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The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

Whitney Jones named new softball head coach

Adam Persico, Reporter | June 2, 2024

Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Whitney Jones as the softball program’s new head coach May 22. A press conference was held Tuesday to introduce her to the public. Jones started in college softball playing for the Washington Huskies, playing all four years she was there. While at the University of Washington, she received honors as a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic performer and an All-Pac-12...

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App State parts ways with softball coach Hoerner

Clay Durban, Reporter | May 7, 2024

Shelly Hoerner and App State have parted ways after seven years, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced in a press release Tuesday. “I want to thank Shelly for all she has done for our softball program over the past seven years,” Gillin said. “Our vision for App State Softball is to annually compete for a conference championship and an NCAA Regional appearance. We will conduct a national...

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Gabe Plitt, Multimedia Reporter | May 5, 2024

Embark on a new journey with the latest addition to our school's extracurricular scene: the whitewater club. Founded by freshman Sam Rindal this semester, this club offers adventure right out our back door with the exciting world of whitewater kayaking. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a beginner this club offers a wide range of opportunities in the whitewater world.

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Mountaineers lose nail bitter to No. 13 Wake Forest

Max Schwanz, Reporter | May 2, 2024

App State traveled to Shelby on Tuesday to take on No. 13 Wake Forest. The Mountaineers lost a close game 10-9.  The Black and Gold started the game strong with two home runs in the first inning. Graduate student first baseman Drew Holderbach hit his sixth home run of the season, giving the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead. Senior outfielder CJ Boyd followed with his 15th home run of the season to take...

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Houston caps off record breaking career for App State Softball

Max Schwanz, Reporter | April 30, 2024

Senior outfielder Kayt Houston is a few weeks away from wrapping up a historic App State softball career.  Houston has earned numerous awards for her play on the diamond. As a sophomore, Houston was named to the All-Sun Belt first team and received NFCA All-Region honors, becoming the first player in program history to receive this honor. However, Houston is more focused on remaining grateful for...

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Record Breaker: CJ Boyd pursues immortality in the Black and Gold

Clay Durban, Reporter | April 30, 2024

App State baseball isn’t the most well-known sport on campus; it doesn’t have the illustrious history of the football program or the recent success of the basketball program.   However, senior outfielder CJ Boyd is making the case for the baseball team to garner some well-deserved attention. Boyd began his sports journey playing football, but after suffering a broken collarbone in his first...

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