Polk basketball at home, wrestling teams in action this evening

Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 4, 2016

Polk County High School’s basketball and wrestling teams are back in action this evening, after a long holiday break.

Track and field activities resume at home on Jan. 14.

In basketball, Polk’s Lady Wolverines (4-5 overall and 1-2 in the Western Highlands Conference) host Avery County (7-5, 1-1) this evening. Over the holiday break, the Wolverines pounded Calvary Baptist Day, 57-29, in part of the Wells Fargo WNC Holiday Basketball Classic.

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Men’s varsity players, now 1-2 in the WHC, also host Avery tonight, following the women’s game.

Coming off a Dec. 23 78-48 loss to Owen, the Wolverine men are 1-2 in WHC action. Avery enters tonight’s game at 10-2 overall, and 2-0 in the WHC.

Head coach Josh McEntire and his staff and players are ready for 2016.

“The players and coaches are ready to get back into a regular routine and get back into conference play,” McEntire remarked. “We still have a good chance to accomplish a lot of good things, with most of the season still left.”

Polk’s wrestling team, short in numbers but large in heart, travels to Avery County this evening, to take on Avery County and Thomas Jefferson.

Next action for the Wolverines’ high-achieving track and field team is the Jan. 14 Polar Bear meet at Polk. This meet was originally set for Jan. 6. Action begins at 4 p.m.