• Natalie Robinson helped Lumpkin softball sweep Dawson County to advance in the region playoffs.

Top 10 Lumpkin County sports stories of 2017

Lumpkin County sports teams compiled a myriad of success in 2017, making it a sensational year of sports achievement.

In this week's print edition The Dahlonega Nugget takes a look back at the best of the year, including:


• Zach Matthews wrestles way to second-straight State Champion title


• UNG Nighthawks soar to NCAA Division II Baseball Championship


• LCHS boys basketball wins back-to-back Battle of the States Championships


• Lumpkin softball's dramatic sweep of Dawson advances them in region playoffs


• Middle school boys cross-country captures League Championship title


• Middle school wrestling finishes season strong at Area Championship


• High school tennis teams advance to State Tournament


• McSwain-g: Extra inning blast sends UNG to Softball Super Regionals


• Believe: Varsity wrestling team earns runner-up at State Duals


• Varsity Volleyball’s historical season ends in Region Playoffs


• Senior Softball enjoys most successful season in team history


• Straight shooting LCHS rifle team places sixth in State


• Lady Indians finish 13th at GHSA State Golf Tournament

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