• App State Men’s Basketball Falls to Texas Arlington in Sun Belt Tournament Quarterfinals

    Mar. 10, 2018. The fifth seeded Appalachian State men’s basketball team fell in the Sun Belt Tournament Quarterfinals by an 84-68 score to fourth seed Texas Arlington on Friday at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. / Read more…



  • Lees McRae Bobcats Head to Tennessee Saturday for NCAA Tournament Debut vs. Queens

    Mar. 9, 2018. After capturing the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship last Sunday at Williams Gymnasium, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will head to Harrogate, Tennessee on Saturday to take on Queens University of Charlotte in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Tip-off for Saturday’s game is set for 2:30 p.m. from Tex Turner Arena.. / Read more…



  • App State Women’s Basketball: No. 1 Little Rock 66, No. 9 App State 34 – Sun Belt Quarterfinal

    Mar. 9, 2018. A third-quarter surge by Little Rock doomed Appalachian State University women’s basketball in a 66-34 defeat to the top-seeded Trojans on Thursday afternoon in Lakefront Arena. App State concludes the 2017-18 season at 8-23, while LR will play the winner of Troy and South Alabama in the semifinal round on Saturday. / Read more…



  • App State Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Little Rock in First Round of Sun Belt Tournament

    Mar. 8, 2018. Appalachian State scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back en route to a 93-64 victory over Little Rock in the First Round of the Sun Belt Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Lakefront Arena. The fifth seeded Mountaineers (15-17) advance to the Sun Belt Tournament Quarterfinals and will take on fourth seed UT Arlington on Friday at 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST). The victory is the first for App State in the Sun Belt Tournament since they joined the league in the 2014-15 season. In addition, the 29-point margin of victory is the largest in the postseason for the Black and Gold since they defeated Barton 82-50 in the 1949 North State Conference Tournament.. / Read more…



  • Lees-McRae Bobcats Headed to NCAA Division II Tournament for the First Time in School History


    March 5, 2018. The dream season for Lees-McRae College’s men’s basketball team will continue on in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Bobcats rolled through the competition on the way to winning the Conference Carolinas Tournament and punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • 2018 Appalachian State University Football Schedule Revealed, Six Games at Kidd-Brewer Stadium

    Feb. 27, 2018. Four Sun Belt Conference foes and two non-conference teams will travel to The Rock this fall, highlighting the 2018 schedule for the two-time reigning Sun Belt Champion Appalachian State football team. September will be a jam-packed month for head coach Scott Satterfield’s Mountaineers. After opening the season Sept. 1 at Big Ten opponent Penn State and its 106,572-seat Beaver Stadium, Appalachian State will travel to Charlotte on Sept. 8 for its first matchup against the nearby 49ers, who began playing football in 2013. / Read more…



  • Appalachian Roller Derby vs. Red Stick Roller Derby Season Opener, Feb. 24

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    Feb. 2, 2018. Join Appalachian Roller Derby in West Jefferson on Saturday, February 24th as they take on Red Stick Roller Derby! Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Red Stick Roller Derby is ranked 109, and ARD has lost to them twice in the past two years. This bout will be a nail biter. Take part in this event by supporting your local derby team and be there to watch them make history by conquering their first win of the season! A portion of the proceeds from the bout will support The Community Care Clinic in Boone, NC.Catch the first game between the Appalachian Boone Shiners vs. Red Stick Capital Defenders at 4 p.m., then stick around for the Appalachian All Stars battle against Red Stick All Stars at 6 p.m! / Read more…



  • Playing, Coaching Success Contribute to Fruitful App State Football Coaching Tree

    Feb. 13, 2018. Page 26 from the 2001 Appalachian State media guide looks like it has been pulled from a time capsule. In a section reserved for App State assistant football coaches, the bio for a fourth-year running backs coach takes up the left half of the page. The bio of a first-year defensive backs coach occupies the other half. Seventeen years later, Scott Satterfield is a record-setting head coach at his alma mater and Steve Wilks is a newly introduced National Football league (NFL) head coach with the Arizona Cardinals. “My first reaction was, ‘Man, how old was I?’ because I looked like I was about 12 in that picture,” Satterfield said with a laugh. “That was pretty cool looking back when Steve was here.. / Read more…



  • Sugar Mountain Adult Race League Holds Final Race and Awards Ceremony Monday Night

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    Feb. 13, 2018. The Sugar Mountain Adult Race League (SMARL) held its final race Monday night and the award ceremony was held in the Sugar Mountain lodge afterwards. For 6 Mondays beginning January 8, close to 100 skiers and snowboarders representing 12 teams made their way to Sugar for the 6:30 p.m. race. This is the 13th year for the SMARL races and many of the skiers and snowboarders have participated every year.  / Read more…



  • App State Offensive Guard Colby Gossett Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

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    Feb. 2, 2018  Appalachian State offensive guard Colby Gossett has been invited to the 2018 National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine that runs from February 27 to March 5 in Indianapolis, IN. The announcement comes after Gossett performed well at both guard positions during the Reese’s Senior Bowl in late January. He is one of 14 offensive guards and one of five players from the Sun Belt Conference to receive an invitation, as he’ll be joined by Arkansas State defensive end Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, New Mexico State receiver Jaleel Scott, Georgia State cornerback Chandon Sullivan and Louisiana safety Trey Walker. Measured between 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-5, the 304-pound Gossett finished his college career with 46 consecutive starts. He made the All-Sun Belt first team in each of his last two seasons and led App State in 2017 with 76 knockdown blocks, including 21 pancakes. / Read more…



  • Appalachian Ski Mtn Hosted USASA Southeastern Series, Last Weekend (Jan. 26- 28)

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    Feb. 2, 2018. Last weekend, skiers and snowboarders gathered from as far away as New York state gathered at Appalachian Ski Mountain to brave the elements, and compete in the USASA Southeastern Series boardercross/skiercross weekend. Over the two days, there were 4 races. These competitions serve as the regional qualifier for the USASA National Championships to be held in April at Copper Mtn. Colorado. The Southeastern Series takes their show on the road over the next couple of weeks. / Read more…



  • 20th Annual Cycle North Carolina Announces “Mountains to Coast” Route

    Feb. 2, 2018. Wit Tuttell, the Executive Director of Visit NC, announced the 2018 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Route with the help of town representatives in a pre-recorded video released at the Cycle North Carolina Route Announcement Party, held at Bond Brothers Beer Company in downtown Cary on Jan. 31.  / Read more…



  • Snowman Building Competition, Snow Angel Decorating Contest Set for Feb. 3 at Beech

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    Feb. 2, 2018. Do you want to build a snowman? Grab your hat and gloves, head to Beech Mountain and get creative on Feb. 3  from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., for the Buckeye Recreation Center’s annual snowman building competition and, new this year, the inaugural snow angel decorating contest! / Read more…



  • Appalachian State University: The 2017 Momentum Dance Showcase will be Held on Jan. 27-28

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    Jan 26, 2018. The 2017 Momentum Dance Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208. The annual showcase, presented by Appalachian’s student dance organization Momentum, will feature 10 original works choreographed and performed by students. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and will be sold Jan. 23-27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Varsity Gym and at the door one hour prior to curtain. / Read more…



  • App State Men’s Basketball to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Week Jan. 22 – Jan. 28

    Jan. 19, 2018. The Appalachian State University men’s basketball program will participate in events during Coaches vs. Cancer week, running from January 22 through January 28. Monday, January 22, will mark the beginning of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week, which is a nationwide event that unites coaches across the country to raise funds and awareness about the fight against cancer, and promotes the American Cancer Society as a source of inspiration and hope for those facing cancer. / Read more…



  • App State’s Gossett to Play in Senior Bowl

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    Jan. 17, 2018. Appalachian State University offensive lineman Colby Gossett has accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious Senior Bowl January 27 in Mobile, AL. The Reese’s Senior Bowl will be held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where Gossett’s illustrious App State career ended with a 34-0 victory against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl on Dec. 23. The postseason all-star game will be shown on the NFL Network at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the last Saturday in January.” / Read more…



  • Mark Ivey Promoted to App State Assistant Head Football Coach

    Jan. 12, 2018. Appalachian State University head football coach Scott Satterfield has named Mark Ivey, an App State alumnus and a member of the football staff since 2012, as the program’s assistant head coach. Ivey has served as an Appalachian State assistant coach for the past six seasons, including the last four overseeing the defensive line. He coached outside linebackers from 2012-13 and oversaw the special teams from 2012-14. “Mark Ivey bleeds Black and Gold,” Satterfield said. “Not only does he define what it means to be a Mountaineer, but he is a proven coach and a great mentor for the young men on our football team.”  / Read more…



  • Appalachian State Announces Ticket Promotions for Upcoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games

    Jan. 11, 2018. Appalachian State athletics has announced special ticket promotions for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball games on Thursday and Saturday inside the Holmes Center. On Thursday against Georgia State, App State has partnered with the Hunger and Health Coalition to collect food items. When the gates open at 4 p.m. fans can bring any three non-perishable foods to the gates at Holmes Center. Any store-bought, non-expired goods will be accepted, but there is a special need for peanut butter, oatmeal/rolled oats, dry beans, rice, pastas, breakfast cereals, jelly, tuna, spaghetti sauce and all canned fruits and vegetables. Fans that supply three items will be given one free ticket to be used at that game. Only one ticket will be given per group.  / Read more…



  • Final 2017 App State Football Statistical Breakdown and Column Notes

    Jan. 10, 2018. College football season ended this past Monday night with Alabama’s overtime win against Georgia in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) national championship game. Four months earlier, Georgia opened its season by facing Appalachian State, which went on to win a second straight Sun Belt Conference title, post a third straight bowl victory and record the only shutout of the 2017 bowl season. With the 2017 season officially over, here’s a look at how the Mountaineers and some of their standout players fared statistically.  / Read more…



  • App State Repeats as Sun Belt Conference Football Attendance Leader

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    Jan. 10, 2018. Fans flooded the field to celebrate another Sun Belt Conference championship with Appalachian State’s football team following the December 2 home finale. The crowds in Kidd Brewer Stadium also earned top billing in the Sun Belt. Appalachian State led the Sun Belt in home football attendance for the second consecutive year, averaging 25,787 fans during its six games in Boone. / Read more…



  • Former Appalachian State Coach and Avery Resident Mack Brown to be Enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame

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    Jan. 9, 2018. The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame has announced the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes 10 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches. The class was announced Monday in Atlanta in conjunction with the College Football Playoffs National Championship game. The star-studded list of inductees has a strong North Carolina and High Country connection as it includes former Appalachian State and University of North Carolina head coach and part-time Avery County resident Mack Brown.” / Read more…



  • Bryan Brown Promoted To Defensive Coordinator and Dale Jones to Co-Defensive Coordinator for Appalachian State

    Jan. 9, 2018. Appalachian State University Football looks to continue its tradition of lock-down, tenacious defense under new defensive coordinator Bryan Brown, who was elevated to the role by head coach Scott Satterfield on Monday. Also on Monday, Satterfield announced that longtime Mountaineer assistant coach Dale Jones would be promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Jones will be responsible for the running game defensive plan.  / Read more…



  • Georgia vs Alabama…NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Playoff National Championship Game Preview


    Jan. 6, 2018. All college football enthusiasts have been waiting all season for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Division 1 Playoffs National Championship Game. It’s finally here as the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide play Monday night, January 8th for all the marbles– the National Championship (2017 season). Continue reading for a game preview and final score prediction.. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • See Results From First High Country Junior Freestyle Series At Appalachian Ski Mtn. Dec. 31

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    Jan. 6, 2018. The first High Country Junior Freestyle Series was held at Appalachian Ski Mountain on Sunday, December 31st.  The next event will be held on Beech Mountain on Saturday, January 20th. Kids from High Country Ski Resorts participated as snowboarders, skiers, competitors and as comrades. The race series is an affordable and fun way for kids to develop their snowboarding and skiing skills and allows kids to compete in competitions all over the High Country, while providing training to continue to develop new skills. / Read more…



  • App State Adds Gasparato as Assistant Coach to Replace Co-Defensive Coordinator Scot Sloan

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    Jan. 6, 2018. Greg Gasparato has rejoined the Appalachian State University football program’s coaching staff as a defensive assistant, head coach Scott Satterfield announced Thursday. Gasparato, 31, worked as a defensive graduate assistant at Appalachian State from 2013-14 and spent the last three seasons as the inside linebackers coach at FCS power Wofford College. He also coordinated its special teams units. “We are excited to welcome Greg back to App State,” Satterfield said. “Greg is a man of high character with a great family. He’s an extremely bright, young coach who will come in and fit perfectly with what we’re trying to do on defense.” / Read more…



  • NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Playoffs Preview: Georgia vs. Oklahoma / Alabama vs. Clemson

    Dec. 31, 2017. The North Carolina High Country is loaded with college football fans eagerly anticipating the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Division 1 Playoffs. This column provides previews and predicted final scores of both semifinal games on January 1. The Oklahoma Sooners and Georgia Bulldogs face off in the 2018 Rose Bowl. And the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide play in the 2018 Sugar Bowl. The winners of each of these games will then play January 8 for the National Championship (2017 season). By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • The Appalachian Snowboarding Club’s Season Has Begun and Is Accepting New Members!

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    Dec. 21, 2017. Parents! Winter is here, and you know what that means… It’s Snowboarding season! If your kid is interested in snowboarding, the Appalachian Snowboarding Club is something to look into. The season just started, and the ASC is accepting new members. This club is an excellent way to keep your child active, while learning new skills and experiencing competition. By Kate Herman – Photos by Appalachian Ski Mountain / Read more…



  • He’s back! Armanti Edwards Receives His Due in Canadian Football League

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    Dec. 21, 2017. Armanti Edwards may be the best player to suit up for the Black and Gold. The Mountaineer football icon won two national titles, four Southern Conference championships, two Walter Payton awards and put his stamp on the greatest upset in college football history — all while graduating from Appalachian in three and a half years with a degree in graphic arts and imaging technology. It was too perfect when the Carolina Panthers traded up to take Edwards in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft. A homegrown hero getting to play at the game’s highest level in his own backyard is the type of tale only seen in movie scripts. / Read more…



  • App State Football Adds 23 Student-Athletes on New December Signing Day

    Dec. 21, 2017. National Signing Day arrived for Appalachian State Football with a southern Alabama twist. Twenty-three student-athletes from the Class of 2018 signed with head coach Scott Satterfield’s program Wednesday, three days before the Mountaineers (8-4) play Toledo (11-2) in the Dollar General Bowl. This is the first year with a December signing period, which comes before the February period that still exists, and this month’s three-day signing window began a day after Appalachian State’s team landed in Mobile, AL. / Read more…



  • Today’s Email Announcements

    What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

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  • 2018 App State Football Tickets Now On Sale

    Dec. 13, 2017. The Appalachian State Mountaineers, co-winners of back-to-back Sun Belt Conference titles, will look for another big season when they return to The Rock in 2018. Season tickets for 2018 are currently on sale. Fans can renew their season tickets and Yosef Club (booster club) membership or purchase new seats for the 2018 season, online at appstatesports.com/renew during the month of December and throughout the renewal period. Customized renewal packets, as well as club and suite payment forms will be mailed in January. The deadline to renew season tickets for the coming season is April 30, 2018. / Read more…



  • App State Walk-On Quarterback Fitch’s Late Touchdown a Cause for Celebration


    Dec. 4, 2017. It’s hard to say what was more improbable: quarterback Curtis Fitch scoring a Senior Day touchdown in his final home game, or Appalachian State running a play from its spread offense without using a shotgun snap. As teammates lifted Fitch above the crowd in a triumphant locker room, head coach Scott Satterfield joyously declared, “We haven’t been under center in 20 years!” Appalachian State (8-4 over-all, 7-1 conference) clinched a share of its second straight Sun Belt title with a 63-14 romp past Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, and Fitch capped the scoring with a 2-yard sneak after he took a close-range snap from center Tobias Edge-Campbell. Pushed into the end zone by H-backs Bill Cecil and Collin Reed, Fitch drew an inconsequential penalty flag for spiking the ball. / Read more…



  • BOWL BOUND AGAIN: Apps to Face Toledo in 2017 Dollar General Bowl on December 23

    Dec. 3, 2017. Appalachian State will play Toledo on December 23 in the 2017 Dollar General Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) (7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). The game will be nationally televised by ESPN. The matchup of top teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Mid-American Conference was announced Sunday as the 2017-18 bowl schedule was unveiled. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • App State Fan Shots From 63-14 Win On Saturday

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    Dec. 3, 2017 Here are fan shots from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Appalachian State beat UL Lafayette 63 to 15. App State has won half of the Sun Belt Championship. Photos by Debbie Carter. / Read more…



  • App State claims a share of Sun Belt Conference Championship with 63-14 rout

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    Dec. 3, 2017. Things were rocking at The Rock Saturday. Behind record-setting performances, Appalachian State clinched a share of a second straight Sun Belt Conference championship by ripping Louisiana-Lafayette 63-14 on Senior Day at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers (8-4 over-all, 7-1 conference) will share the title with the winner of the Arkansas State-Troy game to be played in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday night. After the game, with fans flooding the field, Sun Belt deputy commissioner Kathy Keene delivered a championship trophy to head coach Scott Satterfield, who handed the hardware off to his seniors. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



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