Polk athletes gear up for final postseason action of 2020-2021 season

Polk County athletes will begin Tuesday the final stretch of postseason competition for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Wolverine wrestling squad will compete beginning at 9 a.m. in the 1A West Regional at Robbinsville High School while Polk County’s baseball squad hosts North Moore at 6 p.m. in the first round of the state 1A playoffs.

Wrestlers who have qualified to compete Tuesday for Polk County include:

  • Tori Strickland
  • Daniel Watkins
  • Bryson Rickman
  • Satchel McCoy
  • Collier Foster
  • Deaken Nodine
  • Bryson McCraw
  • Logan Rhodes
  • Jacob Knighton
  • Charlie Jackson

The Wolverine baseball squad (8-6) will enter state playoff action with the game at The Bottoms against the Mustangs (8-4), the third seed from the Yadkin Valley Conference. The game will be streamed via the NFHS Network for those that cannot attend.

Still to come later this week is the 1A West girls tennis regional, set for Friday at Elkin High School. Polk senior Julia Griffin will compete in singles while fellow seniors Kristen Hall and Sara Muse take part in doubles competition.

Polk County athletes will also be in action on Friday at the 1A West Track and Field Regional at Cherokee High School. That meet will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Athletes who have qualified to take part, along with their seeding in the event, include:

Girls
800-meter run: 2. Olivia Overholt; 5. Emma Brunell; 6. Tori Thompson
1600-meter run: 2. Olivia Overholt
4×400-meter relay: 4. Polk County
Pole vault: 3. Lauren Dotson; 4. Tori Thompson; 5. Madison Geddings
Long jump: 2. Olivia Overholt
Shot put: 2. Alana Jergenson; 8. Rachael Davis
Discus: 4. Alana Jergenson; 12. Rachael Davis

Boys
100-meter run: 9. Gage McSwain; 12. Elijah Barnes
200-meter run: 8. Gage McSwain
400-meter run: 12. Vincent Twitty
800-meter run: 10. Matias Akers
1600-meter run: 11. Matias Akers
3200-meter run: 11. Harrison Ashworth
110-meter hurdles: 11. Tyler Staley
300-meter hurdles: 12. Tyler Staley
4×100-meter run: 1. Polk County
4×400-meter relay: 6. Polk County
4×800-meter relay: 10. Polk County
Pole vault: 5. Braxton Edwards; 9. Adison Broyles
Long jump: 7. Nate Henderson
Triple jump: 9. Matias Akers
Shot put: 2. Harrison Waddell
Discus: 2. Harrison Waddell

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