High school roundup: Wolverines drop finale at Hendersonville; Kropp qualifies for regionals

Polk County’s volleyball regular season came to an end Tuesday night with the Wolverines dropping a 25-20, 25-19, 25-14 decision at Hendersonville.

The loss ends Polk County’s season at 14-8 overall, 9-3 in Western Highlands Conference play. Hendersonville finished at 18-5, 12-0. Full team schedule here

With the loss, Polk County is expected to be the third seed from the WHC, meaning a road game in the opening round of the state 2A playoffs. Polk would travel to Franklin as the WHC’s third seed. Franklin finished as the second seed in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference.

Girls Golf

Polk County completed Western Highlands Conference tournament play Tuesday at Meadowbrook Golf Club.

Final team scores in the two-day event were:

1. Hendersonville, 543; 2. Avery, 589; 3. Mountain Heritage, 671; 4. Polk County, 694

Polk County’s Ashley Kropp narrowly missed earning All-Conference honors, but did qualify for next week’s 2A regional tournament at Linville Falls. Kropp averaged 54.6 strokes per nine holes this season.

“Ashley Kropp had one of the best seasons in school history,” said Polk head girls golf coach Ty Stott.

The title is the third straight conference crown for Hendersonville, who was led by medalist Julia Townsend with a two-day score of 163 to take conference player of the year honors.