Basketball standout receives recognition

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TOP: KROPP: Hayley Kropp, Polk’s women’s varsity basketball standout (holding flowers), was honored on Senior Night, Friday, Feb. 5. Kropp, the Wolverines’ only senior, is greeted by Head Coach Brandy Alm. At back left is one of Polk’s assistant coaches, Billy Alm. Kropp’s dad, Karl, is at back center.

BOTTOM: KROPP2 Senior Night for Polk County High School’s women’s varsity basketball team emphasized how young the team is, as Hayley Kropp, shown here with her parents and coaches, is the team’s only senior. Kropp, who entered the game against Owen with a school high 1,536 career points, set a school record against Owen, by scoring 38, to raise her career total to 1,574 points. From left, are Assistant Coaches Stacey Shields and Billy Alm, Kropp’s parents Karl and Teresa Kropp, Hayley Kropp, Head Coach Brandy Alm, and the Alms’ daughter.

(Photos by Mark Schmerling)

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