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Five minutes into its match Monday with Mitchell, Polk County owned a 4-0 lead and it was apparent that the only drama on a sunny evening at Polk County Middle School would be the size of the final margin.

The bright lights of television will shine Thursday night in Polk County when WMYA-TV airs the Mitchell at Polk County football game, the first Western North Carolina football game to be broadcast live.

Asheville lineman Pete Leota has been named to the North Carolina team for the 2015 Shrine Bowl, the only Western North Carolina senior to be chosen.

That Olympic dream that former Polk County standout Crystal Sain has been chasing? She's one step away from it being a reality.

The cry of "offense" rang from Polk County's sideline, kicker Davis Derkach began walking back to the Wolverine bench and it became quickly apparent that there would be no overtime Friday night in Weaverville.

For now, Polk County will play a football game Friday night. Which is about the only thing normal about the Wolverines' routine of late.

With what has been typical efficiency of late, Polk County assured itself Thursday of at least a share of another volleyball conference championship.

The lone remaining undefeated football team in the Blue Ridge Middle School Conference, Rugby showed why Thursday its record remains spotless.

Wil Rimer scored three goals Thursday as Polk County won its fifth straight game, a 3-1 victory over R-S Central in Rutherfordton.

Polk County's junior varsity dropped its third straight match Thursday, falling in straight sets to Avery in a Western Highlands Conference match at Polk.