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Hickory native Madison Bumgarner continues to shine for the San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner is currently 9-4 with a 2.63 earned-run-average in 16 appearances this season.

Former Appalachian State University field hockey goalkeeper Sarah Anderson and four-year forward from Wake Forest University Taylor Rhea has been added to the Appalachian field hockey coaching staff as assistant coaches, head coach Brandi Alexander-Kist announced Tuesday.

The Hickory Crawdads are on a roll. And the "Hickory Express" claimed another victim Monday night. The Crawdads (46-28 overall; 5-0 second half) blanked Kannapolis 2-0 at L.P. Frans Stadium. It was also Hickory's sixth shutout win of the year. The Hickory pitching staff has a 0.90 earned-run-average on this run.

When the North Carolina State men's basketball team takes the court this season, it will be playing on a fresh new design at the Dail Basketball Center and PNC Arena.

The Hickory Crawdads began the second half of the South Atlantic League season the same way they ended the first half, with winning baseball. The 'Dads kick started their post-All-Star Game schedule with