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Freshman reliever Will Sprinkle delivers for Mountaineers

Garrett Wold, Sports Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The perfect scenario for any coach trying to recruit young talent is a player that is ready to go the minute he arrives. Someone with the talent who can perform without much of an adjustment period. Appalachian State’s head baseball coach Kermit Smith has found some form of that in freshman relief pitche...

Artificial turf makes athletic fields easier to maintain

Artificial turf makes athletic fields easier to maintain

Chase Frick, Sports Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The use of artificial turf has been a hotly debated topic for years but is something Appalachian State has utilized. In addition to Kidd Brewer Stadium, the baseball field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium and the soccer field at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex are also turf fields. With App State’s...

Helms succeeds on the field and off

Helms succeeds on the field and off

Michael Pigg

April 13, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior pitcher Tristan Helms has had a journey to remember at Appalachian State because he did not quit when he was cut, and he continued to push forward and earn a spot on the team.   Helms was recently nominated for the Senior CLASS Award which, according to seniorclassaward.com honors...

Women’s soccer works hard to prevent injury

Women’s soccer works hard to prevent injury

Moss Brennan, News Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The App State women’s soccer team finished the 2017 season with 4-11-4 overall and 2-5-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. For soccer players, staying healthy during the season is a number one goal and work in the offseason helps that.  Center back Jessica Easley is a redshirt sophomore on the women’s ...

NFL comes to Boone to scout the future Mountaineer professionals

Garrett Wold, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Appalachian State University hosted its annual pro day on Tuesday, March 27, giving 11 seniors from the back-to-back Sun Belt Championship team a chance to showcase their abilities in front of pro scouts. App State is no stranger to NFL scouts or the recruiting process. There are nine former Appalachian ...

Big expectations for men’s lacrosse

Big expectations for men’s lacrosse

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Coming into the season nationally ranked, big expectations were placed on the shoulders of the Appalachian State Men’s lacrosse team. This pressure was exemplified when the schedule revealed their first three contests would be away against Tennessee, Wake Forest and Kennesaw State, arguably their three t...

App State loses to Troy in an error-filled game

App State loses to Troy in an error-filled game

Moss Brennan, News Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A day after head coach Kermit Smith hit 500 career wins with a 5-2 win on Friday, the Mountaineers lost to Troy 6-2 on Saturday. App State falls to 1-10 in the Sun Belt Conference and 8-20 overall.   Junior infielder Joel McDaniel led the Mountaineers with two hits and one RBI. Redshirt soph...

Black and white: Athletics is more diverse than campus

Black and white: Athletics is more diverse than campus

Moss Brennan, News Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Indepth, Sports

Story by: Moss Brennan, Enterprise Editor and Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor  Photos by: Hayley Canal, Staff Photographer, Lindsay Vaughn, Senior Photographer and Moss Brennan, Enterprise Editor Videos by: Moss Brennan, Enterprise Editor Graphic by: Nora Smith, Graphics Editor Introduction Section 1:...

Sports desk March Madness predictions

Sports desk March Madness predictions

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

*Some of these predictions were made prior to the end of the second round*   Brooks Maynard   With the number of surprising upsets that this tournament has already seen, it is tough to pick one winner definitively. Many of the obvious choices, like No. 3 Michigan State and the No...

Warming up is the key to not getting hurt

Warming up is the key to not getting hurt

Moss Brennan, News Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

The App State men’s golf team kicked off the season with a sixth place finish at the Bash at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They were four strokes shy of a fourth place finish. With the golf season underway, head coach Bo Redman stressed that in order to avoid an injury, a play...

March Matness ends for the Mountaineers

March Matness ends for the Mountaineers

Michael Pigg

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The NCAA wrestling tournament wrapped up from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and for Appalachian State, they have a lot to build on after placing 50th in the nation. The Mountaineers sent four wrestlers to March Matness. Junior Irvin Enriquez, senior Forrest Przybysz, redshirt freshman Alan Clothie...

Women’s soccer looks forward to a bright future

Women’s soccer looks  forward to a bright future

Zackery Antrum, Sports Reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Another strong class of recruits will be introduced to the App State women’s soccer  team as they look to help rebuild a squad that had a rare down year this season, due in part to having many key players suffer from long-term injuries. The six freshmen will bring high levels of both high school and...

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