Polk County High to play Lakeview Academy Jan. 8

Published 3:47 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Polk County High School boys and girls basketball teams will play Lakeview Academy of Gainesville, Ga., on Saturday, Jan. 8 at Polk High. The girls game will begin at 4 p.m., and the boys will play at 5:30 p.m.

Lakeview Academys coach Seth Vining, who grew up in Polk County and graduated from Tryon High School, is the son of Bos Vining and the late Seth Vining Jr.

Vining is in his 36th year of coaching and has earned a life total of 693 wins.

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This year, he ruptured his patella tendon just as the current season was getting ready to begin. The injury put him in a wheelchair, but that hasnt stopped him from coaching. He may not have his normal mobility, but with the help of a group of assistant coaches he has coached his team to a winning start.

For more information about the game, contact Polk County High School at 828-894-2525.