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Post 247 falls to Buford

American Legion Post 247 dropped its first game of the season to a hard hitting Buford team last Saturday by a score of 16-9.

June 11, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott wins Pocono ARCA race

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continued to make racing history when he became the youngest superspeedway driver to take the checkered flag in an ARCA Series race at Pocono on Saturday.

June 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Team picks up win

The American Legion Post 247 baseball team opened the season on Sunday with a 9-8 victory over Peachtree City in a game played in Dawsonville.

June 04, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Girls prepare for new year

Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball coach Steve Sweat's Class AAA runners-up Lady Tigers team is busily preparing for another successful season.

June 04, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott runs fourth at Dover

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott recorded his highest finish in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series on Friday after crossing the finish line in fourth-place on the Monster Mile at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.

June 04, 2013 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Hall of Fame to announce 2013 inductees

A Dawsonville man is among 15 semifinalists for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 2013 class of inductees.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott gets first top-five truck finish

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott carded his first Camping World Truck Series top-five finish Sunday at Rockingham Speedway in North Carolina.

The fifth-place finish follows his sixth-place run at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, where the 17-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver made his national racing debut a week earlier.

April 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Golf tourney benefits youth

Dawson County Young Life is still accepting players for its annual golf tournament that will be held Monday at Hampton Golf Club in Cumming.

Entry fees are $100 for individuals or $400 for a four-player team.

April 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott races to sixth-place finish

In his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott drove to a sixth-place finish Saturday at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

Racing against veterans like Kevin Harvick and Ron Hornday Jr., the 17-year-old rookie was among a half dozen teenagers in the field.

April 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Big year in sports for Dawson County

Last year brought many championships and state playoff runs to the athletes in Dawson County. Community support is at an all-time high as witnessed during the boys' basketball Elite Eight game in Dalton.

Following are a list of the major accomplishments of Dawson County athletes and team from 2012.

January 08, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Racing hall of fame inducts new class

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame celebrated its 2012 class of inductees Friday night in Dawsonville.

Selected for their contributions to Georgia's motorsport's heritage, the new class of inductees includes Pete Hamilton, Bill Ingram, Warren Johnson, Doug Kenimer and Herman Wise.

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Festival profiled on network

With less than three months left before the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, the Speed Channel is giving the nation a look at last year's festivities with an episode of My Classic Cars this weekend.

The episode, which features host Dennis Gage at last year's festival, will first air at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and again at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26.

August 15, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Lakewood reunion brings racers, fans together

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosted the fifth annual Lakewood Speedway Reunion on Saturday in honor of the hundreds of racers who competed on the famed Atlanta track.

"This is the kind of reunion I want to have more of," said racing historian and board member Gordon Pirkle. "One where you sit among the cars, watch racing footage on the TV's and visit with one another."

August 15, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Local named national rifle champion

A member of River Bend Gun Club in western Dawson County is the 2012 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle National Champion.

Shooting in the master's class, Doug Gazaway of Gainesville won the scope division held July 17 and 18 in Raton, N.M. His spotter, Steve Hubbard, is also a club member.

August 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


American Legion finishes third

The Dawsonville Post 247 American Legion team was one win away from advancing to the regional tournament.

The team, coached by former Dawson County star Kasey Wilson, came up short and lost its last two games of the tournament to finish the season.

July 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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Lady Tigers on right track

Since dropping a couple of game two weeks ago the Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team has righted its ship.

February 02, 2016 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers take 2, preparing for region tourney

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team is hitting its stride at just the right time.

February 02, 2016 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


LeBaron named best in his class

Dawson County High School's Kelton LeBaron, a freshman, was crowned champion of the 113-pound weight class at the Area Wrestling Tournament at West Hall ...

February 02, 2016 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Ladies bounce back to defeat Union County

After back to back losses to East Hall and Chestatee, the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity basketball team bounced back in a big way with ...

January 26, 2016 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers take down Union County

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team came away with a huge win over visiting Union County in a non-region game last week ...

January 26, 2016 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Winning streak ends for Lady Tigers

The Dawson County Lady Tigers' winning streak came to an end with Friday night's 60-42 East Hall defeat at home.

January 18, 2016 | | SPORTS


Top-ranked Lady Tigers continue streak

The top ranked Dawson County Lady Tigers won the George Walton Academy Christmas Tournament in convincing fashion as they cruised to three wins last week.

January 06, 2016 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Perfect streak remains

The No. 1-ranked Dawson County Lady Tigers continue to dominate their opposition with a convincing 69-46 win at Pickens County last week.

December 29, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers host annual tourney

The Dawson County wrestling team hosted its annual Amicalola Classic tournament last week.

December 29, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Lady Tigers are top cats

The Lady Tigers are on a roll. Head Coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers dominated in three wins last week.

December 22, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Tigers outlast Columbus High School 56-53

Dawson County High School Head Coach Thad Burgess' Tigers basketball team played three games last week.

December 22, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Working holiday for swim team

It may be Christmas break, but for the Dawson County High Swim Team, that means additional time is available to prepare for the next meet.

December 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Tigers fall to Vikings in 1st region game

Dawson County traveled to East Hall Dec. 8 for its first Region 7-AAA game of the season.

December 15, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Grapplers dominate

Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School wrestling program had a dominating week.

December 15, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Watson named player of the year

Sophomore quarterback Coey Watson has been named Region 7-AAA player of the year by coaches in the region.

December 15, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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