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College sports roundup: Hilbig off to winning start at Mars Hill

Former Polk County tennis player Natalie Hilbig is off to a great start at Mars Hill this fall. Hilbig won both of her doubles matches...

PCHS benefit Turkey Trot 5K, 1-mile fun run set for Friday

The Bright's Creek 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run, benefitting the Polk County High track program, will be held Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the resort in Mill Spring.

Marino racks up three trophies at powerlifting meet

Polk County High graduate Anthony Marino won three events Saturday at the World Natural Powerlifting Federation Furman Challenge event at Furman University

Brown named CIAA men’s runner of the week

Former Polk County standout Mitchell Brown was named the men's runner of the week for the first week of the season by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

PCVC 14U squad finishes in top five in SAVL tourney

The Polk County Volleyball Club 14U squad placed fifth in the Gold Bracket of the SAVL Spring Madness (Power Division) tourney this weekend in Spartanburg

Polk superintendent Miller to lead NCHSAA board of directors

CHAPEL HILL— Dr. Bill Miller, superintendent of Polk County Schools, will serve as president of the North Carolina High School Board of Directors for...

Hall, Waddell part of AAU regional tourney title team at Xcel

With a number of Polk County players involved, Xcel Volleyball had a solid showing last weekend at the AAU Maroon and Orange Super Regional in Blacksburg, Va.

Booker hopes lessons learned pay off in senior season

Joel Booker's first season with the University of Iowa baseball program was a learning process, and it made him better.

With MLB draft at hand, Booker just wants an opportunity

Joel Booker just wants a chance. And why shouldn't some Major League Baseball team give him one? After all, Booker has always made the most of his opportunities - standout at Polk County, standout at Indian Hills Community College, standout at the University of Iowa. Production at every level to date.

Polk County Youth Football places three teams in postseason

The regular season came to an end Saturday for Polk County Youth Football, with three of its four teams qualifying for postseason play.

Brown hopes to find familiar feel with transfer to Gardner-Webb

One season into his college athletic career, Mitchell Brown decided his future needed to look a bit more like his past. Thus the former Polk County standout is leaving Winston-Salem State, where he had a successful freshman cross country season, and transferring to Gardner-Webb, where he will be part of the Bulldogs' cross country and track and field programs.

Fraga, Booker wrap up college seasons with awards

A pair of former Polk County High School baseball standouts recently earned postseason recognition at the collegiate level. Danny Fraga wrapped up his career at...

Cycle North Carolina cross-state ride passing through Polk County

The 2015 Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to Coast" bicycle ride is passing through Polk County on Monday, with riders slated to make a stop in Columbus.

Spring update: Wolverines staying busy at college level

A number of Polk County graduates are hard at work this spring, competing for their college teams in a variety of sports

Fraga putting heart and soul into chasing baseball dreams

Daniel Fraga is small in stature but big on heart. So, I promised Daniel Fraga, the 24-year old second baseman for the Florence Freedom, that...