Take away the forfeits, and the McDowell Titans and Freedom Patriots might have had themselves a barnburner of a wrestling match Tuesday night.
The McDowell Lady Titans’ 53-47 loss to the Freedom Patriots Tuesday came down to simple physics: Bigger, taller players generally have an advantage over smaller ones.
The McDowell Titan wrestling team continued to hold its own in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference, beating West Caldwell 45-26 Friday. The Titans also tacked on a 52-24 non-conference dual win over Hibriten to complete the season sweep of the three Caldwell County teams.
It was Hall of Fame night at McDowell High, with former longtime head coach Lloyd Church being inducted, along with legendary star center Darren Moore. Just for good measure, another all-time great, Jenis Grindstaff, was in attendance.
The McDowell Titans junior varsity basketball team had a slow beginning to Friday afternoon’s contest against West Caldwell but it didn’t last that way.
It was the first home game for the McDowell Lady Titans since Dec. 22 of last year, and they looked awfully comfortable in the friendly confines of Titan Gym.
McDowell High’s winningest boys’ basketball coach and one of his greatest players headline the school’s 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted next Friday during the Titans’ home basketball games against West Caldwell.
TAYLORSVILLE - It was a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference that took place Friday night down on the Alexander Central Cougars' home court in Taylorsville.
TAYLORSVILLE - The McDowell Lady Titans junior varsity basketball team passed one of its stiffest tests of the season Friday afternoon, winning at Alexander Central 41-30.
TAYLORSVILLE - A strong finish in the fourth quarter helped propel the McDowell Lady Titans to a 54-38 road win at Alexander Central Friday night in a contest that was much closer than the final score would seem to indicate.
Friday night’s Northwestern 3A/4A Conference match between the McDowell Titans and Alexander Central Cougars came down to the heavy weights, and the Cougars were simply a step ahead.
BOONE – The McDowell Titans were able to keep their Northwestern 3A/4A record perfect Wednesday night against the Watauga Pioneers, but it took nearly all 32 minutes of game time to do it.
Back in the days of the old Northwestern 4A Conference, the McDowell Titans and Watauga Pioneers waged many a war on the wrestling mat, with the winner almost always gaining the upper hand in the race for the conference championship.
MORGANTON – If the McDowell Titans disappeared in their loss to R-S Central in the semifinals of the Freedom Christmas Tournament Thursday, they certainly returned Friday – with a vengeance.
MORGANTON – McDowell Titan basketball fans might well have been asking the same question after Thursday night’s shocking 82-59 loss to the R-S Central Hilltoppers: Who are you, and what have you done with the real Titans?