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Sports Editor
  • Battling back to the mound

    Tommy John Surgery is the most common and one of the most strenuous operations to go through as a baseball player. For App State redshirt junior Matt Brill, a game against Arkansas-Little Rock on March 29, 2015 is when he felt a pop in his right elbow. Brill had...
  • Grizzlies dominated by undefeated Sharks

    In what was supposed to be one of the more intriguing games of the season with the High Country Grizzlies (2-2) facing the undefeated Jacksonville Sharks (4-0), the Grizzlies were unable to get any offense going, just a week after a 94-6 victory over Dayton, falling 68-21 to the...
  • Grizzly Reaction: Grizzlies vs. Dayton

    Looking to bounce back after a tough loss to the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks last week at home, the High Country Grizzlies (2-1) came back with an obliteration of the Dayton Wolfpack (0-3) in a blowout win 94-6 at The Holmes Center on Saturday night. With the goal of scoring...
  • Former Mountaineers impress on Pro Day

    After having defensive end Ronald Blair drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, and five other players signing undrafted free agent contracts with NFL teams in 2016, the App State Mountaineers football team showcased 13 former student-athletes at pro day on March 27 in front of 22 pro teams. Exactly...
  • High Country Grizzlies finally arrive in Boone

    Football was back on display in the High Country Saturday night, but it wasn’t the App State Mountaineers. For the first time in Boone, the High Country Grizzlies, Boone’s inaugural National Arena League team, played their first home game of the season at Holmes Convocation Center. Just a week...
  • Two senior transfers shine

    The road to their senior year has been different for App State track and field athletes Chris Anderson and Taylor Drummonds. On the men’s side, Anderson is in his fifth and final year of eligibility as a distance runner for the Mountaineers cross country and track and field team....
  • App cheerleading prepares for Canam Nationals

    At every football game, basketball game, wrestling match, pep rally or any athletic event, the App State cheerleading team is always on the sidelines or in the stands showing their pride for the Mountaineers. Known for being ambassadors for Appalachian State and for bringing in crowds to cheer on...
  • Bassett-Smith ready to leave her mark on App State basketball

    Athleticism has never been a problem for the Bassett-Smith family. Since App State women’s basketball senior forward Ashley Bassett-Smith was just a kid, she grew up in a household where playing sports was the norm, no matter what sport. Raised in Ohio, Bassett-Smith’s father, James, played professional rugby in...
  • Next man up mentality

    The next-man-up mentality has been key this season for App State men’s basketball redshirt junior Craig Hinton. When freshman guard Kelvin Robinson suffered an injury in early January, Hinton had an opportunity to step in and help fill the void left by Robinson. Playing in his first eligible season...
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