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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.

Appalachian State University pitchers issued walks to five of North Carolina’s first six batters of the game and never recovered in a 12-1 loss to the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels on Tuesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.

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

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.

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.