The Appalachian

Men’s basketball returns home for back-to-back wins

Ethan Smith and James Parker | December 3, 2021

After posting a 1-2 record in the Gulf Coast Showcase, the Mountaineers returned to the Holmes Convocation Center for matchups against the Hartford Hawks and Boyce Bulldogs. The Black and Gold were without senior forward James Lewis Jr. and sophomore guard Xavion Brown who were out with injuries. App State controlled much of the first half, going up by 17 at one stretch before heading into halftime...

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Mountaineer football shuts down Georgia Southern 27-3, celebrates Senior Day

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor | November 27, 2021

App State took down Georgia Southern 27-3 on Senior Day at The Rock Saturday, completing its first perfect season at home since 2018.  “That was emotional. Those guys have done a lot for Appalachian State,” head coach Shawn Clark said. “They’ve given their all for the last five and six years.” Senior Day activities preceded the game, where 28 seniors and super seniors were recognized...

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Mountaineers win one, drop two at Gulf Coast Showcase

Connor Davidson, Senior Reporter | November 26, 2021

App State men’s basketball played in the Gulf Coast Showcase, a three-day tournament consisting of eight teams from across the country. The Mountaineers ended the tournament with a sixth place finish after winning only one of three games played. In the first matchup, App State suffered a 75-68 defeat against Delaware. Senior guard Adrian Delph scored a career-high 39 points, the most from a Mountaineer...

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Men’s basketball opens Gulf Coast Showcase against Delaware

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor | November 22, 2021

App State men’s basketball tips off the Gulf Coast Showcase Monday against Delaware in Estero, Florida. The Mountaineers currently sit at 2-2 following a one-point loss at home against Charlotte.  After a 12-point season-opening loss at Iona, App State returned home to take on East Tennessee State in the Holmes Center Nov. 12. In their first home game since hoisting the Sun Belt Championship...

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Mountaineers surge past Trojans 45-7, clinch Sun Belt Championship berth

Drew Bailey, Reporter | November 21, 2021

App State defeated the Troy Trojans 45-7 Saturday after dominating all three phases of the game. With the win, the Mountaineers clinched a spot in the Sun Belt Championship game and earned their third Sun Belt East division title in four seasons.  “Very proud of our program to come down to Troy to get a big win and to seal the East. Our goal all year long is to win our division and have a chance...

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Mountaineers beat Eagles, get doubled by Tar Heels

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor | November 20, 2021

App State women’s basketball challenged two in-state foes Sunday and Wednesday, beating North Carolina Central 80-66 and falling 89-44 against UNC-Chapel Hill.  “I’m really proud of our group. Winning is hard,” head coach Angel Elderkin said.  After dropping a close contest at Mercer and falling to 1-1 on the season, the Mountaineers took on the North Carolina Central Eagles in Boone. Four...

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