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Mountaineers back in AP Top 25 Poll at No. 23

Mountaineers back in AP Top 25 Poll at No. 23

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

November 17, 2019

After blowing by Georgia State 56-27 on Saturday night, the Mountaineers are back in the AP Top 25 poll at No. 23. The Mountaineers also moved up two spots to No. 22 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The Mountaineers (9-1 overall, 5-1 Sun Belt) were four votes away from the AP Top 25 poll last week. They...

Mountaineers blow by Georgia State after rocky start

Mountaineers blow by Georgia State after rocky start

Moss Brennan and Silas Albright

November 17, 2019

After a slow start that saw the Mountaineers down as many as 14 points in the first quarter, junior quarterback Zac Thomas led App State to a 56-27 victory over Georgia State.  The Mountaineers scored went on to outscore the Panthers 49-7 after trailing 14 in the first quarter.  "It's about staying ...

App State men’s soccer advances to semifinals of Sun Belt tournament with 3-0 win over Howard

App State men’s soccer advances to semifinals of Sun Belt tournament with 3-0 win over Howard

Connor Davidson

November 14, 2019

The App State men’s soccer team secured its eleventh win of the season with a 3-0 win over Howard in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 13. After 20 minutes of play, sophomore midfielder Dimitris Moraitakis crossed the ball right in front of the net, which allowed sophomore de...

Making an impact: Football captain Jordan Fehr leads on and off the field

Making an impact: Football captain Jordan Fehr leads on and off the field

Dan Davidson

November 14, 2019

After establishing himself as a household name during his first three years in Boone, senior linebacker Jordan Fehr is making his last season his best yet.  Despite being selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt First Team and accumulating 171 total tackles in his career thus far, anyone who knows Fehr will s...

App State knocks off in-state opponent East Carolina 68-62 behind strong defensive effort

App State knocks off in-state opponent East Carolina 68-62 behind strong defensive effort

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

The Mountaineers men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 on the year with a 68-62 victory over the Pirates of East Carolina on a snowy Tuesday night in front of a large crowd. “I’d like to just thank our students and fans (for) coming out on a weather night that wasn’t maybe ideal, and I thought...

Men’s soccer set to host Sun Belt Tournament

Men’s soccer set to host Sun Belt Tournament

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

The App State men’s soccer team finished the regular season with their highest win total since 2015, going 10-6-1 overall and 2-3 in the Sun Belt. “We’re just trying to take it one game at a time because that’s all you can really do moving forward,” senior midfielder/forward Austin Hill...

Mountaineers back in coaches poll, one spot out of AP Top 25

Mountaineers back in coaches poll, one spot out of AP Top 25

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

November 10, 2019

After picking up its second win against a Power Five school this season against South Carolina, the Mountaineers are back in the Coaches Poll at No. 24 and one spot out of the AP Top 25 at unofficial No. 26 with 73 votes. No. 25 Oklahoma State (6-3) received 77 votes. This is the Mountaineers fourth...

Mountaineers rule the Carolinas, beat USC 20-15

Mountaineers rule the Carolinas, beat USC 20-15

Silas Albright, Dan Davidson, and Moss Brennan

November 10, 2019

Ten minutes before kickoff, South Carolina fans were at their loudest and most excited. Fireworks went off and the student section waved towels vigorously as the Gamecocks took the field, emerging out of the tunnel as smoke billowed out around them.  By the 7:10 mark in the third quarter, App State had opened up a...

App State men’s basketball dominates in home opener

App State men’s basketball dominates in home opener

Dan Davidson

November 8, 2019

App State dominated Ferrum 83-56 in its home opener, earning head coach Dustin Kerns his first win with the Mountaineers.  The Mountaineers displayed their ability to produce a balanced attack as five Mountaineers scored in double figures, and two nearly came away with double-double’s.  Senior ...

Plummer set for senior season of roller coaster career at App State

Plummer set for senior season of roller coaster career at App State

Connor Davidson

November 8, 2019

When the final buzzer sounded in the last game of the 2018-19 season, the App State women’s basketball team was the winner of the Women’s Basketball Invitational tournament. The 22-win season was huge for the program, and for star forward Bayley Plummer, it meant a little bit more. “My best ...

My Last Word: Stop scheduling Southern on short weeks

My Last Word: Stop scheduling Southern on short weeks

Brooks Maynard, Reporter

November 7, 2019

It’s now two years in a row that the App State football team has lost to the Georgia Southern Eagles on short week, Thursday night games, spoiling the Mountaineers’ national ranking and chance at an undefeated season.  We need to stop scheduling short week games against teams that have given...

App State comeback effort falls short in 79-71 loss at Michigan

App State comeback effort falls short in 79-71 loss at Michigan

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Junior guard Justin Forrest finished with a game-high 27 points in App State basketball’s season opening 79-71 loss at Michigan. It was also head coach Dustin Kerns’ first game on the Mountaineer sideline. The Mountaineers struggled in the first half and trailed 46-25 at halftime, before outs...

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