After Further Review

The Highlanders of 1956 by Thad Mumau

It was 62 years ago when Fayetteville won the Carolina League baseball championship. The Highlanders finished fourth in the regular-season standings, then surged through the playoffs by knocking off two teams led by future major league stars.

A Cleveland Indians affiliate back then, the Highlanders boasted a terrific starting rotation comprised of five right-handers. They anchored a pitching staff that finished second in the league in earned run average.

All five starters won 10 or more games, Larry Dressen leading the team with 17, followed by Wynn Hawkins with 16, both posting sub-3.00 ERAs. Danny Osinski, Ray Konkoleski and Ted Fowler rounded out that outstanding rotation.

The Highlanders were a fine team. They had Donnie Montgomery, a .300 hitter who could play several positions. Long-time Fayetteville resident Bob “Rabbit” Mayhew was the shortstop. Ed Cook and Dick Hofleit were power-hitting outfielders.



Sports Flash

sunnyBeasley  Media Group’s Fayetteville, NC stations Sunny 94.3 FM and 1490-AM  are the new home of Mid-South Sports Friday Night High School Football Game of the Week, as well as the home for Methodist University Monarch Football.

Listen Friday nights at 7:00 for the Pre-game Show, followed at 7:30 by the Valley Auto World Game of the Week.  And on Saturdays tune in at 12:30 pm for Methodist University Football as the Monarchs work toward the championship in the USA South Conference. It’s all in one place – Sunny 94.3.  Radio for Fayetteville!

The Game of the Week

Yes, we’re missing football season too!  But never fear, it will roll around again in August as Mid-South Sports begins its 29th year of broadcasting the best in high school football.  Stay tuned for the 2018 schedule – coming soon!  

Methodist University Football

Congratulations  to our Methodist University Monarch Football team as they closed out the 2017 football season with a big win over the NC Wesleyan Battling Bishops.  Momentum is with the Monarchs!  See you in August for the 2018 season!  


Mid-South  Sports, Inc. is proud to help sponsor pro golfer, Daniel Claytor.  Daniel is from Rocky Mount, NC and was a three-time All American at Barton College where he won 6 NCAA tournaments.  In 2017, Daniel was the points leader on the Swing Thought Tour Q School Sponsorship Race, 3rd in Player of the Year points, and  2nd in money earned in... READ MORE »

Methodist University Players Named All-Conference

Methodist  University’s E’Montie Dears, Dylan Cummings, Will England, and DJ Twitty have earned USA South Football Second Team All-Conference honors.  Congratulations to these outstanding student athletes!  


The  Major Sponsor of the Mid-South Sports High School Football Game of the Week for 2017 is VALLEY AUTO WORLD.  Located at 3822 Sycamore Dairy Road in Fayetteville, NC, Valley Auto World is the region’s leading BMW and Volkswagen dealership. Hurry in to Valley Auto World and accept the BMW Mission to Drive.  BMW – the ultimate... READ MORE »