The Appalachian

Historic night at Ted Mack as Appalachian FC secures first ever win

Alex Urquiza, Reporter | June 13, 2021

Appalachian FC beat Metro Louisville FC 3-1 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone June 5, securing the first win in club history.  “It’s an amazing feeling. We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” head coach Dale Parker said. “It’s a big three points. That’s the most important thing and doing it in the way we did in front of the fans, it almost felt like it was worth 100...

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App State football super seniors: how the pandemic created a rare opportunity

Silas Albright, Reporter | June 9, 2021

Four bowl championships. Three Sun Belt titles. Wins at North Carolina and South Carolina, both in 2019. Ranked in the Top 25 for the first time. A combined 40-10 record.  It’s no secret that over the last four years, App State football has accomplished a great deal. The 2020 class of seniors would go down as one of the most influential and successful groups in program history. But thanks to...

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App State Athletics to operate at full capacity come fall

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor | May 30, 2021

All Mountaineer sports will operate venues at maximum capacity during the 2021-22 academic year, App State Athletics announced Friday.  "We are excited to welcome the App Nation back to our beautiful campus this fall," Athletic Director Doug Gillin said. "When our alumni, fans and families are cheering for our teams, it makes a big impact on the experience we provide our student-athletes in our...

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Say Cheese: Jean-Charles’ potential fit in Green Bay

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter | May 3, 2021

Once a two-star recruit from Miramar, Florida, cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles turned into a strong special teams player early in his career at App State. During his last two years as a Mountaineer, he ascended to a starting role alongside Shaun Jolly and became a Walter Camp first team All-American. On Saturday, his NFL dream came true, as he was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 178...

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Green Bay Packers draft former App State football All-American Shemar Jean-Charles

Silas Albright, Reporter | May 1, 2021

With the 178th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected former Mountaineer lockdown cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles.  The Miramar, Florida native broke out in his 2020 senior season, leading the nation with 16 pass breakups and 17 total passes defended with one interception. The Walter Camp Football Foundation named him a first team All-American, becoming...

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Two App State disc golf duos place in top 25 at 2021 college national championship

Alex McCaskey, Reporter | April 29, 2021

App State has many club sports available for students to take part in during their time at App State, and one of these clubs is the recently-formed  disc golf team. The club was officially introduced in 2018, and before then, it was a student-run Facebook group that was not affiliated with the clubs and organizations at App State. “This is the first instance in which the club is actually affiliated...

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