Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau crushed a match-high 19 kills and senior teammate Efrain Negron (Caguas, Puerto Rico) collected a season-high 21 digs while LMC swept Belmont Abbey for the second time this season, 25-17, 30-28, 25-8, Tuesday night in Conference

The Lees-McRae women's basketball team was unable to climb of a 17-point first half deficit while dropping a 79-56 decision at Limestone in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday evening at the Timken Center in Gaffney, N.C.

The Watauga High boys' and girls' season-opening lacrosse matches scheduled for Wednesday at East Forsyth have been postponed. No make up dates have been announced for those matches.

Appalachian State University pitchers issued walks to five of North Carolina

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