North Platte Sports
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — For the assembled crowd at Phil Welch Stadium the highlight of the night came in the fourth inning of a non-league game for the St. Joseph Mustangs on Tuesday, July 3.
One school kept a streak alive, while another got a name on the all-state list for the first time in more than a decade.
DEARBORN, Mo. — It’s taken North Platte nine years to get a win against West Platte in baseball. This year, the Panthers nabbed not only one victory off their cross-county rival — but two, and a spot in the district semifinals.
West Platte ran away with their first-ever girls KCI Conference championship at the KCT Conference Track and Field Championships held Saturday, April 28 at Mid-Buchanan High School in Faucett, Mo.
DEARBORN, Mo. — A North Platte student was recently appointed to the Air Force Academy.
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.
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