The Appalachian

Mountaineers win back-to-back at home, claim first in Sun Belt

Kurt Zottl and Michael Garrity | January 25, 2022

In what was a special night for App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin, tallying her 100th career win, the Mountaineers took down the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 55-46 at the Holmes Convocation Center. “This game was very important to us,” senior forward Alexia Allesch said. “We all went out there and played for coach Angel, and she means so much to us. We left everything on...

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Mountaineers extend win streak with tight victories in Peach State

Ben Brady and Cameron Burnett | January 25, 2022

Coming off two home conference wins, App State men’s basketball entered a pair of away games in Georgia with Georgia State and Georgia Southern over the weekend. The Mountaineers stepped up to the challenge thanks to heroics from their veteran guards and came out with two big conference wins Thursday and Saturday, moving up in the Sun Belt standings. In the first game, the Mountaineers came out...

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App State cornerback’s journey from special teams to setting records

Drew Bailey, Reporter | January 22, 2022

One cornerback wrote his name into the record books this season.  On Nov. 6 against Arkansas State, senior cornerback Steven Jones Jr. came away with three interceptions and two pick-sixes, which tied the App State record for both categories.  His performance earned Jones Jr. a Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week award in addition to the Walter Camp and Bronco Nagurski awards, which are given...

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Four Mountaineer runners capture first place at ETSU Invitational

Drew Bailey, Reporter | January 20, 2022

App State women's track and field traveled to Tennessee for the East Tennessee State University Track and Field Invitational Jan. 14-15. The Mountaineers were successful at the second meet of the season, as four runners won their events.  “I was very pleased with most of the performance and going into the meet, I told the team we should be the dominant team. They stepped up and made it happen,”...

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Mountaineers sweep Chanticleers, improve to 4-2 in conference play

Noah Cornelius and Zach Smith | January 19, 2022

App State men’s basketball beat rival Coastal Carolina twice this weekend, once at home and once on the road. With the key wins, the Mountaineers’ record improves to 4-2 in the Sun Belt Conference.  The first victory for the Mountaineers came in Boone Thursday after senior guard Justin Forrest came up with a clutch block, stopping the Chanticleers from stealing the victory. The Mountaineers...

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App State’s D’Marco Jackson looks to another level of football

Drew Bailey, Reporter | January 19, 2022

One Mountaineer has become paramount on defense during his football career as a Mountaineer. Senior inside linebacker D’Marco Jackson has made memorable moments on the field while leading the team as a team captain off the field.  Jackson was named first team All-Sun Belt in his final two seasons, earned multiple All-American recognitions, and was the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player...

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