Banks County High School. Both teams ...

October 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers fall to Fannin

Dawson County couldn't overcome a 24-0 halftime deficit Friday night.

October 20, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Runners rank in top 10

Both the boys and girls Dawson County High School cross country teams are ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA.

October 20, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Resilient recover for Elliott and NAPA team at Kansas

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished seventh in Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at ...

October 20, 2015 | By Staff Reports | SPORTS

Lady Tigers headed to playoffs

Dawson County High School Varsity Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers team is headed to the state playoffs.

October 13, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers improve to 3-0

The last time Dawson County scored more than 50 points was during a 54-12 defeat of Fannin County on Nov. 9, 2012.

October 13, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Weather hinders times at River Run

The boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Lambert River Run at Chattahoochee River Park on Saturday.

October 13, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Ladies rally to win 7-6

Freshman Maggie Schandera singled to drive in teammate Kaila Billingsley in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Dawson County High School varsity ...

October 06, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers take down Vikings

The weather didn't stop the Dawson County offense on Friday night in Valhalla.

October 06, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Rain dampens Unicoi finishes

The Dawson County High School varsity cross country teams competed at Unicoi State Park in the Mountain Invitational last week.

October 06, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Elliott jumps to second in standings

Chase Elliott finished seventh in Saturday's Hisense 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

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