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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Appalachian State men’s basketball opened play at the Charleston Classic with a 92-70 setback to No. 23-ranked Purdue on Nov. 15.

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BOONE – Appalachian State’s head men’s basketball coach Jim Fox has announced the signings of J.C. Tharrington, a guard from Charlotte, and Donovan Gregory, a forward from Matthews.

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HICKORY — Watauga forward Jair Alvarez was named the Northwestern Conference’s Player of the Year in boys’ soccer by the league’s coaches.

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CHARLOTTE — The NFL's Carolina Panthers have signed former Appalachian State running back, quarterback and wide receiver Travaris Cadet to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Appalachian State guard Ronshad Shabazz scored the 1,500th point of his career, but the Mountaineers came up on the short end of a 81-73 decision at Alabama on Nov. 11 in a non-bracket game of the Charleston Classic.

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HICKORY — Watauga forward Jair Alvarez was named the Northwestern Conference’s Player of the Year in boys’ soccer by the league’s coaches.

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CHARLOTTE — The NFL's Carolina Panthers have signed former Appalachian State running back, quarterback and wide receiver Travaris Cadet to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Appalachian State guard Ronshad Shabazz scored the 1,500th point of his career, but the Mountaineers came up on the short end of a 81-73 decision at Alabama on Nov. 11 in a non-bracket game of the Charleston Classic.

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ATLANTA — The Appalachian State women’s basketball team stayed close to Georgia Tech in the first three quarters of their game Nov. 11, but the Mountaineers struggled in the fourth quarter of their 71-53 setback Nov. 11 in McCamish Pavilion.

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BOONE — Hardin Park’s middle school basketball teams swept past Mabel in both boys’ and girls’ games.

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SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas’ return to the Mountaineers’ lineup proved to be a successful one for both him and the Mountaineers.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Appalachian State women's basketball team suffered an 80-61 setback at Alabama-Birmingham in the Mountaineers’ season opener Nov. 9 in Bartow Arena.

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GAMEWELL — Watauga’s football team left no doubt for anybody watching the Pioneers play at West Caldwell on Nov. 2 which team is the undefeated Northwestern Conference champion and which team hasn’t won a football game all season.

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BOONE — The fourth overtime period of the Watauga boys’ soccer team’s second-round state 3-A playoff match against visiting Concord Nov. 6 was winding down to its final seconds.

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BOONE — Appalachian State men’s basketball got the 2018-19 season off to a strong start with a 125-62 victory over Mars Hill in the season opener on Nov. 6 inside the Holmes Center.

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BOONE — Appalachian State sophomore quarterback Zac Thomas is one of 32 players nationally on the midseason watch list for the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year Trophy.

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BOONE — Appalachian State volleyball senior setter Becky Porter and sophomore middle blocker Kara Spicer have been honored with Sun Belt volleyball weekly awards.

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BOONE — The Watauga boys’ soccer team didn’t do anything different to visiting Gastonia Hunter Huss than what it’s done to most teams it has played toward the end of this season.

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BOONE — It took a while, mostly a quarter and a half, for the Appalachian State women’s basketball team to pull away from its Division II neighbor to the west, Lees-McRae.

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BOONE — Appalachian State Wrestling opens the 2018-19 season ranked No. 25 in the initial NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll that was released Oct. 30.

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BOONE — The Appalachian State men’s basketball team had no trouble beating Division III Ferrum (Va.) 97-44 in an exhibition game in front of a sparse crowd at the Holmes Center on Nov. 1.

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BOONE — Appalachian State junior linebacker Noel Cook was announced Tuesday as one of 69 nominees nationally for the Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to the outstanding FBS player who began his career as a walk-on and has shown outstanding performance on the field.

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s cycling team won the Atlantic Coast Cycling Conference championship in mountain bike cycling in Boone on Oct. 13-14, and finished ninth in the national mountain bike race in Missoula, Mont. a week later on Oct. 19-21.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — Former Appalachian State offensive lineman and NFL rookie Colby Gossett has signed to join the 53-man roster of the Arizona Cardinals, the organization announced Tuesday.

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BOONE — The Watauga boys’ soccer team and the Hickory boys’ soccer teams have tied for the Northwestern Conference regular-season championship. A tie-breaker played at South Caldwell’s field on Oct. 29 was necessary to determine the Northwestern Conference’s No. 1 seed in the 3-A playoffs.

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BOONE — Appalachian State’s volleyball team is taking advantage of playing the final six matches of its schedule against the Sun Belt Conference’s East Division teams.

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BOONE, N.C. -- Behind a double-double from outside hitter Emma Longley, Appalachian State’s volleyball team swept past Sun Belt Conference rival South Alabama 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 on Oct. 26 inside the Holmes Center.

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MORGANTON — Watauga’s junior varsity football team claimed a 46-16 victory over Freedom Oct. 25 at Freedom’s stadium. The win gives the Pioneers a 5-3 record.

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