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Mountaineers continue historic quest

Ethan Smith, Sports Editor | February 26, 2024

With two games remaining in the 2023-24 regular season, the Black and Gold have an opportunity at history by finishing the season undefeated at home in addition to earning their first Sun Belt regular season title. Standing in the way are App State’s final two regular season opponents: Old Dominion and Arkansas State. The Monarchs come into Wednesday’s matchup having snapped a six-game losing...

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Mountaineers sweep Siena in Hickory

Clay Durban, Reporter | February 26, 2024

The Mountaineers made the trip down the mountain to Hickory this weekend to face the Siena Saints. On Friday, the Mountaineers unleashed an offensive onslaught to take the first game 15-7. Redshirt junior infielder Austin St. Laurent and senior outfielder CJ Boyd both had outstanding performances. St. Laurent batted 3-6 with two homers, a triple, three runs and five RBIs. His first-inning triple...

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App State softball goes 3-1 in the Wolfpack Classic

Max Schwanz, Reporter | February 26, 2024

App State softball went 3-1 with wins after playing multiple games over the weekend at the Wolfpack Classic. The Mountaineers opened up the weekend with a win against the Cleveland State Vikings on Friday.  Junior pitcher Sejal Neas allowed a run to start the game and ended the first inning with a strikeout. Graduate student catcher Peyton Darnell recorded a two-run RBI single with scores from...

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App State wins senior day dual 45-3 over Gardner-Webb

Chance Chamberlain, Associate Sports Editor | February 26, 2024

In their last regular season contest, the No. 24 Mountaineers defeated Gardner-Webb 45-3 at home Sunday afternoon to finish with a 10-4 overall record. “Our guys scored a lot of points today,” said head coach JohnMark Bentley. “We had some guys that wrestled really hard.” Before the match, four senior wrestlers were recognized in Varsity Gym: 141-pound redshirt junior Ike Byers, 149-pound...

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App State basketball ups win streak to 5 in win at Marshall

Fran Murphy, Reporter | February 25, 2024

App State men’s basketball extended their win streak to five with a 65-58 win at Marshall Saturday night. The team has won 13 of their last 14 games and remains atop the Sun Belt Conference. The win completes the Mountaineers’ two-game season sweep over the Thundering Herd following a 73-58 victory on Feb. 15 from the Holmes Convocation Center.  App State struggled to get open looks in the...

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Alston, Lewis push Mountaineers past Dukes 83-79

Ethan Smith, Sports Editor | February 25, 2024

App State welcomed James Madison to Boone Saturday afternoon for the team’s senior day. On top of defeating the Dukes 83-79, the team highlighted three players for their contributions to the Black and Gold. Prior to tip-off, graduate student guard Mariah Frazier, senior guard Taylor Lewis and senior guard Faith Alston were honored as a part of senior day festivities. They received a framed jersey...

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