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Wolverines’ dream season comes to end in narrow loss to East Surry

Shadows draped across Polk County's tennis courts Monday, helping close the curtains on the best season in school history. The Wolverines so very nearly earned another act.

1A soccer playoffs: Polk to host Mountain Island Charter in opener

Polk County's boys soccer team has received the 15th seed in the 1A West Regional and will host Mountain Island Charter in the first round of the state playoffs, according to official brackets released Monday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Wolverines stop East Surry, move into state semifinals

Polk County continued its postseason match Saturday, handing East Surry a 3-1 setback in a 1A state playoffs quarterfinal match before a large and loud crowd at Polk

Doubles delight: Jenne, Harris claim 1A state championship

They posed for photos, state championship trophies in hand. Drove back to Polk County in time to receive a standing ovation during the Wolverines' volleyball state playoff match. Smiled and accepted all the congratulations and well wishes on social media and in person. Despite the hoopla, both Hannah Jenne and Tana Harris were still having a hard time realizing that they were indeed state champions

Dadson leads Polk runners at 1A Regional cross country meet

A cold and rainy Saturday did have a few bright spots for Polk County's cross country team. Wolverine Evan Dadson posted his fastest time of the year at Saturday's 1A West Regional meet in Swannanoa, finishing 14th overall with a time of 17:46.58.

Mountain Heritage survives Polk challenge in 42-31 battle

BURNSVILLE - Polk County gave itself the chance Friday night that few expected them to have. Mountain Heritage left E.L. Briggs Stadium with its perfect...

Jenne, Harris advance to 1A doubles state championship match

Polk County's doubles team of Hannah Jenne and Tana Harris are one win away from a state championship

Pumped-up Wolverines sweep past Lincoln Charter into quarterfinals

Emotional, inspired, on target - and on to the state 1A volleyball quarterfinals. Polk County put together perhaps its best effort of the season Thursday night, an emotion-driven emphatic three-set win over Lincoln Charter in the third round of the state 1A playoffs.

Long hours off the field part of weekly routine for Polk County coaches

When Polk County lines up Friday for its 7:30 p.m. kickoff against Western Highlands Conference leader Mountain Heritage in Burnsville, the start of the game will mean the end of hours of preparation on the part of Polk County coaches, a process that begins the day after the previous game and runs until foot meets leather to start the next one

Wolverines sweep Robbinsville in 1A playoff opener

It wasn't the razor-sharp performance that Polk County volleyball coach Molly Hill expects from her Wolverines. But it was more than enough to carry Polk County into the next round of the state 1A playoffs.

Hernandez tallies three times as Polk tops Mountain Heritage

Luis Hernandez celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday with a hat trick to lead Polk County to a 4-1 victory over Mountain Heritage in a Western Highlands Conference match in G.M. Tennant Stadium

Polk romps past Lincoln Charter to continue historic run

In 10 previous playoff appearances, Polk County's girls tennis program had one playoff win to its name. This year's Wolverines have now doubled that total - with an eye on more.

NCHSAA playoffs: Understanding a bit more about the new seeding process

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association's new method of seeding playoffs in selected sports has completed its first test with the release of the state volleyball championships pairings

Polk’s Jenne, Harris finish third in 1A West Regional doubles

Polk County's doubles team of Hannah Jenne and Tana Harris placed third Saturday in the 1A West Regional in Elkin

Jenne, Harris win two 1A regional matches, qualify for state doubles tourney

Polk County's doubles team of Hannah Jenne and Tana Harris won their first two matches Friday in the 1A West Regional tennis tournament in Elkin, earning a berth in next week's 1A state championships