• Owen upsets fifth-ranked Polk soccer, 1-0

    Owen handed Polk County its first conference loss on Friday, upsetting the fifth-ranked Wolverines 1-0 in a Western Highlands Conference girls soccer match in Swannanoa. Kara Overholt had three saves for the Wolverines, now 9-2 overall, 6-1 in WHC play. Polk County remains in first place in the WHC, one game ahead of Madison and […]

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  • Dr. Bob Pettis and members of Polk County Middle School's model bridge building team.

    Polk Middle repeats as state model bridge building champs

    Polk County Middle School remains home to the best model bridge builders in the state, the school winning the North Carolina Department of Transportation Statewide Model Bridge Building Competition on Friday in Raleigh. It marks the second consecutive year that Polk Middle has won the statewide event, in which teams must submit a written report, […]

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  • Polk County's Caroline Lee (7) scored the winning goal Wednesday at Madison.

    Lee’s goal lifts Polk County to key conference win

    Caroline Lee scored off a corner kick Wednesday to give Polk County a key 1-0 win over Madison in Western Highlands Conference play in Marshall. With the win, the fifth-ranked Wolverines (9-2, 6-0) now have a two-game lead over Madison (7-3-1, 5-2) and Hendersonville in the WHC standings. Polk has swept Madison and defeated Hendersonville […]

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  • Polk County senior Alivia Livesay

    Livesay, Swope make decisions to continue athletic careers in college

    A pair of Polk County athletes have made decisions to continue their careers at the college level. Senior tennis player Alivia Livesay has verbally committed to Wittenberg College in Ohio and senior cross country and track athlete Allison Swope has verbally committed to Lenoir-Rhyne. Both athletes will sign their official letters-of-intent in a┬áceremony on Friday […]

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  • Owen tops improving Polk County in boys tennis

    Polk County dropped a 7-2 decision Tuesday to Owen in Western Highlands Conference boys tennis action in Swannanoa. The Wolverines (4-8, 3-4) were much closer than the final score indicated, though. Tyler Oxtoby dropped an 11-9 decision at No. 1 and Ben Deffner dropped an 11-9 decision at No. 5, each narrowly missing a win […]

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  • Mitchell Brown and Polk County's boys track team won three events at Tuesday's WHKP Relays.

    Polk teams return to track at WHKP Relays

    Polk County’s outdoor track team returned to action Tuesday, competing in the annual WHKP Relays at North Henderson High School. In the event, in which schools are scored as teams in each event and a number of different relays are held, Polk County’s girls placed fifth in the seven-team field, with the Polk boys in […]

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