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Graduate transfer quarterback Chase Brice let’s the ball fly with two Chanticleers in his face. Brice posted 347 passing yards and two touchdowns against a defense only giving up 15 points per game.

Mountaineers upset No. 14 Chanticleers for first ranked win since 2007

Cameron Burnett and Noah Cornelius October 21, 2021

“How you like me now?” App State football head coach Shawn Clark said as he walked into the press conference following the win against No. 14 Coastal Carolina, his first ranked win as a head coach....

Freshman middle hitter Lauren Pledger huddles up with her team en route to a 3-1 victory. Pledger saw her first action of the season against ULM.

Mountaineers capture first sweep since 2019, finish weekend 2-0

Ben Gosey, Reporter October 21, 2021

The App State volleyball team returned to action Oct. 15, beating the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 3-1. The offense stayed hot heading into Oct. 17, sweeping the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks...

Head coach Shawn Clark leads the Mountaineers onto the field in their conference matchup with Louisiana. Clark is now 0-2 against the Ragin’ Cajuns, the only two losses to Louisiana in program history, and sits at 0-1 against Coastal Carolina, the program’s only loss to the Chanticleers.

Mountaineers seek to keep title hopes alive against No. 14 Chanticleers

Dan Davidson, Sports Editor October 20, 2021

App State takes on No. 14 Coastal Carolina Wednesday night in a matchup that will likely decide the fate of the Sun Belt East Division.  “All of our goals are in front of us,” head coach Shawn...

App State’s men’s cross country team turns an early corner with numerous Mountaineers leading the pack. The men’s team finished in third place after totaling 60 points at the Oct. 15 meet.

Mountaineer cross country teams post top-three finishes at High Point Invitational

Alex McCaskey, Reporter October 19, 2021

Both Mountaineer cross country teams competed in the High Point VertCross in Kernersville Friday. The women's team placed first in their event with 58 points, and the men’s team finished third with 60...

Junior defender Olivia Cohen strikes the ball away from three Bobcat attackers. Cohen has started all 13 matches for the Mountaineers this season.

Women’s soccer falls twice, remains winless in conference play

James Parker and Ben Beechhold October 15, 2021

App State women’s soccer dropped to 0-6 in conference play following last week's losses against the Troy Trojans 1-0 Oct. 7 and the Texas State Bobcats 1-0 Oct. 10.  The Mountaineers began the week...

Sophomore running back Nate Noel braces for impact as he runs past midfield. Noel ran for 42 yards on 17 rushes, receiving 77% of rushing attempts given to the backfield.

Mountaineers take worst SBC loss since 2014, fall to Louisiana 41-13

Cameron Burnett and Ethan Smith October 13, 2021

In a big road game against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, the Mountaineers never found their stride and lost 41-13 in a contest dominated on the ground. “Tough loss for our program. Tough loss for...

Super senior Jake Lane swings his way to a first place finish at the Highlander Invitational. Lane finished at seven under, one shot ahead of second place.

Lane ties career high en route to first individual collegiate win

Michael Garrity October 13, 2021

The App State men’s golf team traveled to Radford, Virginia Oct. 4 to compete in the Highlander Invitational. After tying for 52nd place the week before at the J.T. Poston Invitational, super senior...

Head coach Shawn Clark coaches the Mountaineers to a late comeback victory against Marshall. App State defeated the Thundering Herd 31-30 behind 187 rushing yards from sophomore back Nate Noel and three touchdowns by junior back Cam Peoples.

Mountaineer football prepares to avenge last year’s loss to Ragin’ Cajuns

Connor Davidson, Senior Reporter October 12, 2021

App State football heads to Louisiana to take on the Ragin’ Cajuns in a nationally televised Tuesday night conference matchup between two top Sun Belt teams.  This will be the 10th meeting between...

Senior outside hitter Victoria Wilform rises up to spike the ball over the net. Wilform finished the match against South Alabama with seven kills and three digs.

Mountaineer volleyball finishes 1-1 in trip to Peach State

Ben Gosey, Reporter October 11, 2021

App State volleyball split a pair of matches Oct. 1 and Oct. 3, in Georgia as they continued their journey through the Sun Belt.  The Black and Gold opened the weekend with a 3-2 match win against...

Quarterback Chase Brice looks to the stands during App State’s Sept. 11 matchup against No. 22 Miami. The Mountaineers took the Hurricanes down to the wire, falling 25-23 after Miami drilled a 43-yard go-ahead field goal with two minutes to play.

New kid on the block: Chase Brice leads veteran App State team

Connor Davidson, Senior Reporter October 6, 2021

One App State football newcomer’s  journey through the college football landscape has been anything but conventional. Graduate transfer quarterback Chase Brice started his career with Clemson, where...

Gage Blackston, senior food systems management major, enrolled at App State to pursue football as a physical therapy major. He decided to undergo a major change once he rediscovered his love of cooking around the same time.

App State football player to tackle New York culinary school

Lily Kincaid and Dan Davidson October 5, 2021

One App State football player is bringing his Lowcountry cuisine to the Big Apple next year to cook up a culinary career. Gage Blackston started playing football when he was 8 years old. In 2017, he...

Women’s soccer head coach Sarah Strickland coaches junior forward  Hayley Boyles ahead of their 2-1 win against the University of South Carolina Upstate. Strickland has led her squad to a 4-6-1 start to the 2021 season.

“It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle”: head coach leads App State women’s soccer in 12th season

Alex Urquiza, Reporter October 4, 2021

App State women's soccer had a difficult 6-11-1 season in 2020, which culminated in an early Sun Belt Tournament exit. This year, they plan to bounce back with head coach Sarah Strickland leading the program.  Strickland...

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