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Panthers hold on for 54-51 win over Elsberry in season opener

The PHS varsity boys basketball team opened the season with a 54-51 win over Elsberry in front of the home crowd last Tuesday. The Panthers jumped out to a good start, and it was a good thing they did, because the visitor roared back in the second half to make it close down the stretch.…

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PHS girls shut down Elsberry early in 65-35 season opening win

The PHS varsity girls basketball team opened the season with an impressive 65-35 win at home over Elsberry last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers came out with a strong defense and opportunistic offense in building a 31-12 halftime lead that took most of the drama out of the contest. An aggressive full-court press and relentless half-court…

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Mustangs fall at Paris, N. Shelby to open season

The Marion County R-II varsity boys basketball team began the season with road losses to Paris and North Shelby. The Mustangs fell behind early in a 43-33 loss at North Shelby, last Tuesday. The Raiders got out to a 14-6 lead before going into halftime up 25-16. Marion County kept pace in the second half,…

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Lady Mustangs lose in overtime at Paris in season opener

The Marion County R-II varsity girls basketball team went 0-2 to start the season with losses to Paris and North Shelby. The Lady Mustangs opened the season with a 34-31 loss in overtime at Paris, Nov. 18. The score was close throughout until it went into overtime ied at 30. Reese Sutton, a freshman, led…

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Panthers Ritchey named to NE Media Class 2 All-District team

A Panther was named to the  2022 Northeast Media Class 2 All-District Football team. Aaror Ritchey, a junior defensive back made the squad. Bowling Green Head Coach Joe Chinn was named Coach of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to a district title. 2022 NE Media  Class 2 All-District  Football Team OFFENSE Quarterback – Mykel…

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Coach Rea hopes Panthers will be high-fiving a lot this season

by Mark Cheffey PHS boys basketball coach Brian Rea would love for his team to have the most rebounds and score the most points, but it’s another more obscure statistical category he hopes the Panthers excel in this season. “I want our team to have the most high fives,” said Rea, who enters his second…

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New coach excited to take on PHS girls basketball team

by Mark Cheffey Timothy Southers said he has already been a big fan of the PHS girls basketball team, and is now excited to take over as head coach. Southers, an experienced high school girls and college women’s basketball coach  served as assistant boys coach last season under Coach Brian Rea, who told him before…

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Marion County R-II Mustangs hope to continue trending improvement

by Mark Cheffey Last year’s Marion County R-II boys basketball team’s five win season was an improvement over the previous one, and Coach Reed Plunkett hopes this year’s squad continues the trend. “Our hope is to continue to tread in the right direction this year,” said Plunkett of a team that features basically the same…

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Young Lady Mustang squad hopes to build on recent success

by Mark Cheffey The Marion County R-II girls basketball team will hope to build on the success of last year’s season but will be doing so with virtually a new cast. “We are almost a totally different team than a year ago,” said Coach Reed Plunkett, who has three returning players from last year’s 21-6…

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