Platte County finally secured a championship in the North Kansas City-Oak Park Tournament.
On Saturday, April 20, the Pirates picked up 1-0 win against Smithville in the finals. Kylene Loy had a goal, with assist from Karlee Chase, in the opening 10 minutes and the defense made the margin stand against the Warriors.
Jaylee Wiedemer posted her third straight shutout in the tournament.
The Pirates lost in the finals last year against Smithville, the third time in four years Platte County made the championship game but came up empty.
Platte County (8-5) lost to Smithville, 2-1, earlier this month.
In the semifinals, the Pirates blanked North Kansas City, 4-0, on Friday, April 19.
Alexis Guillory, Paige Chase, Loy and Emma Murray provided goals for the Pirates, while Gabby Lopez and Aleah Dixon provided helpers.
In the opening game, Guillory scored on a pass from Murray for the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Harrisonville.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH TOURNAMENT
Park Hill South 3, Blue Springs South 1
The Panthers moved to 1-1 in the Blue Springs South Tournament on Thursday, April 18 when they beat the host.
The game was slated for day prior but weather issues called off the contest.
The Panthers (9-3) got a goal from Macie Bolger to start the scoring in the 8th minute. The Jaguars tied the game in the 26th minute on a goal from Emma Robinson.
Kate Hermelink scored the first of her two goals in the 35th minute. She got the tally on a pass from Keegan Good, giving Park Hill South a 2-1 lead at the break.
Hermelink added the final goal in the 61st minute, scoring on a pass from Sofia Fatino.
The Jagurs had more shots on goal in the contest — 8 to 6 — but Lauren Longenecker stopped seven of those attempts in goal.
The game pitted two ranked teams against either other. Park Hill South is No. 6 in the Western Missouri Class 4 coaches poll, one spot ahead of the Jaguars.
Liberty North 1, Platte County 0
The winning streak for Platte County ended with a loss on Monday, April 22 against the Eagles. Liberty North is ranked No. 8 in the Western Missouri Class 4 coaches poll.
Park Hill 4, Lee’s Summit North 0
The Trojans picked up another Suburban Conference Gold Division win, blanking the Broncos on senior night in Riverside.
Jayden Dorrell had a hat trick for the second game in a row. Dragana Andonovski added the other goal for Park Hill (9-3).
Natalie Brinkmeyer posted a shutout in goal for the Trojans, tied for second in the latest Western Missouri Class 4 coaches poll with Liberty.
Platte County 2, Grain Valley 1
The Pirates got a Suburban Conference Blue Division win on Tuesday, April 16 on the road.
Alexis Guillory and Gabby Lopez provided the gaols, while Karlee Chase had an assist in the win.
Park Hill 5, Ray-Pec 3
The Trojans bounced back from a loss to Liberty the day prior by beating the Panthers in a Suburban Conference Gold Division game on the road on April 16 in Raymore, Mo.
Jayden Dorrell had a hat trick for the Trojans, while Alyssa Ramos and senior Shannon Kauffman added a marker.
Platte County: On Wednesday, April 24, Platte County will host Winnetonka in the first of three straight conference games. On Thursday, April 25, the Pirates and Smithville will clash for the third time this season. On Tuesday, April 30, the Pirates will host Kearney.
Park Hill: The Trojans will head to Burlington, Iowa, to take part in the Adidas Tournament of Champions from April 26-27. The Class 4 state champions will face off against Granite City, Ill., at 3:15 p.m. on April 26. Depending on that outcome of that game, the Trojans will take on Waukee, Iowa or Lemont, Ill., in the second round. The top half of the bracket is St. Thomas Aquinas of Overland Park, Kan., St. Francis from Wheaton, Ill., Normal West from Normal, Ill., and Ankeny Centennial from Ankeny, Iowa. Park Hill will play at Staley on Monday, April 29, ranked No. 1 in the Western Missouri Class 4 poll.
Park Hill South: The Panthers will play have played four games in a seven-day span come next week. Park Hill South played at Liberty on Tuesday, April 23, but the results were not available by press time. On Thursday, April. 25, the Panthers play at Liberty North, before playing at home versus Staley on Friday, April 26 and then at home vs. Lee’s Summit on April 30.