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Lady Titans tennis team scores first win

The McDowell Lady Titans tennis team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday, a 7-2 Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference win over the Erwin Warriors on the road.

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Tuesday 09/01/2015
Titans throttle Mountaineers
Posted: September 01, 2015

After stumbling through a short two-match skid, the McDowell Titans varsity soccer team got back on track in a big way Monday night, throttling Mitchell 8-1.

Lady Titans snag 1st win
Posted: September 01, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team has been working hard during the early stages of the season.

Titans drill Avery in home opener
Posted: September 01, 2015

The McDowell Titans’ season opener slipped away from them. They were determined the home opener wouldn’t do the same.

Thursday 08/27/2015
Watauga edges McDowell 2-1
Posted: August 27, 2015

The McDowell Titans found themselves on the short end of a 2-1 loss to Watauga in a non-conference battle Wednesday night at Titan Stadium.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Falcons too much for McDowell
Posted: August 25, 2015

After winning two of their first three matches to start the season, the McDowell Titans varsity soccer team was hoping to get its home schedule kicked off to a good start.

Monday 08/24/2015
Titans looking for turnaround
Posted: August 24, 2015

The past few seasons have featured some frustrating times for the McDowell Titans varsity soccer program. However, a new season means high hopes for improvement.

Saturday 08/22/2015
R-S Central edges Titans in opener
Posted: August 22, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – This was football, not fishing, but the McDowell Titans have a story about the one that got away that would rival that of any angler.

Friday 08/21/2015
Lady Titans fall to Cougars
Posted: August 21, 2015

It will be at least another week before the McDowell Lady Titans will have a chance to pick up their first victory of the season.

Titan JVs hold off Hilltoppers in opener
Posted: August 21, 2015

The McDowell Titans junior varsity football team had a shortened but successful kickoff to the 2015 season Thursday night as they held off R-S Central 22-8 in a contest that was called midway through the third quarter after threatening weather sent both teams to the locker room.

Thursday 08/20/2015
Lady Titans drop opener to Watauga
Posted: August 20, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans opened up the 2015 volleyball season Wednesday night with good intentions as they took their first set of the season on the road at Watauga.

Titans open season at R-S Central
Posted: August 20, 2015

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

Tuesday 08/18/2015
Lady Titans hoping for better results in 2015
Posted: August 18, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team feels that they can do some good things around the nets in 2015 as the program returns a solid nucleus of upperclassmen on the varsity squad.

Sunday 08/16/2015
Titans looking for big things out of offense
Posted: August 16, 2015

In the past year and a half, McDowell Titans quarterback Casey Ray has emerged as one of the program’s all-time best passers.

Titans’ defense hopes to spend more time on sideline in 2015
Posted: August 16, 2015

Some high schools have such a steady stream of athletic talent they can successfully run the same defense year after year, plugging in new starters as old ones graduate.

Looking forward, looking up: Titans hoping for turnaround in 2015
Posted: August 16, 2015

After a lifetime spent around the game of football, McDowell Titans Head Coach Carson Gowan has developed a three-point checklist all teams must have in order to be successful.

Saturday 08/01/2015
Moonlight madness: Titans kick off 2015 season with 12:01 practice
Posted: August 01, 2015

At 12:01, under a blue moon and the lights of Titan Stadium, McDowell High's 2015 football season began.

Sunday 07/26/2015
Titans planning “Midnight Madness” for first practice
Posted: July 26, 2015

The sights and sounds of the 2015 high school football season are getting closer by the minute.

Monday 07/06/2015
McDowell Little Leaguers take District 7 title
Posted: July 06, 2015

McDowell County’s 9-10-year-old Little League All-Stars punched their ticket to the State Little League Tournament Thursday evening with a 13-3 win against the Morganton 9-10 team.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Lady Titans’ Taylor steps down
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:17 pm

McDowell High School’s softball program will have a different captain guiding the ship in 2016 as coach Bill Taylor has decided to step down after a productive six-year run as the varsity head coach.

Sunday 06/28/2015
Hillman signs with Queens College
Posted: June 28, 2015

McDowell Titans small forward Isaac Hillman will continue his basketball career next season as the recent McDowell High graduate signed last week with Queens College in Charlotte.

Tuesday 06/23/2015
Myers hopes to continue grid career at Tusculum
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Recent McDowell High School graduate Dallas Myers will attempt to further his time on the gridiron when he attends Tusculum College this fall.

Monday 06/22/2015
Titans’ 2015 football schedule includes trip to Tuscola
Posted: June 22, 2015

Note: Due to an error in production, part of this story was cut off in Sunday's issue of The McDowell News. We'll run it again later this week as space permits. We apologize for the mistake.

Sunday 06/14/2015
6 Lady Titans named All-District in softball
Posted: June 14, 2015

The North Carolina Fast-Pitch Coaches Association released its All-District teams last week, and the McDowell Lady Titans were well represented.

Strode wins WBB championship after long layoff from boxing
Posted: June 14, 2015

Matthew Strode stayed out of the boxing ring long enough to start a family and allow a shoulder injury to heal.

Sunday 06/07/2015
Lady Titans land 5 on all-MAC softball team
Posted: June 07, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans softball team didn’t have a spectacular season in terms of wins and losses, but the club still got some outstanding individual efforts, especially at the plate.

Tuesday 06/02/2015
AP Source: Panthers-Newton 5-year deal worth $103.8 million
Posted: June 02, 2015

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.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Titans’ Leavitt to run at Montreat
Posted: May 31, 2015

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.

Women of iron: Local moms become competitive lifters
Posted: May 31, 2015

Shelly Yates and Melissa Byrd started lifting weights for different reasons, but their results have been pretty much the same: Spectacular.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Softball: Waycaster becomes 3rd Lady Titan to sign
Posted: May 24, 2015

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.

Tennis: Taylor, Montreat breaking new ground
Posted: May 24, 2015

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.

Opinion: NCHSAA realignment could cause big problems for MHS
Posted: May 24, 2015

Another school year is coming to an end across McDowell County and the rest of North Carolina.

Friday 05/22/2015
UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:21 pm

North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal.

Thursday 05/14/2015
Lady Titans beat Catholic, advance to 2nd round
Posted: May 14, 2015

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.

Huskies end McDowell’s season
Posted: May 14, 2015

The McDowell Titans traveled east for their first-round State 4A Playoff game against the Hough Huskies Wednesday.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 11:20 am

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.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Rams top Titans in MAC 4A series
Posted: May 07, 2015

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.

Lady Spartans stay perfect with win over East McDowell
Posted: May 07, 2015

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.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Upset bid falls short for MHS
Posted: May 06, 2015

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.

Stacey signs with Lees-McRae
Posted: May 06, 2015

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.

Opportunistic Rams take 1-0 series lead
Posted: May 06, 2015

Baseball sometimes is about taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

Sunday 05/03/2015
Field of dreams: Here are some reasons why we need one
Posted: May 03, 2015

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.

Saturday 05/02/2015
Lady Titans come through in clutch
Posted: May 02, 2015

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.

Rockets’ Burton no-hits Titans in finale
Posted: May 02, 2015

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.

Thursday 04/30/2015
Titans struggle at plate again
Posted: April 30, 2015

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.

Wednesday 04/29/2015
Lady Titans snap skid just in time
Posted: April 29, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans snapped a long, six-game losing streak Tuesday afternoon with a 10-1 road win at Asheville High.

Monday 04/27/2015
Titans go quietly against Erwin
Posted: April 27, 2015

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.

Friday 04/24/2015
Monumental rally: Titans score 4 in 7th to beat Rams
Posted: April 24, 2015

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.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Slide continues for McDowell
Posted: April 23, 2015

The old adage that winning is contagious has a lot of truth to it. Unfortunately, the reverse can be equally true.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Titans hold off Trailblazers
Posted: April 22, 2015

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.

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