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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifty-five seniors were honored at the Senior Letterman banquet held in the Dawson County High School Commons Area May 24.
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.
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.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.
Bill Elliott's career
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.
The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville Friday night when Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott raced to a 15th-place finish Saturday during his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Daytona International Speedway.
The 18-year-old driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro said he was satisfied "to bring my Napa Auto Parts Chevy home clean" from the famed superspeedway.
Dawsonville's Bill Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup Champion, is among 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's sixth induction class.
Five will be voted in on May 21.
Dawsonville's Bill Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup Champion, is among 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's 6th induction class.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the DRIVE4COPD 300 tomorrow at Daytona International Speedway.
Saturday's ARCA race run at Daytona didn't go as well as Chase Elliott had hoped, but the 18-year-old from Dawsonville will take what he learned at the famed superspeedway as he prepares for his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend.
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