About Us

PolkSports.com is a site devoted to covering all levels of sports in Polk County, N.C. From high school to middle school to youth and community, it’s all Polk, all sports, all day long.

PolkSports.com is a product of Polk County Schools. The site was founded in 2013 and is currently edited by site founder Andy Rhinehart.

Andy is a veteran journalist with almost 30 years of experience, first as a sports writer/editor and then as an online director. He worked for multiple newspapers in North and South Carolina and earned several N.C. Press Association and S.C. Press Association awards for sports writing and editing. He created GoUpstate.com, the Web site of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, and led that site for 10 years, receiving numerous S.C. Press Association awards as one of the top newspaper Web sites in the state. He also also worked for The New York Times Regional Media Group, Digital First Media, Saxotech and Pew Research Center. He is currently employed as a customer success manager with Parse.ly, a content analytics company.

Andy can be reached via email at andy [at] polksports.com.

Learn more about Polk County Schools at http://polkstudents.com or http://polkschools.org.