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Women’s basketball falls in Sun Belt semifinals

Zack Antrum

March 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After finishing with its best record while in the Sun Belt, the App State women’s basketball team made a run in the postseason in the Sun Belt tournament in New Orleans, finishing with a loss to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in the semifinals. After the Sun Belt Conference predicted the t...

Mountaineers perform well at SoCon championship sends four wrestlers to NCAA championships

Garrett Wold, Sports Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Following its fourth consecutive regular season Southern Conference title, the App State wrestling team participated in the SoCon Wrestling Championship on March 10 at the Holmes Convocation Center. Eight teams traveled to Boone hoping to secure their tickets to the NCAA wrestling championships, includ...

International athletes adjust to life at App State

Kaiden Smith, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Sports are universal. Athletes come from different walks of life from all around the world, and it is no different at App State. Out of the 18 men’s and women’s sports teams at App State, 10 of them have at least one player from outside the U.S., each having their own unique journey to Boone. F...

Mountaineers dominate NCCU, fourth win over Eagles since 2016

Mountaineers dominate NCCU, fourth win over Eagles since 2016

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

For the fourth time since 2016, the App State baseball team defeated the North Carolina Central University Eagles 13-0 at home on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers controlled the game throughout, putting six runs on the board before the end of the third inning while holding the Eagles to only three hit...

Mountaineers tie up series with Georgia State, rubber match Sunday

Mountaineers tie up series with Georgia State, rubber match Sunday

Moss Brennan, News Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Starting freshman pitcher Tyler Tuthill (4-1) went seven innings on a cold and windy day allowing nine hits and two runs in a 9-3 win over Georgia State in the second of the three game series. “I thought Tyler (Tuthill) did a great job,” head coach Kermit Smith said. “Been doing a good job...

Fox relieved of coaching duties, 56-99 in 5 seasons

Fox relieved of coaching duties, 56-99 in 5 seasons

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Head coach for App State men’s basketball Jim Fox was relieved of his duties after five seasons on Friday, according to App State Athletics. Men’s basketball has posted a record of 56-99 since Fox was hired in April 2014, including a 35-59 record in Sun Belt play. Fox’s best record with th...

Students campaign to start club football team

Students campaign to start club football team

Silas Albright, Associate Sports Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

*Editor's note: Earlier this story stated that there had never been a club football team at App State. This is incorrect, as there was a team from 1985-2006, according to App State Club Sports. This has been corrected.      Twenty-three sports are listed on App State’s club sports we...

Softball opens season 13-6, best start in over 10 years

Softball opens season 13-6, best start in over 10 years

Zack Antrum

March 14, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

After a 17-35 finish last season, the App State softball team looks to improve early in 2019. After an offseason in which the team had several players earn numerous academic honors, players are displaying their hard work on the field. Sitting at 13-6, the team is riding its best start in over 10 years. Earlier this...

Mountaineers secure first wins of the season

Mountaineers secure first wins of the season

Kaiden Smith, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After being swept in their opening series versus Tennessee, the Mountaineers bounced back, defeating Manhattan College 5-3 in their home opener. Right-handed sophomore pitcher Will Sprinkle got the start and pitched lights out in his seven innings. Sprinkle had a no-hitter through six innings and...

The team behind your favorite team

The team behind your favorite team

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Some of the most valuable members of every team never get any time on the field. Christina Biddle, athletic trainer for the App State baseball team, got her start in athletic training in high school. Biddle was interested in the medical field, but didn’t want to go the traditional route. She ended up...

Shaver sets new school record with vault of over 17 feet

Shaver sets new school record with vault of over 17 feet

Garrett Wold, Sports Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track & Field

Senior pole vaulter Tristan Shaver has won the pole vault in each of the team’s four meets this season. He also broke a school record at the Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational, hosted by East Tennessee State. Shaver cleared a height of 17 feet,  1/2 inches, shattering the previous record of...

Story helps build culture for App State women’s basketball

Story helps build culture for App State women’s basketball

Garrett Wold, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

There has been a serious culture change for the App State women’s basketball team in recent years. Last season the team made it to the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament before getting knocked out by the defending champs, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. “Coaches alwa...

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