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Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Downs South Alabama

App State women’s basketball responded Saturday with a 71-52 victory over South Alabama in the weekend finale on Saturday afternoon at the Holmes Center. The 19-point victory is the largest against South Alabama in the series and the Mountaineers improve…

Delph’s 28 Points Pace the Mountaineers to a Win at South Alabama

Adrian Delph scored a career high 28 points as App State men’s basketball erased a nine-point second half deficit in an 83-77 victory at South Alabama on Saturday. Delph finished 7-of-14 (50.0 percent) from the field, 5-of-10 (50.0 percent) on…

L-R Men’s Swimming Split Home Tri-Meet

For the first time this season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming team had a home meet. The Bears welcomed Wingate and Catawba for a Saturday matinee inside Shuford Pool. The Bears came away with a 187-36 win against Catawba but fell…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Fall at Carson-Newman

Senior R.J. Gunn became the 55th player to join the 1,000-point club but the Bears dropped a 73-54 decision at Carson-Newman on Saturday. The 54 points are the lowest scoring output for the Bears since scoring 49 at King on…

High School Volleyball Results From Saturday, 1/16/21

2A Western Region Third Round Playoffs: Fred T. Foard: 3 Patton: 1 Panthers season ends at 14-3. The Tigers advance to the Western Regional Finals going to undefeated West Wilkes on Tuesday.

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Falls to 23rd Ranked Carson-Newman

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Women Basketball Team fell to #23 Carson-Newman in Jefferson City,Tenn on Saturday afternoon, 91-73. Kennedy Weigt came off the bench to score 23 points to lead the Bears. Emily Harman finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists…

App State Women’s Basketball Edged out By South Alabama

App State women’s basketball suffered a 66-63 setback to South Alabama on Friday evening at the Holmes Center. App State falls to 5-6 and 2-3 in the Sun Belt, while South Alabama improves to 7-4 and 4-1 in league play.…

App State Men’s Basketball Lose at South Alabama

App State men’s basketball dropped a 73-64 road Sun Belt contest at South Alabama on Friday evening. Donovan Gregory paced the Mountaineers (9-5, 3-2 SBC) with a team-high 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. Michael…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Compete at Quad Meet

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming traveled and competed in Wingate’s quad-meet Friday afternoon. The Bears joined Catawba, UNC Pembroke and  host Wingate at Wingate University Natatorium. The Bears finished with a victory over Catawba 150-85 but the Bears fell to UNC Pembroke…

Ponce Returns to App State Football As Offensive Coordinator

Frank Ponce, who helped App State win three straight Sun Belt Championships during his first tenure in Boone, is returning to serve as the Mountaineers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Ponce was App State’s…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 1/15/21

Girls Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 50 McDowell: 40   Freedom: 46 South Caldwell: 38   Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 88 West Iredell: 58   Hibriten: 47 East Burke: 33   Patton: 55 West Caldwell: 20   South…

App State Football Garners Three Postseason All-Star Bowl Invites

Three outgoing seniors from App State will continue their pursuits of professional football careers this week. Offensive lineman Ryan Neuzil, cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles and quarterback Zac Thomas received invitations from the annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which won’t hold an actual…

High School Basketball Results From Thursday, 1/14/21

Girls Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 59 West Caldwell: 14 Fred T. Foard: 87 West Iredell: 61 Patton: 51 Hibriten: 45 Boys Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: West Caldwell: 66 Bunker Hill: 55

NCHSAA Posts Second Draft of Conference Realignment, Area Teams Scattered in Five Conferences

The NCHSAA has released the second draft of the 2021-2025 Conference Realignment on the Realignment Information web page. “This draft represents a sacrifice of time by committee members to review and study all submitted suggestions and proposals,” said Commissioner Que…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Rolls Over UVa-Wise

Darius Simmons became the 54th player in the 100 years of Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball to top 1,000 career points as the Bears defeated UVA Wise 98-63 on Wednesday evening. The Bears posted their first 30-point win since 2018 and nearly…

L-R Women’s Basketball Lose Despite Nunn’s Double-Double

Olivia Nunn had her first career double-double for the Bears but Lenoir-Rhyne went cold only scoring one field goal in the final 4:41 which allowed UVA-Wise to escape with a 70-63 win. Nunn finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds,…

App State Track and Field Has Event Postponed at ETSU

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday that this weekend’s ETSU Track & Field Invitational has been canceled. The Mountaineers women’s team was set to compete as were select members of the men’s team at…

App’s Formato Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week

App State’s Will Formato has been named both the Southern Conference’s Wrestler of the Week and the league’s Student-Athlete of the Week. Now ranked 14th in the country at 165 pounds by TrackWrestling, Formato posted a 4-0 decision in a…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/12/21

Girls Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 45 St. Stephens: 43 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 41 East Burke: 32 Bunker Hill: 64 Patton: 51 Hibriten: 54 West Iredell: 50 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 59 West Lincoln:…

App State Partners With Paciolan For Ticketing, More

Paciolan, the leading ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution provider for college athletics, has entered into a partnership with Appalachian State University. Paciolan will provide App State with a comprehensive solution that integrates digital ticketing, fundraising, marketing and access management technologies…

CVCC Announces Women and Men’s Basketball Schedules

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s and women’s basketball programs have released their 2020-21 schedules. Coming off a 22-9 campaign last winter and its 10th season under head coach Bryan Garmroth, the CVCC men’s basketball team starts its 2020-21 season…

App State Field Hockey Announces Seven Signings

Head coach Meghan Dawson and the App State field hockey staff announced the addition of seven future Mountaineer student-athletes on Tuesday. “I am extremely proud to add these amazing student-athletes to our App State field hockey squad. Each individual excels…

High School Basketball Results From Monday, 1/11/21

High School Girls Basketball Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Freedom: 62 Hickory: 56 Alexander Central: 58 Watauga: 46 McDowell: 60 St. Stephens: 37 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 74 Fred T. Foard: 63 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lake Norman Charter: 45…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Upsets Second Ranked Lincoln Memorial

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team halted No. 2 Lincoln Memorial’s 39-game winning streak and handed the Railsplitters an 89-83 defeat inside Shuford Gymnasium on Saturday evening . The win over LMU was the highest-ranked team LR had ever beaten and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Baswketball Picks Up First Win of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team beat Lincoln Memorial 63-54 on Saturday afternoon in Shuford Gym. The win was the first victory for the Bears under new head coach Grahm Smith. Emily Harman finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds while…

App State Women’s Basketball Gain Split Over Georgia Southern

App State women’s basketball bounced back with a 70-58 victory against Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at Hanner Fieldhouse. App State moves to 5-5 and 2-2 in league action, while the Apps finished 3-3 on its six-game road trip. Georgia…

App State Men’s Basketball Complete Weekend Sweep of Eagles

Donovan Gregory posted a career high 19 points as App State men’s basketball defeated Georgia Southern 77-71 on Saturday. The victory completes a weekend sweep of the Eagles (7-6, 1-3 SBC) for the Mountaineers (9-4, 3-1 SBC) and pushes the…

App State Wrestling Competes at Wolfpack Round Robin

Road roommates in Raleigh, Will Formato and Anthony Brito were both locked in at the Wolfpack Round Robin event Saturday. The morning after a Friday night dual between App State and NC State, 20 members of the Mountaineers’ wrestling team…

High School State Volleyball Playoff Pairings Released, Four Area Teams Competing

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) finalized and released the playoff brackets for the 2020-2021 Volleyball Championships. The tournament will have four classifications of play with five playoff rounds each. All classifications will field 32 teams in the…

App State Wrestling Hangs Tough With 4th Ranked NC State

Thomas Flitz jumped to his feet, flexed his muscles and let out a scream toward his team’s bench. With four close, dramatic wins, including back-to-back victories against top-10 opponents from NC State, App State hung plenty tough before the fourth-ranked…

App State Women’s Basketball Lose at Georgia Southern

App State women’s basketball fell to Georgia Southern, 87-56, on Friday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. App State falls to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in league action, while GS moves to 6-4 and 2-1 in Sun Belt play. Michaela Porter (Pittsburgh,…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Edge Out Georgia Southern

App State men’s basketball erased a 16-point second half deficit in a 66-63 victory over Georgia Southern on Friday evening. Georgia Southern (7-5, 1-2 SBC) took a 39-29 lead into the half and scored the first six points out of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Competes at Queens Dual Meet

For the second time in a month the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Swimming traveled to the Levine Aquatic Center in Charlotte for a meet. This time the Bears fell to Queens University in a dual meet on Friday afternoon. On…

Jean-Charles Becomes App State’s First FBS First Team All-American

App State cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles knocked the pass to the turf before sprinting away from the scene excitedly, raising one index finger and waving it side to side. There was justification for Jean-Charles to celebrate then and now. For the…

High School Basketball Results From Thursday, 1/7/21

High School Girls Basketball South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 52 Bandys: 39 Non-conference: Alexander Central: 59 Statesville: 31 High School Boys Basketball South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 58 Bandys: 56, 2 OT Non-conference: Alexander Central: 78 Tabernacle Christian:…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 1/7/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 McDowell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Patton: 3 East Burke: 1 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: East Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 0

CVCC Volleyball Releases Schedule

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program has announced its 2020-21 schedule. The Red Hawks open their season under first-year head coach Madison Pogue on Saturday, Jan. 30 on the road against Cape Fear Community College. The contest will take…

High School Basketball Results From Wednesday, 1/6/21

High School Girls Basketball Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 70 Hibriten: 63 Patton: 59 West Iredell: 41 High School Boys Basketball Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: East Burke: 68 Bunker Hill: 62 Hibriten: 74 Draughn: 40 Patton: 64 West Iredell: 42…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 1/6/21

Northwestern Foothills 3A/4A Conference: Watauga: 3 Hickory: 1 McDowell: 3 Freedom: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Maiden: 3 North Lincoln: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Partners With EmergeOrtho

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics has announced a new partnership with EmergeOrtho as the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Bears. Additionally, Dr. Christopher Houdek will serve as the team physician for LR. “Providing a high level of sports medicine care has always…

App Alum Wilks Establishes Post-Grad Scholarship

App State football alum Steve Wilks, a former NFL head coach, and his wife are making an impact in support of App State Athletics by giving a gift to the Keep Climbing initiative that includes establishing the Steve & Marcia…

Appalchain State Football Garners Eight First Teamers on Phil Steele’s All-Conference

Phil Steele’s All-Sun Belt teams, which include bowl performances to account for the entire season, gave first-team recognition to eight App State players. With top honors going to Shemar-Jean Charles (DB), Shaun Jolly (DB), Demetrius Taylor (DL), D’Marco Jackson (LB),…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/5/21

High School Girls Basketball Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 49 McDowell: 38 Freedom: 58 St. Stephens: 28 South Caldwell: 53 Watauga: 41 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 49 Maiden: 47 High School Boys Basketball Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 62 Hickory:…

Appalachian State Athletics Earn Cumulative 3.54 Grade Point Average

App State student-athletes posted another impressive academic semester during the fall of 2020. The Mountaineers ended the semester with a 3.54 grade point average for all student-athletes, just under the school record of 3.59 set last spring. The cumulative GPA…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 1/4/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 Freedom: 0 McDowell: 3 St. Stephens: 1 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 3 West Iredell: 0 Patton: 3 Hibriten: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 Lake Norman Charter: 2

L-R Women’s Basketball Contest Wednesday Postponed

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball game against Tusculum which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. has been postponed due to COVID protocols. The Bears are scheduled to return to action on Saturday when they host Lincoln Memorial…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Rolls Over Troy

App State men’s basketball scored 12 of the first 14 points of the game and never looked back in a 90-59 Sun Belt victory over Troy on Saturday. After leading 12-2, Troy (6-5, 1-1 SBC) pulled within five points at…

App State Women’s Basketball Drops Second Match Against Troy

App State women’s basketball fell to Troy, 85-65, on Saturday afternoon at Trojan Arena. App State falls to 4-4 and 1-1 in Sun Belt play while the Trojans improve to 5-4 and 1-1 in league action. Four players scored in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls to 19th Ranked Queens

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team suffered its first defeat of the 2020-21 campaign at the hands of No. 19 Queens on Saturday afternoon. In a last minute rescheduling, the Royals came away with an 88-68 victory inside Curry Arena. The…

L-R Women’s Basketball Nearly Upsets Undefeated Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team fell late to Catawba 60-55 in their home opener Saturday afternoon inside Shuford Gym. The game was the first at home for Lenoir-Rhyne in the 2020-21 season and the first home game under Grahm Smith.…

App State Wrestling Opens Season With App State Individual Quad

Unbeaten days from Codi Russell, Thomas Flitz, Caleb Smith and Francis Morrissey, coupled with Will Formato’s overtime win in a matchup of Southern Conference standouts, highlighted the season-opening performances at the App State Individual Quad event Saturday in Varsity Gym.…

App State Women’s Basketball Starts Sun Belt Conference Play With Win

App State women’s basketball got the new year off to a great start with a 78-66 win over Troy on Friday evening at Trojan Arena. The Mountaineers improve to 4-3 and 1-0 in Sun Belt action while Troy falls to…

App State Men’s Basketball Drops Sun Belt Opener

James Lewis Jr. finished with an App State career high 16 points, but the Mountaineers fell 69-56 to Troy in its Sun Belt opener on Friday evening. Lewis Jr. bettered his previous career best of 14 points, set earlier this…

Jean-Charles and Neuzil Earn More All-American Honors

Add the Sporting News to the list of All-America honors for Shemar Jean-Charles and Ryan Neuzil. Jean-Charles, a senior cornerback, and Neuzil, a senior offensive guard, were named second-team All-Americans by the Sporting News on Tuesday. They received similar recognition…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 12/29/20

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 3 East Burke: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 North Lincoln: 0 East Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 0 East Lincoln: 3 Newton-Conover: 0 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 0

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 12/28/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Alexander Central: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: East Burke: 3 West Caldwell: 0

Appalachian State Wrestling Picked to Win SoCon Championship

With five preseason all-conference selections among the 10 weight classes, App State Wrestling has been voted the preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference. The preseason poll and all-conference selections came from voting by the league’s nine head coaches, who…

HIgh School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 12/23/20

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 3 East Burke: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 Patton: 0

App State Men’s Golf Signs Buxbaum

App State men’s golf announced the official signing of North Carolina native Josh Buxbaum to the program on Wednesday. Buxbaum is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and attends Wake Forest High School. He currently ranks 6th in North Carolina’s Tarheel…

Appalachian State Football Receives Two All-Americans

For the second straight year, App State has at least two All-Americans at the highest level of college football. Senior cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles and senior left guard Ryan Neuzil were named second-team All-Americans by PFF College this week. Last year,…

CVCC Baseball Ranked 17th in Preseason Poll

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program received an early Christmas gift on Wednesday when College Baseball Newspaper announced it ranked the Red Hawks No. 17 in its preseason poll. The poll, which was released on Wednesday, ranks the top…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 12/22/20

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: East Burke: 3 Hibriten: 2 Fred T. Foard: 3 Draughn: 0 Patton: 3 West Caldwell: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 West Lincoln: 0 North Lincoln: 3 Newton-Conover: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dickinson Named Preseason Attacker of the Year

Senior Eric Dickinson has been named the US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Attackmen of the Year as announced by the publication earlier this afternoon. Dickinson is the program’s all-time leader in career points (225) and goals scored (156) and had 38…

App State Men’s Basketball Fall by 14 to Auburn

App State men’s basketball pulled within two points with under nine minutes to play, but fell 67-53 at Auburn in its non-conference finale on Tuesday. The Mountaineers conclude non-conference play with a 6-3 mark. The 6-3 record is the best…

App State Women’s Basketball Fall at Georgia

App State women’s basketball fell to Georgia 107-44 on Tuesday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum. The Mountaineers head into Sun Belt play with a 3-3 mark while Georgia improves to 8-0. Lainey Gosnell (Demorest, Ga./Habersham Central) tied a season high and…

App State, Peoples Runs Wild on North Texas in Myrtle Beach Bowl Win

A flag for a penalty well behind the play wiped out Marcus Williams Jr.’s 79-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of App State’s bowl matchup with North Texas. No worries. Camerun Peoples rushed for a 76-yard gain on the…

App State Hires Hales as Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach

App State women’s tennis head coach Ashleigh Antal is excited to announce the hiring of Miller Hales as the next assistant coach. “We’re very excited to have Miller on board,” coach Antal said. “Her passion, drive, and expertise will undoubtedly…

South Fork Athletic Conference Revises Volleyball, Basketball Schedules

In a press release sent from Butch Parker, the Conference Administrator for the South Fork 2A Athletic Conference, the conference will be going through rescheduling and a new basketball format for the upcoming season. The press releases reads: In order…

App State Football Garners 19 All-Conference Elections

App State had 19 players receive All-Sun Belt recognition, the second-highest total in the conference, as the league announced its 2020 award winners Monday morning. The Mountaineers (8-3, 6-2 Sun Belt) put five players on the All-Sun Belt first team:…

App State Women’s Basketball Edge Out East Tennessee State On the Road

App State women’s basketball edged ETSU in a 69-66 victory on Sunday afternoon at Brooks Gymnasium. The Mountaineers’ win pushes their record to 3-2, while ETSU falls to 1-5 on the season. Pre Stanley and Brooke Bigott paced four student-athletes…

CVCC Softball Signs Nine Student-Athletes, Four From Hickory Metro

Catawba Valley Community College head softball coach Josh Bumgarner has announced the first nine signings for his 2021-22 class. “This class has the potential to be very special for our program,” Bumgarner said. “Each class continues to get better and…

App State Wrestling Hosts Black and Gold Intrasquad

App State Wrestling opened its 2020-21 schedule with a Black & Gold Intrasquad event that served as the Varsity Gym debut for several freshmen on Friday. In the night session that simulated a dual meet between assistant coach DJ Fehlman’s…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Dispatches Columbia

All five starters scored at least eight points as App State men’s basketball posted a 77-41 victory over Columbia International on Friday. The win pushes the Mountaineers record to 6-2 on the season, marking the best start for the program…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 12/17/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 Alexander Central: 0 St. Stephens: 3 South Caldwell: 2 Watauga: 3 Freedom: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 Lake Norman Charter: 0 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 0

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Downs Greensboro College

Donovan Gregory tallied a career high 18 points as App State men’s basketball recorded an 87-47 win over Greensboro College on Thursday evening. The win pushes App State’s record to 5-2 on the season and clinches a winning mark in…

Lenoir-Rhyne to Add Bass Fishing as Club Sport

Lenoir-Rhyne University Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has announced the addition of College Bass Fishing as a club sport beginning in fall 2021. There are currently around 600 bass fishing teams in the United States, and Lenoir-Rhyne is the…

Appalachian State Football Signs 22 on Decemeber Signing Day

App State Football has assembled another record-setting recruiting class with the addition of 22 newcomers Wednesday on the first day of the December early signing period. With head coach Shawn Clark, recruiting coordinator Justin Watts and the rest of the…

L-R Swimming Competes at Wingate Winter Round Robin

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Swim teams broke several records at the Winter Round Robin hosted by Wingate University Wednesday afternoon. For the men’s squad, the highlight of the day was the team record broken in the 400 medley relay…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team Defeats Mars Hill

Darius Simmons scored 21 points and went 10-for-12 from the free throw line to lead Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball to a narrow 69-65 victory at Mars Hill on Wednesday afternoon. Mason Hawks added 15 points and hit a pair of game-clinching…

Weather Forces High School Volleyball Postponements

All high school volleyball matches scheduled for today have been postponed due to the weather. The following matches will now be played tomorrow evening instead: Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory at Alexander Central Freedom at Watauga St. Stephens at South Caldwell…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Contest Postponed

Due to a positive test within the Queens women’s basketball team, todays home opener for the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball team against the Royals has been postponed. The game was set to tip at 2 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne returns to action on…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Fall to 10th Ranked Tennessee

App State men’s basketball dropped a 79-38 decision at No. 10 Tennessee on Tuesday evening. Michael Almonacy paced the Mountaineers with a team high nine points, a team high tying six rebounds and a team leading three assists. Kendall Lewis…

App State Volleyball Signs Harvey

App State volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro has announced the addition of middle hitter Lily Harvey (Marietta, Ga./Pope) to the program. Lily Harvey | Middle Hitter | 6-5 | Marietta, Ga./Pope Harvey was a four-year letter winner at Pope High…

Delph Named Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

After tying his career high with 21 points in a 61-57 win at Charlotte on Friday, App State men’s basketball guard Adrian Delph has been named Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. It marks the first Player of…

App State’s Smith Named College Sports Madness Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week

College Sports Madness named Kaiden Smith its Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week thanks to his career-high 12 tackles (10 solo), a fourth-quarter interception and one pass breakup from his run-supporting safety position. Smith led all players with 12…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 12/14/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Alexander Central: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Non-conference: East Rutherford: 3 Freedom: 2

Appalachian State’s Virgil Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

The Sun Belt announced its football honors for Week 15 of the season on Monday, which included App’s Jalen Virgil as the Special Teams Player of the Week. Virgil, a senior wide receiver had a 100-yard kickoff return gave App…

App State Men’s Basketball Adds to Schedule

App State men’s basketball has announced that it will host Columbia International on Friday evening. Tip is set for 6 p.m. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. App State stands at 4-1 on the season, which…

Appalachian State Accepts Invite to Myrtle Beach Bowl

App State is going bowling again, this time at the beach. After capping an 8-3 regular season with a 34-26 win at rival Georgia Southern, the Mountaineers have accepted an invitation to play North Texas (4-5) in the first Myrtle Beach Bowl…

App State Football Ends Regular Season With Win Over Georgia Southern

Jalen Virgil extended his arms above his head to field the line-drive kickoff. While his decision to then take the ball out of the end zone was unexpected, the outcome didn’t catch Virgil by surprise. The latest App State-Georgia Southern…

Lenoir-Rhyne Mens Basketball Season Opens Season With Win

The 100th season of Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball officially kicked off on Saturday afternoon as the Bears defeated Catawba 93-86, at John Lentz Court inside Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. This is the 210th all-time meeting between Lenoir-Rhyne and Catawba. The Bears now…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Lose at Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team fell to the Tusculum Pioneers 67-44 on the road Saturday afternoon. Tusculum has now won nine straight games dating back to last season. The Pioneers entered today’s game fifth in the nation in scoring defense,…

App State Women’s Basketball Edged Out by Davidson

App State women’s basketball suffered a 67-64 setback to Davidson on Friday evening at the Holmes Center. The Mountaineers fall to 2-2 on the season while the Wildcats improve to 2-3. Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rocklege) put forth an efficient performance…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Defeats Charlotte

Adrian Delph tied his career-high with 21 points as App State men’s basketball overcame a nine-point halftime deficit in a 61-57 win at Charlotte on Friday evening. Delph finished 7-of-13 (53.8 percent) from the field and went a perfect 6-of-6…

NCHSAA Releases First Draft of 2021-2025 Conference Realignments

The NCHSAA has posted the first draft of the 2021-2025 Conference Realignment Plan. Per the Realignment Process and Procedures, the first draft is done by the NCHSAA Staff. Staff made significant efforts to focus on factors the Realignment Committee indicated…

App’s Rowe Named as Candidate for Broyles Award

App State cornerbacks coach James Rowe is one of 56 candidates nationally for the Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coaches. With App State already returning one All-America cornerback in Shaun Jolly, Rowe has made an immediate impact…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 12/9/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 3 Alexander Central: 0 Watauga: 3 St. Stephens: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 West Lincoln: 0

Appalachian State Wrestling Announces 2020-2021 Schedule

App State has announced its 2020-21 wrestling schedule, which includes eight league matches as part of four tri-meets and the Southern Conference Championships in late February being held at the Holmes Center in Boone for the third straight year. The…

Hickory Crawdads to Jump to High-A in Minor League Baseball Restructuring

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has invited the following four minor league teams to become its affiliates in Major League Baseball’s new player development structure, which will be effective for the 2021 season: Triple-A: Round Rock (TX)…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 12/8/20

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 West Iredell: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Maiden: 3 Lincolnton: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Adjusts Weekend Schedule

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team has announced a schedule change for Saturday, December 12. The Bears were scheduled to take on Tusculum in Greeneville, Tenn. on Saturday but that game has been postponed. Instead, Lenoir-Rhyne will play host to Catawba…

App State Athletics Announce Plans for Harrill Basketball Practice Facility

App State Athletics has announced that Missy Harrill and sons Jay and Brad have made a $1 million commitment in support of men’s basketball and the naming of the Mark E. Harrill Basketball Practice Facility, which was approved by the…

Shorthanded Lenoir-Rhyne Falls to Limestone in Women’s Basketball

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball took on Limestone in its second contest of the season Monday, falling on the road, 75-40. The Bears only had 10 players healthy and available on the active roster of 21 players. Junior Tatum McBride had eight…

App’s Jean-Charles Named Semifinalist for Bednarik and Thorpe Awards

App State senior cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles has been named a semifinalist for both the 2020 Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation’s outstanding defensive player, and the 2020 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the nation’s…

App State Wrestling to Host SoCon Championship Through 2024

The Southern Conference has again awarded the league’s championship wrestling tournament to App State, with the 2021 event on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Holmes Center beginning a string of four more years in Boone. App State’s success in hosting…

App State Women’s Basketball Drop First Contest

App State women’s basketball fell to Virginia Tech 84-59 on Friday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. The Mountaineers fall to 2-1 on the season while Virginia Tech improves to 4-0. Brooke Bigott (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) continued her solid shooting as she…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Defeats NC Wesleyan

CJ Huntley scored a career-high 18 points as App State men’s basketball posted an 81-57 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday evening. Huntley finished 5-of-9 (55.6 percent) from the field and 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) on 3-pointers. He added three…

Appalachian State Women’s Indoor Track and Field Hosts Meet

App State women’s track & field competed at the Appalachian Split Open to begin the 2020-21 season on Friday and Saturday. In the triple jump, Peighton Simmons covered 41-8.50 (12.71m) to finish first. Her mark was just 2.25 inches shy…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Opens Season With Road Loss

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball team opened the season with a 70-64 loss on the road to Anderson Saturday. Emily Harman led the Bears with 20 points. The freshman also added six rebounds, two assists and a steal. The Bears jumped…

App State Men’s Basketball Adds Monday Game

App State men’s basketball has announced that it will host LaGrange on Monday. Tip is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN+ and the Appalachian Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.…

Appalachian State Football Falls to Louisiana

App State put together a fourth-quarter rally that fell short, as 20th-ranked Louisiana survived two late safeties and held on for a 24-21 victory Friday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers (7-3, 5-2) cut into a 24-10 deficit on…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Lose at Virginia Tech

App State women’s basketball fell to Virginia Tech 84-59 on Friday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. The Mountaineers fall to 2-1 on the season while Virginia Tech improves to 4-0. Brooke Bigott (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) continued her solid shooting as she…

NCHSAA Finish Winter Meetings, Announce Decisions

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors concluded its work for the Winter 2020 meeting, held on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3, 2020 via a virtual platform. Highlights of decisions of the Board of Directors…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 12/3/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 East Burke: 0 Patton: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 West Iredell: 3 Hibriten: 0

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 12/2/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 Freedom: 0 McDowell: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Watauga: 3 Alexander Central: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: West Iredell: 3 Bunker Hill: 0

App’s Stanley Named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

App State women’s basketball senior guard Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge) was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday. Stanley collects the award for the first time in her career after averaging 22.5 points,…

App State Men’s Basketball Contest Schedule For This Evening Canceled

The App State men’s basketball contest scheduled for Tuesday evening against St. Andrews has been canceled due to a positive case of COVID-19 within the St. Andrews program. App State will return to action Sunday against North Carolina Wesleyan in…

App State Men’s Basketball Drops Overtime Contest to Bowling Green

Forty minutes wasn’t enough to settle one of the most competitive battles of the young college basketball season, as App State dropped a 78-76 overtime decision to Bowling Green at the Holmes Convocation Center on Monday night. Graduate transfer Michael…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 11/30/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 McDowell: 2 St. Stephens: 3 Freedom: 1 Watauga: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: West Iredell: 3 East Burke: 0

Hickory Motor Speedway Announces 2021 Schedule

Hickory Motor Speedway has just released their schedule for the 2021 race season, and it is packed full of excitement. The Historic Race Track will open up their 71st season of racing on March 6th, 2021 with our season opening…

Lenoir-Rhyne Student-Athletes Shows High Academic Success Rates

The NCAA recently announced the latest Academic Success Rates (ASR) report data as well as Federal Graduation Rates (FGR) for student-athletes who entered Lenoir-Rhyne in the most recent six year cohort (2013-14). The data shows LR continues an upward trend…

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Nicosia as Assistant AD for Digital and Creative Media

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Dani Nicosia to the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Digital and Creative Media. Nicosia comes to Lenoir-Rhyne after spending the past year-and-a-half as the Athletics Communication Coordinator at Charlotte Country Day School.…

App State-Louisiana Game Moved to ESPN, Kickoff at 8:30pm

Friday’s Sun Belt Conference showdown between App State (7-2, 5-1 SBC) and No. 20 Louisiana (8-1, 6-1) has been picked up by ESPN and will have a new kickoff time of 8:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The rematch of…

App State Women’s Basketball Gets Home Win Over UNC-Asheville

App State women’s basketball picked up a gritty 70-60 victory over UNC Asheville on Sunday afternoon at the Holmes Center. The Mountaineers move to 2-0 for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign, while UNCA falls to 1-1. Pre Stanley…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Takes 12 of 14 Events in Win Over Catawba

In their first meet in almost a month, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team (1-1) posted a convincing 161-55 victory at Catawba on Friday morning. Today marked the Bears first meet since Halloween and the first against a Division II opponent…

Appalachian State Football Defeats Troy 47-10

When App State opened the second quarter with another touchdown, the point production outnumbered its opponent’s yardage total. The Mountaineers bounced back in emphatic fashion Saturday, bolstering their overall record and establishing several individual ones in a 47-10 home win…

App State Men’s Basketball Routs Carver

App State men’s basketball never trailed en route to a 105-23 victory over Carver in its home opener on Friday evening. The Mountaineers (2-0) have now won their last seven home openers, scoring over 100 points in four of them.…

App State Men’s Basketball Has Schedule Change for Next Week

App State men’s basketball has announced a schedule change for next week. The Mountaineers were originally slated to host Carolina University on Dec. 3 in the Holmes Center. That game has been canceled. Instead, App State will now host St.…

App State Football Receives Grant to Recognize Teachers

App State football, the Sun Belt Conference and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation joined forces once again to recognize teachers via the Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) initiative. App State received a $5,000 grant from the CFP Foundation to…

Five Players Score in Double Figures As App State Women’s Basketball Defeats Charlotte

App State women’s basketball started the season off on the right foot with a 74-68 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon at the Holmes Center. App State moves to 1-0 while Charlotte drops to 1-0. The Mountaineers handed the 49ers…

App State Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Win Over South Carolina State

Four players reached double figures and 10 scored as App State men’s basketball posted a dominant 81-61 victory at South Carolina State in its season opener on Wednesday. The 20-point road win marks the largest season opening road victory for…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 11/24/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Alexander Central: 3 South Caldwell: 0 McDowell: 3 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 3 East Burke: 0 Draughn: 3 Hibriten: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Patton:…

Appalachian State to Allow 2,170 Fans to Kidd Brewer Stadium for Saturday’s Contest

App State is pleased to welcome a limited number of spectators to Kidd Brewer Stadium again for the Nov. 28 football game against Troy (8 p.m., ESPNU), while prioritizing the health and safety of our fans, student-athletes and staff. With…

More Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Games Postponed

Lenoir-Rhyne has announced scheduling revisions for four men’s basketball games. Tonight’s game against Limestone was postponed over the weekend. The other games affected are the game at Newberry on Nov. 28, the game at Anderson on Dec. 5 and the…

App State Basketball Student-Athlete Families Allowed for Start of Basketball Season

To begin the 2020-21 basketball season, App State will welcome a limited number of spectators to men’s and women’s basketball games. With the implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 176, Phase 3 of North Carolina’s eased coronavirus restrictions allows…

Appalachian State Signs Brown for Women’s Golf

App State women’s golf has landed Mary Sears Brown as a 2020 fall signee. “We are excited to welcome Mary Sears as a Mountaineer,” head coach Heather Brown said. “I know her solid work ethic on and off the course…

CVCC E-Sports Concludes Fall Season

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports program recently completed its fall 2020 season. The Red Hawks competed on the PlayVS platform this fall in the video game, “Rocket League.” Four student athletes competed on the Red Hawks Esports team this…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 11/23/20

Northwesetern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 Alexander Central: 0 St. Stephens: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Watauga: 3 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 Hibriten: 0 Patton: 3 East Burke: 0 West Iredell:…

Appalachian State Hires Antal to be Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Ashleigh Antal has been named the next head coach of App State women’s tennis, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Monday. “We are excited to welcome Ashleigh to the App Family,” Gillin said. “Her championship experience as both a player…

App’s Staton Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

App State’s Chandler Staton was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week after he made three field goals, including go-ahead, season-long kicks of 44 and 45 yards, at Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers took a 23-21 lead…

App State Football Suffers First Sun Belt Loss of Season

Coastal Carolina claimed a first-place showdown with visiting App State on Saturday, winning 34-23 at Brooks Stadium. In a game with five lead changes, App State (6-2, 4-1) moved ahead for the final time on Chandler Staton’s 45-yard field goal…

CVCC Qualifies Two More for FLW National Championship

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team continued its incredible second season on Friday by adding two more nationally qualified anglers. Red Hawk anglers Lane Bailey and Adam Seagle finished in eighth place among a field of 119 anglers…

App State Athletics Has 85 Percent Graduation Rate

The NCAA released the latest Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures this week, and App State reported a success rate of 85 percent. The GSR is based on student-athletes who enrolled in 2013-14 and graduated within six years. Women’s…

Appalachian State Volleyball Ends Season at Sun Belt Tournament

App State volleyball fell 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 25-13 to No. 12 Coastal Carolina at the Sun Belt Tournament on Thursday evening. The Chanticleers (17-0) advance to the Sun Belt Tournament Semifinals with the victory and will take on Little Rock…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 11/19/20

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 Patton: 3 Draughn: 0 West Caldwell: 3 Hibriten: 1 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 Newton-Conover: 0 Maiden: 3 West Lincoln: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Signs Five for 2021 Class

Lenoir-Rhyne Head Volleyball Coach Shannon Hudson has announced the signing of five players to the Bears 2021 class. The Bears have added three players from the state of North Carolina and one each from Texas and Ohio. “We are thrilled…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday 11/18/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 3 St. Stephens: 1 Hickory: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Non-conference: Mountain Heritage: 3 Freedom: 2

App State Volleyball to Only Play Once in Pod Play at Sun Belt Tournament

The Sun Belt Conference has announced a change regarding the Sun Belt Volleyball Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Foley, Ala. The tournament will now feature 11 teams, instead of 12, with Arkansas State withdrawing from the tournament. The Mountaineers were…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 11/17/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: South Caldwell: 3 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 3 Hibriten: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 Patton: 0 West Iredell: 3 Draughn: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 3 Lincolnton: 0 Maiden: 3 Bandys:…

Lenoir-Rhyne Basketball Announce Changes to Opening Schedules

Lenoir-Rhyne has announced scheduling revisions for the first three women’s basketball games of the season. The changes affect the home opener against Queens on Nov. 21, the game at Limestone on Nov. 24 and the game at Newberry on Nov.…

NCHSAA Announces Opening Stages of 4-Year Realignment Plan

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association provided much information to member schools Tuesday, November 17th about the procedures, processes, and timelines for the 2021-2025 Realignment that is currently underway. The NCHSAA will maintain information through a Realignment webpage, found…

App State Women’s Basketball Adds Four Including Freedom’s Garrison

The App State women’s basketball staff is excited to announce the 2021 signing class. The Mountaineers bring in four commits from North Carolina and Virginia in Emily Carver (Asheville, N.C./Enka), Adair Garrison (Morganton, N.C./Freedom), Mariah Frazier (Whitsett, N.C./Dudley), and Zada…

App State Football Game Against Troy to Air on ESPNU

With an ESPN2 game this weekend at Coastal Carolina, plus an announcement that next weekend’s Nov. 28 home game against Troy will be shown on ESPNU at 8 p.m., App State currently has seven nationally televised games as part of…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 11/16/20

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 3 Alexander Central: 2 Watauga: 3 St. Stephens: 0

Appalachian State’s Jackson Earns Player of the Week Honors

App State inside linebacker D’Marco Jackson has been named the National Defensive MVP of the Week by PFF College and the Sun Belt Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week following a strong, versatile effort in the 17-13 win against Georgia…

Appalachian State Volleyball Readies for Sun Belt Tournament

The Sun Belt Conference has announced the bracket for the 2020 Sun Belt Volleyball Tournament, with App State volleyball set to begin play on Wednesday in Foley, Ala. The tournament format this year features all 12 teams from the conference.…

App State Football Pulls Out Late Win Over Georgia State

Fifth-year senior Jacob Huesman finished off a fourth-quarter touchdown drive in relief of injured starting quarterback Zac Thomas to give App State its first lead, and the Mountaineers remained unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play with a 17-13 victory against…

App State Volleyball Ends Regular Season With 3-1 Loss to Nationally Ranked Coastal Carolina

App State volleyball fell 3-1 (25-11, 23-25, 25-19, 25-12) to No. 15 Coastal Carolina in its regular season finale on Friday. Lexi Kohut led the Mountaineers (1-12, 1-12 SBC) with 10 kills and a pair of blocks. Grace Morrison added…

Lenoir-Rhyne Basketball Early Season Contests Postponed Due to COVID-19

The South Atlantic Conference announced today (Friday, Nov. 13) that five basketball games; one men’s and four women’s, scheduled to be played on Nov. 21 and Nov. 24 have been postponed. The postponement follows the positive tests and subsequent quarantining…

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Issues Mask Mandate

As part of Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen addressed student-athletes, coaches and staff wearing masks as part of the start to the high school athletics for all indoor activities,…

App State Volleyball Swept by 15th Ranked Coastal Carolina

App State volleyball dropped a 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-18) contest at Sun Belt East Division leader and No. 15-ranked Coastal Carolina on Thursday. Lexi Kohut paced the App State (1-11, 1-11 SBC) offense with a team-high 12 kills on a…

App’s Taylor Named to Hendricks Watch List

App State’s Demetrius Taylor is one of 25 players who has been named to the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive end. Taylor, a senior from Miami, has three sacks in the…

App State Men’s Basketball Picked Fourth in Sun Belt East Division

The Sun Belt Conference announced its preseason men’s basketball coaches poll on Thursday. This season, the 12 schools will be split into a West Division and an East Division and will play divisional opponents during the regular season to minimize…

App Softball Signs Nine, Including Bunker Hill’s Wray

Head Coach Shelly Hoerner and the App State Softball staff announced the signing of nine future Mountaineer student-athletes on Wednesday. “I am always excited for this day for these young women and our softball program here at App State. Signing…

App Volleyball Adds Four Student-Athletes

App State volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro has announced the addition of four student-athletes to the program. Ginipro welcomes outside hitter Lauren Ambrose (Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill), right side Maddy Drye (Burlington, N.C./Homeschool), libero Alexis Hardison (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) and…

App State Men’s Basketball Announces First 2021 Signee

App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the signing of Terence Harcum (Butner, N.C./Granville Central). Terence Harcum | Guard | 6-3 | 190 | Butner, N.C./Granville Central In three years at Granville Central High School, Harcum has…

App State’s Forrest Named to Preseason Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Team

App State senior men’s basketball guard Justin Forrest has been named Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt, the league announced Wednesday. Forrest is coming off a season that saw him land First Team All-Sun Belt honors after averaging a team-high 17.3…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Announce Non-Conference Slate

App State women’s basketball announced its eight-game non-conference schedule on Wednesday. The slate is highlighted by five home contests and a pair of matchups against Power Five road games at Virginia Tech and Georgia. Five of the teams owned a…

CVCC Baseball Announces 2021 Captains

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program has announced its five captains for the 2021 season. Pitchers Chance Daquila and Elijah Carr and outfielders Jackson Brown, Brett Eurey and Malik Stephens were all voted on as captains by their teammates…

App State Football Game Against Coastal Carolina Could End Up on ESPN2

The national spotlight will continue to shine on App State and the Sun Belt Conference. The Mountaineers (5-1, 3-0) play host to Georgia State this weekend, and next weekend’s Nov. 21 game at Coastal Carolina will be shown on either…

Lenoir-Rhyne to Not Allow Basketball Fans to Open Season

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases in the area and current N.C. Governor’s mandates on indoor gatherings, Lenoir-Rhyne has announced there will be no outside fans permitted to attend home men’s and women’s basketball games through the…

App State Men’s Basketball Announce Non-Conference Schedule

App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 season. App State will play nine total games during the non-conference season, with five coming in Boone. “I have been directly involved in…

App State Football Rolls Over Texas State

A day of eye-catching firsts contributed to App State moving forward with no Sun Belt Conference losses on its record. App State built a lead with first-time touchdowns from a trio of Mountaineers, who remained unbeaten in league play with…

App State Volleyball Falls 3-1 to Troy Saturday

Grace Morrison recorded her first career double-double, but App State volleyball dropped a 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 25-17 contest at Troy on Saturday in the finale of a three-match weekend series. Morrison finished with a team-high tying 10 kills on a…

Spicer Gets 1,000th Career Kill in Setbacks to Troy

App State volleyball middle blocker Kara Spicer reached 1,000 career kills on Friday as the Mountaineers dropped a pair of contests at Troy. App fell in the first contest 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 35-37) and also fell 3-1 in the…

App State Men’s Basketball Announce Series With Auburn

App State men’s basketball and Auburn have announced a three-game series that will take place over the span of the next four seasons. The Mountaineers will make trips to Auburn during the 2020-21 season and 2023-24 season, while the Tigers…

App State Football to Allow 2,700 Fans for Nov. 14 Football Game

App State is pleased to welcome a limited number of spectators to Kidd Brewer Stadium again for the Nov. 14 football game against Georgia State (2:30 p.m., ESPN+), while prioritizing the health and safety of our fans, student-athletes and staff.…

L-R Baseball to Receive AstroTurf Playing Surface, to be Named Durham Field

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics has announced the beginning of the first phase of construction on its baseball facility. The first part of a three-phase upgrade will be the addition of an AstroTurf playing surface on which construction began last week. The field…

App State Women’s Soccer Season Ends at Sun Belt Quarterfinals

App State women’s soccer fell to No. 1W seed Arkansas State in a hard-fought battle, 1-0, on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinal round of the Sun Belt Championship held in Foley, Ala. The Mountaineers fall to 5-9-1 while Arkansas State…

App’s Stanley Garners Preseason All-Sun Belt Honors

App State women’s basketball senior guard Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge) was named to the All-Sun Belt Preseason Team, as the league announced the All-Preseason conference teams on Wednesday. Stanley landed on the all-second team, while it’s the third straight season…

L-R Men’s Basketball Picked Third, Two Earn All-Conference

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team has been predicted to finish in third place in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league this morning. Additionally, R.J. Gunn and Darius Simmons have each earned Preseason First Team…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball See Hardy Named First Team All-Conference

The South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released by the league office this morning and the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team was picked to finish 10th in the league. Additionally, junior Madeline Hardy was selected as a First Team Preseason…

Grigsby’s Game Winner Propels App State Women’s Soccer to Quarterfinal Round of Sun Belt Tournament

App State women’s soccer pushed past ULM in double overtime, 2-1, in the first round of the Sun Belt Championship held in Foley, Ala. The Mountaineers will advance to the quarterfinal round to face the No. 1 seed from the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Open Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team opened up the 2020-21 season with a tri-meet at UNC Asheville on Saturday afternoon. The Bears fell to a pair of Division I programs, losing to the host Bulldogs 211-50 and to Gardner-Webb 181-78. Kimberly…

CVCC Anglers Compete at Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship

Four members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team completed their appearance at the 2020 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Friday on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. The Red Hawk quartet of Lane Bailey,…

A Pair of Players Eclipse 100 Yards Rushing in App Football Win

App State’s running game was scary good. The Mountaineers (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt) got up early and cruised to a 31-13 win against the ULM Warhawks (0-7, 0-4 Sun Belt) behind a bruising offensive line and a steady rotation of…

App State Volleyball Swept by Coastal Carolina

App State volleyball fell 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-20) to Sun Belt East Division leader Coastal Carolina in its home finale on Saturday. Four players had at least four kills for the Mountaineers (1-7, 1-7 SBC). Grace Morrison and Kara Spicer…

Appalachian State Women and Men’s Cross Country Teams Finish Second at Sun Belt Championship

Four runners earned all-conference honors as App State women’s cross country finished second at the Sun Belt Championships on Saturday. The Mountaineers finished with 47 points overall, just three points shy of champion Arkansas State, who finished with 44. App…

L-R Women’s Cross Country Finishes Second at Tom Scott Open

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country Team wrapped up the 2020 schedule with a second-place showing at the Tom Scott Open on Friday afternoon. The Bears had two runners place in the top five at the event and three in the…

Appalachian State Volleyball Falls to Coastal Carolina

App State volleyball fell to Sun Belt East Division leader Coastal Carolina 3-0 (25-19, 25-8, 30-28) on Friday evening in the Holmes Center. Prior to the start of the match, the Mountaineers (1-6, 1-6 SBC) honored their seniors; Grace Morrison,…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer to Face ULM in First Round of Sun Belt Championship

App State women’s soccer will face University of Louisiana-Monroe in the first round of the 2020 Sun Belt Championship on Monday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. (ET) in Foley, Ala. The winner will advance to the quarterfinal round to play…

App State Women’s Basketball Also Gets Altered Sun Belt Schedule

The Sun Belt Conference has released an updated new women’s basketball conference slate for the 2020-21 season with a change in the schedule format. App State will still play 18 conference games but the Sun Belt has gone to divisional…

App State Men’s Basketball Gets Revised Schedule from Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt Conference has announced an updated conference schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 men’s basketball season. App State was still play 18 conference contests; however, the conference will now be broken down into divisional play. The Mountaineers will now…

Lenoir-Rhyne to Host Make-A-Wish Reveal

Lenoir-Rhyne University raised the sixth-highest amount of money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in NCAA Division II and earned an opportunity to host a wish reveal. The Bears raised $6,723.00 and earned the chance to make a young child’s wish come…

App State Women’s Golf Finish Fourth at Terrier Intercollegiate

App State women’s golf placed fourth as the Terrier Intercollegiate came to a close Tuesday afternoon from Spartanburg, S.C. Highlighting the event for the Black and Gold was Melany Chong and Kayla Ward. Chong posted a top-15 effort by improving…

CVCC Bass Fishing Sends Four to Bassmaster College National Championship

Four Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team members will have the opportunity to bring home the biggest tournament victory of their lives this week. Red Hawk anglers Lane Bailey, Adam Seagle, Jeremy Dellinger and Nathan Smith are competing this…

App State Football to Play Texas State Nov. 7 on ESPN+

App State’s conference road game at Texas State on Saturday, Nov. 7, will be available on ESPN+ and begin at 3 p.m. ET — or 2 p.m. CT in San Marcos, Texas. The Mountaineers opened their Sun Belt schedule last…

App’s Thomas Named a Sun Belt Football Player of the Week

After a performance that included career highs as both a passer and runner, App State quarterback Zac Thomas has been named an Offensive Player of the Week by the Sun Belt Conference. Thomas and South Alabama receiver Kawaan Baker were…

App State Women’s Soccer Edges out Coastal Carolina

App State ended the regular season with a 1-0 win over Coastal Carolina on Senior Day at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The Mountaineers improve to 4-8-1 on the season and 4-6 in Sun Belt play while Coastal Carolina falls to…

Appalachian State Volleyball Drops Two to Georgia State

App State volleyball dropped a pair of matches to wrap up its three-match weekend series against Georgia State on Saturday. The Panthers (4-9, 3-8 SBC) prevailed in the opening contest 25-23, 11-25, 25-20, 25-18 and won the nightcap 25-16, 25-14,…

App State Women’s Basketball Begins Practice

App State women’s basketball officially opened the 2020-21 season on Friday afternoon inside the Quinn Center. App State returns a mix of experience and five newcomers that make up this season’s squad, returning 70 percent of the offense. “It was…

App State Volleyball Gets 200th Win for Coach Matt Ginipro

App State volleyball topped Georgia State 3-1 (25-15, 25-18, 20-25, 28-26) on Friday evening to give head coach Matt Ginipro his 200th win as head coach of the Mountaineers. Ginipro is now just one of two coaches in program history…

App State Football Tilt With Louisiana To Be Played December 4th

App State’s rescheduled Sun Belt Conference home game against Louisiana will kick off on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2. The network designation means at least five App State games are scheduled to be nationally…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Wins First Scrimmage of the Season

Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball held their first scrimmage for the 2020-21 season against Carolina University, Thursday night at the Tarlton Complex. Holding a 39-37 halftime lead, the Red Hawks pulled away in the second half on their way…

Appalachian State Football Rolls Over Arkansas State

App State football showed few signs of early rust in its first “Ring Game” of 2020. Zac Thomas delivered a 60-yard touchdown run in addition to tying his career high of four touchdown passes, Daetrich Harrington broke loose on a…

A Pair of CVCC Anglers Earn Invites to National Championship

Catawba Valley Community College bass anglers Lane Bailey and Adam Seagle have earned a formal invitation to compete in the 2020 Carhartt Bassmaster College National Championship. Bailey received an email on Tuesday formally inviting he and Seagle to the event.…

App State Men’s Golf Finishes Fall Schedule With Third Place Finish

App State men’s golf concluded its 2020 fall slate Tuesday afternoon in the Bash in the Boro, hosted by Georgia Southern. The Mountaineers captured their fourth consecutive top-three team finish. “I’m really pleased with our fall season and actually excited…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Spring Schedule Released

The 2021 Mid-American Conference spring field hockey schedule has been released, the league announced Tuesday. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 fall field hockey season was postponed until spring 2021. “I am extremely excited about releasing our schedule for this upcoming…

App State Football To Play On ESPN For Second Straight Halloween

Another week, another national television appearance for App State Football. The Sun Belt Conference announced Monday that the Mountaineers’ road game at ULM on Saturday, Oct. 31, will be shown on ESPNU and have a kickoff time of 4 p.m.…

App State Women’s Soccer Blanked by South Alabama

App State women’s soccer ended the weekend with a 3-0 setback to South Alabama on Sunday afternoon at The Cage. App State falls to 3-8-1 overall and 3-6 in Sun Belt play, while South Alabama improves to 6-3 and 6-2…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From the Fall Brawl on Saturday, 10/17/20

The long strange season at Hickory Motor Speedway would come to a thunderous culmination with the running of the Calico Coatings FALL BRAWL on Saturday night with 430 laps of exciting racing action. Leading off the night would be the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Competes in Montreat Fall Classic

The Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country team competed in the Montreat Fall Classic Saturday morning. This marked the first competition for Lenoir-Rhyne in any sport since March 11, 2020 (220 days). The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s team only had two member compete but had…

Hickory’s Wood Scores Lone Goal in Mountaineers Win

App State women’s soccer earned a 1-0 victory against Troy on Friday evening at Troy Soccer Complex. The Mountaineers snap a five-match winless streak, improving to 3-7-1 and 3-5 in Sun Belt play. Troy falls to 0-6-1 overall and in…

App State Women and Men’s Cross Country Teams Win Blue Ridge Open

Izzy Evely finished first overall at the Blue Ridge Open to lead App State women’s cross country to the team title on Friday. The Mountaineers raced against Marshall in a dual meet, with the Black and Gold finishing with 15…

Appalachian State Announces Info For Spectators at Kidd Brewer Stadium

Beginning with Thursday’s home football game against Arkansas State (7:30 p.m., ESPN), App State is pleased to welcome a limited number of spectators to Kidd Brewer Stadium, while prioritizing the health and safety of our fans, student-athletes and staff. With…

330 Total App State Student-Athletes Named to Sun Belt Commissioner’s List, Honor Roll

The Sun Belt Conference recognized the academic excellence of 330 student-athletes from App State on Thursday, marking the highest total in the league. The Sun Belt’s Commissioner’s List included 184 student-athletes from App State, and 146 more were named to…