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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


Teen wins national rifle championship

Dawsonville resident Tristan Melton, 13, has garnered national recognition for his performance in various recent rifle competitions.

A rising eighth-grader at Dawson County Middle School, Melton has earned three first-place medals, been named a state champion and set a National Rifle Association record in his sub-junior class. All since April.

July 25, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Legion wins 3 of 4

Head Coach Kasey Wilson's American Legion Post 247 team had a busy weekend. The team played four games in two days.

Battling the weather and humidity Dawsonville pulled out three big wins and lost the fourth game in a heartbreaker after leading the entire contest.

July 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Program looks to curb bullying

Kids from Dawson County and the surrounding area have one more chance to take part in a free self-defense program.

The program, hosted by White Tiger Yongin Mixed Martial Arts in Dawsonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event began as an effort to reduce bullying in schools and the local community.

July 17, 2012 | By Mark Watkins Staff writer | SPORTS


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


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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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