It was tough sledding for the McDowell Titans junior varsity football team after a disastrous end to the first half.

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Several McDowell Titan and Lady Titan runners competed in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference cross country championships, although neither team fielded enough athletes to post a team score.

The McDowell Lady Titans volleyball season came down to a tiebreaker with its 4A counterpart South Caldwell, and unfortunately, the results mirrored what happened just a week ago with the Lady Spartans surviving in five games to punch a ticket to the postseason.

Even with the regular season complete, a big log jam continues in the middle of the Northwestern 3A/4A volleyball standings, and it has an effect on the upcoming state playoffs.

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The Alexander Central Cougars just love to run the football, and they sure ran it Friday night – and ran it, and ran it, and ran it and ran it.

A three-game winning streak came to an end for the McDowell Titans junior varsity football team as they suffered a 12-7 loss to South Caldwell Thursday night at Titan Stadium.

The McDowell Lady Titans tennis team ended the regular season on a winning note, defeating West Caldwell 8-1 Thursday on the road.

The McDowell Lady Titans struggles against the upper echelon of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference continued on Wednesday night as McDowell was swept at home by Hickory 3-0.

The McDowell Lady Titans fell 6-3 on the road at Freedom Monday, winning one singles match and a pair of doubles matches.

After squandering a lead and losing in five games in the first matchup nearly a month ago, the Freedom Lady Patriots volleyball team was able to get the upper hand the second time around at home, sweeping the short-handed McDowell Lady Titans Monday evening in three games.

The McDowell Lady Titans and Watauga Pioneers finally got to play their rain-bedeviled tennis match Friday, and Watauga walked away with a 5-4 win despite forfeiting all three doubles matches.