Pirates stumble against Smithville in key Suburban Blue matchup

Smithville did what no one else had been able to do so far this season — completely shut down Platte County’s potent offense. In what will likely be a key Suburban Conference Blue Division matchup, Platte County couldn’t capitalize on some early chances in what ended up a 3-0 loss on the road Monday night. […]

Platte County off to dominant undefeated start

If nothing else, Platte County’s early-season results have been consistently positive. The Pirates won their Suburban Conference Blue Division opener against Raytown South on Tuesday at Pirate Stadium, improving to 3-0 on the young season with three straight wins by the same score. Platte County reached the championship game of last week’s Barstow Tournament before […]

Platte County puts 4 in the top 10 to repeat as Tim Nixon team champs

LIBERTY, Mo. — A veteran Platte County lineup opened season by crossing an initial goal off the list. The Pirates easily repeated as the Silver Division champion of the fourth annual Tim Nixon Invitational on Saturday at the Wildflower Course near Liberty North High School. Platte County senior Andrew Early, sophomore Andrew Johnson, junior Kage […]

Completely rebuilt lineup debuts with 2nd-place team finish

LIBERTY, Mo. — Platte County first-year coach Courtland Ingram expected a lot of turnover in his lineup, but the season-opening Tim Nixon Invitational on Saturday on the Wildflower Course at Liberty North High School provided an in-depth look at the potential pieces for this season. With expected sophomore No. 1 Carmen Gentilia held out for […]

Last year’s senior-laden lineup leaves holes to fill after 3rd-place state run

Platte County tasted playoff success again in what ended up as one of the best seasons in program history. Now, the Pirates want to quickly rebuild and and avoid a postseason drought that finally ended behind last year’s record-setting senior class. In 2020, Platte County coach Callie Peoples guided the Pirates to the Class 4 […]

Flush with returning starters, Platte County seeks playoff return

Despite recording a seventh straight winning overall record, Platte County didn’t enjoy the success as much. The Pirates lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to Smithville in the Class 3 District 16 championship and didn’t return to postseason play in 2020, coming off the best season in program history that finished with a state runnerup trophy. A […]

Handke nabs lone state spot for Platte County in deep field

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — After having a promising season wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, Platte County retooled the lineup, adjusted all season and went into the Class 4 District 4 tournament with high hopes. An off day at the top spot plus a late season swoon for two seniors left the Pirates with just one […]

Guffey gives Platte County another option in the lineup

A newcomer to the lineup provided a big boost for Platte County in a tough Liberty Invitational field. Colby Guffey, one of six seniors on Platte County’s roster, made his tournament debut and third varsity appearance of the season Thursday at Hodge Park Golf Course in Kansas City. On a day when the Pirates weren’t […]

Platte County maintains winning streak, captures NKC title

An early goal stood up in the championship game of the North Kansas City Invitational against the hosts over the weekend. Platte County junior Riley Smith continued her prolific scoring season with a marker in the 22nd minute, and senior goalkeepers Grace Neece and Avery Krahenbill combined on a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory […]