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Members of the App State softball team convene in the infield during a game against Oakland last season. Before the pandemic interrupted their season, the Mountaineers were 13-9, including a 1-0 shutout of Virginia to open the year.

Returning seniors lead experienced App State softball group into 2021

Ben Brady, Reporter February 24, 2021

When App State softball head coach Shelly Horner arrived in Boone in 2017, she joined an organization that had gone 14-34 and 2-22 in conference play just a season before. As the 2021 season commences,...

App State senior guard Justin Forrest drives towards the lane during the Mountaineers' Senior Day 56-54 loss to South Alabama on Saturday. Forrest led the Mountaineers with 20 points in the game to go along with six rebounds.

App State men’s basketball swept by South Alabama after three-week hiatus

Cameron Burnett and Dan Davidson February 23, 2021

App State men's basketball faced off against South Alabama in a two-game home series over the weekend that concluded with Senior Day. The Mountaineers entered the matchup coming off a near 20-day hiatus...

After last season was cut short, Senior App State women's golfer Mogie Adamchik is excited to get back out there.

App State women’s golf looks to improve on historic 2020

Cameron Burnett, Reporter February 23, 2021

App State women’s golf comes into the spring season after having only one tournament in the fall, poised to succeed with six tournaments on the schedule as well as the Sun Belt Championship. “I...

App State freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Little looks to make a play during the Mountaineers' loss to Tennessee on Saturday in Boone.

App State women’s soccer falls to Tennessee in season opener

Alex Urquiza, Reporter February 22, 2021

App State women’s soccer didn’t have the start to the season they hoped for, losing 0-7 to Power Five program Tennessee at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex Saturday.  “We wanted to play at the...

After its 2020 season was cut short right before they started Sun Belt play, the App State baseball team is ready to get back out there.

After interrupted season, App State baseball “super excited” to get back out there

Jayson James, Reporter February 22, 2021

Returning to action for the first time since the pandemic interrupted their 2020 season midway through, the App State baseball team began its 2021 by winning two of three on the road against Winthrop on...

App State senior guard Pre Stanley gets in the lane during the Mountaineers' 79-65 victory over Coastal Carolina Saturday in Boone. The win was App State's second straight against Coastal Carolina, after knocking off the Chanticleers 72-58 Wednesday in Conway, South Carolina.

App State women’s basketball cruises past Coastal Carolina

Ben Brady, Reporter February 16, 2021

App State women’s basketball picked up a 79-65 home victory against Coastal Carolina Saturday.  The Mountaineers improved to 10-10 overall and 7-7 in Sun Belt action, while Coastal Carolina fell...

App State redshirt senior wrestler Codi Russell looks on before a match this season. The Atlanta native is currently ranked in the Top 25 in the NCAA at 125 pounds by all five major outlets. (The Open Mat, TrackWrestling, WrestleStat, Flo Wrestling, InterMat)

After 8-0 SoCon slate, Russell leads App State wrestling into postseason

Silas Albright, Sports Editor February 15, 2021

Codi Russell, a senior on App State’s wrestling team, said he’s been involved with the sport since he was about three and half years old – far earlier than most dream of joining a college team. Russell’s...

Former App State pitcher Kaleb Bowman pitches during a game with the Fredericton Royals, a member of the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League in Canada. In 2019 with the Mountaineers, Bowman set a program record for most innings in a season by a reliever.

App State baseball alumnus continues pitching career internationally

Elizabeth Hutto, Reporter February 13, 2021

At App State, Kaleb Bowman’s talents were clear as a pitcher for the baseball team. In the 2018-19 seasons Bowman made 52 appearances for the Mountaineers, finishing his career with a 3.76 ERA and 8-2...

Michael Morgan, a 2019 App State grad, was diagnosed with leukemia for the third time in December. Morgan's wife, Emily, organized a GoFundMe to help pay for the medical bills. With help from the App State Twitter community, donations met the fundraising goal within two days.

App State sports Twitter community rallies around alumnus fighting leukemia

Cameron Burnett, Reporter February 12, 2021

Michael Morgan, a 2019 App State graduate, has supported and cheered on the Mountaineers since he was a student, and is also very active with other fans on Twitter. In late December, Morgan was diagnosed...

App State freshman guard Faith Alston looks to make a play on Feb. 5 against Georgia State in Boone. Alston finished with 2 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the loss.

App State women’s basketball drops home series to Georgia State

Ben Brady and Alex McCaskey February 10, 2021

App State women’s basketball dropped both games of a home series against Georgia State over the weekend. The Mountaineers fall to 8-10 on the season, while Georgia State moves to 9-6 overall.  App...

App State junior golfer Timothius Tirto Tamardi had a strong showing in his first year with the team in the 2020 shortened season. Tamardi tied a program record for lowest score in an 18-hole round by shooting a 65 at the Wildcat Fall Invitational.

“I just want to be a positive influence:” Tamardi leads App State men’s golf into 2021 season

Cameron Burnett, Reporter February 10, 2021

During his first year at App State in 2020, junior Timothius Tirto Tamardi had an immediate impact and challenged program records for men’s golf, even in a shortened season.  Tamardi transferred...

App State senior forward Lainey Gosnell finishes with her left hand against Troy Jan. 29 in Boone. She finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the Mountaineers' loss.

Gosnell reflects, looks ahead as App State women’s basketball enters home stretch

Ben Brady, Reporter February 9, 2021

As a freshman in the 2017 season, forward Lainey Gosnell arrived at App State to a young womens’ basketball program that featured five freshmen and four sophomores on the team. This season, she is among...

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