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App State Reveals 2017 Baseball Schedule....BOONE, N.C. — Nineteen home games and 36 road contests that feature bouts against South Carolina, Wake Forest and the defending College World Series Champions Coastal Carolina highlight Appalachian State University baseball’s 2017 schedule, head coach Kermit Smith announced on Monday.

 

Appalachian State opens the 2017 slate at UNC Wilmington’s annual Hughes Bros. Challenge (Feb. 17-19) where the Mountaineers will play VMI, George Mason and the Seahawks over the four-day stretch. App State then heads to Boiling Springs for a series against Gardner-Webb before heading to face SEC foe, South Carolina, on Feb. 28 in Columbia.

Appalachian’s second tournament of the season comes at East Carolina in the LeClair Classic (March 3-5) where it will face St. John’s, Western Carolina and the host Pirates during the weekend. 

The Black and Gold open their 20-game home schedule on March 7 and 14when they host UNC Asheville and NC Central for midweek night games at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. The home slate also includes a three-game Sun Belt Conference series versus Texas State (March 24-26), UT Arlington (April 7-9), Georgia State (April 21-23), Arkansas State (April 28-30) and South Alabama (May 12-14).

The midweek portion of App State’s schedule is headlined by a visit from local rival Wake Forest on Tuesday, March 28. The Mountaineers also host  UNC Asheville (March 7) and Radford (March 21) for non-conference contests at Smith Stadium. 

There will also be two neutral-site midweek games as Appalachian State returns to BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte to face NC Central on Tuesday, March 14. The game marks the second-straight year the Mountaineers have appeared at the now four-year-old uptown home of the triple-A Charlotte Knights. 

The Apps also make a trip to play Wake Forest at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. on Tuesday, May 16. Keeter Stadium has been the official home of the American Legion World Series since 2011. Built in 1976, the stadium and its field have undergone numerous renovations, the most recent being a 2013 $2.8 million upgrade.

In true road games, Appalachian has Sun Belt series at UL Lafayette (March 17-19), Little Rock (March 31-April 2), Georgia Southern (April 13-15), Troy (May 5-7) and closes out the regular season on the road against defending College World Series champs and Sun Belt Conference newcomer Coastal Carolina (May 18-20).

The 2017 Sun Belt Conference Tournament is set for May 23-28 in Statesboro, Ga.

Season tickets will go on sale soon. Stay tuned to appstatesports.com for details. 

2017 APPALACHIAN STATE BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Date - Opponent - Location - Time (ET)
Feb. 17 - VMI@ - Wilmington, N.C. - 12 p.m.
Feb. 18 - George Mason@ - Wilmington, N.C. - 10 a.m.
Feb. 18 - VMI@ - Wilmington, N.C. - 6 p.m.
Feb. 19 - UNC Wilmington@ - Wilmington, N.C. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 24 - Gardner-Webb - Boiling Springs, N.C. - 4 p.m.
Feb. 25 - Gardner-Webb - Boiling Springs, N.C. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 26 - Gardner-Webb - Boiling Springs, N.C. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 28 - South Carolina - Columbia, S.C. - 4 p.m.
March 3 - St. John’s# - Greenville, N.C. - 12 p.m.
March 4 - Western Carolina# - Greenville, N.C. - 12 p.m.
March 5 - East Carolina# - Greenville, N.C. - 3:30 p.m.
March 7 - UNC Asheville - Boone, N.C. - 5 p.m.
March 10 - Missouri - Columbia, Mo. - 7 p.m.
March 11 - Missouri - Columbia, Mo. - 3 p.m.
March 12 - Missouri - Columbia, Mo. - 2 p.m.
March 14 - NC Central - Charlotte, N.C.^ - 5 p.m.
March 15 - NC Central - Durham, N.C. - 6 p.m.
March 17 - UL Lafayette* - Lafayette, La. - 7 p.m.
March 18 - UL Lafayette* - Lafayette, La. - 3 p.m.
March 19 - UL Lafayette* - Lafayette, La. - 2 p.m.
March 21 - Radford - Boone, N.C. - 5 p.m.
March 24 - Texas State* - Boone, N.C. - 5 p.m.
March 25 - Texas State* - Boone, N.C. - 2 p.m.
March 26 - Texas State* - Boone, N.C. - 1 p.m.
March 28 - Wake Forest - Boone, N.C. - 5 p.m.
March 31 - Little Rock* - Little Rock, Ark. - 7 p.m.
April 1 - Little Rock* - Little Rock, Ark. - 3 p.m.
April 2 - Little Rock* - Little Rock, Ark. - 2 p.m.
April 4 - East Tennessee State - Johnson City, Tenn. - 6:30 p.m.
April 7 - UT Arlington* - Boone, N.C. - 6 p.m.
April 8 - UT Arlington* - Boone, N.C. - 2 p.m.
April 9 - UT Arlington* - Boone, N.C. - 1 p.m.
April 11 - Davidson - Davidson, N.C. - 6 p.m.
April 13 - Georgia Southern* - Statesboro, Ga. - 6 p.m.
April 14 - Georgia Southern* - Statesboro, Ga. - 2 p.m.
April 15 - Georgia Southern* - Statesboro, Ga. - 1 p.m.
April 18 - Radford - Radford, Va. - 6 p.m.
April 21 - Georgia State* - Boone, N.C. - 6 p.m.
April 22 - Georgia State* - Boone, N.C. - 2 p.m.
April 23 - Georgia State* - Boone, N.C. - 1 p.m.
April 25 - East Tennessee State - Boone, N.C. - 5 p.m.
April 28 - Arkansas State* - Boone, N.C. - 6 p.m.
April 29 - Arkansas State* - Boone, N.C. - 2 p.m.
April 30 - Arkansas State* - Boone, N.C. - 1 p.m.
May 2 - UNC Asheville - Asheville, N.C. - 6 p.m.
May 5 - Troy* - Troy, Ala. - 7 p.m.
May 6 - Troy* - Troy, Ala. - 4 p.m.
May 7 - Troy* - Troy, Ala. - 2 p.m.
May 12 - South Alabama* - Boone, N.C. - 6 p.m.
May 13 - South Alabama* - Boone, N.C. - 2 p.m.
May 14 - South Alabama* - Boone, N.C. - 1 p.m.
May 16 - Wake Forest - Shelby, N.C. - 5 p.m.
May 18 - Coastal Carolina* - Conway, S.C. - 6 p.m.
May 19 - Coastal Carolina* - Conway, S.C. - 6 p.m.
May 20 - Coastal Carolina* - Conway, S.C. - 1 p.m.
May 24 - Sun Belt Championships - Statesboro, Ga. - TBA
* Denotes Sun Belt Opponent
@ Hughes Bros. Challenge (Wilmington, N.C.)
# LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)
^ BB&T Ballpark (Charlotte, N.C.)

 

PARKS AND RECREATION FOOTBALL SCORES

Saturday, November 12th

Avery High School              10 am    5/6 Grade              Bakersville Jr. Mountaineers 8 @ Avery Jr. Vikings 16

Avery High School              11:30 am5/6 Grade             S Pine Jr. Mountaineers 0 @ Watauga Jr. Pioneers 8

Bye: Yancey Jr. Cougars

 

3rd-4th Grade and 5th-6th Grade Football Standings2016

 

 

3rd – 4th Teams                                                          5th – 6th Teams

Avery Jr. Vikings 4-4                                               Avery Jr. Vikings7-1

Bakersville Jr. Mountaineers 0-8                          Bakersville Jr. Mountaineers 5-3

Spruce Pine 1 Jr. Mountaineers 7-1                    Spruce Pine Jr. Mountaineers 2-6

Spruce Pine 2 Jr. Mountaineers 3-5                    Watauga Jr. Pioneers 6-2  

Watauga Jr. Pioneers 3-5                                       Yancey Jr. Cougars 0-8     

Yancey Jr. Cougars 7-1                                         

 WINNERS IN BOLD

 

2016 FCS Coaches Poll

Undefeated Sam Houston State Remains No. 1; South Dakota State Slides into Top 10

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Sam Houston State Bearkats (10-0, 8-0 Southland) tallied 21 out of 26 possible first-place votes in this week’s FCS coaches’ poll after advancing to 10-0 on the year with their 48-16 defeat of Northwestern State on Saturday.

 

The Bearkats scored 41 straight points in the first half after falling behind for the first time this season. Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 337 yards and found four different receivers for five scores as the No. 1-ranked Bearkats racked up 558 yards of offense and secured their eighth 10-win season in school history. The victory sets up a winner-take-all matchup for the Southland Conference championship next week when the Bearkats face Central Arkansas on Saturday.

 

The top five spots remained the same from last week’s coaches’ poll, as Jacksonville State (9-1, 6-0 Ohio Valley) Eastern Washington (9-1, 7-0 Big Sky), North Dakota State (9-1, 6-1 Missouri Valley) and James Madison (9-1, 7-0 Colonial) all collected wins this past weekend. No. 2 Jacksonville State received two first-place votes in this week’s poll, while No. 3 Eastern Washington, No. 4 North Dakota State and No. 5 James Madison received one first place vote each.

 

Jacksonville State won its contest at Murray State 33-15 as Gamecock running back Roc Thomas rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns, all of which came in the second half to help JSU clinch a share of its third straight Ohio Valley Conference title.

 

Eastern Washington maintained its perfect Big Sky record after its rout of Idaho State, 48-17. Senior wide receiver Cooper Kupp set the Division I record for career receptions and scored on a 3-yard run and 77-yard punt return, both of which came in the third quarter. His seventh catch of the night was the 396th of his career, surpassing former Elon standout Terrell Hudgins (2006-09).

 

The five-time defending national champion NDSU Bison concluded their home schedule by defeating Missouri Valley foe Indiana State, 41-17. The Bison scored 31 straight points in the first 20 minutes of play. NDSU will face South Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 19, in a contest in which a win would guarantee the Bison at least a share of their sixth straight Missouri Valley championship.

 

The Dukes of James Madison University captured their second straight Colonial title and just the second outright championship in program history after its 20-7 defeat of then-No. 11 Villanova. As a result, JMU also claimed the CAA's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Championship.

 

Leading 13-7 with under four minutes remaining in the ball game, redshirt senior defensive lineman Martez Stone intercepted a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage, setting up a goal-to-go situation for the Dukes. Four plays later, senior running back Khalid Abdullah capped off his two-score afternoon with a 2-yard touchdown to extend JMU's lead to 20-7 with 2:36 to go. On the ensuing play, Zach Bednarczyk was picked off for the fourth time in the game, this time by redshirt senior corner Taylor Reynolds, to seal the CAA title for the Dukes. JMU currently ranks second in the FCS in points scored (46.2 ppg), behind No. 1 Sam Houston State (53.7 ppg).

 

No. 10 South Dakota State (7-3, 6-1 MVC) cracked the top 10 this week after its 28-21 win over in-state rival South Dakota. The Jacks were ranked No. 12 heading into Saturday’s contest. Quarterback Taryn Christion rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including the game-winner with 4:39 remaining in the game.

 

Ten conferences are represented among the top 25 teams in this week’s poll. The Missouri Valley leads the pack with five ranked teams, followed by the Big Sky and Southern Conference with four teams each. The Colonial posted three teams in this week’s poll, while the Big South and Mid-Eastern Atlantic both notched two. The Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Southland and Southwestern Athletic round out the group as each conference claimed one representative in the top 25.

 

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.

 

 

Week 11 FCS Coaches Poll (Nov. 14, 2016)

Points

Last Week

2016 Record

Team (First-Place Votes)

 

 

 

1

Sam Houston State (21)

641

1

10-0

2

Jacksonville State (2)

615

2

9-1

3

Eastern Washington (1)

595

3

9-1

4

North Dakota State (1)

575

4

9-1

5

James Madison (1)

555

5

9-1

6

The Citadel

520

6

10-0

7

Richmond

490

8

8-2

8

North Dakota

440

10

9-2

9

North Carolina A&T

434

9

9-1

10

South Dakota State

400

12

7-3

11

Chattanooga

373

7

8-2

12

Central Arkansas

369

13

9-1

13

Charleston Southern

342

14

6-3

14

Youngstown State

309

15

7-3

15

Villanova

292

11

7-3

16

Grambling State

271

16

8-1

17

Lehigh

235

18

8-2

18

Samford

213

21

7-3

19

Wofford

166

NR

7-3

20

North Carolina Central

118

25

8-2

21

Montana

84

17

6-4

22

Kennesaw State

69

NR

8-2

23

Cal Poly

56

20

6-4

24

Western Illinois

46

19

6-4

25

Illinois State

31

NR

6-5

 

Others receiving votes: San Diego (30), UT Martin (26), Weber State (26), Saint Francis (Pa.) (20), Northern Iowa (19), New Hampshire (16), Harvard (12), Liberty (11), Maine (10), Northern Arizona (8), Southeastern Louisiana (8), Princeton (5), Fordham (4), Penn (4), Gardner-Webb (3), Southern (3), Southern Utah (3), Northern Colorado (2), Tennessee State (1).

 

 



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