Area Sports

PHS doubles pair advances to state

Two Palmyra girls tennis players are headed to state. The Lady Panthers’ No. 1 doubles pair of Katy Rindom and Maura Gottman, defeated Marshall’s Karseyn King and Brock  Borchers, 6-4, 6-4 during Class 1 individual sectionals Saturday to earn a trip to the state tournament in Springfield this weekend. The competition begins Thursday at the…

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PHS girls win second straight district title

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls tennis team won its second district team title in a row Thursday, beating Mexico on its home courts 5-0. The victory advanced the Lady Panthers (10-2-1) to sectional competition in St. Louis, Monday. All three doubles pairs were victorious including No 1, Katy Rindom and Maura Gottman, 9-8, 7-2…

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PHS girls place at CCC XC meet

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls cross country took second place at the Clarence Cannon Conference meet held in Palmyra’s Flower City Park last Monday. Meanwhile, the boys team finished fourth out of four teams, but four points behind third-place Clark County. “The Girls did well,” said Coach Nicholas Koetters. “We thought we’d have a…

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PHS girls win Marion County cross country meet

The PHS girls and boys cross country teams competed in the Marion County R-II meet in Philadelphia, finishing first and second respectively. Laurin Sheputis led the Lay Panthers with a third best time of 22:34.6. “Lauren Reid had a great bounce back meet after a disappointing conference finishing fifth (23:25.3),” said Coach Nicholas Koetters. Aly…

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R-II school hosts first XC meet in 50 years

 The campus of Marion County R-II School was the site of the first meet hosted by the school in 50 years.                  “We had hosted meets back in the 70s. The meets were run out on the highway then,” said R-II Coach Dale Gosney. “Girls didn’t have cross…

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PHS softball team takes second at Centralia

The PHS girls varsity softball team took second place at the Centralia Tournament Saturday. The Lady Panthers (9-9) won their first two games over Mexico and Macon but fell to Hallsville in the championship game. Palmyra scored twice in the top of the first but trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the second when…

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Tennis team heads to district after victory

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls tennis team went into district’s this week after suffering only their second duel loss of the season, 5-4, to Hannibal at home Thursday. Winning singles matches were Maura Gottman, 8-4, and Jaynee Durst, 8-0. Reese Gottman lost 9-8 after a 7-4 tiebreaker. Winning doubles matches were Katy Rindom and…

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PHS girls golfers take third at Brookfield

The PHS girls golf team took third place at the 13-team Brookfield Invitational Tournament Thursday. Mallory Comstock had a big day, shooting a career-best 87 to win individual title honors, a shot ahead of Brookfield’s Demi Donway. Overall, Palmyra shot a 414 to finish 23 strokes behind first-place Brookfield and just one shot behind runner-up…

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Palmyra downs Monroe, 30-20 for Mayor’s Cup

by Mark Cheffey The PHS football team defended their No. 1 state ranking with a 30-20, fourth-quarter comeback win at home over Monroe City Friday. Trailing 20-14 with 10:42 left in regulation, the Panthers (5-0, 2-0 CCC) scored twice in a little over two minutes time before holding on for their first Mayor’s Cup victory…

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