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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


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


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Elliott finishes second at Richmond

Dawsonville's "hometown hero" Chase Elliott continues his Nationwide Series points lead with his latest top-five finish, taking second place.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fifth

HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott racing in Atlanta

Dawsonville race fans will get a chance this weekend to see their hometown driver make his Atlanta Motor Speedway debut as the Nationwide Series arrives for the Great Clips 300.

August 27, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fourth, holds the lead

This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position.

August 19, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott stays in the lead

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to hold onto his top points spot after his 15th top-10 finish of the season.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

August 06, 2014 | | SPORTS


Six ladies join elite group

Six Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer players join an elite group of All-Area performers as selected by The Times of Gainesville last week.

July 22, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


‘Get to Know:’ Coach Mark Thomason

This article is the sixth in a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.

July 22, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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