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Clark: “a couple” COVID cases for App State football

Clark: “a couple” COVID cases for App State football

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

App State head football coach Shawn Clark and his program are adapting to the unusual circumstances COVID-19 has caused.  One important step to beginning the season is testing everyone in the program for the virus. Clark didn’t confirm a number of positive COVID-19 results, but he said the team ha...

Former App State pitcher Jack Hartman signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

Former App State pitcher Jack Hartman signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, June 29. He was drafted 108th overall in the fourth round of this year's MLB Draft.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

July 2, 2020

Jack Hartman, an App State baseball alumnus, signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday. The Pirates selected Hartman 108th overall in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft.  “Jack hasn’t been pitching for very long but already shows very promising stuff with a fastball/slider combination that we ...

App State football video team wins national SAVVY award for third straight year

App State student and football video team member Vince Fortea shoots during a game in 2019. The football video team won first place in the Short Social category at this year's SAVVY awards.

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

From pregame motivational videos to weekly uniform reveals, App State’s football video team works hard to produce content for fans to enjoy. App State’s football video department earned first place honors at the annual SAVVY awards, presented by the Collegiate Sports Video Association. This mar...

OPINION: What the march down King Street meant to me

OPINION: What the march down King Street meant to me

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter

June 3, 2020

It’s no secret that App State is a predominantly white university, which led to a predominantly white turn out as hundreds marched peacefully down King Street to fight against racism and police injustice on Sunday.  Eighty-three percent of students are white compared to the 4% black student body. Of this, 3% are student athletes. I play football at this school and can tell you from firsthand expe...

Watauga High spring senior athletes honored with banners on King Street

Watauga High School senior baseball player Austin Idol poses under his banner on King Street in downtown Boone.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

May 30, 2020

For many Watauga High School spring senior athletes, the cancelation of their season due to COVID-19 brought an immediate end to their athletic career. Many athletes missed out on their last chance to compete, play with their teammates, senior night celebrations and the annual athletic banquet.   ...

App State picks up another OL commitment, adding to the stacked class

App State picks up another OL commitment, adding to the stacked class

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

May 29, 2020

The Mountaineers added another offensive lineman to the class of 2021: Troy Everett. The 6-foot-3-inch 280-pound offensive guard played for Lord Botetourt High School, where he was part of a team that went undefeated during the regular season and made it to the state championship game. The Dale...

WHS football standouts Satterfield, Castle, Bond and Watson make college commitments

WHS football standouts Satterfield, Castle, Bond and Watson make college commitments

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

May 27, 2020

Four Watauga High School football players from the 2019 team committed to play at the next level.  “This is always an exciting time for us as we recognize these players moving on (to) play football at the next level,” head coach Ryan Habich said during a streamed commitment celebration May 12...

Kyle Busch wins Alsco 300 driving App State branded car

Kyle Busch won the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway while driving an App State branded car.

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter

May 26, 2020

About two hours away from App State’s campus on Monday, Kyle Busch claimed a first place victory at the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch’s car did not sport its typical M&M decals, but instead multiple App State ones.  Busch’s black and gold No. 54 car featured App State’s “A...

“No right answer:” App State cuts men’s soccer, tennis and indoor track and field programs

The App State men's soccer team huddles together during a game against Georgia State in 2018. Men's soccer, along with men's tennis and men's indoor track and field, have been canceled, athletic director Doug Gillin announced Tuesday.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

Three men’s sports programs at App State have been canceled in order to cut costs due to the financial impact of COVID-19 on the athletics department, athletic director Doug Gillin announced Tuesday.  “I believe we’ve been thoughtful, from an assessment standpoint, trying to make the best, re...

App State football HOF member Johnny Jennings named next chief of CMPD

App State football hall of fame member Johnny Jennings was named the next CMPD police chief. He played for the Mountaineers from 1987-90.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

Johnny Jennings, an App State linebacker from 1987-90, was named the next chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Wednesday.  “I’m extremely honored, humbled and excited,” Jennings, a deputy chief, said in a press conference. “The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, in m...

App State football lands highest ranked recruit in program history

App State takes the field before its 56-41 win over Charlotte on Sept. 7.

Cameron Burnett, Reporter

May 18, 2020

App State continued its early success in recruiting for 2021 by gaining a verbal commitment from Jaden Lindsay.  According to 247Sports, Lindsay is the No. 22 offensive guard in the nation and is listed as the Mountaineers’ highest ranked recruit ever.  At East Forsyth High School, he was ...

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