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Wheeler bound for Catawba Valley basketball program

The road has been a long, sometimes difficult, one. But Jamal Wheeler's recruiting path now has a destination. The Polk County senior has decided to play basketball next season at Catawba Valley Community College,

Polk County rolls into Wells Fargo Classic division final

Polk County advanced Tuesday to the championship game of the Wells Fargo WNC Holiday Classic Blue Ridge Division, rolling past Southlake Christian 64-37 in a semifinal game at Carolina Day School.

Wheeler, Kropp earn conference player of year honors

Polk County seniors Jamal Wheeler and Hayley Kropp have been named the Western Highlands Conference boys and girls basketball players of the year. In addition,...

Rosman pulls away to top Polk boys in Knights tourney opener

Polk County boys basketball coach Antoni Staley walked out of the dressing room after Wednesday's loss to Rosman, shook his head and exhaled. Not much more needed to be said

Former Wolverines again gather for alumni basketball game

Their jerseys read Tryon and Polk Central, but the basketball players gathered Friday night at Polk County High School shared a common bond - former Wolverines

Kropp becomes Polk County’s career scoring leader

Hayley Kropp has now scored more points than any girls basketball player in Polk County history.

Thursday sports: Polk-Mountain Heritage games postponed

Polk County High's varsity and junior varsity basketball games slated for Thursday at Mountain Heritage have been postponed due to pending winter weather.

Alumni game part of Staley’s plan for Polk County basketball

One of the goals that Antoni Staley set in his new role as Polk County High School's boys basketball coach is to grow community interest in the program.

Polk girls lose Lynch to knee injury

Polk County sophomore basketball standout Ansley Lynch will be sidelined for several games after suffering a knee injury in Friday's loss at Hendersonville

Mitchell builds big halftime lead, holds off Polk girls

Polk County nearly rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit before falling 47-43 Tuesday to Mitchell in a Western Highlands Conference matchup in Ledger. The Mountaineers...

Wolverines battle, but fall to Owen in double overtime

As regulation stretched into overtime and then double overtime Friday night at Polk County, recent history suggested that the inevitable outcome wasn't going to be what the Wolverines wanted.

Basketball roundup: Polk boys top East for first win of season

Polk County gave head coach Antoni Staley his first win with the program, topping East Henderson 76-59 on Tuesday in non-conference boys basketball action in Flat Rock

Early drought again stymies Wolverines in loss to Landrum

The early-quarter blues again left Polk County seeing red Wednesday night. It has become a pattern this season for the Wolverines, a first-half stretch in which shots won't fall and the opponent builds a large lead. Landrum took advantage of that trend Wednesday to build a 24-point halftime edge, key to an 89-71 win over Polk County in a non-conference battle at Polk.

Wolverines pick up road win at Brevard

Jamal Wheeler scored 26 points and Wes Mullis added 14 to lead Polk County to a 65-56 win Thursday at Brevard.

Tigers tamed: Polk knocks off Rosman to win WNC Holiday Classic

Ultimately, the three days of tournament play that Polk County wrapped up Wednesday may yield their biggest benefit somewhere later this season, perhaps even come playoff time. But the championship trophy that the Wolverines claimed at afternoon's end served as quite a nice reward in the meantime.

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