The Appalachian

Cairney’s late goal lifts women’s soccer over Troy

Ben Brady, Reporter | September 25, 2020

  App State women’s soccer earned a 1-0 home victory late against Sun Belt Conference rival Troy Friday.  Though defense defined the game, with each team remaining scoreless for the first 87 minutes, the Mountaineers broke through, with under three minutes left, on a goal from senior midfielder/forward Tess Cariney. From there, the team held onto their lead and secured the victory.  “It...

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App State chancellor announces three active COVID-19 cases within football program

Emily Broyles, News Editor | September 25, 2020

There are three new active COVID-19 cases associated with the football team, causing multiple student athletes and staff to miss Saturday’s game against Campbell University.  In Friday’s board of trustees meeting, Chancellor Sheri Everts announced the new cases associated with App State football, after Thursday’s announcement that a member or the volleyball team tested positive for COVID-19. “Those...

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Gameday preview: App State football vs Campbell

Alberto Daniel | September 25, 2020

App State football is looking to get back in the win column after a tough loss against the Thundering Herd of Marshall last weekend. The week three matchup against Campbell is App State’s final non-conference game of the season. The most recent meeting between App State and Campbell was in 2014, when the Mountaineers won 66-0.  In App State’s 17-7 loss at Marshall, the Mountaineers racked up...

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App State volleyball’s season opening series postponed due to positive COVID-19 case

Ben Brady, Reporter | September 24, 2020

A member of the Mountaineer volleyball team has tested positive for COVID-19, App State and AppHealthCare announced Thursday afternoon.  The student is recovering in isolation, and contact tracing has forced other members of the team to quarantine.  App State volleyball was slated to begin its season this weekend in a three-match series against Georgia Southern, but because of the quarantine,...

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Gov. Roy Cooper announces new openings that could bring fans to Kidd Brewer

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | September 23, 2020

Kidd Brewer Stadium could see fans as soon as October, after Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that outdoor venues that can seat more than 10,000 can open with 7% capacity.  The new guidelines would allow approximately 2,100 fans in attendance for football games, 7% of the stadium’s typical 21,650 patron capacity.  App State Athletics said they are working on plans for hosting fans starting...

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Four takeaways from App State football’s week 2 loss at Marshall

Cameron Burnett, Reporter | September 22, 2020

Turnovers cost the Mountaineers Last week against Charlotte, the Mountaineers turned the ball over three times and the trend continued against Marshall. Senior quarterback Zac Thomas had an interception late in the first half and senior tight end Mike Evans had a fumble in the fourth quarter.  “We got beat in all three phases,” head coach Shawn Clark said. “And if you turn the ball over...

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