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McDowell's Franklin named assistant coach for East-West Game

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

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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.

Titans land 4 on All-MAC baseball team; Franklin named Pitcher of Year
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 1:50 pm

The last time a McDowell Titan baseball player was named Player or Pitcher of the Year in the conference, Zach Franklin’s interest in the sport wasn’t quite as keen as it is today.

Monday 05/16/2016
Lady Titans' Matson to play basketball at Erskine
Posted: May 16, 2016

McDowell High School senior Cheyenne Matson will continue her basketball career as the Lady Titan standout committed earlier this week to Division II Erskine College.

Nebo Barbell lifters achieve national rankings
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Four powerlifters from Team Nebo Barbell have achieved national top-50 rankings for their performances in 2015.

Wednesday 05/11/2016
Knights end Titans' season in playoffs
Posted: May 11, 2016

The McDowell Titans got as far as Charlotte on their postseason journey, but that’s where they ran into a substantial roadblock.

Third time the charm for Rams
Posted: May 11, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans used their experience to get the edge on their MAC 4A rival throughout the regular season.

Friday 05/06/2016
Lady Titan JVs finish with MAC's best record
Posted: May 06, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans junior varsity softball team put together a very strong 2016, finishing on top of the Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference standings.

Spartans claim Foothills Conference tournament championship
Posted: May 06, 2016

The Foothills Conference put the wraps on another school year this week as the league’s spring sports came to an end.

Lady Titans fall just short against Enka
Posted: May 06, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans ended the 2016 regular season on Tuesday with a gusty effort, but the Enka Sugar Jets found their magic in their last at bat, holding off the Lady Titans 1-0.

MHS track teams capture 4 titles at MAC championships
Posted: May 06, 2016

The McDowell Titans and Lady Titans track teams each produced two conference champions at the Mountain Athletic 4A/3A championship meet at Erwin.

Thursday 05/05/2016
Rams take down Titans in MAC 4A series
Posted: May 05, 2016

A rough first inning worked to set the tone in Game 1 of the MAC 4A baseball tournament.

Titans' golf season ends at West Regional
Posted: May 05, 2016

The McDowell Titans’ golf season came to an end this week with representation in the West Regional Golf Tournament at Broadmoor Golf Links.

Monday 05/02/2016
Titan arms shut down Rockets
Posted: May 02, 2016

Even though the McDowell Titans hit A.C. Reynolds ace Kyle Cagle about as well as anyone has all season, they still didn’t exactly pound the ball.

Gutsy performance: Lady Titans rally to beat Reynolds 12-8
Posted: May 02, 2016

ASHEVILLE - There seemed to be a lot of obstacles Friday night trying to get in the way of the McDowell Lady Titans’ clinching the Mountain Athletic Conference 4A softball championship.

Friday 04/29/2016
Titans pull away from Watauga
Posted: April 29, 2016

Michael Wall homered and went 3-for-4 and Ben Ballew had an auspicious varsity debut as the McDowell Titans beat the Watauga Pioneers 6-1 Thursday in a non-conference game suspended due to rain the previous day.

Thursday 04/28/2016
Lady Titans' seniors enjoy home softball finale
Posted: April 28, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans varsity softball team wanted to send its seniors out with a bang and they sure did that and a lot more.

Wednesday 04/27/2016
Insurance run proves valuable for Titans
Posted: April 27, 2016

It sometimes takes a while for an insurance policy to mature, but the one the McDowell Titans purchased Tuesday needed just a couple of innings to pay off in a big way.

Tuesday 04/26/2016
Titans' 4-year MAC golf reign comes to an end
Posted: April 26, 2016

For the McDowell Titans, a long run of championship success was officially broken Monday afternoon as the Titans golf team placed third in the regular-season finale at Cummins Cove Golf Club.

Friday 04/22/2016
Walk-off single sinks Titans
Posted: April 22, 2016

The McDowell Titans dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker on the road Thursday when the Owen Warhorses’ Hunter Baxter delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.

Thursday 04/21/2016
It's official: McDowell to rejoin Northwestern Conference in 2017
Posted: April 21, 2016

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized its realignment plans, and McDowell High will be switching conferences.

Titans fall to Rams in regular-season tennis finale
Posted: April 21, 2016

The McDowell Titans tennis team dropped its final regular-season match of the year Wednesday, absorbing a 7-2 defeat to unbeaten T.C. Roberson, who ran the table in league play.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Titans hammer Trailblazers
Posted: April 20, 2016

The McDowell Titans would have been just fine if the Western N.C. Trailblazers hadn’t committed a single error Tuesday. After all, the Titans rapped out 17 hits, including six for extra bases.

Tuesday 04/19/2016
Titans too much for Rockets
Posted: April 19, 2016

The McDowell Titans tennis team, behind a sweep of the three doubles matches, beat the A.C. Reynolds Rockets 6-3 Monday.

Lady Titans come up short against Cougars
Posted: April 19, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans had an uphill battle to fight most of the night against perennial power Alexander Central.

Middle school softball: East clips West
Posted: April 19, 2016

The East McDowell Lady Trojans took a huge step at staking a claim to the Foothills Conference softball championship last week, holding off county rival West McDowell 6-4.

Sunday 04/17/2016
Back-to-back bass attack: Marion duo wins 2 straight CBC tourneys
Posted: April 17, 2016

Donnie Woody and Dale Duncan enjoyed their first win on the Carolina Bass Challenge trail so much, they did it again.

Friday 04/15/2016
Roberson shuts down McDowell
Posted: April 15, 2016

The first game between the McDowell Titans and T.C. Roberson Rams this season was a tense affair that saw the Rams overcome a 5-2 deficit in the top of the seventh and squeak out a 7-5 win.

Lady Titans rally past Roberson
Posted: April 15, 2016

The McDowell Lady Titans were able to put a three-game losing streak to a halt Thursday night in dramatic fashion.

Thursday 04/14/2016
Titans drop close one to Enka
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 3:27 pm

The McDowell Titans tennis team dropped a heartbreaking 5-4 decision to the Enka Jets Wednesday, thanks in large part to a painful elbow injury that sidelined a key player.

Titans edge Draughn in another close one
Posted: April 14, 2016

Two nights, two dramatic victories for the McDowell Titans.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
Titans edge Blackhawks in extra innings
Posted: April 13, 2016

It took a while – nine innings to be precise – but the McDowell Titans got back on track Tuesday with a 5-4 win over the North Buncombe Blackhawks in Weaverville.

Tuesday 04/12/2016
McGee adds national title to resume'
Posted: April 12, 2016

McDowell Titan sophomore wrestler Toney McGee has followed up his 4A State championship with a national title.

Titans score big track win
Posted: April 12, 2016

The McDowell Titan track team has shown some steady improvement this season, but was without a signature win.