Johnson places in top 10, earns medal in elite field at Chile Pepper Festival

Even in one of the Midwest’s largest meets, Andrew Johnson stood out, but he also continued to see one of the top runners with a shot to keep him from the ultimate postseason goal. Platte County’s senior star placed eighth in an elite field of almost 900 runners in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, […]

Platte County overcomes early struggles, pulls away for conference win over Raytown

RAYTOWN, Mo. — Raytown’s mistakes piled up and eventually provided too many openings. Not able to fully take advantage of four turnovers, Platte County still took enough advantage of consistently beneficial field position and pulled away for a 35-12 victory Friday night at Chittwood Stadium in a Suburban Conference White Division matchup that also carried […]

For 2nd straight year, Platte County sends pair of doubles teams to state

For the second straight year, Platte County made the Class 2 District 8 individual tournament doubles final into an all-Pirates affair. Platte County seniors Addy Mayne and Olivia Holbrook earned the championship with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over senior teammates Delaney Bachmann and Lucy McClain on Friday afternoon at Kearney High School. Both earned berths […]

Nelson’s brace, Nichols’ opener provide enough offense to fend off Pembroke Hill

Shorthanded but in control, Platte County appeared set to see out a meaningful and comfortable victory at Pirate Stadium. Instead, Pembroke Hill forced in a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation and created chaos in front of the Pirates’ net in the closing seconds, nearly producing an equalizer Thursday night. The […]

Platte County’s offense stays hot in trio of road wins

The offense continues to come in bunches with the entire lineup making contributions. On Monday, Platte County senior outfielder Kallie Hitzelberger collected three singles, and senior catcher Morgan Shields, senior third baseman Emma Reed and freshman Allie Riggs drove in two runs apiece in an 11-7 road win at Park Hill South in Riverside. The […]

Platte County developing even more depth on already experienced roster

At first glance, Platte County’s 27th-place finish out of 35 teams in the Gold Division of Saturday’s Gans Creek Classic in Columbia doesn’t outwardly show success. The deeper look provides the evidence. While still not at full strength, Platte County’s seven runners averaged 21 minutes, 48 seconds on the course that will host the Class […]