North Platte Sports
North Platte found a way to maintain some positive direction last spring on the diamond.
A large contingent of seniors provides a good foundation for North Platte.
WELLINGTON, Mo. — For the third straight year, Santa Fe found a way to end the season for the North Platte squad.
For two of Platte County’s nine wrestlers making the trip to Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. for the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships, it will be their first time stepping onto the mats in front of the large crowd assembled for the three-day tournament.
In the final regular season tournament of the year, Platte County had four individual champions and placed second in the Lydia’s Lights/Blue Springs South Tournament that concluded on Saturday, Jan. 27, in Blue Springs, Mo.
The first varsity tournament wins for Blake Bills and Austin Kincaid came at just the right place for both — at Platte County’s home tournament.
Platte County could’ve endured a difficult rebuilding year, but the senior class instead found a way to carry on tradition.
Annika Welty’s contributions went well beyond thunderous kills and abrasive blocks.
WESTON, Mo. — West Platte might have been shorthanded and still rebuilding, but a loss Monday, Dec. 18 to Northland Christian still won’t sit well.
Platte County freshman Emma Koeneke didn’t start the season as the Pirates’ No. 1 option at pitcher. She finished it as a Class 3 Missouri Fastpitch Coaches Association all-state selection.
DEARBORN, Mo. — Perhaps fittingly, Northland Christian came up with the final bucket and kept the final margin at single digits.
DEARBORN, Mo. — The shots stopped falling, two key seniors fouled out and North Platte couldn’t make the stops needed.
West Platte hung close but couldn’t quite spring the upset to stay alive in the KCI Conference Tournament.
A balanced offense led to a blowout win in the season-opener.
Hunter Hendricks put up a career-high 24 points and helped North Platte overcome a late deficit in a Tuesday, Nov. 21 season-opener.
Tim Sutton should understand the challenge at this point.
The bad news: North Platte’s program hit a major slump last season. The good news: almost everyone returns including some developing talent that learned from a difficult schedule.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — McKenna Fulton didn’t hit the ultimate goal but understood the significance of her final race.
KEARNEY, Mo. — McKenna Fulton continued her penchant for showing up in the biggest races of the season.
The rematch ended up looking a lot like the original.
Even heavy rain couldn’t slow down West Platte in the KCI Conference Championships over the weekend.
DEARBORN, Mo. — For a short period of time, North Platte showed the spirit needed to produce a comeback.
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