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Gameday grades: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Gameday grades: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

December 16, 2018

Quarterbacks: B+ Redshirt sophomore Zac Thomas went 15-24 for 177 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Sophomore wide receiver Malik Williams made a surprise appearance at quarterback and threw twice for 38 yards and two touchdowns. He played quarterback at Chester Senior high school in South...

Whirlwind of distractions don’t phase Mountaineers

Whirlwind of distractions don’t phase Mountaineers

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

December 15, 2018

After much anticipation and a whirl of coaching changes within the App State football program, the day of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl has finally arrived. The season started 3 1/2 months ago with the Mountaineers’ overtime loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions. Since then, the team has navigat...

NC State’s Drinkwitz tabbed as new head coach at App State

NC State’s Drinkwitz tabbed as new head coach at App State

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

December 13, 2018

The national search for a new head football coach at App State concluded on Thursday morning with the announcement that North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz has been hired to replace Scott Satterfield, who announced his departure for the University of Louisville last week. Dr...

Bowl Bound: Football to appear in R+L Carriers Bowl

Bowl Bound: Football to appear in R+L Carriers Bowl

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018

For the fourth consecutive season, the App State football team will appear in a postseason bowl after winning double-digit games for the third time in four years. On Dec. 1, the Mountaineers defeated the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the inaugural Sun Belt Conference championship game to claim their ...

Late scores lead App State past Coastal Carolina

Late scores lead App State past Coastal Carolina

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

November 4, 2018

In its second-lowest scoring game of the year, the App State football team earned bowl eligibility for the fourth straight season after defeating the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 23-7. The win improves the Mountaineers’ overall record to 6-2 and their Sun Belt record to 4-1. App State remains unde...

Longley leads Mountaineers past Georgia State

Longley leads Mountaineers past Georgia State

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

November 4, 2018

Sitting atop the East division of the Sun Belt, App State (18-7, 10-3 Sun Belt) knocked off Georgia State (6-17, 3-10 Sun Belt) in straight sets on Nov. 2 at the Holmes Convocation Center.   The Mountaineers were led by junior outside hitter Emma Longley, who finished the game with 15 kill...

Men’s soccer looks to finish strong

Men’s soccer looks to finish strong

Zackery Antrum, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2018

As the soccer regular season comes to an end, the App State men’s soccer team has a lot to be proud of and lot to look forward to. The team began its season at 4-0, which is its best start since 2008. It’s also surpassed the amount of wins earned last season despite the difficult schedule. Some o...

New additions help women’s basketball in 2018-2019 season

New additions help women’s basketball in 2018-2019 season

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

The women’s basketball team will begin its season on Nov. 9 at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. From there it will play even tougher non-conference teams, namely Georgia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina—who made it all the way to the Elite Eight last year. These tough teams will be a good tes...

From Manhattan to the mountains

From Manhattan to the mountains

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

Historically, App State has been considered a “run-first” football team. There have been a number of talented running backs who have come through the Mountaineers’ program, such as Kevin Richardson (2004-07) and Marcus Cox, the school’s all-time leading rusher (2013-16). Even the most talented...

Senior transfer Porter takes Sun Belt by storm

Senior transfer Porter takes Sun Belt by storm

Sports Desk

October 26, 2018

Last season the App State volleyball team finished 12-20 overall with a 6-10 record in the Sun Belt Conference. This year the team is 15-7 overall and 7-3 in the Sun Belt, putting them in first place in the East division. A big reason for this season’s turnaround is senior North Carolina State Univers...

Junior linebackers lead the defense

Junior linebackers lead the defense

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

Oct. 9 at Arkansas State, the App State football team won 35-9 behind a commanding defensive performance. As a team, they limited Arkansas State to only 317 total yards while forcing three turnovers. The defense was anchored, as it has been all season, by the linebacking core, led by junior linebackers Ake...

Mens basketball media day

Zackery Antrum, Sports Reporter

October 25, 2018

Basketball season is approaching, and the Mountaineers men’s basketball team held media day on Oct. 17 and were able to shed light on some of their early points of emphasis for the season. The team finished 15-18 overall and 9-9 in Sun Belt play, which was good for a sixth place finish in the con...

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