Platte County R-3 Sports
SAVANNAH, Mo. — For more than 30 seconds, Platte County sat down on defense before forcing a turnover late in the second quarter of the Savannah Invitational championship game. Kobe Cummings, a senior guard, came up with the steal and raced in for a late layup, putting the Pirates seemingly in control with a 20-point lead at halftime against Chillicothe.
Shannon Banark didn’t take long to make a noticeable impact.
Platte County coach Chris Stubbs saw his team in exactly the spot he expected.
Platte County faded back to fourth place in the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, unable to come away with any individual titles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ronnie Bell couldn’t wait to take the celebration to the crowd.
SAVANNAH, Mo. — On Platte County’s opening possession, Deiondre Ragsdale splashed in a 3-pointer and ended up with a four-point play. On the second, the senior guard banked in another 3.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Park Hill still needs to answer plenty of questions, but the debut for a revamped roster yielded an encouraging result.
On what ended up the final play of Platte County’s historic season, Tanner Clarkson’s pass fluttered in the crisp autumn breeze toward wide receiver John Watts.
PARKVILLE, Mo. — Maren Mair’s journey back to a volleyball court in Platte County was worth the wait.
Platte County won’t boast the flashiest lineup but expect the Pirates to compete again for hardware in Class 3.
As odd as the statement sounds, Chris Stubbs believes he returns more than five starters from last year.
A crew of mostly unknown commodities combined to find success a year ago.
Marnie Jenkins would be excited regardless of the task at hand.
MOBERLY, Mo. — Playoff victories shouldn’t come so easy.
Having a former teammate go to the Air Force Academy helped. Having that former teammate still on the roster won’t hurt either.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Chip Sherman’s story didn’t end when he left Platte County. In fact, the legendary coach simply decided to add a few chapters to his legacy.
JP Post emotionally urged teammates to focus on the task at hand.
The largest qualifying contingent ever for Platte County left the Class 1 Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships with plenty of history in tow.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Jackson Letcher continued to put his name in Platte County’s record books, even when he didn’t run his best race.
KEARNEY, Mo. — Park Hill South decided to leave no doubt in its run as defending Class 4 Sectional 4 champion.
KEARNEY, Mo. — Jackson Letcher gave a thumbs up to his coach and then closed out his race.
The final entries came in, and the new two class system yielded the biggest Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships’ contingent yet for Platte County.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Any competitive rivalry tends to level out over time.
Given the choice, Platte County hopes to avoid another lackluster first half.
LIBERTY, Mo. — Park Hill South still might not know the full potential of the lineup, but the Panthers have seen some signs.
Platte County didn’t have the firepower to catch Kearney, but the Pirates turned in a slew of season-best times in the Suburban Conference Blue Division Championships.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Chandler Peterson stood over the free kick from 26 yards out, looked at Kearney’s three-man wall alignment and figured the shot would go in the net. When you’ve scored as many goals as Platte County’s senior forward, you tend to have a good idea.
With little in the way of in-person competition, Caden DeLay looked to the Platte County record board for some added motivation in his final home meet.
KEARNEY, Mo. — Add another agonizing chapter for Platte County to the rivalry story.
Grandview players loitered on the field at Pirate Stadium well after the whistle. They smiled and laughed, patiently waiting to meet the star of the game and maybe the most prolific scorer in state history.
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