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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers and a person close to the negotiations says the deal is worth $103.8 million.
McDowell High School senior Gavyn Leavitt recently signed with Montreat College and will be part of the Cavaliers track and field team for the 2015-16 school year.
Shelly Yates and Melissa Byrd started lifting weights for different reasons, but their results have been pretty much the same: Spectacular.
A third member of the McDowell Lady Titan softball team’s 2015 class signed to play in college as catcher Maddison Waycaster inked with Richard Bland College earlier this week.
Montreat College hasn’t a women’s tennis team since 2006. McDowell High, in all likelihood, has never had a female tennis player sign with a college.
Another school year is coming to an end across McDowell County and the rest of North Carolina.
North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal.
The McDowell Lady Titans were beaten up and banged up in nearly every way imaginable, but they weren’t about to let a chance at revenge go by the wayside.
The McDowell Titans traveled east for their first-round State 4A Playoff game against the Hough Huskies Wednesday.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bill Guthridge, the longtime assistant to Dean Smith who succeeded him as North Carolina's head coach, has died. He was 77.
The McDowell Titans pushed the Mountain Athletic Conference 4A champion T.C. Roberson Rams to the limit in the league tournament series, but couldn’t quite close the deal.
The West McDowell Lady Spartans softball team is closing out the regular season in fine fashion. On Tuesday, the Lady Spartans were able to cruise past county rival East McDowell 12-2 in five innings.
The McDowell Lady Titans had an opportunity to leave a sour taste for the Enka Sugar Jets and their run to an undefeated regular season.
McDowell Lady Titans head basketball coach Jennifer Brooks minces no words when she’s asked what kind of player Lees-McRae College is getting in senior Markia Stacey.
Baseball sometimes is about taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way.
The day I went to talk with McDowell High Athletics Director Neil Brackett about the school’s need for a new turf field in Titan stadium, the Lady Titans were scheduled for a home soccer match.
It was not a must-win situation, but considering how the McDowell Lady Titans have struggled in recent weeks, Friday night’s Mountain Athletic Conference battle against A.C. Reynolds was the closest thing to it.
The A.C. Reynolds Rockets haven’t won 10 straight ballgames because they’re lucky. The keys to the Rockets’ recent success were on full display Friday night at Titan Field.
For the second consecutive game, the McDowell Titans’ offense produced only two hits. Not surprisingly, the Titans lost for the second straight time as well.
The McDowell Lady Titans snapped a long, six-game losing streak Tuesday afternoon with a 10-1 road win at Asheville High.
The McDowell Titans might have had a bit of a hangover from Friday night’s thrilling come-from-behind win over T.C. Roberson, and the Erwin Warriors took advantage of it.
The T.C. Roberson Rams waited all week for a chance to clinch the Mountain Athletic Conference’s 4A championship. The McDowell Titans made sure they’ll have to wait even longer.
The old adage that winning is contagious has a lot of truth to it. Unfortunately, the reverse can be equally true.
It wasn't the easiest of efforts on the baseball diamond, but the McDowell Titans found a way in the end to pull out a hard fought 3-2 home win Tuesday against the WNC Trailblazers in non-conference action.
The McDowell Technical Community College Foundation is holding the college’s first ever MTCC Foundation Golf Tournament at Marion Lake Club Friday.
The McDowell Titans golf team wrapped up its fifth consecutive MAC 4A Conference title Monday afternoon by putting together a solid effort at Marion Lake Club.
McDowell Lady Titans soccer player Sierra Morrow will continue to pursue the dream of playing the game after high school as the senior inked with Montreat College earlier this week.
Bailey Stiwinter-Miller’s first ambitions as she walked onto the campus of North Greenville University had nothing to do with softball.
The McDowell Titans golf team continues to pad its lead in the Mountain Athletic Conference 4A race with just one match left to go on the season.
Brady Ruiz hit the ball and Trevor Newman pitched it, and the McDowell Titans won their second in a row.
The Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference boys’ golf season is coming down to the final stretch and the McDowell Titans are once again making their presence known on the links.
The McDowell Titans have struggled offensively this season, but the bats didn’t let them down Thursday when they needed them the most.
With a couple marquee conference games coming up, it could have been easy for the McDowell Lady Titans to have fallen into the proverbial trap.
The McDowell Titans’ quest for some offense remains unfulfilled.
McDowell County’s Little League Baseball program opened its 2015 season last weekend with a doubleheader at historic East Marion Ball Park.
Home cooking has had somewhat of a sour taste for the McDowell Titans in the past couple weeks.
It may be spring break this week across the area, but the McDowell Lady Titans and their bats are in no hurry for a vacation.
After limping along through their first eight games to the tune of 12 runs scored and a .158 batting average, the McDowell Titans sorely needed a chance to break out the whooping sticks.
The McDowell Titans had their eyes set on getting square in the Mountain Athletic Conference during Tuesday night’s battle on the diamond.
The McDowell Lady Titans secured their fourth consecutive win of the season Tuesday afternoon with an easy 8-3 home victory against the Erwin Lady Warriors.
The McDowell Titans and T.C. Roberson Rams got the same number of hits – four – in Tuesday’s battle between the Mountain Athletic Conference’s 4A members.
For the second time in as many games, the McDowell Lady Titans softball team combined a potent offense with a collective solid effort from its pitching staff, this time around holding off T.C. Roberson 8-6 Tuesday afternoon on the road in Skyland.
The McDowell Lady Titans, in their last tune-up before Mountain Athletic Conference play, recorded their first win of the season Monday night, holding off the Freedom Lady Patriots 6-4 at Titan Field.
The Foothills Conference jumped into overdrive with its spring sports schedule last week, and the West McDowell Lady Spartans softball team took care of business, winning its first two games of the season, including a 6-2 win at county rival East McDowell.
Next season’s All-Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference team is going to look mighty strange without the name Markia Stacey on it.
In addition to earning All-MAC honors, a handful of McDowell High seniors were chosen to participate in the Annual Blue-White All-Star games.
The McDowell Lady Titans junior varsity softball team fared well in its season opener earlier this week, cruising past Brevard 10-1 at Titan Field.
The McDowell Lady Titans were hoping to open the 2015 softball season with a quality non-conference win.
The McDowell Titans varsity baseball team found themselves on the wrong end of an old-fashioned pitching duel Tuesday night at home, losing their Mountain Athletic Conference 4A/3A opener to the Enka Jets 2-1 in eight innings.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.