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Elliott wins World Crown 300

Local racing historian Gordon Pirkle has a prediction.

"Chase Elliott, he's going to be as big as his dad was in his hay day. I've never seen someone as young as him carry himself and race the way he does," Pirkle said.

July 11, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Legendary announcer dies

The Georgia racing industry paused last week to remember a legendary announcer and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee.

Known as racing's "little, bitty buddy," Jimmy Mosteller died July 4 at age 85.

July 10, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Partington pitches a complete game

American Legion Post 247 bounced back with an 18-4 win over Cumming on Saturday.

The game proved to be some revenge following a 13-9 loss to the same team on June 19.

June 26, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Bocce court opens at park

An ancient game has started a new history in Dawson County.

June 13, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS

Elite girls win state championship

The United Futbol Academy'94 Elite team took home the State Cup Championship title for the second year in a row.

June 13, 2012 | | SPORTS

Swimmers compete in Gainesville

The Dawsonville Racer swim team opened the season with a meet at Hunter's Chase last Saturday.

June 13, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Legion season begins

American Legion Post 247 baseball is off to a great start with a 4-2 record after one week of play.

June 13, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Museum marks 10 years

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is celebrating 10 years with festivities on Saturday.

The event includes a car show, a swap meet, arts and crafts, a driver autograph session and live music by band Garage 71.

May 23, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS

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 | 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 | 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

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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

‘Georgia Shaker’ dies at the age of 83

One of the state's most decorated drag racers and a 2006 inductee of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame died Saturday.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Elliott nets 11th top-five at Kentucky

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished fourth in Saturday's 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Elliott breaks 39-race winless streak by taking Richmond

The thunderous SI-RENE atop the world famous Pool Room woke up Dawsonville as Chase Elliott took the checkered flag Friday night at Richmond International Raceway ...

September 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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