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Hampton Makes Huskies Debut August 17

Michael Jordan once said, "Work hard at something and the results will eventually begin to show." A true statement from the greatest player basketball has ever seen. Which in a nutshell also describes Brian Hampton, the new football coach at Ashe County High. Hampton, an Ashe County native and a Beaver Creek High grad, has an impressive resume in such

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Panthers Look To Build Winning Mentality Against Texans

At the end of the Panthers' final practice before Saturday's preseason opener, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn experienced a little bit of game pressure – training camp style. With all of his teammates gathered around and a night off from meetings hanging in the balance, Munnerlyn had to make one of three field goal attempts – from 12 yards out.

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WHS-Mount Airy Scrimmage Postponed

Watauga High Athletics Director and football coach Tom Wright as announced that Friday's scheduled scrimmage game between the Pioneers and Mount Airy has been canceled because of inclement weather. The scrimmage has

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Blackmon Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Appalachian State's Dante Blackmon (knee) will be out for the season due to an injury sustained during a non-contact drill last Sunday (August 5). Blackmon, a true freshman from Covington, Ga. (Eastside High), will redshirt in 2012

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Former Mountaineers In NFL Spotlight

Five former Appalachian State University players suited up for their respective National Football League teams, and played in exhibition games Thursday night. It was an ASU reunion in San Diego, CA., as D.J. Smith of the Green

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Vikings Name Two New Coaches

Avery High is adding to its list of new head coaches for the upcoming school year. Last week, Scott Polsgrove was named the new men's basketball coach, this week, the Vikings have named Bruce Daniels the new men's soccer

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ASU Football Fall Camp Report

Less than 24 hours after capping a two-practice day with a grueling intrasquad scrimmage, Appalachian State University football held a relatively short two-hour practice on Thursday afternoon. Due to storms moving into the

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Crawdads-Asheville Rained Out; DH Friday

Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and Asheville Tourists at L.P. Frans Stadium has been postponed due to lightning. The teams will play a doubleheader this Friday with back-to-back seven-inning games starting at 5 p.m.  Gates will open at 4 p.m. and one ticket is good for both games.  The Friday Night Fireworks show,

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Women's Soccer Wins Rain-Shortened Exhibition

Appalachian State women’s soccer opened its preseason schedule with a 2-0 victory over Campbell Thursday evening, after a series of lightning delays forcing the match to end two minutes early. The Mountaineers struck first in the 50th as senior midfield Taylor Dunlap snuck a shot past Campbell’s Ryann Torrero to put App State ahead. Minutes later, ASU

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Ryder and Utah Jones Are Officially Pioneers

The $64,000 question has finally been answered. And from the looks of it, head coach Pete Hardee and the Watauga High baseball team are the big winners. The Pioneers, thanks to Appalachain State University hiring Billy Jones as its new baseball coach in early July, have picked up two solid baseball players in Ryder and Utah Jones. The coaches sons, especially

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It's Official, Tanyi Joins CSU

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain announced Thursday the addition of defensive linemen Eli Edwards and Lanston Tanyi, defensive back Jasen Oden and wide receiver Jordan White to the Rams’ roster. The team’s list of walk-ons was also released Full Story

Former Catamount Suffers Leg Injury

Manteo Mitchell, a former standout at Western Carolina University, won’t be able to run in Friday’s final after injuring his ankle during the preliminary round of the 4x400-meter relay Thursday at the London Olympics. Mitchell broke a bone, later identified as his fibula. Bob Adams, a team doctor for the U.S. track team said any information about Mitchell’s injury

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Tanyi Transfers To Colorado State

According to the SB Nation Sports Network in Denver, CO., and USA Today, linebacker/defensive lineman Lanston Tanyi, who was suspended by Appalachian State University football coach Jerry Moore for violating team rules last season, Full Story

Marion Commits To N.C. A&T

Former A.C. Reynolds running back A.J. Marion has made a verbal commitment to attend North Carolina A&T University to play football next fall. Marion, according to his former coach Shane Laws of the Rockets, Marion

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Samford To Open New Indoor Facility

Long-time Samford University faculty member and former coach John T. Haywood Jr. will be honored with the naming of a new baseball/softball facility being constructed on the Samford campus. The university's board of trustees recently approved the naming and gave official go-ahead for the construction project Aug. 2. Haywood's name will be on the

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ASU Fall Camp Report

Appalachian State University football held its first two-a-day practices of its 2012 fall camp on Wednesday. The majority of the squad focused exclusively on special teams during the 90-minute morning session before the Mountaineers held their first intrasquad scrimmage of camp during their two-and-a-half hour afternoon practice.

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ASU Women's Soccer Opens Preseason Against Campbell

With the 2012 season approaching, Appalachian State women's soccer will host Campbell in its first of two exhibitions Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

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Strickland Named Assistant Athletic Trainer At LMC

Jimmy Strickland has been named an assistant athletic trainer at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Wednesday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy to our staff!” expressed Director of Athletic Training Rita Smith. “His experience

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Veteran coach to assist conference office and membership  SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Former Wake Forest and South Carolina head basketball coach Dave Odom has agreed to serve in a consulting role with the Southern Conference as Special Advisor for Basketball Strategies, the league announced today.  Odom, who retired from coaching in 2008,

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