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Rockhold Announces Retirement

Former Appalachian State University kicker Erik Rockhold, who played for the Mountaineers from 1999-2003, has announced his retirement from professional football. Rockhold, an All-America with the Mountaineers, played seven seasons (2006-12) in the Indoor Football League with the Reading Express. Rockhold, who scored his first

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Kassouf Earns All-America Honors

The honors just keep pouring in for Daniel Kassouf, who completed his college eligibility with Appalachian State University  this spring. Kassouf, who was ranked nationally in home runs, runs-batted-in, and slugging percentage, has been named first team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Kassouf batted .339 with a school record 17 home runs and

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Appalachian Excels Academically

Appalachian State University’s 20 varsity teams excelled in the latest full NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), which was released by the NCAA on Wednesday. Each of Appalachian State’s 20 programs have a multi-year APR score of 947 or higher (out of 1,000), comfortably above the 925 threshold used by the NCAA to dole out sanctions to

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The Appalachian State University footall team has made a scholarship offer to wide receiver Dante Jones, a rising senior at Southeast Raleigh High. Jones is 5-foot-10 and weighs 172 pounds, and he has 4.66 speed in the 40-yard

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UPDATED: Murrell Gives It Another Try

Defensive end/linebacker Marques Murrill, who was a star player at Appalachian State University, is a pretty determined guy. Murrell, who was placed on waivers by the New England Patriots last season, is back at again. Only

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Arrowood Impressive In Pro Debut

Well, for Ryan Arrowood, it was just like slipping on a pair of comfortable shoes. The right hander from Appalachian State University, made his professional baseball debut Tuesday afternoon for the Tri-City Dust Devils

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North Edges South In SAL All-Star Game

The Hickory Crawdads All-Star representatives helped pace the Northern Division to the 3-2 win against the Southern Division in the 2012 SAL All-Star Game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday night.

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WHS finishes 14th In Cup Standings

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2011-12 academic year. The Wells Fargo Cup,  formerly known as

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Quick's Deal With Rams Revealed

Details concerning Brian Quick's contract with the St. Louis Rams. Quick, the all-time leading receiver at Appalachian State University signed a four-year deal with the Rams on June 13. His rookie contract will pay him $5.386

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Arrowood Makes Pro Debut Today

Ryan Arrowood, the all-time leader in career wins at Appalachian State University, will make his professional debut today with the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League, the Class A short-season affiliate of the

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Junior Legion Takes Two From Foard

The Watauga Junior American Legion team took a double header from Fred T. Foard in a non-Area 4 contest Monday night at Pioneer Field. Watauga (8-7-1) clobbered Foard 11-1 in three innings in the first game; and Watauga wiped out a 5-0 deficit in game two and defeated Foard, 9-8. Jesse

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Porter, McKaig, Jankowski Compete At Olympic Trials

The USA Olympic Trials begin later this week, June 21-July 1, in Eugene, Ore., and Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock will be well represented in the field. Sarah Porter, Alissa McKaig and David Jankowski will begin competion Friday night in

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Hyatt, Tewell Sign With Braves

The Atlanta Braves have officially announced that former Appalachian State University baseball standouts Nathan Hyatt (Brevard, N.C./Brevard) and Tyler Tewell (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) have signed contracts with the organization

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Breitenstein Named Pre-Season All-America


Fullback Eric Breitenstein of Wofford College was named a first-team FCS Offensive All-America by Championship Breitenstein, a red-shirt senior, is also on the Walter Payton Watch List. The Walter Payton Award goes to the best offensive

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Kimbrough Named First-Team FCS All-America


Championship has released its Football Championship Subdivision pre-season all-america teams, and its pre-season candidates for the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan Awards. And Appalachian State University is well represented.

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'Dads Fall In First-Half Finale

The Lakewood BlueClaws wrapped up the first half of the season with a 6-1 win against the Hickory Crawdads at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood on Sunday afternoon. Lakewood (26-43) jumped on top right away with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. With two men on base and one out, Gauntlett Eldemire drove in Bob Stumpo from

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Will Callaway of Appalachian State University made his Cape Cod League debut Saturday night for the Hyannis Habor Hawks in a 4-2, ten-inning loss. Callaway went 1-5 for the Harbor Hawks batting second in the line up. Callaway, an All-Southern Conference selection this past season for the Mountaineers, batted .320, with four home runs and 53 RBI.

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Jones Stands Out At State Games

Tyler Jones concluded a productive weekend that has raised his stock with college coaches. The rising senior from Watauga High went 4-6 with a walk and an RBI for a .666 batting average in four games at the Powerade North Carolina State Games in Winston-Salem. Jones went 1-1 with a walk on Sunday in the bronze medal game at BB&T Ball Park

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Apps Finish Season at Junior Nationals

Appalachian State University track and field wrapped up competition as a trio of freshmen turned in solid performances at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Nationals on Friday and Saturday. Raphael Rojas finished 16th among the top freshmen runners in the nation in the 800-meter run on Friday evening with a time of 1:53.83. Ashton Smith took 14th

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