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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


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


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Chase Elliott Sprint Cup debut doesn’t go as planned

Despite a decent qualifying start for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, short-track racing in NASCAR's premier series proved difficult for Dawsonville's Chase Elliott.

March 31, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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