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Climbing the mountain: Titans rally for comeback win over Avery

NEWLAND – This week, there was no forfeit needed.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Lady Titans complete season sweep of Freedom
Posted: August 26, 2016

It’s a season sweep for the McDowell Lady Titans against their long-time rival, the Freedom Lady Patriots.

Titans blanked by Patton
Posted: August 26, 2016

It was a tale of two halves for the McDowell Titans varsity soccer team on Thursday night as they dropped a 6-0 decision to Patton.

Lady Titans drop road match at North Buncombe
Posted: August 26, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans tennis team dropped several close matches and ended up on the short end of a 7-2 score against the North Buncombe Blackhawks Thursday on the road.

Thursday 08/25/2016
Lady Titans fall to Mountain Heritage
Posted: August 25, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team is in the midst of an early season skid, losing Wednesday night at home to Mountain Heritage in four games.

Going up the mountain: Titans travel to Avery
Posted: August 25, 2016

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

Wednesday 08/24/2016
Lady Titans drop tennis opener to Rams
Posted: August 24, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans tennis team opened its season with one of the toughest matchups imaginable – on the road against a perennially tough T.C. Roberson Rams squad that returns five starters from last season.

Titans soccer team holds off Hilltoppers in wild one
Posted: August 24, 2016

The McDowell Titans varsity soccer team got on the board for the first time this season and earned its first win of the 2016 campaign, holding off R-S Central 5-4 Tuesday night in a wild match at Titan Stadium.

Stout ACA team bests Lady Titans
Posted: August 24, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team knew they had an uphill battle going into Tuesday evening’s match against one of the best teams in Western North Carolina.

Tuesday 08/23/2016
Forfeit gives Titans football win over R-S Central
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 4:47 pm

The McDowell Titans’ 41-21 loss to the R-S Central Hilltoppers last Friday will go down in the books as a win after all.

Titans' Wall to play baseball at Mount Olive
Posted: August 23, 2016

McDowell Titans standout catcher Michael Wall has committed to play college baseball at the University of Mt. Olive.

Saturday 08/20/2016
Rocky start: Hilltoppers' fourth-quarter flurry sinks Titans in opener
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:52 pm

It was a rainy Friday night, but McDowell Titan fans – unfortunately – got to see the snowball effect in action.

Friday 08/19/2016
MHS tennis team to play home matches at city park
Posted: August 19, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans tennis team will be allowed to play its home matches at the Community Building Park Tennis Courts this fall.

McDowell High women's tennis team to play home matches at Marion Community Building Park courts
Posted: August 19, 2016

The Marion Community Building Park tennis courts will host McDowell High School Women’s Tennis home matches during the Fall 2016 season.

Lady Titans volleyball team suffers first setback of season
Posted: August 19, 2016

A busy opening week of volleyball season for the McDowell Lady Titans ended with the team’s first loss of the season.

Titan jayvees come up short against R-S Central
Posted: August 19, 2016

A fast start by the R-S Central Hilltoppers was all that was needed as they held off the McDowell Titans 18-7 Thursday night in the junior varsity opener for both football teams.

Thursday 08/18/2016
Lady Titans steamroll Freedom in straight sets
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 4:21 pm

Without much doubt, the second of three matches in consecutive nights for the McDowell Lady Titans turned out to be a lot smoother than the first.

MHS football: Titans open season against R-S Central
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 4:21 pm

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

Wednesday 08/17/2016
Lady Titans win volleyball opener
Posted: August 17, 2016

It was quite the challenge, but the McDowell Lady Titans opened the 2016 volleyball season on an exciting note Tuesday evening, holding off the Avery County Lady Vikings in five competitive games.

Former Titan Gardner to play in football all-star game
Posted: August 17, 2016

Former McDowell Titans football star Davon Gardner will be part of the U.S.A. semipro all-star team in the Cancun Yucatan Bowl Saturday at Anahuac Cancun University in Mexico.

Former Titan Arrowood to play in football all-star game
Posted: August 17, 2016

Former McDowell Titans quarterback Dakota Arrowood will be part of the U.S.A. semi-pro all-star team in the Cancun Yucatan Bowl Saturday at Anahuac Cancun University in Mexico.

Tuesday 08/16/2016
MHS volleyball: Patrick hoping to see steady improvement
Posted: August 16, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team is going to feature a lot of new faces in 2016, including the person helping to guide the program back to success.

MHS soccer: Titans have shown progress since last year
Posted: August 16, 2016

For the McDowell Titans soccer program and varsity head coach Stewart Massey, last season was about getting acclimated to a new vision for the program.

Monday 08/15/2016
Titans hope to be faster on 'D'
Posted: August 15, 2016

Much of the preseason buzz around the McDowell Titans this year has concerned the offensive side of the football, where McDowell is shifting from the multiple-I to the spread.

Titans learning new spread offense
Posted: August 15, 2016

At the quarterback position, the change in personnel along with the change in offensive philosophy seemed to have timed itself out pretty well.

Practice time at a premium in preseason
Posted: August 15, 2016

August, where did you go?

Coaching carousel sorted out
Updated: August 15, 2016 - 1:19 pm

McDowell High football fans have had to memorize new sets of names and numbers over the years as players have graduated and been replaced with younger ones.

Monday 08/08/2016
Godfrey wins first county golf title
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 12:39 pm

NEBO – The Marion Lake Club whipped a lot of good golfers Sunday, but it didn’t get Brandon Godfrey.

Sunday 08/07/2016
Back in the hunt: Parker excited about U.S. Senior Open
Posted: August 07, 2016

NEBO – Marion Lake Club Golf Professional Greg Parker has played in plenty of tournaments in his life.

Nebo Barbell lifters bringing home big wins in 2016
Posted: August 07, 2016

Powerlifters from Team Nebo Barbell have been busy winning titles and snagging world rankings with their lifts this year.

Tuesday 08/02/2016
New name, same tournament: McDowell Open renamed to honor former pro Al Farley
Posted: August 02, 2016

NEBO – After a one-year absence, McDowell County’s oldest and most prestigious golf tournament returns with a new name on a rejuvenated golf course.

Football practice underway for Titans
Posted: August 02, 2016

It’s the start of a new football season and a new chapter for the McDowell Titans as they are off and running on the gridiron in 2016.

Thursday 07/28/2016
McDowell's Franklin named assistant coach for East-West Game
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:24 pm

McDowell Titans head basketball coach Brian Franklin played in the Annual East-West All-Star Game as a senior at MHS in 1992.

Wednesday 07/27/2016
Silver headed to NCHSAA Hall of Fame
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 3:53 pm

The winningest coach in McDowell High history is headed for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame.

Friday 07/22/2016
Titans' Franklin picks WCU
Posted: July 22, 2016

The Mountain Athletic Conference’s top pitcher won’t have to spend his senior season worrying about his plans for college.

Tuesday 07/19/2016
Titans' Silver makes all-state baseball team
Posted: July 19, 2016

McDowell Titans baseball standout Canaan Silver has been named to the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association’s 4A All-State team.

Tuesday 07/12/2016
More wrestling titles for Titans' McGee
Posted: July 12, 2016

There’s no such thing as an offseason for McDowell Titan wrestling star Toney McGee.

McDowell Little League All-Stars drop District 7 opener
Posted: July 12, 2016

McDowell County’s 11-12-year-old Little League All-Star team dropped the opening game of the District 7 tournament last weekend 5-2 to Morganton at East Marion Ball Park.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
Titan duo shines at State Games
Updated: July 06, 2016 - 3:14 pm

McDowell Titan baseball standouts Canaan Silver and Zach Franklin competed in the annual Powerade State Games June 15-19, and both performed well.

Friday 07/01/2016
McDowell 10-11 Little League All-Stars take district championship, head to state
Posted: July 01, 2016

Thursday 06/23/2016
McCartha named head girls hoops coach at Mitchell High
Posted: June 23, 2016

After a long tenure as a coach of multiple sports at McDowell High, Zack McCartha is embarking on a new journey.

Tuesday 06/21/2016
Lake Club's Parker qualifies for Senior U.S. Open
Posted: June 21, 2016

Marion Lake Club Golf Professional Greg Parker has qualified for the USGA (United States Golf Association) U.S. Senior Open.

Sunday 06/19/2016
First annual MHS football reunion set for July
Posted: June 19, 2016

McDowell Titan football traces its history back 45 years through 487 games and – perhaps most importantly – a thousand or so players.

Friday 06/17/2016
Shelton, Lady Titans earn All-District softball honors
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 3:20 pm

Three McDowell Lady Titan softball players made repeat appearances on the N.C. Softball Coaches Association’s All-District 8 team, with one claiming top district honors.

Friday 06/10/2016
5 MHS softball players make All-MAC team
Posted: June 10, 2016

While the Enka Sugar Jets were grabbing headlines by winning their second consecutive 3A State softball championship, the McDowell Lady Titans were quietly crafting a fine season of their own.

Lady Titans' Bingham to play softball for Florida school
Posted: June 10, 2016

Going from playing in variable weather conditions here in the hills of western North Carolina to arriving in the year-round warmth of the Sunshine State, McDowell High’s Michalyn Bingham will continue her softball career as the graduate will attend Indian River State College.

Sunday 06/05/2016
MHS grid schedule set for 2016
Posted: June 05, 2016

There are going to be a lot of new things about McDowell Titan football next fall, but one of the few things that will remain constant is the schedule.

Friday 06/03/2016
Two Titan hurlers make State Games roster
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 5:10 pm

A pair of McDowell County pitching arms will be part of the Region 8 rotation at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina June 15-19 in Cary.

Sunday 05/22/2016
Titans' Campbell joins Emory & Henry pipeline
Posted: May 22, 2016

McDowell Titan senior Chase Campbell is about to venture down the same path that a few before him took as the standout defensive end officially inked with Emory and Henry earlier this week.

Record numbers turn out for Chamber golf tourney
Posted: May 22, 2016

The McDowell Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Spring Golf Classic, held last weekend at Marion Lake Club, was a rousing success.