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Macon ends Panther football season with 34-7 defeat

by Mark Cheffey The PHS Panther football season ended quietly with a 34-7 loss at home to Macon in the district semifinals. Palmyra could not muster a consistent offense and had little answer for the potent passing game put up by the Tigers who move on to a Class 2, District 7 title game at…

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Straus medals at state cross country meet

Lady Mustang, Delaney Straus, earned an 11-place medal in her final state cross country competition. Straus, who went to state all four years, came in with a time of 21:07.8 on the Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia. Riley Bryan of Smithton took the individual championship with a time of 18:27.6 Also competing at…

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Panthers to host Macon in district semifinals

The Macon Tigers will be Palmyra’s opponent in the Class 2, District 7 semifinals this Friday at 7 p.m. in Palmyra. Macon (6-4) advanced from the quarterfinals with a 42-6 win at home over Clark County Friday. It will be a rematch after the Panthers (4-5) earned a decisive 40-21 win at Macon in Week…

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Eight Panthers named to All-CCC football squad

Eight Panthers were named to the 2021 Clarence Cannon Conference All-Conference Football Team. Seniors Landyn Smith, Brayden Madden, Luke Triplett and Noah Getz all made the first team as voted on the by the league’s coaches, while senior, Alex Wilson and juniors, Collin Arch and Jose Juarez earned second team honors and senior Christian Johnson…

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R-II cross country teams qualify three for state meet

The Marion County R-II boys and girls cross country teams qualified three athletes for the MSHSAA state championships. Delaney Straus qualified for the state meet for the fourth time, while Levi Wright and Porter Britt qualified for the boys. Srauss finished the Class 1, District 3 meet in Linn with a time of 22:30.50, good…

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PHS CC teams compete at districts

The PHS boys and cross country teams competed in the Class 3, District 3 meet in Linn Saturday but did not qualify anyone for state competition. Alyssa Noland led the girls with a 68th place finish out of 114 runners in a time of 24:54.70. Also competing were: Tiffany Neff, 97th, 28:05.30 and Lydia Gard,…

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Panthers fall at Centralia, but hold on to first-round district bye

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity football team lost their regular-season finale, 12-0, at Centralia, but managed to hold onto the second seed and a first round bye in the upcoming Class 2, District 7 tournament. The 4-5 Panthers managed just 173 offensive yards while giving up two touchdown passes in getting shut out for…

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Comstock earns state golf medal

Mallory Comstock became Palmyra’s first girls golf state medalist during the Class 1 state tournament in Bolivar last Monday and Tuesday. Comstock, a senior, shot two-round 200 to finish in a four-way tie for thirteenth place by just one stroke. She was well out of medal range her first round 104 Monday on the Silo…

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Gottman, Redd, McBride make all-conference softball squad

Three members of the PHS Lady Panther softball team were named to the 2021 Clarence Cannon Conference All-Conference Softball team. Jazline Gottman, a senior pitcher, and Abbey Redd, a junior infielder were named to the first team, while Bella McBride, a sophomore outfielder made the second team. Macon coach, LeaAnn Hamilin, was named the conference…

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PHS CC competes at Bowling Green

Members of the PHS boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Bowling Green Invitational meet Saturday. The boys team finished 195th out of 21 teams. Running for Palmyra were: Connor Bross, 66th out of 181 runners with a time of 18:57.81;  Dakota Snyder, 71st 19:14.01; Caleb Juette, 102nd, 19:58.87; Talon Markley, 148th, 21:48.02;…

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