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Polk girls basketball 2015-2016: Kropp, Owen and bevy of new faces

´╗┐Beginning her second season as Polk County's head girls basketball coach, Brandy Alm positively glows when she talks about the program's future. Which is a good thing, given how much that future will be on display this season.

Vikings power past Wolverines in WHC battle

Avery wasted no time Tuesday showing why the Vikings are considered one of the state's top 1A teams this season.

Kropp named All-Area player of the year

Polk County senior Hayley Kropp has been named the Times-News All-Area girls basketball player of the year for the second straight year. Kropp led Western...

Hard work pays off for Polk girls in rout of Thomas Jefferson

Throughout its 0-10 start this season, Polk County's girls basketball team has never stopped working hard in practice or games, according to head coach Brandy Alm. All of that effort finally delivered dividends on Friday.

Bolstered Mountaineers pull away from Polk for WHC win

Mitchell took advantage of Polk County's second quarter struggles Tuesday en route to a 79-61 win over the Wolverines in Western Highlands Conference basketball action in Ledger.

Chilly night hampers Wolverines in loss to Bearcats

Cold outside, cold inside Tuesday for Polk County's boys basketball team. The Wolverines never found any type of offensive rhythm at Hendersonville, dropping a 63-37 loss to the Bearcats in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Wolverines, Staley ready to see results of offseason, off-court work

Since being named Polk County's head boys basketball coach in May, Antoni Staley has been putting together a puzzle, piece by piece

Avery tops Polk, extends WHC winning streak to 50 games

Avery extended its Western Highlands Conference winning streak to 50 games on Friday with a 76-48 win over Polk County in boys basketball action at Polk

Slow stretch again plagues Polk boys in conference loss

In all five of its losses, Polk County has had one quarter in which it failed to score at least 10 points while giving up at least 12. It happened Friday night in the second period, Mountain Heritage outscoring the Wolverines 18-7 in the quarter to key a 63-54 Western Highlands Conference victory at Polk.

Wolverines upset Owen, reach WHC tournament final

Polk County is one win away from a Western Highlands Conference tournament title and an automatic berth in the state 2A playoffs.

Gritty Wolverines’ comeback falls just short in loss to Reynolds

It hasn't been the best of starts this season for Polk County's girls basketball team, but head coach Brandy Alm says she wouldn't trade the team for any other.

Polk girls dominate from start to finish in home finale

On one early possession Tuesday night, Polk County passed the ball around the perimeter, pushed it inside, then kicked it back out for an Autumn Owen 3-pointer from the perimeter. It's the type of ball movement that head coach Brandy Alm has been preaching all season - and it paid off nicely for the Wolverines.

East Henderson builds early lead, survives Polk rally

The outcome Tuesday wasn't what Polk County boys basketball coach Josh McEntire wanted. But the effort and defensive pressure the Wolverines displayed were exactly what McEntire hoped to see.

Rockets fire to early lead, down Wolverines

A.C. Reynolds jumped out to 23-11 lead at the end of the first period Wednesday and went on to take a 68-55 win over Polk County in non-conference action in Asheville.

Kropp, Wheeler earn All-WNC first-team honors

Polk County seniors Jamal Wheeler and Hayley Kropp have been named to the all-Western North Carolina basketball team by the Asheville Citizen-Times

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