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Polk basketball reschedules first three games; openers now Dec. 2

Polk County's girls and boys basketball regular seasons will get a late start this year as the school announced Monday that the first three...

Black Hawks jump on Wolverines early, post non-conference win

North Buncombe quickly landed the knockout blow Tuesday to Polk County's hopes for a second straight victory

Last-second drive keeps Wolverines’ playoff push alive

When Polk County head coach Josh McEntire saw Mitchell elect to play Jamal Wheeler man-to-man in the waning seconds Tuesday night, he had a good idea what was about to happen. For that matter, so did nearly everyone else in the gym.

Mountain Heritage pulls away from pesky Polk for win

Polk County held a halftime lead Monday over fifth-ranked Mountain Heritage, but the Cougars exploded in the second half for a 71-55 win over the Wolverines in Burnsville.

Wolverine girls fall at Avery, but Alm pleased with showing

The final score may not have reflected it, but Polk County's girls basketball team delivered an effort Tuesday that left head coach Brandy Alm pleased

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.

Polk boys finally get chance to open state 2A basketball playoffs

It seems like an eternity since Polk County last played a boys basketball game. But after a 15-day break since closing the regular season with...

Wolverines battle back to top Brevard in overtime

Amir Gary launched the overtime 3-pointer that would doom Brevard, got knocked flat on his back after doing so, immediately hopped up and looked to play defense. In many ways, it was a microcosm of Polk County's season.

1,000 points: Milestone moment one of joy, relief for Kropp

NEWTON - Hayley Kropp may never have been so happy to see a jump shot fall. Kropp entered Tuesday's first-round 2A playoff game at Newton-Conover...

Landrum girls build quick lead, pull away to rout Polk

Landrum roared to a 21-4 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to a 64-23 victory Tuesday over Polk County in a non-conference girls basketball matchup in Landrum

Wheeler set for Saturday’s Blue-White game

Polk County’s Jamal Wheeler will compete with some of the area's top senior basketball players in Saturday's Blue-White All-Star Game.

Slow start foils Polk County in tourney-opening loss to North Henderson

There were bright spots to be found Wednesday afternoon for Polk County's girls basketball squad as the Wolverines held their own for the final three quarters of their first-round matchup with North Henderson in the Knights Christmas Tournament

Cherokee pressure stymies young Wolverines

The scoreboard may not have reflected it, but Polk County girls basketball coach Brandy Alm saw the signs of improvement Tuesday she wanted to see from her young Wolverines.

Kropp named all-area player of the year; Phipps, Overholt tabbed for team

Polk County junior Hayley Kropp has been named the Times-News Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Kropp averaged 15.6 points and eight rebounds per game...

Wolverines set for Knights Christmas Tournament action

Polk County's boys and girls basketball teams will each be involved in holiday tournament play beginning Wednesday at North Henderson High School. The Wolverines will...