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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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Football voted to top 25 for first time in history

Football voted to top 25 for first time in history

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

After receiving a school record 79 votes in the Associated Press Poll, the App State football team ranked among the top 25 teams in the country for the first time in school history, coming in at No. 25. Last week, they were unofficially ranked No. 29 after receiving 51 votes, a record at the time. ...

Michael Bibby breaks foot, out 6-8 weeks

Michael Bibby breaks foot, out 6-8 weeks

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men’s basketball redshirt sophomore guard Michael Bibby is out for six to eight weeks after sustaining a broken foot in practice, according to a tweet from Jeff Goodman, a reporter for WatchStadium.com. Bibby wrote on Twitter that the surgery was successful. If his prognosis is accurate, he could return ...

GameDay Grades: Louisiana

GameDay Grades: Louisiana

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Final Score: App State 27 Louisiana 17   Quarterbacks: B-   Starting quarterback and redshirt sophomore Zac Thomas had an up and down performance, completing 10 of 20 passing attempts for 106 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to redshirt sophomore running back Darrynton ...

Mountaineers stay perfect in Sun Belt, knock off Louisiana 27-17

Mountaineers stay perfect in Sun Belt, knock off Louisiana 27-17

Silas Albright, Associate Sports Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

On family weekend in front of a crowd of 27,082, the Mountaineers (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) knocked off the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana (3-4, 1-2 Sun Belt) by a final score of 27-17.   Even though the passing offense wasn’t as successful as it has been most of the season, App State was able to...

Hicks helps running backs

Hicks helps running backs

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

On Sept. 22 redshirt freshman D’Andre Hicks rushed for 150 yards on just 11 carries, averaging 13.6 yards per carry. He added a 73-yard run for a touchdown as well during the game. That run was the first touchdown of what should be many for the running back. What makes this performance even more impr...

Van Heertum, Williams lead field hockey into crucial part of season

Van Heertum, Williams lead field hockey into crucial part of season

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

With no professional league or national sports network, field hockey is less popular and harder to follow than other sports. It has a much bigger following in other parts of the U.S. and overseas, but in the High Country, most people don’t grow up loving field hockey. In fact, only four of the 27 fie...

Evans scores big in first season back

Evans scores big in first season back

Garrett Wold, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Mountaineers’ special teams unit is currently No. 1 in the nation, according to ESPN. As a unit, they have scored four touchdowns in four games both on kickoffs and punt returns.   A majority of this notoriety resulted from the added scoring threat they bring. Not only can the offense sco...

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