2019 Boys Cross Country Team includes(left to right) Hutch Bartee, Hunter Sadell, Tristan Newkirk, Charlie Kinslow, Coy Taylor, Issac Helmich, Phillip Pattison, Ryan Pattison
Last year the West Platte Volleyball team reached its highest level of achievement in school history. Their 2018 campaign saw them achieve a 30-5-2 overall record, 7-0 in the KCI Conference and Third place in the State.
Coach Amber Guthrie returns as head coach and Dana Roe returns as assistant coach.
Bailee Giger, entering her fourth season as the coach of the Lady Jays softball girls, has seen slow but steady progress from being winless the year before she took of to last year’s 9-13 record. Greg Reynolds is the assistant coach again this year.
2019 Lady Jays Softball Team members include Front: (left to right): Karah Dunham, Lydia Davis, Olivia Green, Hannah Kleman
Back: Ally Santo, Hailey Sheperdson, Colby Sheperdson, Josie Sweeden, Melanie Waters, Ashley Goodwin, Alyssa Stewart, Savanah Hughes, Laura Hill. Emily VanNatta, Madisyn Matlick, Clara Rose.
Not pictured: Angelina Rinelle, Sarah Stalcup
Coach Mike Lowe seeks to motivate both the boys and girls cross country teams to again achieve a high level of success.
The boys are trying for their 20th consecutive District Championship. This is absolutely an unheard of feat. It is a state record for any level (size) of school in any sport in Missouri. Not a single runner was born when this string of Championships was started. Coach Lowe still has some talented runners in Phillip Pattison and freshman Charlie Kinslow after losing an elite runner in Max Davies, who graduated last May.
The girls return the top of their team in Sophia Rush and Lexi Elmore from last year’s third place and the state champions two years ago. They are All District and All State runners and are joined by Bella Clark, All District, and Katy Tharp and Katie Groom. A foreign exchange student from Italy, Gaia Carugati, has run cross country there could also be in the mix for one of the top five spots.
Members of the West Platte Girls Cross Country Team include return runners from the 2017 State Winners and 2018 State third place team.
Coach Mike Lowe looks for both girls and boys teams to finish first or second in Conference. Runners are (left to right) Laura Hill, Olivia Marquart, Katy Tharp, Bella Clark, Lexi Elmore, Sophia Rush, Katie Groom, Gaia Carugati, Addison Rinehart. See more on pages 8-10
2019 Blue Jays Football players include: seated, left to right-Anthony Depetre, Gabe Larimer, David Brown, Peyson Chandler, Cristian Larrebee, Josh Brown, Zander Prescott, Brandon James, Zayne Truxal
2nd Row- Cody Benscoter,Brian Lee, Cody Munn, Tanner Rowe,Joey Groom, Shane Schmiddt,Trenton Holmes, Jasper Basel, Ryan Braylo, Brayden Cogan, Ryland Richardson
3rd Row-Macon McDonald, Dublin Carnahan, Xaiver Reynolds, Trent Taylor, Mason Montez, Tanner Dehaven, Will Finke, Luke Heili, Jacob Brown, Emmett Sullivan, Mason Taylor, Austin Cass
4th Row- Ty Lawson, Layne Scott, Dalton Hill, Connor Costello, Eli Harrie, Lamar Henderson
2019 Lady Jays Volleyball Players include: Front Row (Left to Right): Faith Stevens, Grace Stevens, Zoe Buckler, Sam Rotterman, Tori Norman
Second Row (Left to Right): Katherine Bader, Makayla Howerton, Lexie Smither, Katy Tharp, Hailey Henderson, Gracie Raney, Gretchen Raney, Bette Shafer, Lucy Bartee
Third Row (Left to Right): Emma Schoon, Sage Lewis, Katie Groom, Miranda Whalen, Madi Elmore, Lexi Bergonzoni
Back Row (Left to Right): Mariah Burke, Ahlanna Rutherford, Cosette Clark, Emma Roebling, Libby Vandel, Jenna Smither, Paige Borylo, Peyton Smart
Not Pictured: Mikaela Wendorff
The Blue Jays football team has a new quarterback, new running backs and mostly a new set of offensive and defensive linemen. Add in some new assistant coaches. And yet, an aura of optimism surrounds the team.