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Big league dreams

Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.

June 19, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Wilson going strong at Union College

Former Dawson County standout Levi Wilson will enter his junior season at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. this year. He is the son of Karen and Gary Wilson.

June 18, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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


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Lady Tigers get record win

The Lady Tiger track team had a strong showing last week with the girls relay team setting a school record in their win.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers shutout opponents

The Dawson County Lady Tigers traveled to Franklin County last week and came away with a shutout.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Boys’ track takes seven first place spots

The Dawson County boys track team had a record setting day with close to half of the athletes setting personal records and the relay team ...

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


No. 3 Tigers win over Franklin County

The Tigers soccer team overcame a slow start to beat Franklin County away last week.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers drop series to Franklin County

The undefeated Franklin County Lions were too much for the Tigers Saturday in blustery conditions at Dawson County High School.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Former Lady Tiger named Southern Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week

Western Carolina freshman and Dawson County alumna Madison Caldwell was named Southern Conference's Women's Golfer of the Week after finishing first among 20 ...

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Junior varsity baseball wins Mountain League tourney

The Dawson County junior varsity baseball team won the Mountain League Tournament championship last weekend at Gilmer High School.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Brody Chester signs to play for West Georgia Tech

Baseball players crowded into the media center with family and friends at Dawson County High School last week to watch senior Brody Chester sign to ...

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Burgess hopes to replicate his success

One of the winningest coaches in Dawson County High School history is moving on with hopes of repeating that success elsewhere.

March 30, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Boys and girls golf teams take down Lumpkin County

The Dawson County varsity golf teams both posted wins last week against longtime rivals Lumpkin County at Chestatee Golf Course.

March 29, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


No. 2 Lady Tigers stay on top of region

When girls' soccer Coach Jed Lacey predicted players would leave in ambulances, he wasn't too far off the mark about the Lady Tigers home ...

March 29, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers pummel defending state champs

Dawson County boys' soccer took down defending state champs, the Lumpkin County Indians at home last week.

March 29, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County handles East Hall in six innings

The Dawson County Tigers varsity baseball team put away the East Hall Vikings in six innings last week during the first game of their series ...

March 29, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County Tigers football schedule released

The Dawson County Tigers will open the 2016 football season at home against Forsyth Central, according to schedules released by the Georgia High School Association.

March 29, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County JV boys handle Fannin

The Dawson County JV baseball team easily handled Fannin County with solid hitting by the Tigers last week.

March 29, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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