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Panther homecoming spoiled by Macon, 49-14

The PHS Panthers had their first lead of the season and were only one score behind visiting Macon going into the second half, hoping to bring some homecoming joy. But the Tigers took over, scoring 29 unanswered third-quarter points in handing the Panthers (0-4, 0-2 CCC) a 49-14 loss. Palmyra took the opening kickoff and…

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PHS girls tennis team enjoys success

The PHS girls varsity tennis team won the Marshall Tournament Saturday, beating both the host team and Sedelia Smith-Cotton. The Lady Panthers topped Smith-Cotton, 6-3, before edging Marshall, 5-4. A 1-8 loss at Quincy High School last Thursday ended a four-match wining streak for the Lady Panthers. Earning the team’s lone victory was the No.…

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PHS cross country team compete in QND meet

The PHS girls and boys cross country teams competed at the Quincy Notre Dame Raider Classic in Quincy, Ill., last Tuesday. The boys team took eighth place out of 10 teams. Jacob Barnes was Palmyra’s top finisher, placing 41st out of 84 runners with a time of 20:09.8. Also competing were: Carter Harper, 56th, 21:21.4;…

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Lady Panther golf team wins Macon tri-meet

The PHS Lady Panthers golf team recently won a tri-meet at Macon also involving Putnam County. Palmyra carded a 212, while Macon scored a 233 and Putnam County a 246. Palmyra’s Ella Goldinger led all golfers with a 46, and was followed on the team by Kaylee Begley, 55, Haylie Begley, 55, Ava Weiman, 56,…

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Panthers shut out by Centralia, 35-0

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity football team was in the game for the first three quarters Friday, before Centralia got its big-play offense going to hand Palmyra a third-straight road loss to start the season, 35-0. Palmyra trailed 7-0 at halftime and 14-0 going into the fourth quarter when Centralia struck hard with two…

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Lady Panthers lose conference softball opener to Monroe City, 11-3

The PHS varsity softball team suffered an 11-3 loss in its first conference game of the season Thursday at Monroe City. The host team scored four runs in the first inning and lead 7-0 before Palmyra scored two runs in the fourth. Palmyra (4-4) committed seven errors to contribute to six unearned runs in the…

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Palmyra hosts cross country meet

The PHS boys and girls cross country teams hosted the Palmyra Invitational meet Saturday morning in Flower City Park. The Panthers finished fifth out of six teams. Meanwhile, The Lady Panthers did not qualify a team score, but two of their runners finished in the top five. Alyssa Noland took second place with a time…

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Lady Panther tennis team opens season with 9-0 win at Moberly

The Lady Panthers tennis team opened the season Aug. 30 with a 9-0 win at Moberly. Winning singles matches were: Maura Gottamn (1), 8-6, over Kristyn Kruse; Molly Gottman (2), 8-3, over Hallie Kroner; Jeorgia O’Brien (3), 8-3, over Aleiya Myers; Kadlie Kroeger (4), 8-1, over Samantha Carl; Abbey Mann (5), 8-0, over Adeline Chang;…

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Varsity girls golf team takes fourth place in Paris Scramble last week

The PHS varsity girls golf team took fourth place at the 17-team Paris Scramble last Wednesday. The Lady Panthers shot a 180 to finish behind only New Bloomfield (176), Centralia (176) and Hallsville (178), but ahead of Cairo (181), Marceline (183), Salibury (184), Harrisburg (185), Moberly (196) and Brookfield (197). Seven other schools did not…

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