Harris earns NCHSAA Performer of the Week award
Tyler Harris from Polk County High School and Morgan Smalls from Panther Creek High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.
Each week, two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations received from media and school administrators.
Harris, a senior on the baseball team, helped Polk County to a 3-0 week with a pair of wins over Owen, and a win over Rosman. He slashed 2-for-3 with a home run and a pair of RBI, in a 9-3 win over Rosman. Later, he went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and seven RBIs in a 16-0 win over Owen.
Harris closed out the week on the mound against Owen, going 5 and 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts, allowing three hits and a single run in an 11-1 victory. He also went 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs in the win.
Smalls, a sophomore on the Catamounts’ track and field squad, led the Catamounts to a team title in the Wake County Championships. She finished first in the long jump, the triple jump and the high jump before anchoring the victorious 4 x 200 relay team.
-Submitted by PolkSports.com
Correction: A previous version of this story had the incorrect name of one of the eighth-grade players on the team. It has... read more