App State sports roundup

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

Photo courtesy | Appalachian State Sports Information - Former Mountaineer Josh Hunter will be on the 12th season of “The Voice” which begins Monday.

11th annual App State Golf Tourney set for May 12

LINVILLE — Appalachian State Football will host the 11th Annual ASU Foundation Football Fund Golf Tournament on Friday, May 12 at Linville Golf Course in Linville, N.C.

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 12, 2017 – 9 a.m. shotgun (8 a.m. registration)

COST: $450 per person or $2,250 per team (Captain’s Choice). Team’s will consist of 5 golfers plus a member of the football program (coach and selected staff members will be selected Thursday night).

PRIZES INCLUDE: Prizes to the lowest team scores, longest drive, and closest to the pin.

EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE: Thursday night reception with Appalachian State’s Football Coaching Staff at the Courtyard Marriott in Boone. The reception begins at 6 p.m. Players also receive an App State Polo, App State Game Day Hat, App State Gift Bag, Round of Golf, Meal and Awards following golf.

TO REGISTER: Call App State Football by phone at 828-262-7093 or send a completed brochure to and payment Register by Friday April 28, 2017. FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Josh Thompson, Assistant Director of Athletics at 828-262-7093 or at [email protected]

LINVILLE GOLF COURSE (83 Roseboro Rd. Linville, NC 28646) – Designed by Donald Ross in 1924, this 18-hole course consistently ranks among the best courses in the Carolinas. The par-4 third hole is ranked in the Greatest 100 Holes of Golf. Golf Magazine rated the course as the 37th in the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play for 2004/05,” while ESPN featured the course as Golf Digest’s “Golf Course of the Day” for May 7, 2004. In 2001, Golf Magazine awarded Linville Golf Club a Silver Metal as one of the “Best Golf Resorts in America.”

Baseball single-game tickets on sale now

BOONE, N.C. – With the home opener against UNC Asheville just 11 days away, single-game tickets for Appalachian State University baseball are now available for the 2017 season.

After much success last season, single-game tickets prices will again be tiered for weekday (Tuesday-Thursday) and weekend (Friday-Sunday) games. Weekday games cost $7 for adults, $5 for high school students and $1 for youth while weekend contests cost $10 for adults, $6 for high school students and $3 for youth. Season tickets are also on sale.

Appalachian State’s 2017 home schedule begins with an midweek afternoon contest against UNC Asheville during the fourth week of the season (March 7). The Mountaineers will host one more midweek game against Radford (March 21) before the much-anticipated midweek battle against local rival Wake Forest (March 28).

The home schedule also features East Tennessee State (April 25) to finish up the midweek portion of the schedule.

The Black and Gold host five Sun Belt Conference series in 2017 at Smith Stadium, beginning with Texas State (March 24-26). Fans will also get to see UT Arlington (April 7-9), Georgia State (April 21-23) and Arkansas State (April 28-30) before the home-series finale against South Alabama (May 12-14).

Appalachian State baseball will also host a midweek contest at the home of the Charlotte Knights, BB&T Ballpark, on March 14. Fans hoping to watch the Mountaineers play under the Queen City skyline will be able to purchase tickets directly from the Charlotte Knights organization. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets then go on sale online at and by phone at (704) 274-8282 at noon on Jan. 28.

Fans can purchase both season and single-game tickets online at, by phone at (828) 262-2079, or in person at the Appalachian State athletics ticket office. Tickets can also be purchased on gamedays beginning one hour prior to first pitch at the Smith Stadium gate.

Former App State hoops player to appear on The Voice

BOONE — Appalachian State University men’s basketball alumnus Josh Hunter will be featured on the popular network television program “The Voice.” The show’s 12th season premieres on Monday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Hunter, an Albany, Ga. native, played forward for the Mountaineers from 2008-10.

As a member of the Black and Gold, Hunter was on the 2009-10 Mountaineer squad that reached the Southern Conference championship game under head coach Buzz Peterson. He averaged 7.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in 68 career games – making 52 starts. Hunter also shot 50.7 percent from the field.

As part of his senior day celebration on Feb. 27, 2010, prior to an 82-68 win over Samford, Hunter performed the National Anthem.

Prior to his two seasons in Boone, Hunter played two seasons at Okaloosa-Walton College in Niceville, Fla., which is now referred to as Northwest Florida State College.

Hunter graduated from Appalachian in 2010 with a B.S. in criminal justice.

Photo courtesy | Appalachian State Sports Information – Former Mountaineer Josh Hunter will be on the 12th season of “The Voice” which begins Monday. courtesy | Appalachian State Sports Information – Former Mountaineer Josh Hunter will be on the 12th season of “The Voice” which begins Monday.

By Nathan Ham

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