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Palmyra loses homecoming heartbreaker, 36-34, to Monroe

The PHS varsity football team fell short in an offensive battle for a 36-34 homecoming loss to rival Monroe City Friday. Palmyra (1-5) took a 34-28 lead at the 8:29 mark of the fourth quarter on a six-yard touchdown run by Rylan Compton, but failed to score on the two-point conversion attempt, leaving an opening…

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Lady Panthers go to 3-0 in conference

The PHS varsity softball team went to 3-3 in conference play last week with a win over Brookfield following a loss to Highland. The Lady Panthers (6-11) went on the road to earn their third Clarence Cannon Conference victory of the season, 6-2, over Brookfield, Thursday. Down 1-0 going into the top of the third,…

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PHS boys CC team takes seventh at Quincy

The PHS boys cross country team finished seventh out of 10 teams at the 49th annual Tom Oakley Invitational meet hosted by Quincy (Ill,) High School Saturday. The Panthers scored 182 points to finish behind: QHS, 30, Burlington (Iowa), 81: Quincy Notre Dame, 115, Liberty, Ill., 124; Hamilton West Hancock, Ill., 156; and Clark County,…

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MCR-II cross country team competes at Quincy

The Marion County R-II boys cross country team took eighth place out of 10 teams at the 49th annual Tom Oakley Invitational meet hosted by Quincy¬† (Ill.) High School Saturday. QHS won the meet. Levi Wright led the Mustangs with a 16th place finish out of 88 runners in a time of 18:45.07. Also competing…

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Bulldogs drop Panthers for 40-22 loss

The PHS varsity football team came out flat early in a 40-22 loss at Brookfield Friday. Hoping to build on momentum gained during their first victory the week before, the Panthers (1-4) spotted the Bulldogs 24 points before out scoring them 22-16 the rest of the way. Two costly plays by Palmyra gave the Bulldogs…

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Lady Panthers go to 2-2 in conference

The PHS varsity softball team went to 2-2 in Clarence Cannon Conference play with a win over South Shelby and a loss to Macon this past week. The Lady Panthers (6-7) earned an 11-8 conference victory at home over South Shelby last Tuesday. Trailing by one, Palmyra scored four in the second and four in…

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PHS girls tennis team goes to 6-3 on season

The PHS girls tennis team went to 6-3 on the season with wins over Mexico, Hannibal and Kirksville, along with a loss to Quincy High School. Palmyra reached the six-win mark with a 6-3 win at home over Kirksville last Tuesday. Winning singles matches were Molly Gottman, 8-2, Kenie Bollin, 8-3, Natalie Bartz, 8-4, and…

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PHS cross country teams compete at Columbia meet

The PHS boys cross country team took 17th place out of 35 in their division at the Gans Creek Classic meet in Columbia Saturday. Jacob Barnes led the team with a 41st place finish out of 265 runners with a time of 18:45.55. Also running were: Carter Harper, 50th place, 19:04.87; Wesley Summers, 86th place,…

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Lady Mustangs lose to North Shelby, 14-1

The Marion County R-II softball team went 1-1 this past week, falling to North Shelby, 14-1, while Bucklin forfeited. The Lady Mustangs (4-5) absorbed a 14-1 loss at home to the Lady Raiders last Tuesday. Marion County was also scheduled to play at Clopton, Friday, but results were not made availabe. This week, the Lady…

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Mustang cross country team competes in Columbia

The Marion County R-II cross country team took 22nd place out of 35 teams in their division during the Gans Creek Classic meet in Columbia Saturday. Mustangs running were: Levi Wright, 35th place (out of 265), 18:38.80; Porter Britt, 38th place, 18:42.34; Rheo Schluckebier, 89th place, 20:00.61; Nathan Wright, 232nd place, 24:27.52; and James Walker,…

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