Battling a tough early-season schedule is difficult enough for Polk County wrestling coach Phillip Miller. Doing it with what amounts to slightly more than half a squad is a recipe for frustration.
Polk County's wrestling squad will next step onto the mat competitively in January. Head coach Phillip Miller thinks the Wolverines will be a much different looking squad when that day arrives.
There have been a lot of five-player Polk County starting lineups take the floor of the school's gymnasium over the years. Odds are that a Wolverine wrestling team hasn't produced one of those. Not, at least, until Thursday.
Avery handed Polk County a 60-15 setback in its Western Highlands Conference wrestling opener on Tuesday at Polk
With just six healthy wrestlers available Friday, Polk County dropped a pair of Western Highlands Conference matches in a tri-meet at Mitchell.
On a night made to showcase the future of Polk County wrestling, Phillip Miller tried to keep his mind on the days ahead as well. Not always an easy thing to do for the Wolverines' head coach.
Perhaps has no wrestling squad been more happy to see the postseason arrive than Polk County.
Final match of the night, at least a major decision needed for a win over Hendersonville - Dillon Knighton would have wanted to be nowhere else than on the mat. Nerves and all.
Dustin Calvert and five Polk County teammates will begin competition Friday in the 2A West Regional wrestling tournament at West Lincoln. Wrestlers will weigh in Friday at 4 and begin competition at 5:30 p.m.
Polk County wrapped up its regular-season schedule on Tuesday, dropping a 54-30 decision to Madison in a Western Highlands Conference wrestling match at Polk
Wrestlers from Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School will move into postseason action beginning Friday with their respective conference tournaments
Polk County's Dustin Calvert and Triston Watkins each came within one win Saturday of qualifying for the state 2A wrestling tournament, only to fall in their consolation semifinal matches
Polk County's Darryl Ceasar earned a second-place finish in the 106-pound class, leading the Wolverines in the Western Highlands Conference wrestling tournament at Madison
Despite a pair of losses to open the regular season, Phillip Miller is optimistic about the present and future of Polk County wrestling. And certainly ready to see the present in full form.
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