After Further Review

March – Lion or Lamb?

March 1 and it’s the age-old question:  will March come in like a lion or a lamb?  Well, I don’t know, but it will come in busy as a bee!  Let’s look at what March ushers in – or out. 

It’s the end of the high school basketball season, and the state playoffs are already underway.  But as basketball leaves us, baseball begins – and so does golf, tennis, lacrosse, track, and girls’ soccer.  And it is not only in high school.  March means it’s ACC Basketball Tournament time followed quickly by the NCAA and NIT tournaments.  And college baseball has already begun.  In fact, our own Methodist University Monarchs are already sporting a gaudy 10-2 record!  Softball, golf, tennis, track and lacrosse are also underway.

And speaking of golf, our Mid-South Sports sponsored professional golfer, Daniel Claytor, has already won twice on the Florida leg of the tour.  His latest win came at Eagle Harbor Golf Club in Jacksonville, Florida where Daniel’s final round 62 not only won the tournament, but also set a new course record!  It must be the Mid-South Sports logo on the left sleeve of his Donald Ross shirts!

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Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

The  Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas announced today that Mid-South Sports Network, a sports broadcasting and production company based in Fayetteville, NC, has been chosen as the radio broadcast group for the 81st Annual Shrine Bowl to be played December 

16, 2017 in Spartanburg, SC.  The game will be played at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College.

The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas was first played on December 4, 1937 in Charlotte, N.C., making it the oldest high school football all-star game in the nation.  The annual game featuring many of the top high school players from North and South Carolina is played to benefit the Greenville (South Carolina) Unit Shriners Hospital for Children © and the 21 other Shriners Hospitals for Children © across the nation.

“It is an honor to have been selected by the Shrine Bowl Committee, and to be a part of this All Star spectacular.  It is nice to be recognized and rewarded for something we love to do – broadcast high school football”, said Charles Koonce, President of Mid-South Sports.  “But it is even more humbling to know that we are a part of long-standing program that has seen literally thousands of the best high school athletes in North and South Carolina, and has raised millions of dollars for Shriners Hospitals.”

Giving Thanks

It’s  November and thoughts turn to Thanksgiving – or to giving thanks.  It’s easy as American’s to give thanks for our freedoms, and because we live in a military community, it’s easy to give thanks for those who make sure we continue to be free.  It’s also easy to give thanks for a stock market in excess of 23,000 – my 401K and ITA have never looked better!  Oh, and add in cooler days and nights, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spice.

But, as a sports fan, I guess I’m most thankful for October.  I know that sounds a little strange, but think about it for a moment.  In October Major League Baseball (MLB) is in full playoff mode culminating in the World Series.  The National Football League (NFL) is just hitting its stride.  The National Basketball Association (NBA) tips off.  College football is pointing toward the bowl games, and high school football is wrapping up the conference schedule.  And, to top it off, the new season of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) tees off.  Every sport imaginable – or at least TV worthy – is in action in October.  What’s not to be thankful for?

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Sports Flash

The Game of the Week »

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Methodist University Football »

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Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award »

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