CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Earlier this week, the Poca Dots were the weekly honoree by CBS MaxPreps Inc. in its "CBS Mascot Mondays'' series, which highlights various schools around the nation.
The Putnam County town with the distinctive nickname for its high school sports teams had previously been recognized by ESPN as having the No. 1 sports nickname in the country.
"It's a funny name that makes people smile,'' wrote Leland Gordon of MaxPreps.com. "After hearing about the Poca Dots, it's hard to ever look at a polka-dotted shirt the same way again.''