• By Marty Queen dqueen@mcdowellnews.com
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The McDowell Titans hosted a pair of mountain teams Tuesday night, and picked up wins over both Cherokee and Tuscola.

  • By Dan Crawley mcdowell_youth@yahoo.com
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TAYLORSVILLE – McDowell Titans basketball coach Brian Franklin and his staff knew that the first two games of the regular season would be a stern test as to just how prepared his team is.

  • By Dan Crawley mcdowell_youth@yahoo.com
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TAYLORSVILLE – Over the years, the McDowell Lady Titans have rarely traveled the country roads of Alexander County knowing they had a tough challenge on their hands.

  • By Marty Queen dqueen@mcdowellnews.com
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The McDowell Titans wrestling team went 2-1 in its second quad-match of the season, beating South Caldwell and Draughn and falling to West Wilkes Tuesday at South Caldwell.

  • By Dan Crawley mcdowell_youth@yahoo.com
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RUTHERFORDTON – The McDowell Titans opened the 2016-17 junior varsity basketball season with a strong effort, easing past R-S Central 61-46 at the Palace Court.

  • By Marty Queen dqueen@mcdowellnews.com
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RUTHERFORDTON – With starting post player Amanda Bingham out because of a knee injury, the McDowell Lady Titans were already shorthanded.

  • By Marty Queen dqueen@mcdowellnews.com
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The McDowell Titans and Lady Titans swim teams combined for a first-place overall finish in a six-team meet at the Zeugner Center in Skyland Thursday.

  • By Marty Queen dqueen@mcdowellnews.com
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The McDowell Titans opened up the swim season with solid wins over Asheville and Owen Monday at the Corpening YMCA. Meanwhile, the Lady Titans defeated Owen but fell to Asheville.

  • By Dan Crawley mcdowell_youth@yahoo.com
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The West McDowell Lady Spartans volleyball team completed the grand tour of the Foothills Conference on Thursday, beating Liberty Middle School in four sets, taking the league tournament championship and putting the finishing touches on a perfect season.

  • By Dan Crawley mcdowell_youth@yahoo.com
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The 2016 football season came to an end this week in the middle school ranks. Here’s a recap of the action involving McDowell County’s two schools in the Foothills Conference:

  • By Dan Crawley mcdowell_youth@yahoo.com
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The McDowell Titans junior varsity football team could not overcome an early deficit in Thursday's 2016 season finale, losing to the Enka Jets 40-21.