The Appalachian

App State’s second half skid leads to 32-28 loss to James Madison

Drew Bailey , Reporter | September 27, 2022

App State was unable to prevent James Madison’s 32-28 comeback victory Saturday after stretching out a 25-point lead in the first half. The close game continues a trend of nail biters for the Mountaineers as their four games have been decided by an average of 3.25 points.  “We had them down 28-3 I believe, we have to put the foot on the gas and bury them. We did not do that,” head coach Shawn...

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Former App State guard begins pro career overseas

Sam Vanolinda | September 27, 2022

In his first game for CAB Madeira, former App State basketball guard Michael Almonacy led Clube Amigos do Basquete with 13 points, three rebounds and two assists in a 88-62 loss vs FC Porto, Sept. 24. Almonacy continues his season in his second game vs Ovarense Basquetebol Oct. 1. Almonacy signed with professional team Clube Amigos do Basquete in the Portugal-Liga, the highest division in Portugal,...

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Mountaineer volleyball swept in conference opener

Ben Gosey, Reporter | September 27, 2022

The Mountaineers volleyball team returned to the hardwood last weekend opening conference play against James Madison. App State was swept in three straight sets against the Dukes in the tough outing.  Prior to this, the Mountaineers played their last tournament of the season in the Hokie Classic. The Black and Gold split the tournament 1-1 with a five set loss against Western Carolina and a three...

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Mountaineers welcome Dukes in their Sun Belt Conference debut

Jack Jackson, Reporter | September 23, 2022

App State football prepares for another tough Sun Belt battle, hosting James Madison Saturday in Kidd Brewer Stadium.  After squeaking past Troy with a last second Hail Mary, the Black and Gold look ahead to their Black Saturday matchup against James Madison. The Mountaineers have had some tough battles with the Dukes in the past, a team that enters week four coming off a bye week.  The most...

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5 takeaways from App State’s Hail Mary win over Troy

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor | September 22, 2022

1. Boone is special  Boone welcomed ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time Saturday, drawing in national media attention and crowding Sanford Mall with thousands of fans. Not only did the small college town put on a great show, it exceeded the standard set by larger schools that host College GameDay more frequently.  “That was one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever done,” said...

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App State field hockey drops conference opener 2-1

Ben Brady, Reporter | September 21, 2022

Despite a late goal to cut its two goal deficit to one, App State field hockey fell 2-1 to Kent State in its Middle Atlantic Conference opener Sunday. The Mountaineers dropped to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in conference play in their fourth-straight away game.  The match remained scoreless through three quarters before the Golden Flashes struck twice, building a 2-0 lead.  Graduate student midfielder...

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