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Appalachian Roller Derby provides meaningful experience

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

September 13, 2019

For Rebecca Tobiassen, roller derby is worth all the bruises the physical nature of the game causes. “I would say it changed my life, really,” Tobiassen said. “I’m a mom of two, and so, it’s really great to have the team. You become friends with them, and it’s just a great release, all the p...

Volleyball opens season, goes 2-4 across two invitationals

Volleyball opens season, goes 2-4 across two invitationals

Dan Davidson

September 12, 2019

Out in Arizona, the App State volleyball team took part in the season-opening “Cactus Jack” tournament hosted by No. 24 Arizona, along with Loyola Marymount and Samford.  The Mountaineers began the tournament against the Wildcats of Arizona. The match lasted three sets, all of which were won by the ...

My Last Word 9/13/19

Brooks Maynard, Reporter

September 12, 2019

‘Defense wins championships’ is one of the oldest cliches, but it holds true in most cases, and is a tenet App State football has lived by in recent years. On Saturday, however, stopping the football was not high on the Mountaineers’ priority list. While it was a win, it did not go as planned. ...

App State men’s soccer enjoys early season success, sits at 4-1

App State men’s soccer enjoys early season success, sits at 4-1

Zack Antrum

September 11, 2019

Despite its opening season loss, the App State men’s soccer team has gotten off to a hot start and is showing similar form to last season’s squad, which started off 4-1.  After a 2-0 loss to St. Johns on Aug. 30, the Mountaineers evened out their record with a 2-1 win against Loyola Marymount on Sep...

Game day grades: App State (56) vs Charlotte (41)

Game day grades: App State (56) vs Charlotte (41)

Moss Brennan and Silas Albright

September 9, 2019

Overall team grade: C The Mountaineers were able to get the job done and they moved to 2-0 with the win, but the game did expose the fact that the App State defense might not be as good as fans have been used to in years past. However, it’s still early on, and it wouldn’t be shocking for the defense to work out the kinks and have a very st...

Evans goes for 298 yards, App State beats Charlotte 56-41

Evans goes for 298 yards, App State beats Charlotte 56-41

Moss Brennan and Silas Albright

September 7, 2019

On the first offensive play of the game, Darrynton Evans took a handoff and raced 87-yards untouched for a touchdown, much to the excitement of just under 30,000 fans.  App State beat Charlotte 56-41 on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium, in a shootout that featured 97 points and nearly 1,000 yards ...

Episode 1 of the Weekly Sports Podcast: UNCC vs. App State preview

Episode 1 of the Weekly Sports Podcast: UNCC vs. App State preview

Moss Brennan, Silas Albright, and Garrett Wold

September 6, 2019

Listen in as editor-in-chief Moss Brennan, sports editor Silas Albright and senior sports reporter Garrett Wold preview App State vs. UNC Charlotte.   ...

Running backs profile: 2018 Sun Belt MVP Evans leads talented group of running backs

Running backs profile: 2018 Sun Belt MVP Evans leads talented group of running backs

Matt Cosgrove

September 6, 2019

The boys are back and as lethal as ever. The App State running back corps is made up of juniors Darrynton Evans, Marcus Williams Jr., sophomore Daetrich Harrington, and redshirt freshman Camerun Peoples. The group is led by Evans, who was the 2018 Sun Belt MVP. Don’t blink when Evans is on the fiel...

WR/TE position profile: Sutton, Hennigan anchor experienced receiving corps

WR/TE position profile: Sutton, Hennigan anchor experienced receiving corps

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

September 6, 2019

The 2019 App State pass-catching group is one of the most dynamic units on the roster with its depth and speed.  “It’s a brotherhood,” junior wide receiver Malik Williams said. “We know each other and we know what we have to do.”  Led by junior wide receiver Corey Sutton, the Mountaine...

Special teams position profile: App State understands importance of strong special teams

Special teams position profile: App State understands importance of strong special teams

Franklin Bogle, Sports Reporter

September 6, 2019

Special teams is often overlooked on the football field. Most people believe games are won and lost by offense and defense, disregarding special teams. But, special teams sets good teams apart from the rest. “We have to win the game in three phases: offense, defense and special teams,” senior de...

My Last Word, 9/6/19

Brooks Maynard, Reporter

September 6, 2019

This past Saturday, App State opened its football season with a 42-7 win over former Southern Conference rival East Tennessee State. This brings App State’s lead in the all-time series record to 32-14-1, including a 17-6 home record. This was the first time the Mountaineers and the Buccaneers have played ...

Defensive backs profile: “Legion of Boone” back for more after departure of Duck, Hayes

Defensive backs profile: “Legion of Boone” back for more after departure of Duck, Hayes

September 6, 2019

The saying “offense wins games; defense wins championships” rings true for the App State football team. Known as the “Legion of Boone,” after the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning “Legion of Boom,” the Mountaineer’s defensive backs are reckoned with for both Sun Belt and non-conference...

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