Munn returns for senior season looking for historic state title run

Platte County continues to achieve individual success but wants the team success to follow. Sarina Bertram and KayLyn Munn became the Pirates’ first district champions, two-time state medalists and state finalists in program history, finishing as runnerup in their weight classes in the 2021 Missouri State Wrestling Championships. Bertram graduated and signed to continue her […]

Platte County honors 9 seniors at fall college signing ceremony

Platte County players and coaches knew all about Riley Smith before she made her debut last spring. The Pirates’ dynamic forward showed exactly what made her a Division I recruit during her junior season, tallying a team-high 38 goals in one of the best season in program history. On Wednesday, Smith made her signing with […]

Platte County ready to win behind balanced, experienced roster

With nearly the entire roster back and a pair of exciting freshmen to put in the mix, expectations change this season. Platte County improved start to finish in 2020-2021, finishing 9-13 overall despite some untimely injuries and illness. The Pirates were down to a maximum seven-player rotation by the end of the season and bowed […]

Platte County’s postseason run ends with loss at Fort Osage

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Platte County’s season built to the expected moment, a chance to earn a playoff return in the Class 5 District 8 title game. The Pirates then jumped to a two-score lead in the first-ever matchup with Fort Osage on Friday. The story didn’t play out the same way as years past. Fort […]

Platte County makes big jump in team state finish behind Keith, 2 relays

Platte County boasted little experience in the Class 1 Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships with this year’s qualifying contingent. The talent and teamwork shone bright on the biggest stage in the two-day meet Thursday and Friday at Rec-Plex in St. Peters, providing a memorable finish to the careers of three seniors and showing the […]

Platte County staged for big state showing with large qualifying contingent

Platte County boasts the largest contingent of individual qualifiers in a single season for for the Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships in program history. Just how the group finishes in the Class 1 meet Thursday and Friday at Rec-Plex in St. Peters likely depends on the performances of a senior leader and a freshman […]

Early, Johnson, Trimble go sub-17 at state for 9th-place Platte County

COLUMBIA, Mo. — With optimal cool temperatures, the field went fast in the Class 4 Missouri State Cross Country Championships on Friday at Gans Creek Cross Country Course. Platte County took advantage of the conditions with all seven runners turning in career-best times for the fastest collective team effort in program history with the Pirates […]

Mitchell earns Platte County’s 1st all-state finish in 5 years

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Sisely Mitchell faced new scenario after unique challenge and thrived from beginning to end in a truly remarkable debut season. Making her debut in the Class 4 Missouri State Cross Country Championships, Platte County’s transcendent sophomore turned in a career-best time of 19 minutes, 12.20 seconds Friday morning at the Gans Creek […]

Fulk’s early, late TD grabs help Platte County fend off NKC again

Prior to the season, Bill Utz promised to regularly utilize the tight end position for the first time since 2014. A combination of opportunity and circumstance have finally forced Platte County’s veteran coach to make that personnel adjustment, and senior Brody Fulk earned his starring role in Friday’s Class 5 District 8 semifinal. He accounted […]

Postgame Interview: Jared Parsons, Sr., QB

Platte County senior quarterback Jared Parsons completed 7 of 17 passes for 102 yards and both of the offense’s touchdowns in a 21-6 win over North Kansas City in a Class 5 District 8 semifinal Friday at Pirate Stadium.