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App State men’s basketball knocks off Little Rock 67-60 in Sun Belt first round

Alex McCaskey, Reporter | March 7, 2021

In the first round of the Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournament on Friday, the fourth-seeded East division Mountaineers defeated the fifth-seeded West division Little Rock Trojans 67-60 in the final game of the night in Pensacola, Florida.  The Mountaineers came into the tournament with a 13-11 overall record and a 7-8 record in conference play, while Little Rock came into the game 11-4...

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Forrest leads Mountaineers to Sun Belt semis in OT win over Texas State

Connor Davidson, Associate Multimedia Editor | March 7, 2021

App State men’s basketball took on regular season Sun Belt champion and No. 1 seed Texas State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt conference tournament Saturday night. After trailing for most of the game, the Mountaineers came back and held on for a 76-73 overtime win in Pensacola, Florida. “So proud of our guys for regrouping, getting to overtime, toughing it out and finding a way to win...

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More than an athlete: Black Student Athletes Association panel discusses race, perception

Jhyrah DeLapp, Reporter | March 6, 2021

On Feb. 24, the App State Black Student Athletes Association held a Zoom panel titled “Together We are More! More Than a Student-Athlete,” with panelists from various sports, speaking on what it’s like being black in a predominantly white institution. The discussion included how to handle different situations with non-black students and various emotions that arose in the past year.     BSAA’s...

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App State baseball opens home season, takes 3 of 4 against NC A&T

Jayson James , Reporter | March 5, 2021

The App State baseball team moved to 6-2 on the young season by taking three out of four games against North Carolina A&T from Feb. 27-March 2.  The Mountaineers began the series by hosting a doubleheader on Saturday. The series was originally scheduled to begin on Friday with another game Saturday, but due to inclement weather, the first game was pushed back.  App State began the series...

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“An honor and an exciting project:” Dale Parker leads Appalachian FC as first head coach

Alex Urquiza, Reporter | March 5, 2021

On February 1st, Appalachian FC announced Dale Parker as their first-ever head coach, beginning a new era for soccer in the High Country. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the club will be hosting its first open try-outs at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone. “It’s an honor and exciting project, it’s an area that’s close to home for me, ” Parker said.  It’s been nearly...

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Five App State wrestlers claim individual SoCon titles to tie program record

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | March 3, 2021

In the first overtime period of the 2021 Southern Conference 157-pound title match, App State redshirt junior Cody Bond hopped around the mat, precariously balanced on his left leg with his right leg suspended in Campbell’s Benjamin Barton’s grasp for what felt like an eternity.  In reality, those 15 seconds that Bond miraculously fought off his opponent’s takedown gave him the chance to...

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