• Polk County's Dustin Calvert closes in on a pin of North Henderson's Juan Chavez during Tuesday's 152-pound match at Polk County.

    Polk wrestlers nip Cherokee to earn split of tri-match

    Polk County split its third tri-match of the season on Tuesday, edging Cherokee 31-30 before falling to a solid North Henderson squad 60-24 in non-conference wrestling action at Polk County. The Wolverines, with several football-playing starters not scheduled to begin competing until next week, improved to 3-3 on the season. Four of the six matches […]

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  • Play of the week: Wheeler 66-yard touchdown run

    Polk County quarterback Jamal Wheeler provided one of the few highlights in Friday’s 48-11 second-round playoff loss at Reidsville. The Wolverine junior quarterback broke free for a 66-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter, cutting the Rams’ lead to 28-11 at halftime.

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  • Polk County's 4x800-meter relay teams prepare to race Monday at the A.C. Reynolds Kickoff to the Indoor Season meet. Both teams posted qualifying times for the indoor state meet later this season.

    Wolverines qualify nine for state meet at opener of indoor track season

    If the first meet of the indoor track season is any indication, Polk County will have several athletes representing the Wolverine family at the 2A Indoor Track State Championships in February. Polk had nine athletes meet NCHSAA state qualifying standards at the A.C. Reynolds “Kickoff to the Indoor Season” meet held Monday. Polk also had […]

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  • Former Polk County standout Reece Schlabach started eight games this season at safety for Brevard College (Jane Ollis photo).

    Schlabach finds comfort zone in Brevard College secondary

    A bit of Reece Schlabach’s past helped shape his future. While having signed a letter-of-intent to play football at Mars Hill after concluding a stellar senior season at Polk County, Schlabach began having doubts about the decision, unsure as to whether his desire to continue to play football with former teammate Anthony Carson led him […]

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  • Polk County lineman Devin Panchyshyn closes in on Reidsville quarterback Khalil Hairston during Friday's game.

    Season ends for tight-knit Wolverines in loss at Reidsville

    REIDSVILLE – It’s we, it’s us. Polk County’s season-long mantra was never more evident than at game’s end here Friday night. As Reidsville players gathered at one end of Community Stadium to celebrate their 48-11 second-round 2A state playoff win, the Wolverines quietly gathered around head coach Jamie Thompson at the other. Quiet, that is, […]

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  • Former Polk County standout Jordan Ollis finds running room earlier this season against Catawba.

    Brevard’s Ollis earns second-team all-conference honor

    Five Brevard College football players, including former Polk County standout Jordan Ollis,¬†were named all-South Atlantic Conference for their performances during the 2014 season. Senior inside linebacker Michael Gruber and freshman left tackle Josh Turner headlined the group by garnering first team laurels. Ollis, senior slot back Kelvin Jeter and junior placekicker Alex Noboa joined Gruber […]

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