The San Francisco Giants, who were plagued by injuries last season, have named Madison Bumgarner their opening-day starter on March 31 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bumgarner, now in his fifth year with the Giants, was 13-9 last season with a 2.77 earned-run-averageHe made 31 appearances last season, all of them starts. He had 199 strikeouts in 201 1/3 innings of work. He gave up 62 walks, and he gave up

Raekwon Miller had a tremendous game on Monday night in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's basketball playoffs.

The Appalachian State University womens' basketball bounced back from Saturday's disappointing loss at Georgia Southern to defeat Davidson 72-70 in overtime Monday night in a Southern Conference game.

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that Wednesday night's state playoff basketball game between the Pioneers and McDowell will start at 6 p.m. at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

Lees-McRae sophomore Sadie Lagle mashed out six hits while LMC went a perfect 3-0 at the Shaw Classic at Walnut Creek Complex in Raleigh, N.C. over the weekend.