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The opponent changed, but the idea remained the same.
Caden DeLay hit a state qualifying standard first time out, and Platte County received a look at how the new setup for the sport in Missouri will look.
Platte County and Park Hill were matched up as potential opponents in the bracket portion of a season-opening tournament.
A new tournament on the schedule provided Platte County with a unique opportunity, and the Pirates almost swept the titles.
Platte County’s record-setting seniors couldn’t push the Pirates back into the playoffs last season.
Platte County won’t have many holes to fill, but the biggest ones left from last year’s eight-man senior class will be in big spots.
Despite losing three key seniors, Rob Davenport doesn’t expect Platte County to take any steps back this year.
Kasydie and Jessalyn Shipp have alternated experiencing the highs and lows of postseason golf.
The best team in Platte County history leaves a standard for all future teams to chase, starting this season.
With basically the entire roster back, Platte County believes the time could be right to take a step forward.
Platte County’s season might be more about depth than top end talent this season, and that could still produce some special results.
Kaitlyn Donovan returns, and Platte County’s second-year coach looks to have enough players back to start building the continuity she desires.
Ashton Sharp started strong and finished even stronger.
Platte County’s top pitcher-catcher combo for the past two years shared a notable distinction this season.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. —Platte County’s trio of Missouri All-Stars didn’t factor in the scoring, but Mike McNair, Kevin Neal and TJ Guillory took advantage of playing together one final time.
Justin Mitchell ended up hearing his name called but not early enough to have him pursue a professional baseball career just yet.
No late season injury could be enough to keep Jenna Winebrenner from deserved postseason honors.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rebekah Geddes ended up in lane two, uncharacteristically sprinting to the line.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Entering the final race, Platte County knew the hopes of a team trophy were shot.
In the final game of his career, Justin Mitchell never saw a single pitch.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — With Raytown South junior Vontrae Booker in peripheral sight, John Watts decided not to settle for easy qualification.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Doubt entered Keyondra Butler’s mind throughout the week.
LIBERTY, Mo. — Given a second chance, Platte County didn’t miss this time around.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — With the immediate shock of allowing a sudden-death goal, Platte County senior Amanda Sullivan begrudgingly took possession of the Class 3 District 16 runner-up plaque.
After just three pitches, Platte County’s dream season seemed to be teetering on the brink. With just four more pitches, Pirates senior starter Jared Wilson navigated out of a mess without allowing a run.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — John Watts grabbed the Class 4 District 8 championship plaque. Fittingly, Platte County’s lanky junior could hold up the hardware the highest, and he did more than anyone else to earn the Pirates’ first district title since 2011.
Kris Snodgrass saved his best for last.
KEARNEY, Mo. — For the second time in program history — and the second straight year — Park Hill advanced two doubles teams to the Class 2 Missouri State Tennis Championships.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tori Farr chased Platte County’s school record in the long jump for a long time.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Platte County finally didn’t need to put in extra work to continue a run of success against one of the program’s biggest rivals.
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