Platte County R-3 Sports
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.
With two on and one out, Justin Mitchell strode to the plate in a pivotal position.
Destinee Smith toes the line between effectively aggressive and overly antagonistic with her physical play.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — The score didn’t match expectations, but mission still accomplished.
Platte County’s quest for another Suburban Conference Blue Division title received a huge bump Thursday, May 4 at Platte County High School.
BELTON, Mo. — Xavier Keith again used the Suburban Conference Blue Division Championships to announce his arrival.
After a splitting a pair of tough nonconference games, Platte County finished off a tough week with a big win over Raytown.
RIVERSIDE, Mo. — With the offense doing work, Glen Gammill needed only 43 pitches for a complete game victory against Park Hill South.
Platte County players and coaches wanted at least one doubles victory this time around.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Any lingering nerves for Logan Hessemyer quickly went away.
Bryce Bearden continued to show a knack for vaulting at home.
The first three goals for Platte County lacked style and did little to stifle the opposition’s will.
A split of singles matches turned out to be enough for Park Hill South to stop a four-dual losing streak.
Platte County scored 10 unanswered after allowing the first run in a Blue Division matchup Tuesday, April 25 in Kansas City, Mo.
Platte County didn’t end up with the picturesque sunny day envisioned, but after all the waiting, any home match would do.
Payton Boekhout continued to play the best golf of his career, but he didn’t want to take all of the credit.
Rebekah Geddes added to her legacy again, pushing one of her school records to a new incredible low.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A day after being shutout, Platte County didn’t come up with the big hit or big inning to break a slump. Instead, the Pirates strung together hits and moved baserunners in a balanced offensive performance to beat Park Hill 6-0 in the fifth-place game of the Northland Tournament.
Park Hill came away with one individual title in a rescheduled, relocated and reformatted St. Joseph Central Invitational.
Platte County recorded a second straight shutout of Belton to pull the Suburban Conference Blue Division sweep.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After another disappointing start to a tournament, Platte County again found consolation.
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