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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


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 editor@dawsonnews.com | 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


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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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