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Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in North Carolina and across our country has reached epidemic proportion.

When more than 2,000 high school athletic directors were asked in a recent national survey what they like least about their job, 62.3% said it was “dealing with aggressive parents and adult fans.”

And the men and women who wear the black and white stripes, our officials, agree. In fact, almost 80% of officials quit after the first two years on the job, and unruly parents are cited as the reason why. As a result, there is a growing shortage of high school officials here in North Carolina, and in some sports like wrestling, swimming, and track and field, the shortage is severe. No officials means no more games.


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 6:00 for Inside the Huddle, 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

Join us this week as the Jack Britt Buccaneers host the Richmond County Raiders.  Listen to the Fayetteville Orthopaedic Inside The Huddle show at 6:00 pm, the pre-game show at 7:00, the Valley Auto World Game of the Week at 7:30,  and the Better Vision Scoreboard immediately following the game – all on Sunny 94.3!  

Methodist University Football

Join us Saturday, October 12, as our Monarchs host the Brevard Bears.  Air time for the pre-game show is 12:30 with the kick off at 1:00 on Sunny 94.3 FM!  


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 »

Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award

Once again, each Friday night of the 2019 High School football season, Mid-South Sports will be naming a recipient for the Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award.  Not always the game’s Most Valuable Player – this award goes to someone who has contributed the most EFFORT whether their team wins or loses.  The award itself – a nice engraved... READ MORE »


Inside the Huddle is our Friday night coaches show presented by Fayetteville Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  Hosted by Steve Driggers and Bill McMillan, each week we interview all of the Cumberland County football coaches to get their insights and thoughts about their upcoming game.  It airs from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, just prior to our Game of the Week... READ MORE »