NCHSAA volleyball playoffs: Polk County to host West Stokes in opener

Polk County senior Georgia Garrett

Polk County’s volleyball squad will open the North Carolina state 2A volleyball playoffs on Wednesday at home, hosting West Stokes, according to official pairings released Tuesday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

The game will be played Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Polk County High School. All tickets will be $6 and only NCHSAA passes will be accepted.

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This will be Polk County’s final appearance in the 2A playoffs for at least the next four years as the Wolverines will move down to the 1A ranks next season.

The Wolverines are seeded eighth in the 2A West subregion and will host the Wildcats, the ninth seed in the Midwest subregion. West Stokes finished with a 17-8 overall record and placed third in the Western Piedmont 2A region.

If Polk County wins its opener, the Wolverines would likely travel to face undefeated Wheatmore in the second round.

Western Highlands Conference champion Hendersonville is the fifth seed in the West and will host East Davidson in the first round. Mountain Heritage is the sixth seed in the West and will host South Stokes.

2016 2A VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

Currituck County (15-1, E1) vs. North Brunswick (8-15, ME16)

Bunn (16-9, ME8) vs. Ayden-Grifton (12-6, E9)

First Flight (12-3, E5) vs. Durham School of the Arts (8-11, ME12)

South Granville (21-3, ME4) vs. Northside-Jacksonville (10-11, E13)

Dixon (14-4, E3) vs. Graham (8-12, ME14)

Franklinton (13-7, ME6) vs. East Duplin (10-8, E11)

Northeastern (16-6, E7) vs. West Bladen (10-9, ME10)

South Columbus (24-2-1, ME2) vs. Washington (8-12, E15)

Carrboro (24-0, ME1) vs. Roanoke Rapids (8-16, E16)

Croatan (13-6, E8) vs. NC School of Science & Math (10-9, ME9)

Fairmont (15-3, ME5) vs. Hertford County (8-8, E12)

South Lenoir (11-7, E4) vs. North Johnston (9-12, ME13)

Midway (20-2-1, ME3) vs. North Lenoir (8-10, E14)

North Pitt (15-5, E6) vs. Clinton (11-12, ME11)

Bartlett Yancey (14-9, ME7) vs. Goldsboro (12-8, E10)

Farmville Central (17-4, E2) vs. Red Springs (7-12, ME15)

Maiden (25-0, W1) vs. Parkwood (9-11, MW16)

Forbush (16-7, MW8) vs. Stuart Cramer (15-7, W9)

Hendersonville (14-9, W5) vs. East Davidson (13-10, MW12)

West Stanly (22-4, MW4) vs. R-S Central (9-8, W13)

Draughn (17-5, W3) vs. Trinity (12-13, MW14)

Providence Grove (20-5, MW6) vs. East Lincoln (14-9, W11)

East Burke (17-5, W7) vs. Randleman (14-10, MW10)

Lake Norman Charter (17-1, MW2) vs. Newton-Conover (10-11, W15)

Wheatmore (23-0, MW1) vs. Bandys (8-12, W16)

Polk County (17-6, W8) vs. West Stokes (17-8, MW9)

West Davidson (23-3, MW5) vs. West Wilkes (12-8, W12)

Brevard (17-6, W4) vs. Salisbury (11-10, MW13)

North Surry (22-4, MW3) vs. East Rutherford (10-10, W14)

Mountain Heritage (17-4, W6) vs. South Stokes (13-11, MW11)

Mount Pleasant (17-6, MW7) vs. Bunker Hill (16-8, W10)

North Wilkes (19-5, W2) vs. Eastern Randolph (10-12, MW15)