Area Sports

Six Panthers named to media all-state team

Six PHS Panthers were named to the Missouri Media Class 2 All-State Football Team. Weston King a senior defensive line man, and Luke Triplett, a junior offensive lineman, made the first team, while Brody Lehenbauer, a senior quarterback, Ross Arch, a senior running back, Abe Haerr, a senior tight end, and Landyn Smith, a junior…

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Panthers get back on track with 59-43 win over Louisiana

The PHS varsity boys basketball team entered the new year on a positive note with a 59-43 win at Louisiana Monday. After losing two straight, the Panthers (4-2) were able to get back on track by stifling the Bulldogs early on in building a 30-13 halftime lead. Palmyra ended up out-scoring Louisiana in every quarter …

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Lady Panthers trounce Louisiana 63-9

The PHS varsity girls basketball team breezed through their final game of 2020 in a 63-9 win at Louisiana last Monday. Just about everyone contributed on offense as the Lady Panthers (4-2) raced out to a 44-7 halftime lead and forced a turbo clock in the second half. Candra King scored 16 of her game-high…

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PHS boys get top seed at Highland

The PHS varsity boys received the top seed, while the girls got the fifth seed in the upcoming Highland Basketball Tournament Jan. 4-9. The Panthers will open play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, against eighth-seeded Scotland County, while the Lady Panthers will play at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, against fourth-seeded Canton. The winner…

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Panthers get dominated by Troy, 66-35

The PHS varsity boys basketball team struggled in a 66-35 loss at Troy-Buchanan Thursday. The Panthers (3-2) were originally supposed to play a rescheduled game at Mark Twain, but it had to be postponed again due to COVID-19 issues. Palmyra was able to get a pick-up game scheduled with the Class 6 Trojans instead. The…

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PHS girls down Mark Twain, fall to Canton

The PHS girls varsity basketball team went 1-1 during rescheduled games against Mark Twain and Canton last week. For the second time in less than a week, the Lady Panthers (3-2) defeated Mark Twain, 57-41, on the road Thursday. Palmyra got off to a great start with a 20-3 run to start the game. Abbey…

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PHS wrestlers begin seeing some mat action

The PHS varsity wrestling team opened the season, but with limited action on the eve of the holiday break. Most recently the Panthers battled Francis Howell at a dual tri-meet at Timberland Saturday. Palmyra lost all six actual matches in a 67-6 loss to Francis Howell. The Panthers also hosted North Callaway Friday, and went…

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Panthers fall to Monroe City in title game

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity boys struggled against their arch nemesis Saturday, falling to the host squad, 58-36, in the Monroe City Tournament title game Saturday. Monroe City scored the first nine points and really never looked back in building a 34-17 halftime lead and then outscoring Palmyra (3-1) 14-4 in the third quarter.…

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Four Panthers make all-state football team

Four Panthers were named to the Class 2 All-State Footsball team as chosen by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. Senior tight end, Abe Haerr  and junior lineman, Luke Triplett made first-team offense, while Weston King, a senior lineman, made the first-team defense. Landyn Smith, a junior back, made the second team defense. The Class 2…

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Twelve Panthers earn all-district football honors

The Class 2, District 6 champion Palmyra Panthers dominated the Missouri Coaches Association All-District football team selections, pulling 14 of the 46 spots. Seniors Josh Lickfeld and Ross Arch were both named to two positions, Lickfeld to both the offensive and defensive line, and Arch, as both an offensive and defensive back.  Also named to…

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