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Williams fuels Mountaineers to 57-50 victory over UT Arlington

Senior guard O'Shown Williams finished with a career-high 25 points in App State's 57-50 win over UT-Arlington on Thursday night.

Connor Davidson, Reporter

February 7, 2020

On Thursday night, App State took on the University of Texas at Arlington in a rematch of a 66-56 loss earlier this season. This time, App State’s O’Showen Williams had other plans and poured in a career-high 25 points.  Head coach Dustin Kerns was pleased with the senior guard’s performance. ...

Softball looking for more after historic 2019 campaign

Senior third baseman Keri White makes a play during a game last season. White led the Mountaineers in seven statistical categories and was named to the all-Sun Belt second team a season ago.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

In 2019, App State softball tied the program record for most wins in a season with a 31-25 record, including a 13-13 mark in Sun Belt play. The Mountaineers had the longest winning streak in program history when they won-eight straight between Feb. 15 and March 1. The team also qualified for the Sun...

App’s Australian athletes show strength during time of need

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

February 6, 2020

The international population at App State includes a handful of student-athletes who hail from Australia, and while they may be safe from the impacts of this year’s extreme fire season, they understand the seriousness of what’s happening in their homeland.  “It’s just devastating to see everyone o...

Pisareva off to a hot start for App State women’s tennis

Junior Sasha Pisareva is the No. 1 seed for the women's tennis team this season. Pisareva has picked up wins over NC State and Virginia Tech this season.

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter

February 5, 2020

As a child living in Ukraine, Sasha Pisareva tried following in the footsteps of her parents by dancing ballet. However, those were big steps to follow. Her father is Ukrainian dancer Vadim Pisaryev and her mother is ballet répétiteur Inna Dorofeeva, both of whom are well known in Ukraine.  “I trie...

Former Mountaineers raise money for charities on their way to NFL Draft

Former Mountaineers raise money for charities on their way to NFL Draft

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Former App State running back Darrynton Evans and linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither announced fundraising campaigns for charity along their journeys to the NFL. Evans is partnering with the Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans in honor of his mother, who was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in J...

Cary Miller: an imposing figure with a smiling face

Senior heavyweight Cary Miller takes hold of an opponent from Duke University during their face off on Jan. 24. Mill-
er is a Greensboro native and has wrestled since middle school.

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

Standing at just over six feet tall and weighing in at 285 pounds, senior heavyweight Cary Miller looks the part of a dominant college wrestler.  “He’s probably one of the most intimidating presences of any wrestler we’ve had here. When he walks out on the mat in Varsity Gym, people get on t...

App State men’s tennis looks to bounce back in 2020

Men’s tennis players Milo Bargeron (left) and Zion Heaven (right) fist bump during a match. The Mountaineers opened the season with a win for the first time since 2010-11 on Jan. 18 by beating Tennessee State 4-0.

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter

January 30, 2020

After a 5-20 2019 spring season, the App State’s men’s tennis team is looking to turn things around in 2020. Second-year head coach Craig Schwartz hopes to use momentum from the Mountaineers’ fall season to carry them into the spring. “For us, I think it actually went pretty well,” Schwartz sai...

Davis-Gaither represents App State at Reese’s Senior Bowl

Akeem Davis-Gaither snaps a pic with fans after App State's 33-30 win over North Carolina on Sept. 21.

Silas Albright, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

Former App State outside linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither took part in the most prestigious college football all-star game Jan. 25: the Reese’s Senior Bowl.  Davis-Gaither competed against some of the top NFL talent in the country during the week of practices and workouts leading up to the game itsel...

App State wrestling knocks off Duke 45-0

Sophomore Jonathan Millner slams an opponent during App State's 45-0 win over Duke on Jan. 23.

Ben Brady, Reporter

January 27, 2020

App State shut out Duke on Thursday night to improve to a 6-2 record on the season. Before the match began, head coach JohnMark Bentley received a plaque commemorating his 100th career win that he earned against Presbyterian on Jan. 12. His team proceeded to dominate, winning every match against the...

Battle-tested Stanley leads App State women’s basketball

Pre Stanley currently stands as the leading scorer on the women's basketball team this season. The junior guard  from Rockledge, Florida is a not just a leading scorer but also a

Zack Antrum, Senior Reporter

January 23, 2020

Year after year, head coach Angel Elderkin hits the court with a squad of diverse backgrounds and abilities. When looking at the roster, one can find players from North Carolina to Australia, and each player has their own unique set of talents, too. Junior guard Pre Stanley, a Rockledge, Florida native lea...

Women’s tennis looks to capitalize on last year’s regular season Sun Belt title

Junior Teodora Sevo in action during a match last year. Sevo and the Mountaineers look to build off of what they accomplished a season ago.

Connor Davidson, Reporter

January 22, 2020

The 2019 season for App State women’s tennis was filled with success. The Mountaineers finished with an overall record of 15-6 and a conference record of 9-1. This gave them their first regular season Sun Belt conference championship in school history and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. H...

Dale Jones tabbed as Mountaineers defensive coordinator, three more defensive assistant coaches hired

Dale Jones tabbed as Mountaineers defensive coordinator, three more defensive assistant coaches hired

January 22, 2020

As App State football deals with a coaching change for the second straight season, head coach Shawn Clark has filled several assistant coaching positions. Dale Jones, who was part of the Mountaineer staff for 23 years from 1996-2018, was named former defensive coordinator Ted Roof’s replacement after Ro...