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Titans tune up for tourney by pounding Asheville

Coming off back-to-back conference losses, the McDowell Titans needed a confidence booster headed into the league tournament.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Lady Titans take down Blackhawks
Posted: January 28, 2015

For a while Tuesday, it seemed the McDowell Lady Titans might have been looking ahead to Friday night’s showdown with Erwin.

Blackhawks live up to ranking
Posted: January 28, 2015

The McDowell Titans have pretty much dominated the Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference since joining the league in 2009. But this, it would seem, is the year of the Blackhawks.

McDowell JVs still unbeaten
Posted: January 28, 2015

The McDowell Titans junior varsity basketball team continued its journey through the Mountain Athletic Conference on Tuesday afternoon, pulling away from the North Buncombe Blackhawks 59-41 at home.

Monday 01/26/2015
McDowell jayvees stay perfect
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Both of McDowell’s junior varsity basketball teams made an easy time of it Friday night sweeping MAC 4A counterpart T.C. Roberson in the season series.

Lady Titans pound Roberson
Posted: January 26, 2015

The T.C. Roberson Rams are a young, struggling basketball team. Titan Gym is no place for a young, struggling basketball team to find itself.

Titans take down Rams
Posted: January 26, 2015

The T.C. Roberson Rams went bananas in the fourth quarter, hitting seven 3-pointers and outscoring the McDowell Titans 28-14. It wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the dismantling the Titans laid on them the first three periods.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
McDowell jayvee teams stay perfect
Posted: January 21, 2015

BAKERSVILLE – McDowell’s junior varsity basketball teams stepped outside of conference play one last time on Tuesday and came away victorious on the road at Mitchell High School.

Lady Titans mash Mitchell
Posted: January 21, 2015

BAKERSVILLE – The McDowell Lady Titans put together one of their best outings of the season Tuesday night in a 75-40 rout of the Mitchell Lady Mountaineers in the team’s last non-conference game of the regular season.

Strong inside play lifts Titans over Mitchell
Posted: January 21, 2015

BAKERSVILLE – It took them about one quarter’s worth of game time to find their way to the inside, but as soon as the McDowell Titans began to pound it in the paint, the rest of the night was smooth sailing.

Big early lead enough for Roberson
Posted: January 21, 2015

The McDowell Titans mounted a heroic comeback against the T.C. Roberson Rams Tuesday night, but they waited just a bit too long to get it started.

Monday 01/19/2015
Titans TCB against Rockets
Posted: January 19, 2015

With a big match against T.C. Roberson looming Tuesday, it would have been easy for the McDowell Titans to have lost their focus against the A.C. Reynolds Rockets Friday.

McDowell JVs still perfect
Posted: January 19, 2015

ASHEVILLE - McDowell’s junior varsity basketball teams continue to roll through the Mountain Athletic Conference as both teams were perfect on the road this week.

Lady Titans pull away late
Posted: January 19, 2015

ASHEVLLE - Coming off Thursday’s hard-fought road win it was a short turnaround for the McDowell Lady Titans. Fortunately, they were able to avoid any signs of fatigue as they used a strong fourth quarter effort to pull away from the Enka Sugar Jets 84-63 ending the team’s first rotation through the Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

Titans pull off huge road win
Posted: January 19, 2015

ASHEVILLE - Ever since the McDowell Titans have been a part of the Mountain Athletic Conference their league series with the Enka Jets have been filled with many close, wildly contested battles

Friday 01/16/2015
Rockets hang on, nip Titans
Posted: January 16, 2015

ASHEVILLE – The McDowell Titans made it over Old Fort Mountain, but they couldn’t get over the hump.

Lady Titans snag road win
Posted: January 16, 2015

ASHEVILLE – The McDowell Lady Titans’ 63-50 win over the A.C. Reynolds Rockets Thursday was, for the most part, a fairly ugly affair.

West sweeps East in rivalry games
Posted: January 16, 2015

Thursday afternoon featured the hardwood battle between cross-town foes East and West McDowell Middle Schools.

Spartans fall to first-place Heritage
Posted: January 16, 2015

In action from across the Foothills Conference this week, the West McDowell Spartans basketball team dropped a contest with the league’s top squad, the Heritage Eagles, by a 55-37 score.

West McDowell too much for East
Posted: January 16, 2015

Wrestling fans who enjoy nip-and-tuck matches that go the distance and are decided on points were no doubt sorely disappointed with Thursday’s battle between East and West McDowell Middle Schools.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
MHS jayvee girls top Draughn
Posted: January 14, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans junior varsity basketball team went on the road Monday afternoon and came away with its tenth consecutive win of the 2014-15 season, beating the Draughn Lady Wildcats 49-8 in Valdese.

Monday 01/12/2015
Titans claim top spot in Revis Memorial Tourney
Posted: January 12, 2015

The McDowell Titans were anything but congenial hosts at the Annual Mark Revis Memorial Dual Tournament.

McDowell JVs rack up four more wins
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 2:09 pm

It was a busy 48-hour period for McDowell’s junior varsity basketball teams as they swept a total of four games at home.

Titans pummel Cougars, even league mark
Posted: January 12, 2015

After suffering their first home loss of the season to Erwin last Tuesday, the McDowell Titans seemed determined to make their gym a downright hostile environment Friday, and that’s exactly what they did.

Lady Titans return to form
Posted: January 12, 2015

The real McDowell Lady Titans showed up Friday night, and that was extremely bad news for the Asheville Cougars.

Thursday 01/08/2015
Titans host Revis Memorial Tourney Saturday
Posted: January 08, 2015

The McDowell Titans are coming off a solid finish at the Cherokee Invitational last weekend, and will try and keep the momentum going when they host their own tourney Saturday.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Strong first half lifts Erwin over McDowell
Posted: January 07, 2015

The Erwin Warriors don’t have the same kind of shiny record they boasted a year ago when they won their first 23 games.

Warriors fight off Lady Titans
Posted: January 07, 2015

For a span of about one quarter during Tuesday’s game against the Erwin Warriors, McDowell played its own patented brand of Lady Titan basketball.

Titans come up short against Jets
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 5:19 pm

A completely healthy McDowell Titans wrestling team would have had its hands full with the powerful Enka Jets Tuesday, but a McDowell roster depleted by injuries didn’t have a chance.

Tuesday 01/06/2015
MHS jayvees sweep Erwin
Posted: January 06, 2015

Both of McDowell’s junior varsity basketball teams picked up wins at home against Erwin on Monday afternoon.

Monday 01/05/2015
Lady Titans get back on track
Posted: January 05, 2015

ASHEVILLE - It's been a rough couple of weeks for the McDowell Lady Titans varsity basketball team.

Rose's clutch free throws lift MHS to 54-53 win
Posted: January 05, 2015

ASHEVILLE - The McDowell Titans took victory from the jaws of defeat in Friday night’s Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference battle with fellow 4A member T.C. Roberson.

McDowell jayvees notch easy victories
Posted: January 05, 2015

ASHEVILLE - It's been two weeks since both McDowell junior varsity basketball teams have been in action, so it would have reasonable for there to be some signs of rust.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen, as both the Titans and Lady Titans posted easy victories on the road at T.C. Roberson Friday afternoon.

In junior varsity girls action, a total of 10 McDowell players scored in a 56-12 blowout of the Lady Rams. McDowell opened the contest with eight straight points and a 17-2 first-quarter margin, and was never truly challenged at any point.

Sophomore Kelsey Ledford scored a game-high 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Lady Titans in their MAC Conference opener.

Lilly McKinney (3 rebounds) and Shelby Gardner (3 assists) added six points each and Hannah Shelton (3 rebounds, 3 assists) along with Taylor Buchanan (4 rebounds) scored five points each.

Vyctoria Hall (3 rebounds) chipped in four points. Katelyn Smith (3 rebounds) had three points. Diamond Hemphill (4 assist) and Sierra Moore (5 rebounds, 3 assist) finished with two points each.

McDowell 40, T.C. Roberson 23 (jayvee boys)

A total of nine McDowell Titans scored, including one player reaching double figures in a 40-23 win against the T.C. Roberson Rams.

McDowell took a 14-6 margin after one quarter and began to separate from the Rams by posting a 9-1 spread in the second to build a comfortable working margin.

James Young had 10 points and four rebounds for the Titans in the road win. Skyler McKinney (8 rebounds, 5 assists) added eight points and Chase Justice tallied five points.

Cannon Lamb and Travis Corpening (3 rebounds) finished with four points each.  Kevin Silver (4 assists) netted three points and Isaac Robinson, Jarod Jones and Caden Davis finish with two points apiece.

McDowell returned home on Monday to host Erwin inside the Titan Auxiliary Gymnasium in a contest that has been rescheduled due to Buncombe County School’s end-of-semester testing schedule. Results were not available at press time.

Friday 01/02/2015
Titans take down Warhorses
Posted: January 02, 2015

The McDowell Titans took advantage of the Owen Warhorses’ depleted lineup and scored an easy, 69-12 victory Tuesday.

Wednesday 12/31/2014
Lady Titans go 0-2 at Roberson Invitational
Posted: December 31, 2014

ASHEVILLE – For some reason during the holiday season, our mates from the land down under have turned out to be the nemesis of the McDowell Lady Titans.

Titans snap skid with win over Aussies
Posted: December 31, 2014

ASHEVILLE – The McDowell Titans emphatically ended a two-game skid Tuesday afternoon by overpowering the Mulsgrave Jats Australian travel team by a lopsided 68-18 margin in the final game of the Roberson Christmas Tournament.

Tuesday 12/30/2014
Lady Titans drop 2nd straight
Posted: December 30, 2014

ASHEVILLE – The Pisgah Sugar Bears came into the start of the Roberson Christmas Invitational with an unblemished resume through the first 10 games.

Bears maul Titans in invitational
Posted: December 30, 2014

ASHEVILLE – The hot-shooting Pisgah Bears made it tough on the McDowell Titans in Monday’s contest at the Roberson Christmas Invitational, as they jumped out to an early lead and held off a late rally by the Titans to win 71-66 Monday afternoon in Skyland.

Monday 12/29/2014
Aussie Sharks topple Lady Titans
Posted: December 29, 2014

The McDowell Lady Titans could face another team as good as the Southern Peninsula ( Australia) Sharks at some point this season.

Big leagues, big story: Holland’s World Series run with Royals is top local story for 2014
Posted: December 29, 2014

The Kansas City Royals gave their long-suffering fans a season that won’t soon be forgotten.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
Pins lift Spartans over Titans
Posted: December 23, 2014

The McDowell Titans were home for the holidays, but they didn’t have much fun.

Monday 12/22/2014
Titans rally, finish 2nd at Mitchell
Posted: December 22, 2014

The day started out badly for the McDowell Titans at the Mitchell Dual Tournament Saturday. But it got better in a hurry.

Sunday 12/21/2014
Avid golfer’s friends help him celebrate 90th birthday
Posted: December 21, 2014

NEBO – Bob Gourley has derived a lot of enjoyment over the years playing golf with his friends.

McDowell middle schools suffer tough week
Posted: December 21, 2014

It was a tough week for both of McDowell County’s middle school basketball programs as they entered the Christmas holiday break.

Phillips turns in solid freshman campaign at South Virginia
Posted: December 21, 2014

Another former McDowell Lady Titan volleyball standout has made her way onto the collegiate scene.

Retirement beckons for McDowell’s Blake
Posted: December 21, 2014

It’s more than just the end of a semester for McDowell County schools. It’s the end of era, as well.

Thursday 12/18/2014
McDowell jayvee teams stay perfect
Posted: December 18, 2014

BLACK MOUNTAIN – A total of nine McDowell players scored in Wednesday’s 54-7 rout of the Owen Warlassies in junior varsity basketball action.

Lady Titans too much for Owen
Posted: December 18, 2014

BLACK MOUNTAIN – Coming off a pair of important victories last week, the McDowell Lady Titans continued to move steadily along Wednesday evening as four players scored in double figures in a 68-37 win on the road against the Owen Warlassies.

Titans turn Warhorses out to pasture
Posted: December 18, 2014

BLACK MOUNTAIN – When you can nearly match the number of turnovers forced to the points allowed to the opposition, you know that things are clearly going in your favor.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Titans dismantle Draughn
Posted: December 17, 2014

The McDowell Titans got off to a quick start and never looked back en route to a 60-15 win over Draughn Tuesday night at home.


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