Area Sports

Panthers break spell against Centralia

The PHS varsity boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-51 victory over Centralia on the home court Friday. The Panthers (5-4) got on a roll early to build a 20-9 first-quarter lead and then held their opponents off the rest of the way. Zane Meyers had the sharp hand, sinking five…

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PHS wrestlers travel to Warrenton, Moberly

The PHS wrestling team was busy last week, traveling to meets in Warrenton and Moberly, and hosting a match against Hannibal. The Panthers capped the week Thursday with a trip to Warrenton, where they beat Battle, but fell to Mexico and Warrenton. Palmyra went 2-4 in actual matches in their 39-27 loss to the host…

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Lady Mustangs see winning streak end

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team saw its four-game winning streak end with a 62-59 loss at LaPlata Thursday. The Lady Mustangs (7-4) led by one going into the second quarter but suffered through a 25-10 run by LaPlata up to the break. Marion County trimmed LaPlata’s 37-23 halftime lead with a 15-4 third…

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PHS girls fall to Knox County, Centralia

The PHS varsity girls basketball team continued to struggle last week with home losses to Knox County and Centralia. The Lady Panthers (4-6) suffered their fourth-straight defeat, 45-22, to Centralia Friday. Centralia jumped out to a 14-6 lead and out-scored Palmyra 20-6 in the second  half. Scoring for Palmyra were Rylie McKinney, six, Grace Krigbaum,…

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Mustangs fall to Wellsville-Middleton, LaPlata

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team lost to Wellsville-Middleton and LaPlata last week. The Mustangs ended the week with a 42-33 loss at LaPlata Thursday. LaPlata got out to a 14-6 lead and managed to hold off the Mustangs the rest of the way. Root Cheney sank all three of the team’s three-pointers and…

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PHS wrestlers back in action

PHS wrestlers got their first action of 2021 during meets at Marceline and Centralia last week. The Panthers split at Marceline, last Tuesday, downing the host team, 45-24, while losing to Mid-Buchanan, 58-21. Palmyra won three of four actual matches against Marceline. Winning were: Brayden Stevens (132) by fall at 0:46 over Brayden Brown; Collin…

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Panthers fall to Macon in third place game

The PHS varsity boys basketball team went 1-2 during last week’s Highland Tournament and fell to Macon, 50-46, in the fourth-place game Friday night. It was a perfectly matched game until the fourth quarter when the Tigers won it with a 17-13 game-ending run. Scoring for Palmyra (5-4) were Aaron Stamper, 10, Zane Meyers, nine,…

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Lady Panthers go two-and out at Highland

The PHS varsity girls basketball team went two-and-out at last week’s Highland Tournament, losing to Canton and Knox County. The fifth-seeded Lady Panthers (4-4) fell out of the event with a 44-39 loss to eighth-seeded Knox County in the consolation semifinals Wednesday. Trailing 25-16 at the half, the Lady Panthers managed to rally and go…

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Lady Mustangs go 3-0 to start 2021

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went to 3-0 to start the new year last week, downing Madison, Brashear and Novinger. The Lady Mustangs capped the week with a 58-27 victory at Novinger, Friday. The Lady Mustangs (6-3) held their opponents to single-digit scoring in every quarter and iced the game with a 21-9…

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Mustangs earn first win

The Marion County R-II boys varsity basketball team earned its first victory of the season. The Mustangs (1-8) opened the new year with a, 55-46 win at Madison Tuesday. Marion County shot just 36 percent from the floor, but sank four three-pointers and 11 of 19 free throws. Spencer Whetstone and Root Cheney combined to…

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