Down to the final two throws of her illustrious career, Sydney Oberdiek found a little extra.
LIBERTY, Mo. — Staked to an early lead, Park Hill goalkeeper Kelbey Emerson made sure the advantage held up.
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.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A heavily taped right ankle still seemed to bother Chris Dupree, but Park Hill South’s freshman phenom feels a little bit closer to full strength.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Sephora Koudou saw an opening and took advantage.
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.
Five seniors from Park Hill played their final match together as a team last week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just call the play Park Hill’s “Ali-oop.”
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the baton reached Nylo Clarke’s hand, no one knew how much he would have left for his final 400 meters.
Kris Snodgrass saved his best for last.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Taiya Shelby started receiving congratulations before the time even became official.
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.
McKenna Fulton came up with the best performance of her career to advance further than she’s ever gone before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tori Farr chased Platte County’s school record in the long jump for a long time.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Park Hill didn’t lose a match on the way to earning another Class 2 District 16 title.
Sydney Oberdiek took down one school record Saturday, May 13 and has one final chance to add to her legacy this weekend.
With the potential tying run at third base, Collin Brougham came up with the biggest pitches of his career.
CONCORDIA, Mo. — West Platte found a way to advance to the Class 2 District 16 semifinals but didn’t have enough firepower to continue its strong postseason pedigree. After turning over their entire pitching staff from a year ago, the Bluejays romped to an 8-3 win over Wellington-Napoleon in the first round but couldn’t muster more than one hit in a 12-2 five-inning, season-ending loss to second-seeded Concordia on Monday, May 15.
CONCORDIA, Mo. — North Platte dug an early hole and ended up unable to replicate last year’s postseason success.
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.
Kris Snodgrass made the most of his limited time on the course this season.
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.
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