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Friday 09/19/2014
Middle school roundup
Posted: September 19, 2014

Conference play in football got underway this week for all schools in the Foothills Conference.

Titans hold on to edge Owen
Posted: September 19, 2014

It took every last second of Thursday night’s battle, but the McDowell Titans junior varsity football team squeezed out a 20-19 win against Owen at Titan Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the season as the team’s non-conference portion of the 2014 schedule concludes.

Lady Titans place second at Marion Lake Club
Posted: September 19, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans placed second in a non-conference match they hosted Thursday at Marion Lake Club.

Titans fall to Cougars
Posted: September 19, 2014

The McDowell Titans soccer team held its own against a solid Asheville Cougars club, but came out on the short end of a 4-2 score Wednesday.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Titans square off with Owen
Posted: September 18, 2014

Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Enka turns back Lady Titans
Posted: September 17, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans stepped outside the Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference for a 3-0 win over Owen Monday, but then dropped a four-set conference decision to the Enka Sugar Jets Tuesday.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Lady Titans 1st at Lake Club
Posted: September 16, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans defended their home turf, Marion Lake Club, extremely well Monday.

Erwin clips Titans 1-0
Posted: September 16, 2014

The McDowell Titans varsity soccer team has had a string of bad luck in a few of their contests this season. Mother Nature turned out to be the newest culprit as McDowell lost 1-0 to Erwin Monday night at Titan Stadium.

Sunday 09/14/2014
Middle school roundup: Spartans top rival Trojans in grid opener
Posted: September 14, 2014

The 2014 Foothills Conference fall sports season got underway this week with plenty of action.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Mitchell tops Titans in OT
Posted: September 13, 2014

BAKERSVILLE – The McDowell Titans opened the door for the Mitchell Mountaineers with a costly penalty on an extra point.

Friday 09/12/2014
McDowell JVs win shootout
Posted: September 12, 2014

McDowell’s home crowd had to wait until Week 4 of the football season for its Titan jayvees to make their 2014 home debut.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Titan trio joins lofty company
Posted: September 11, 2014

The McDowell Titans trio of quarterback Casey Ray, tailback Gavyn Malone and receiver Dallas Myers joined some elite company with their performances last week in a 35-0 win over East Burke.

Unbeaten Mountaineers await Titans
Posted: September 11, 2014

Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday.

North Buncombe keeps Titans winless
Posted: September 11, 2014

After a competitive first half on the field, the North Buncombe Blackhawks pulled away late to shut out the McDowell Titans varsity soccer team 6-0 Wednesday to keep the Titans still in search of their first win of the season.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Lady Titans fall to Cougars
Posted: September 10, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans squandered a couple of early chances in their match with Asheville, losing in four sets Tuesday night to remain winless at home and in league play.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Lady Titan golfers 2nd at Broadmoor, Reems Creek
Posted: September 09, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans golf team opened Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference play with a solid second-place finish at Broadmoor Monday.

Titans hang tough in loss to Roberson
Posted: September 09, 2014

The McDowell Titans Boys soccer team has gotten off to a rough start this season.  

Sunday 09/07/2014
Middle schools hoping to improve on gridiron
Posted: September 07, 2014

A new school year has arrived and starting this week a new season of middle school athletics begins for McDowell County’s two middle school athletic programs.

Saturday 09/06/2014
Titans hammer Cavs for 1st win
Posted: September 06, 2014

Torrential rains pounded Titan Stadium prior to Friday’s game against the East Burke Cavaliers. The rain eventually stopped. The pounding continued.

Friday 09/05/2014
Comeback falls short for Lady Titans
Posted: September 05, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans fell in four sets to the Erwin Warriors Thursday and stayed winless in the Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Titans host old-time rival East Burke
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday night.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
Lady Titans fall to Blackhawks
Posted: September 03, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans dropped a four-set decision to the North Buncombe Blackhawks Tuesday on the road.

Lady Titans place fourth in non-conference match
Posted: September 03, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans golf team opened its season with a fourth-place finish in a non-conference match at Forest City Municipal Tuesday.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Avery edges Titans in thriller
Posted: August 30, 2014

NEWLAND – Tre Jackson and the Avery Vikings did it to the McDowell Titans again.

Friday 08/29/2014
Lady Titans’ McRary commits to Lees-McRae
Posted: August 29, 2014

McDowell High School senior Karly McRary has for now laid down a path for her future in athletics after high school as the two-sport athlete made a verbal commitment this week to play softball at Lees-McRae College.

Lady Titans drop conference opener
Posted: August 29, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans didn’t win their Mountain Athletic Conference opener against T.C. Roberson Thursday, but first-year head coach Kasey Gardin said they’re still moving in the right direction.

Nebo Barbell team conquers SPF national championship meet
Posted: August 29, 2014

The Nebo Barbell powerlifting team is starting to resemble an army. The team recently returned from a meet in Tennessee bearing the spoils of war.

Thursday 08/28/2014
High-scoring Pats top Titans
Posted: August 28, 2014

Freedom Patriots striker Yaret Regino singlehandedly put his imprint on Wednesday night’s soccer match, scoring four times in the first half to lead the Patriots to a 9-3 over McDowell.

Titans hope to bounce back
Posted: August 28, 2014

Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday night.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Lady Titans fall to Asheville Christian Academy
Posted: August 27, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans got a tough draw for their 2014 home opener Tuesday evening, losing to a strong Asheville Christian Academy squad in three games.

West Henderson edges McDowell 5-4
Posted: August 27, 2014

It’s been a tough last seven days for the McDowell Titans varsity soccer team, as they are still in search of its first win of the season.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Titans drop opener to R-S Central
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Every young team experiences growing pains, but the ones the McDowell Titans went through Friday night seemed especially intense.

Friday 08/22/2014
Titan JVs rally to win opener
Posted: August 22, 2014

RUTHERFORDTON – Not many football teams can open a game with four turnovers in the first half and find themselves with a chance to win.

Lady Titans excited about upcoming season
Posted: August 22, 2014

Enthusiasm and chemistry are in good supply for the McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team and first-year head coach Kasey Gardin.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Titans, Cavs battle to 3-3 tie
Posted: August 20, 2014

The McDowell Titans varsity soccer team put itself on the correct path in Monday night’s season opener with East Rutherford, settling for a 3-3 tie against the Cavaliers at Titan Stadium.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
MHS soccer: Titans hope to reverse fortunes
Posted: August 19, 2014

The McDowell Titans varsity soccer team didn’t have much to hang its hat on last season.

Sunday 08/17/2014
MHS offers ticket discounts again
Posted: August 17, 2014

McDowell High is once again offering tickets to athletic events at a discounted rate for fans who purchase booster memberships or business sponsorships.

Titans’ passing game should be a strong point
Posted: August 17, 2014

McDowell quarterback Casey Ray received a quick introduction to varsity football last year, starting in the last eight games of the 2013 season, but he responded well as a sophomore.

Titans relying on young defensive front
Posted: August 17, 2014

McDowell Titan football fans might do well to familiarize themselves with the new faces on the defensive side of the ball this season.

Positive vibes: Titans hope smooth start translates into wins
Posted: August 17, 2014

With a quantity as unknown as the 2014 McDowell Titans will be when they open the season next Friday, even head coach Carson Gowan has little in the way of empirical data on which to judge them.

Thursday 08/14/2014
McMann begins comeback trail Saturday
Posted: August 14, 2014

Mixed martial artist Sara McMann will fight Saturday night as part of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine.

Tuesday 08/05/2014
Reynolds edges Godfrey for McDowell Open title
Posted: August 05, 2014

NEBO – Trailing by two shots, Jimmy Reynolds had to be virtually flawless down the stretch to win the McDowell County Open championship at Marion Lake Club Sunday.

Sunday 08/03/2014
Benefit wrestling event will help patient deal with cancer treatment costs
Posted: August 03, 2014

Penny Yearwood has battled ovarian cancer for the last four years. Next weekend, some generous pro wrestlers are going to join her fight.

Saturday 08/02/2014
Numbers high for 1st MHS practice
Posted: August 02, 2014

There have been times in the past when the McDowell Titans football program has suffered from low numbers. That was definitely not the case Friday.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Lake Club hosts McDowell Open this weekend
Posted: July 29, 2014

NEBO – Marion Lake Club Golf Professional Greg Parker likes the direction the Annual McDowell County Open Golf Championship has taken the last few years.

Football practice starts Friday for Titans
Posted: July 29, 2014

The sights and sounds of Friday night high school football are just around the corner.

Monday 07/21/2014
Season ends for McDowell All-Stars
Posted: July 21, 2014

GREENVILLE - The home-run balls were flying out of Greenville’s Elm Street Park Saturday morning at a high rate.
Unfortunately for the McDowell Little League All-Stars, more of them came off the opponents' bats.
McDowell lost to Myers Park Trinity 16-4 in five innings to end its run in the 2014 North Carolina Little League State Tournament.
Both teams came out hitting the ball in Saturday’s elimination game, compiling a combined 20 hits with six extra-base hits, including five home runs.
 McDowell was the first to get on the scoreboard 2-0 in the top half of the first inning. It all started with a leadoff walk to Jacob Suttles. Then, Candace Cooper delivered her first hit of the State Tournament, a line-drive, two-run homer to right field to give McDowell its only lead of the game.
However the home team answered with a four-run first inning off McDowell starting pitcher Austin Piercy, an inning in which nine batters came to the plate.
R.J. Scholtus and Reed Bolin each had one-out singles to start the rally. Jack Shaw got Myers Park on the board 1-0 with a single to left scoring a run.
Kyle Evans then drove in a run after reaching on a fielding error. Runs also scored on an infield fly and a single from Henry Minges to put Myers Park in front 4-2.
After a scoreless second, McDowell answered with a pair of runs in the third inning to get back even 4-4. Suttles reached for the second time in the game with a basehit. Then after a strikeout from Cooper, Jayden Birchfield tied the game with a two-run homer to deep center.
That turned out to be as close as McDowell could get the rest of the way as Myers Park answered with a decisive five-run third which turned the game in their favor.
In the third Myers Park again brought nine to the plate and the biggest hits of that frame were a three-run homer by Minges and a two-run blast by Ben Morehead to pull away.
Myers Park then added  seven more runs in the fifth to force the mercy rule.
Piercy took the loss for McDowell going, 2 1/3 innings and allowing nine runs on eight hits and walking one batter.
Suttles went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles. Cooper and Birchfield drove in two runs each. Dylan Aldridge and Piercy had a hit each for McDowell in the loss.
Despite the loss, McDowell County’s Little League program has had a very successful 2014 campaign, winning its first District 7 championship and picking up the first State Tournament win in league history, beating South Durham 4-3 on Thursday.

Friday 07/18/2014
McDowell falls to North State in Little League tourney
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:22 pm

GREENVILLE – The North State Little League Baseball team handed McDowell County its first loss in State Tournament play Friday afternoon, shutting out the McDowell Little Leaguers 14-0 in the second day of play at Greenville’s Elm Street Park.

McDowell wins first game in Little League State Tournament
Posted: July 18, 2014

GREENVILLE – A big dose of quality pitching along with a pinch of timely hitting was the prefect recipe for the McDowell 11-12 Little League All-Stars as they beat the South Durham All-Stars 4-3 in the first game of the North Carolina State Little League Tournament at Elm Street Park in Greenville.


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