The Appalachian

Club Ice Hockey looks for rink, recognition

Andrew Rice, Associate Enterprise Editor | March 10, 2023

Every Wednesday, sophomore exercise science major Luke Miller finds himself in either Greensboro or Winston-Salem until 1 a.m. practicing for App State’s Club Ice Hockey team.  Miller, who plays center on the team, said he finds the practice schedule for the team “challenging” as he balances it with a class schedule that he is “barely able to get up for.” “We were practicing at 12:15...

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Sophomore standout takes game to next level

Ethan Smith, Associate Sports Editor | March 8, 2023

Following the end of the 2021-22 men’s basketball season, the backcourt of the team saw massive departures. Senior guards Michael Almonacy and Justin Forrest graduated, while Adrian Delph declared for the NBA draft. This left a lot of production needing to be filled for the Black and Gold. Insert sophomore guard Terence Harcum. Growing up, Harcum patterned his own game after a few different NBA...

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App State alum calls National Championship for TCU

Kurt Zottl, Reporter | March 8, 2023

The pinnacle of sports broadcasting is calling a championship sporting event. For Fox Sports Analyst Brandon Gaudin, who labeled the 2011 NCAA National Championship “a dream come true,” there is nothing more significant in sports than a championship game. For former App State student Brian Estridge, he is one of the lucky few who got to live out that dream earlier this year when he announced the...

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Two Mountaineers show out at NFL Scouting Combine

Ethan Smith, Associate Sports Editor | March 7, 2023

Former App State outside linebacker Nick Hampton and running back Cam Peoples participated in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis March 2-5. The combine allows for former college football stars to showcase their physical and mental traits through various drills and interviews with different NFL teams. A strong performance at the combine can greatly influence a player’s stock heading into...

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Mountaineers produce four champions in tournament win

Ben Brady, Reporter | March 7, 2023

App State wrestling capped off its 2022-23 season with an undefeated Southern Conference record and a conference tournament title for the first time since 2018.  Of the 10 weight classes, the Mountaineers finished with eight tournament finalists and three individual champions at Holmes Convocation Center March 4. Every wrestler participating finished within the top four in their respective weight...

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Donovan Gregory adds to his Mountaineer legacy

Trey Blake, Reporter | March 6, 2023

Over the last four years, 6-foot-5 recreation management major Donovan Gregory has made his mark on the App State basketball program, being the only Mountaineer in history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 150 steals.  Gregory, who shared the court with Black and Gold legends like Justin Forrest and Adrian Delph, has blossomed into the all-around player the team relies on.  “His...

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