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McDowell High School senior Karly McRary has for now laid down a path for her future in athletics after high school as the two-sport athlete made a verbal commitment this week to play softball at Lees-McRae College.
The McDowell Lady Titans didn’t win their Mountain Athletic Conference opener against T.C. Roberson Thursday, but first-year head coach Kasey Gardin said they’re still moving in the right direction.
The Nebo Barbell powerlifting team is starting to resemble an army. The team recently returned from a meet in Tennessee bearing the spoils of war.
Freedom Patriots striker Yaret Regino singlehandedly put his imprint on Wednesday night’s soccer match, scoring four times in the first half to lead the Patriots to a 9-3 over McDowell.
Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday night.
The McDowell Lady Titans got a tough draw for their 2014 home opener Tuesday evening, losing to a strong Asheville Christian Academy squad in three games.
It’s been a tough last seven days for the McDowell Titans varsity soccer team, as they are still in search of its first win of the season.
Every young team experiences growing pains, but the ones the McDowell Titans went through Friday night seemed especially intense.
RUTHERFORDTON – Not many football teams can open a game with four turnovers in the first half and find themselves with a chance to win.
Enthusiasm and chemistry are in good supply for the McDowell Lady Titans volleyball team and first-year head coach Kasey Gardin.
The McDowell Titans varsity soccer team put itself on the correct path in Monday night’s season opener with East Rutherford, settling for a 3-3 tie against the Cavaliers at Titan Stadium.
The McDowell Titans varsity soccer team didn’t have much to hang its hat on last season.
McDowell High is once again offering tickets to athletic events at a discounted rate for fans who purchase booster memberships or business sponsorships.
McDowell quarterback Casey Ray received a quick introduction to varsity football last year, starting in the last eight games of the 2013 season, but he responded well as a sophomore.
McDowell Titan football fans might do well to familiarize themselves with the new faces on the defensive side of the ball this season.
With a quantity as unknown as the 2014 McDowell Titans will be when they open the season next Friday, even head coach Carson Gowan has little in the way of empirical data on which to judge them.
Mixed martial artist Sara McMann will fight Saturday night as part of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine.
NEBO – Trailing by two shots, Jimmy Reynolds had to be virtually flawless down the stretch to win the McDowell County Open championship at Marion Lake Club Sunday.
Penny Yearwood has battled ovarian cancer for the last four years. Next weekend, some generous pro wrestlers are going to join her fight.
There have been times in the past when the McDowell Titans football program has suffered from low numbers. That was definitely not the case Friday.
NEBO – Marion Lake Club Golf Professional Greg Parker likes the direction the Annual McDowell County Open Golf Championship has taken the last few years.
The sights and sounds of Friday night high school football are just around the corner.
GREENVILLE – The North State Little League Baseball team handed McDowell County its first loss in State Tournament play Friday afternoon, shutting out the McDowell Little Leaguers 14-0 in the second day of play at Greenville’s Elm Street Park.
GREENVILLE – A big dose of quality pitching along with a pinch of timely hitting was the prefect recipe for the McDowell 11-12 Little League All-Stars as they beat the South Durham All-Stars 4-3 in the first game of the North Carolina State Little League Tournament at Elm Street Park in Greenville.
McDowell's 11-12 Little League baseball team edged South Durham 4-3 in the first round of the State Tournament in Greenville Thursday.
For the second year in a row, McDowell County native and Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland showed why he is one of the best late-inning pitchers in the American League.
While the McDowell Little League All-Stars will be making on-the-field preparations over the next few days for state tournament play, the McDowell Little League office is hard at work trying to get all financial needs met in a short amount of time.
McDowell County’s 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars knew after squandering a chance of sweeping the District 7 championship Wednesday night that the District title game against Morganton would test their mental fortitude.
Former McDowell Titans and Montreat College baseball standout Tyler Hopkins was chosen to the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League All-Star team and will take part in the league’s All-Star Game Saturday in Hickory.
Morganton’s Little League All-Stars spoiled the McDowell All-Stars’ chance of running through District 7 11-12-year-old play unblemished.
He’s done it again.
The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association concluded its end-of-season awards on Monday, handing out its All-State selections, and five McDowell Lady Titans were recognized as some of the state’s elite in the 4A classification.
The McDowell County 11-12 Little League All-Stars are one step closer to a District 7 championship after dismantling Avery County 15-5 in five innings Saturday afternoon at East Marion Ballpark.
The McDowell County Little League All-Stars got off to a great start on Thursday, winning their first-round game in the North Carolina Little League District 7 Tournament.
The long and difficult journey to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will officially begin this week for Little League teams across the state of North Carolina as district tournament play begins.
The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association released its All-District teams over the weekend and the McDowell Lady Titans softball program was well represented.
This week truly marked the end of an era for junior high athletics in McDowell County.
It’s “fore” a good cause.
Four McDowell Lady Titans were named to the All-Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference softball team, two of them for the second consecutive season, in coaches voting released this week.
The North Carolina Bass Federation doesn’t give out rings to its junior division champions. If it did, Marion’s Triston Morgan would have enough of them to fill up an entire hand.
The Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference had an embarrassment of riches when it came to baseball talent this season, so landing four players on the All-Conference team was an impressive feat for the McDowell Titans.
McDowell High School’s athletic department has released its football schedule for the 2014 season and it will feature a nearly identical look to that of one year ago.
As near as I can tell, there seems to be an obligatory reaction when Greg Holland’s name comes up among McDowell County sports fans: They just smile and shake their heads.
McDowell Titan golfer Ryan Elliott has played a significant part in the Titans’ dominance over the past several years.
There were several colleges that wanted the McDowell Titans’ Raekwon Miller on their basketball rosters. But Miller wanted UNC Asheville.
A quick glance at Landon Whitson’s statistics and it’s easy to see Lenoir-Rhyne University is picking up an exciting college pitching prospect.
Montreat College was exactly the kind of school McDowell’s Katelyn Rideout was looking for in her search for the right school. The chance to continue her soccer career was just icing on the cake.
New Manna Christian School’s softball program reached its pinnacle last week, winning the school’s first state championship at the North Carolina Christian School Association’s 1A State Tournament.