Two Polk County High softball players to compete in state gamesPublished 10:46am Friday, June 8, 2012
Two Polk County High School softball players will take the field later this month when the 2012 Powerade NC State Games kick off near Winston-Salem.
The games, sponsored by 20 corporate teams, set players from across the state up in tournament-style competition.
Brittany Jones, a sophomore this past year for PCHS, and Cassie Couch, a junior this season, both made the region 8 softball team.
“We’re awfully proud of them,” said PCHS Softball Coach Jeff Wilson. “It’s one thing to be named to a team by coaches, but when you go try out somewhere from a line of 30 girls and are trying to be one of 10 picked – that’s pretty tough.”
Softball is divided into two tournaments – a high school senior East-West series and an eight-team underclassmen (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) tournament. Underclassmen like Couch and Jones will play in a four-game, round robin tournament June 18-20. The tournament will be held at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, N.C.
For more information about the games, contact the Powerade State Games office at 919-361-1133 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.ncsports.org for a complete roster and schedule.