Platte County impresses with 4th-place finish at Winnetonka Holiday Invitational

Platte County closed out the Winnetonka Holiday Invitational with a comeback victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, seemingly making up for an earlier disappointment. The team of senior Meredith Ballou, junior Drew DeLay, sophomore Brooklynn Hays and freshman Madeleine Stone ended up disqualified from the 200 medley relay to start the day, but the big […]

Guadalupe Centers snuffs out Platte County’s hopes of playoff return

Platte County fired off a barrage of shots late, but the deficit in place could not be overcome. Fourth-seeded and upset-minded Guadalupe Centers continued an impressive postseason run with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night at Pirate Stadium in the Class 3 District 8 championship game. The Aztecs knocked off No. 1 seed Pembroke Hill in […]

Photos: Class 4 District 4 Meet

Platte County’s boys won the Class 4 District 4 championship while the girls came in as runnersup Saturday at Lee’s Summit North High School. Both teams advanced to the Class 4 Missouri State Cross Country Championships.

District 4 runnerup finish sends rebuilt Platte County back to Class 4 state

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Platte County still didn’t have the optimal lineup and never ran a senior in the top seven this season. No matter. A second-place team finish in Saturday’s Class 4 District 4 race at Lee’s Summit North sends the Pirates the Pirates back to the Class 4 Missouri State Championships for a […]

Platte County continues comeback trend, takes district title

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — Abby Reynolds picked a convenient time for her first career home run. Platte County’s junior centerfielder launched a three-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning against Excelsior Springs in the Class 4 District 8 championship game to spark the Pirates to a 9-4 victory Saturday at Excelsior Springs High […]

Shipp wins medalist honors, leads Pirates to 6th straight conference team title

Eden Shipp came into Platte County’s lineup with built-in expectations — lofty ones. The younger sister of twins Jessalyn and Kasydie Shipp, both four-year standouts, might leave as the most decorated of the trio. Eden Shipp took part in her fourth and final Suburban Conference Blue Division Championships on Monday at Shiloh Springs Golf Course […]