All season long, the Freedom Patriots have used strong, second-quarter flurries to deck their opponents.

    McDowell High School's two junior varsity basketball teams concluded the 2018-19 basketball season on Friday, hosting arch-rival Freedom High School.

LENOIR – The McDowell Titans junior varsity basketball team again showed its second-half magic on Tuesday, rallying from a double-figure deficit to beat the West Caldwell Warriors 48-47.

LENOIR – Anything that could go wrong on the basketball court did for the McDowell Titans in the early stages of Tuesday night’s Northwestern Conference battle at West Caldwell High School.

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but then again, victories that snap five-game losing streaks are categorically beautiful.

     The McDowell Titans junior varsity basketball team used a late flurry of action to beat the South Caldwell Spartans 59-56 Friday afternoon inside of Titan Gymnasium.

The McDowell Lady Titans and South Caldwell Spartans played their version of the recent absurdly low-scoring N.C. State – Virginia Tech game, which Va. Tech won 47-24.

To paraphrase the late, great “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, the McDowell Titans are going through hard times right now.

It took the McDowell Lady Titans the better part of a half to size up their prey Tuesday, but then they pounced.

In junior varsity boys’ action, the McDowell Titans earned a season sweep, beating the Alexander Central Cougars 49-39 Tuesday evening inside McDowell auxiliary gymnasium.

    BOONE - Friday night’s battle inside of Lentz-Eggers Gymnasium had a lot at stake for both the McDowell Lady Titans and the Watauga Lady Pioneers. Still within distance of the Northwestern 3A/4A championship, the winner of this game would remain in position to threaten league leader Freedom.

    BOONE - There was plenty of firepower on display Friday night as the McDowell Titans and Watauga Pioneers battled in Northwestern Conference action.

HICKORY – The gauntlet that is the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference schedule continues to take its toll on the McDowell Titans.

HICKORY – The McDowell Lady Titans took the best shot that the Saint Stephens Lady Indians could throw in Wednesday night’s Northwestern Conference makeup game.

McDowell County native Greg Holland will once again make his way to the National League’s Western Division as the free agent reliever has agreed in principal to a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.