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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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Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis ...

July 29, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Fast 15 racing hall of fame semi-finalists announced

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has announced the Fast 15 semi-finalists for its 2015 class.

July 21, 2015 | David Renner | SPORTS


Dawsonville Racers compete

The Dawsonville Racer swim team competed at the District 7 swim meet at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last week.

July 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Thomason leaves Dawson County

After eight years in the Dawson County School System, including one as a student teacher, Coach Mark Thomason has decided to leave and take an ...

July 14, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dawsonville Racers swim toward a goal

With summer heating up, the Dawsonville Racers are hitting the pool. But the team needs help from the community to keep its swimmers taking laps.

July 07, 2015 | David Renner | SPORTS


Caldwell overcame to earn coveted AAA state title

As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was ...

June 30, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Blake Palmer keeping professional golf dream alive

Former Dawson County standout Blake Palmer is trying to make a name for himself in professional golf.

June 30, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott finishes second at Michigan International

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott drove to a second place finish in Saturday's Great Clips 250 at Michigan International Speedway, his sixth top-five finish of ...

June 17, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Dawsonville Racers dive in

Stephanie Morgan is entering her 15th year as head coach of the Dawsonville Racers swim team.

June 09, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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