The Appalachian

Head coach Shawn Clark stresses safety of players and staff, discusses shift of focus towards recruiting amid coronavirus outbreak

Head coach Shawn Clark stresses safety of players and staff, discusses shift of focus towards recruiting amid coronavirus outbreak

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

If everything was normal right now, App State students would be finishing up their first week of classes after spring break. App State football players would be on campus following their training and practice schedules. App State football coaches would be evaluating their team and working on getting rea...

Two-year starting defensive end Elijah Diarrassouba announces retirement

Two-year starting defensive end Elijah Diarrassouba announces retirement

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

Former App State starting defensive end Elijah Diarrassouba announced his retirement from football in a Tweet on Tuesday. The Tweet has since been deleted.  "He's what Appalachian State is all about. A guy that comes in and works hard, a blue-collar worker," head football coach Shawn Clark said. ...

Sun Belt cancels all organized athletics-related events

Sun Belt cancels all organized athletics-related events

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

March 16, 2020

In order to address the growing concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Sun Belt Conference has announced that all organized athletics-related activities are canceled through the remainder of the academic year. This includes practices, regular-season competitions and conference championships. ...

App State women’s basketball set for Sun Belt tournament

App State women’s basketball set for Sun Belt tournament

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

March 8, 2020

With the regular season over, the App State women’s basketball team is gearing up for another postseason, and with last year’s success still fresh on their minds, the Mountaineers will try to mirror the postseason they had a season ago.  App closed out the season with an 83-80 win against No. 2 seeded...

First team all-Sun Belt selection Justin Forrest leads sixth seeded App State into conference tournament

First team all-Sun Belt selection Justin Forrest leads sixth seeded App State into conference tournament

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

           After capping off its first winning season in nearly a decade with a 61-57 win at Louisiana-Monroe, App State enters the Sun Belt Conference Tournament as the sixth seed. Junior guard Justin Forrest is the first Mountaineer since App State joined the Sun Belt in 2014 to be na...

Sizzling with Sam teaches student-athletes how to cook healthily

Sizzling with Sam teaches student-athletes how to cook healthily

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter

March 6, 2020

App State’s dining lab in Leon Levine Hall is primarily used for various cooking labs and nutrition classes, but once a month it is used for Sizzling with Sam, a cooking class for student athletes led by Director of Sports Nutrition Sam Mellert. “I was on my interview here, and we actually toured the kitche...

1,000 point scorer Isaac Johnson reflects ahead of final Sun Belt tournament run

1,000 point scorer Isaac Johnson reflects ahead of final Sun Belt tournament run

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

With 16:50 left to play against Georgia Southern, senior forward Isaac Johnson flew down the lane and slammed home his 1,000th career point, a feat only accomplished by 33 Mountaineers before him.  “It was the greatest feeling,” Johnson said. “Being able to reach a milestone that not a lot of peo...

Former App State standouts Evans and Davis-Gaither impress at the NFL Combine

Former App State standouts Evans and Davis-Gaither impress at the NFL Combine

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

March 4, 2020

From Feb. 26 to March 3, NFL prospects showcased their talents at the NFL Combine. Of the participants, two Mountaineers were given the opportunity to represent themselves as well as App State.  Running back Darrynton Evans and linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither were invited to workout and accepted th...

App State wrestling set to host SoCon Championships for second year in a row

App State wrestling set to host SoCon Championships for second year in a row

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

March 4, 2020

Consistency has been an important word for the App State wrestling team, and as they wrap up the regular season and head to the SoCon championships, they look to keep the ball rolling in hopes of winning it all. The No. 27 ranked Mountaineers are hosting the tournament for the second straight year a...

App State women’s basketball picks up 68-49 win over ULM on senior day

App State women’s basketball picks up 68-49 win over ULM on senior day

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

March 1, 2020

The Mountaineers have endured ups and downs during the season but were able to put together an impressive performance on senior day winning 68-49 against the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Head coach Angel Elderkin started all five seniors, including Kaila Craven who has been through a lot during...

Late comeback effort falls short, App State loses to Louisiana 57-51

Late comeback effort falls short, App State loses to Louisiana 57-51

Ben Brady, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Despite a fourth quarter rally, App State women’s basketball fell to Louisiana 57-51 Thursday evening at the Holmes Center.  Junior guard Micheala Porter led the Mountaineers in scoring, efficiently shooting 4-7 from the field and 5-6 from the line to finish with a career-high 14 points.  Jun...

App State football announces 2020 schedule

App State football announces 2020 schedule

Connor Davidson, Reporter

February 28, 2020

App State football has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. To start the season, the Mountaineers will host Morgan State on Saturday, Sep. 5. Then the team will travel for two games, once playing at Wake Forest on Friday, Sep. 11 before making the trip up to Madison, Wisconsin to ...

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University
Sports