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Smith Named Starter; Quick Makes Pro Debut

Two more former Appalachian State Mountaineers were in the spotlight Sunday afternoon. D.J. Smith, an All-America linebacker during his playing days at Appalachian State University, has been named a starter by head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers. Smith cracked the starting lineup when incumbent starter Desmond Bishop

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Crawdads Blank Tourists, 3-0

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up their series win against the Asheville Tourists with a 3-0 shutout win at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday night. Nick Martinez and Arlett Mavare combined on a three-hit shutout as the Crawdads picked up their second shutout win in the last three games. The win also leaves Hickory in a first-place tie with West Virginia in

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ASU Football Fall Camp Report: August 11

On the final day of the first full week of fall camp, Appalachian State University conducted a lengthy 162-play intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Combined with stretching, individual drills and extensive special-teams drills, the 11th practice of the year covered nearly three hours on a picture-perfect afternoon in the High Country.

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Texans Blitz Panthers In Preseason Opener

After one half of play, the Panthers and Texans were tied at 13. In the second half, the two teams were far from even. Houston outscored Carolina 13-0 after halftime, outgaining the Panthers 213-13 in total yards to claim a 26-13 victory

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Breitenstein Honored By Phil Steele

Red-shirt senior Eric Breitenstein of Wofford College is on the cover of Phil Steele's 2012 FCS College Football Preview Magazine. Breitenstein is among the leading candidates for the Walter Payton Award (which goes to the best offensive player Full Story

ASU Football Fall Camp Report: August 10

Appalachian State University football held its ninth and 10th practices of 2012 on Friday with its second two-a-day session of the year. The Mountaineers practiced for nearly two-and-a-half hours on Friday morning at Kidd Brewer Stadium and held an hour-long workout dedicated almost entirely to special teams on Friday afternoon in the Sofield Family

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Wainright Outduals Bumgarner

Adam Wainwright (10-10), coming off a complete game against Milwaukee, held the San Francisco Giants to one run on five hits and struck out seven in seven innings Thursday afternoon handing the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-1 win at Busch Stadium. Wainright is 3-1 in his last five starts with a 1.75 earned run average and has lowered his ERA below four for

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'Dads Earn DH Sweep With Tourists

The Hickory Crawdads and Asheville Tourists split Friday night's doubleheader, with Hickory taking the first game 2-0 before the Tourists responded with a 4-1 win in game two at L.P. Frans Stadium. But despite the split, the 'Dads remain in a first-place tie with West Virginia in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. In the opener, the Crawdads (26-21, 62-54)

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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

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