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    Ruff welcomes opportunity to continue volleyball career at Brevard

    Katie Ruff will have a chance to continue her college volleyball career and do so closer to Polk County. Both make her extremely happy. The former Wolverine, in her second season at Catawba Valley Community College, has verbally committed to join the Brevard College program. Ruff expects to officially sign a letter-of-intent with the Tornados […]

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    Blazing a new trail: O’Brien set to run into history

    Doing things out of the spotlight is Hanna O’Brien’s preference. Achieve, but achieve quietly, is how O’Brien approaches every day. All of which merely adds to the emotions that O’Brien expects to experience on February 13, when she will step to the starting line at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem and race into the record books.

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  • East Henderson pulls away in final quarter to down Wolverines

    East Henderson limited Polk County to three points in the fourth quarter, helping the Eagles secure a 47-34 win Wednesday night in non-conference boys basketball play in Flat Rock. The Eagles (11-9) outscored the Wolverines (5-15) in the final quarter to complete a sweep of the season series between the two schools. “We played neck […]

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  • Mitchell thwarts Polk rally, snaps Wolverines’ winning streak

    Mitchell hit back-to-back 3-pointers down the stretch to hold off a Polk County rally and earn a 69-61 win Tuesday in Western Highlands Conference boys basketball action in Bakersville. The Mountaineers (7-12, 4-3) stopped the Wolverines’ four-game winning streak and dropped Polk County to 5-14 overall, 5-4 in WHC play. Polk County travels to East […]

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  • Huge first quarter spurs Polk girls to win at Mitchell

    Polk County raced to a 17-2 lead at the end of the first period and cruised to a 46-31 victory over Mitchell in Western Highlands Conference girls basketball action in Bakersville. The Wolverines (11-8, 4-5) held a 25-8 lead at halftime in dropping Mitchell to 4-15 overall, 0-7 in WHC play. Kara Overholt scored 21 […]

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  • Wolverines tumble at R-S Central in season finale

    Polk County’s wrestling squad ended its regular season Tuesday night, dropping a 70-9 decision at R-S Central. Chase Emory scored a decision at 138 points and Devin Panchyshyn won his match at 195 pounds by pin for the Wolverines, who wrestled without middleweights Anthony Marino and Dustin Calvert, two of the team’s top wrestlers this […]

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  • NCHSAA commissioner selected for national high school association post

    Davis Whitfield, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) for the past five years, has been selected chief operating officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), effective July 1, 2015. Whitfield will succeed Jim Tenopir, who is retiring this summer after five years as the organization’s chief operating […]

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