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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


Gilreath named pitcher of week

Former Dawson County High School baseball player Chase Gilreath has been named Pitcher of the Week for Columbus State for the week ending Feb. 28.

The Cougars play in the Peach Belt Conference.

March 06, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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Caldwell finishes as runner-up

Dawson County High School golf sensation Madison Caldwell finished second at the Class AAA State tournament May 19 at the Waynesboro Golf Club.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Golf season ends for Tigers

Tiger Hunter Burt represented Dawson County at the 2014 state golf championships at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomason. The match was played on May 19.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Football schedule announced for ’14

Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee has announced the 2014 Tiger football schedule. New teams added to this year's schedule will be Gilmer County, Heritage-Catoosa, Franklin County and Johnson from Gainesville.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Four named all-region

Four Dawson County soccer players were named to the Region 7-AAA team last week by coaches. In the voting, no coach could vote for a player on their team.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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