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Lady Panthers open season with 50-17 win at Elsberry

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity girls basketball team opened a new season in fine fashion with a 50-17 win at Elsberry Tuesday. It took a little bit for the offense to click, but a tough defense played a big role in the victory. “I thought we played a really good all around game against…

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Tough first half dooms Panthers in 48-40 season-opening loss

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity boys basketball team struggled early and it cost them in their season debut under new coach, Brian Rea. The Panthers had problems controlling the ball and scoring in the first half and could not recover in their 48-40 loss at Elsberry last Tuesday. Palmyra managed just seven first half…

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Six Panthers named to media all-dictrict football team

Six Palmyra Panthers were named to nine positions on the the Media Class 2, All-District Football Team. Landyn Smith, Jose Juarez, Luke Triplett, Brayden Madden and Noah Getz all made first team, while Alex Wilson made second team. Smith was named for three first team positions including defensive back, kicker and punter, while Triplett made…

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Lady Mustangs win season opener

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team defeated North Shelby, 57-52, in front of a season opening home crowd last Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 15-9 lead and enjoyed a seven-point halftime advantage before the Lady Raiders went on a 15-6 run to go into the final period up by two. Marion…

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All-CCC CC

Connor Bross, a junior at Palmyra was named to the 2021 Clarence Cannon Conference All Conference Cross Country team.

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PHS wrestling hopes to keep building on success

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls and boys wrestling teams are hoping continue boosting their growing presence at the state tournament again this season. The Panthers had their best showing at state last year with four athletes coming home with medals, and three of them are coming back to try for more. “We pretty much…

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PHS girls seeded second, boys fourth at Monroe

The PHS girls basketball team received the second seed in the 97th annual Monroe City Tournament, Dec. 6-11, while the boys were seeded fourth. The Lady Panthers will open tournament play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, against seventh-seeded Paris, and the boys will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, against fifth-seeded South Shelby. A win…

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HS basketball districts set

The Missouri State High School Activities Association has released district assignments for high school basketball. In boys and girls basketball, Palmyra was assigned to Class 3 District 6 along with Clark County, Highland, Mark Twain, Monroe City and South Shelby. The host site of the district tournament has yet to be determined.

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