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Former App State soccer player Kelvin Mulinya celebrates after putting Appalachian FC on top 1-0 in the first half. Mulinya finished the game with one goal and one assist in his second start at home.

Appalachian FC secures 3-2 victory in final home game of inaugural season

Alex Urquiza, Reporter July 16, 2021

Appalachian FC beat Georgia Storm SA 3-2 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex July 3, securing their fourth consecutive win in Boone.  “It’s amazing. Just doing it in front of the crowd is massive...

Teammates swarm AFC defender Alexander Render as he leaps into the air after punching in the final goal in the 81st minute. Render's goal put AFC up 3-1 and sealed the victory for the home club.

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...

After the 2020 season, App State senior wide receiver Thomas Hennigan (right) opted to utilize his extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to complications from the pandemic. Former teammate Noah Hannon (left) elected to move on from App State.

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...

Fans were welcomed to Kidd Brewer Stadium for the first time in 2020 to see the Mountaineers capture a 45-17 win over Arkansas State. A limited crowd of 2,100 people were allowed to attend.

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...

The Green Bay Packers selected former App State defensive back Shemar Jean Charles in the fifth round of the NFL Draft Saturday. The Miramar, Florida native was the first of four players selected from the Sun Belt Conference in 2021.

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...

After the 2020 season, App State cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He led the country with 17 passes defended.

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...

App State disc golfer Matt DaCosta watches a drive sail towards the basket at the collegiate disc golf national championships April 7-10 in Marion, NC.

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...

Former App State guard Pre Stanley (pictured at center) signed the first WNBA contract in program history April 16, inking a training camp deal with the Washington Mystics.

Pre Stanley signs first WNBA contract in program history

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor April 28, 2021

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics have invited former Mountaineer guard Pre Stanley to training camp, earning the first WNBA contract in App State history.  "I couldn't be more excited to start my journey...

App State freshman offensive lineman Jaden Lindsay hits a sled during spring practice this season. “He has a long way to go, but he’s come a long way in nine practices,” Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark said.

Freshman Lindsay looks to continue strong OL tradition at App State

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter April 28, 2021

After committing to the Mountaineers back in May of 2020, freshman offensive lineman Jaden Lindsay enrolled at App State for the spring semester and has been heavily involved in spring practice, earning...

App State junior wrestler Jonathan Millner slams Chattanooga's Tanner Smith in the 2020 Southern Conference title match. Millner is the reigning back-to-back SoCon champ at 149 pounds, and is a combined 20-0 in conference duals the past two seasons. This year, he also became the fourth All-American under App State head coach JohnMark Bentley's leadership.

“I want to be the first to win it all for App State”

All-American wrestler Jonathan Millner unsatisfied with national recognition
Silas Albright, Reporter April 22, 2021

When App State junior wrestler Jonathan Millner walked off the mat at this year’s NCAA championship after earning prestigious All-American honors, he said the emotion that first overcame him was disappointment.  Wait,...

App State head football coach Shawn Clark (white shirt, black cap and gaiter) coaches during App State's win over Georgia State Nov. 14 in Boone. Since last March, all NCAA recruiting has been virtual, but on June 1, coaches can return to in-person recruitment. “It’ll be good to see a kid in person, see what he’s made of, see who his parents are and get a feel for them,” Clark said.

NCAA announces return of in-person recruiting June 1

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter April 21, 2021

The NCAA halted all in-person recruiting activities in March of 2020, entering a “dead period” where coaches had to completely change their recruiting strategy, trading in weekend tours and high school...

App State senior women's tennis player María Zacarias (right) embraces assistant coach Miller Hales (left) on Senior Day against South Alabama April 4 in Boone. Zacarias and freshman doubles partner Ksenia Aleshina won their match 6-2.

Zacarias reflects on successful tennis career at App State

Ben Brady, Reporter April 20, 2021

Over her last four seasons in Boone, senior María José Zacarias has cemented her legacy with the App State women’s tennis program. This year, as a tenured senior leader, she posted a league-high 10...

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