The summer baseball season has arrived locally and it will be an active next several weeks for a good number of local athletes playing American Legion Baseball.
McDowell High School and Mission Hospital will team up this week to help provide McDowell County athletes the opportunity to get a free health screening just in time for the next school year.
Some former McDowell High student-athletes recently wrapped up their seasons in collegiate spring sports, including one baseball player who earned some impressive accolades both on and off the diamond.
A trio of McDowell Titan baseball players was selected to the Northwestern 3A/4A All-Conference team, but MHS athletes in other sports were few and far between in coaches voting released last week.
Several McDowell High athletes qualified for and competed in the West 4A Regional track and field championships last weekend at Providence High in Matthews.
The West McDowell Lady Spartans finished fourth and the Spartans sixth among the Foothills Conference teams at the league’s track and field championships.
SAWMILLS - The McDowell Lady Titans' season on the diamond ended in heartbreaking fashion on Friday night as the South Caldwell Lady Spartans rallied from a five-run deficit on their home turf to win 8-6 in second-round action of the 4A State Playoffs.
A persistent hitting approach combined with a gutsy pitching effort yielded great things for the McDowell Lady Titans in the first-round matchup of the 4A State Playoffs.
The McDowell Titans played yet another game on the razor’s edge in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference tournament semifinals Thursday, but this time, things didn’t go their way.
The McDowell Titans and Lady Titans track and field teams each placed seventh in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference championships Wednesday at Watauga.
The McDowell Lady Titans softball team had its chances Tuesday of pulling out a big win in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference semifinals, but the host Alexander Central Lady Cougars ultimately found a way to squeeze out a 3-2 win in eight innings.
The McDowell Lady Titans, with the help of a five-run first inning, finished out regular-season play and gave all seven seniors a memorable send-off, winning 8-4 Friday afternoon against Watauga.
Anytime you can be a versatile softball player, it opens up opportunities to be a contributor for a program. Versatility has been Lauren Hudgins’ calling card for her entire high school career.
Lenoir-Rhyne University closer Landon Whitson capped off his record-setting senior season by being named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team.
Help give back to your local community by participating in the second annual United Cup, a golf tournament sponsored by the McDowell United Fund, this Saturday at the Marion Lake Club.
The McDowell Lady Titans split a pair of Northwestern 3A/4A Conference games last week, including a heart-breaking 5-4 loss to South Caldwell Friday, but still remain in contention for the league’s softball championship.