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Panthers hold on against Centralia, fall to Kirksville

The PHS varsity boys basketball team ended a three-game winless streak and opened Clarence Cannon Conference action with a 54-49 win at home over Centralia Friday. The Panthers (11-4, 1-0 CCC) out-scored Centralia 42-28 then held off the visitors late rush for the victory. Palmyra sank just two fourth-quarter field goals, a three-pointer by Trey…

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PHS girls sweep duals at Moberly Quad

The PHS girls wrestling team won all three matches at a quad hosted by Moberly last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers went 2-2 in actual matches in a 30-12 win over Boonville. Winning matches were: Janie Triplett (135) by fall at 0:25 over Raven Taylor; and Ellyse Lorenson (145) by fall at 5:13 over Emma Pritchett.…

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Mustangs wins three to go .500

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team reached the .500 mark with three straight wins last week over Wellsville-Middleton, Macon County and Madison. The Mustangs went to 7-7 with a 58-25 win at Madison Thursday. They got out to a 14-4 lead and went into halftime up by 25. Madison’s Reed Layton led all scorers…

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Lady Mustangs victorious at Madison

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team broke a nine-game winless streak with a 48-22 win at Madison, Thursday. The Lady Mustangs (2-12) went on a 13-3, second-quarter run to lead by 12 at half time. Kennedy Hathaway sank three three-pointers in scoring 15 first-half points and 18 for the game. Also scoring were Aylah…

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Lady Panthers finish third at Highland Basketball Tournament

The PHS varsity girls basketball team took third place at the Highland Tournament with a 57-37 win over Keokuk Friday. In a contest pitting the tournament’s two top seeds, the Lady Panthers (10-3) took charge with a 15-7 second-quarter run and out-scored Keokuk, 30-15, the rest of the way. Palmyra’s Candra King led all scorers…

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Panthers place fourth at Highland

The PHS varsity boys basketball team took fourth place at the Highland Tournament after losing to Canton, 54-45, Friday. The Panthers trailed by eight at the half and were unable to cut the lead in the second half to go 10-3 on the season. Trey Smyser came off the bench to sink two three pointers…

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Mustangs fall to Brashear, 38-29

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team absorbed a 38-29 loss at home to Brashear last Tuesday. Trailing by just one after the first quarter, Marion County was out-scored 11-4 in the second quarter. The Lady Mustangs trimmed Brashear’s lead to three going into the final period before the visitors went on a 15-9 run…

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R-II girls lose to Brashear 62-57

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team got off to a good start, but could not hold it together in a 62-57 loss at home against Brashear last Tuesday The Mustangs (4-6) got out to a 15-9 lead, but were out-scored 53-42 the rest of the way. Jackson Stewart sank six three pointers in scoring…

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PHS boys, girls receive top seeds for Tony Lenzini Tournament

The PHS girls and boys basketball teams received the top seed in the 80th annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament Jan. 16-21. The Lady Panthers will open play at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, against eight-seeded Mark Twain, with the Panthers following up at 6 p.m. against eighth-seeded Highland. The girls winner will advance to the…

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