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Avery edges Titans in thriller

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

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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.

Thursday 07/17/2014
McDowell wins opener in Little League State Tournament
Posted: July 17, 2014

McDowell's 11-12 Little League baseball team edged South Durham 4-3 in the first round of the State Tournament in Greenville Thursday.

Wednesday 07/16/2014
Flawless performance: Holland records 1-2-3 inning in MLB All-Star Game
Posted: July 16, 2014

For the second year in a row, McDowell County native and Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland showed why he is one of the best late-inning pitchers in the American League.

Friday 07/11/2014
Little League seeking funds for All-Stars
Posted: July 11, 2014

While the McDowell Little League All-Stars will be making on-the-field preparations over the next few days for state tournament play, the McDowell Little League office is hard at work trying to get all financial needs met in a short amount of time.

McDowell captures first Little League Division title
Posted: July 11, 2014

McDowell County’s 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars knew after squandering a chance of sweeping the District 7 championship Wednesday night that the District title game against Morganton would test their mental fortitude.

Thursday 07/10/2014
Hopkins to play in CVCL All-Star Game
Posted: July 10, 2014

Former McDowell Titans and Montreat College baseball standout Tyler Hopkins was chosen to the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League All-Star team and will take part in the league’s All-Star Game Saturday in Hickory.

Little League Baseball: Morganton edges McDowell to stay alive
Posted: July 10, 2014

Morganton’s Little League All-Stars spoiled the McDowell All-Stars’ chance of running through District 7 11-12-year-old play unblemished.

Monday 07/07/2014
Holland gets 2nd straight All-Star nod
Posted: July 07, 2014

He’s done it again.

Tuesday 07/01/2014
Four Lady Titans make All-State team
Posted: July 01, 2014

The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association concluded its end-of-season awards on Monday, handing out its All-State selections, and five McDowell Lady Titans were recognized as some of the state’s elite in the 4A classification.

Monday 06/30/2014
McDowell inches closer to division title
Posted: June 30, 2014

The McDowell County 11-12 Little League All-Stars are one step closer to a District 7 championship after dismantling Avery County 15-5 in five innings Saturday afternoon at East Marion Ballpark.

Friday 06/27/2014
McDowell routs Morganton in All-Star tournament
Posted: June 27, 2014

The McDowell County Little League All-Stars got off to a great start on Thursday, winning their first-round game in the North Carolina Little League District 7 Tournament.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Little Leaguers set for district tournament
Posted: June 24, 2014

The long and difficult journey to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will officially begin this week for Little League teams across the state of North Carolina as district tournament play begins. 

Monday 06/23/2014
McDowell’s Cooper named District Player of Year
Posted: June 23, 2014

The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association released its All-District teams over the weekend and the McDowell Lady Titans softball program was well represented.

Sunday 06/15/2014
Friends, family, colleagues honor Davis after 37 years at West McDowell
Posted: June 15, 2014

This week truly marked the end of an era for junior high athletics in McDowell County.

Thursday 06/12/2014
Golf tourney to help fallen officer’s family
Posted: June 12, 2014

It’s “fore” a good cause.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
Four Lady Titans named to All-MAC softball team
Posted: June 03, 2014

Four McDowell Lady Titans were named to the All-Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference softball team, two of them for the second consecutive season, in coaches voting released this week.

Sunday 06/01/2014
Morgan wins 5th straight TBF title
Posted: June 01, 2014

The North Carolina Bass Federation doesn’t give out rings to its junior division champions. If it did, Marion’s Triston Morgan would have enough of them to fill up an entire hand.

MHS baseball team lands 4 on All-MAC list
Posted: June 01, 2014

The Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference had an embarrassment of riches when it came to baseball talent this season, so landing four players on the All-Conference team was an impressive feat for the McDowell Titans.

Titans’ football schedule set
Posted: June 01, 2014

McDowell High School’s athletic department has released its football schedule for the 2014 season and it will feature a nearly identical look to that of one year ago.

Sunday 05/25/2014
Those who talk baseball are talking about Holland – a lot
Posted: May 25, 2014

As near as I can tell, there seems to be an obligatory reaction when Greg Holland’s name comes up among McDowell County sports fans: They just smile and shake their heads.

Friday 05/23/2014
Titans’ Elliott to play golf at Montreat
Updated: May 23, 2014 - 4:17 pm

McDowell Titan golfer Ryan Elliott has played a significant part in the Titans’ dominance over the past several years.

Friday 05/16/2014
Miller hopes to make impact for Bulldogs
Posted: May 16, 2014

There were several colleges that wanted the McDowell Titans’ Raekwon Miller on their basketball rosters. But Miller wanted UNC Asheville.

Smith: Bears getting a good one in Whitson
Posted: May 16, 2014

A quick glance at Landon Whitson’s statistics and it’s easy to see Lenoir-Rhyne University is picking up an exciting college pitching prospect.

Montreat a perfect fit for McDowell’s Rideout
Posted: May 16, 2014

Montreat College was exactly the kind of school McDowell’s Katelyn Rideout was looking for in her search for the right school. The chance to continue her soccer career was just icing on the cake.

New Manna wins state softball title
Posted: May 16, 2014

New Manna Christian School’s softball program reached its pinnacle last week, winning the school’s first state championship at the North Carolina Christian School Association’s 1A State Tournament.

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