Platte County’s season ends with familiar scoreline in loss to Smithville

The late flurry produced the type of chances needed but the finish required. A first half miscue produce an own goal that ended up the only scoring in Smithville’s 1-0 victory over Platte County in the Class 3 District 8 title game Thursday at Van Horn High School int Independence. The Warriors took the playoff […]

Platte County’s biggest state contingent ever unable to come back with hardware

The brackets did no favors, and the most accomplished season in program didn’t receive the fitting conclusion. Platte County sophomore Gavin Nichols went 1-2 in his second trip to the Class 2 Missouri State Tennis Championships in singles Thursday and Friday at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, while the brother tandem of senior Austin Vanek […]

Erickson saves the day, sends Platte County to playoffs for 1st time since 2017

Tyler Erickson inherited a bit of a mess in an conventional scenario. No matter for Platte County’s junior right-hander, who has become the rare high-pressure closer at this level. He entered in the middle of an at-bat with a two-ball count and eventually issued a walk not charged to his pitching line. He then escaped […]

Amos experiences highs, lows over 2 round in state debut

The debut didn’t produce the desired results, but Parker Amos continued to gain valuable experience and set himself up to chase bigger goals. Platte County’s junior No. 1 shot an 83-86—169 Monday and Tuesday in the Class 4 Missouri State Golf Championships at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield. He ended up in […]

Pickett, Mitchell pull off district title doubles for 3rd-place Platte County

LIBERTY, Mo. — Reese Pickett opened her Saturday on the proverbial right foot in the triple jump and concluded literally jumping off an ailing left ankle in the high jump. In between, Platte County’s star junior endured a frequently delayed long jump competition where she came up injured on her next-to-last of six attempts. The […]

Platte County 4×100 goes low to set school record, qualify for Class 5 Sectional 4

LIBERTY, Mo. — The competition looked much different and half the faces changed, but the emotions should have felt familiar. In a completely new postseason scenario, Platte County’s 4×100-meter relay team of seniors Trevor Scott, Victor Sewankambo and Cole Rhoden and junior Nate Walls set a school-record, finishing third in Class 5 District 8 competition […]

Platte County takes a lot of momentum, No. 1 seed into Class 5 District 8 play

Platte County seniors Landon Fulk and Ben Spence and junior Tyler Erickson combined on a two-hitter Wednesday, emphatically closing out the regular season with momentum intact after a 6-0 road victory over Excelsior Springs. The Pirates have won 11 of the past 13 entering the start of Class 5 District 8 play Monday against KC […]