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Panthers destroyed on road by Bowling Green in 71-12 rout

The PHS varsity football team could not stop the opposition for the second week in a row and paid for it with a 71-12 blasting at Bowling Green Friday. The Bobcats scored 10 touchdowns, including nine in the first half in claiming just their second win over Palmyra over the years, and their first at…

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Lady Panthers go to 3-3 with wins over Louisiana, Mark Twain

The PHS Lady Panther varsity softball team evened its early season record to 3-3 with victories against Louisiana and Mark Twain last week. Kennedy Wilson pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout in Palmyra’s 4-0 win in the home opener over Louisiana last Tuesday. The right-hander struck out five and walked one, on 88 pitches, 60 of…

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Girls golf team wins Mexico quad event

The PHS varsity girls golf team took first place at a quad hosted by Mexico Thursday. The Lady Panthers carded a 221 to beat out the host team, Southern Boone and Harrisburg. Palmyra’s Ella Goldinger took medalist honors with a 48 Also scoring were Ava Weiman, 55, Haylie Begley, 59, Candra King, 59, and Kaylee…

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Hallsville outpaces Panthers 58-20

by Mark Cheffey Time stops for nobody, but it was the only thing that could stop the Hallsville offense in the PHS varsity football team’s 58-20 season-opening loss on the road Friday. Hallsville’s first-team offense got the ball eight times and scored eight touchdowns. With the clock moving continuously in the fourth quarter, Hallsville’s second…

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Lady Panthers go 1-3 at Troy tournament

by Mark Cheffey The PHS varsity girls softball team opened the season by going 1-3 at the Troy Lead-Off Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Lady Panthers opened the event Friday with a win over Winfield, but then fell to Fulton, Timberland and Macon. Palmyra scored two runs in both the first and third inning, but…

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PHS girls golf team begins new season

The PHS girls varsity golf team opened the season by placing third in a four-team event Friday. Scoring for Palmyra were Ella Goldinger, 46, Kaylee Warning, 50, Ava Weiman, 56, Candra King, 57, and Kylie Begley, 60 The event included Father Tolton Regional Catholic  and Capital City. 

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PHS girls golf season underway with new coach at the helm

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls golf season is under way with a new coach at the helm. Cody Ash takes over with hopes of continuing the program’s success in sending athletes to the state tournament. “I am blessed to get this opportunity and take over the girls golf program here in Palmyra,” Ash said.…

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Harper takes on PHS cross country program

by Mark Cheffey This year’s PHS cross country program will be under the guidance of an experienced coach who knows what it takes to succeed at the demanding sport. Nicole Harper, the wife of the new district superintendent, Jason Harper, takes over the reigns after coaching cross country at Clark County for the past 13…

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PHS girls tennis team under new leadership

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls tennis team is under new but familiar guidance this season. Long-time coach, Jessica Gottman moved on during the off-season to become the new Palmyra Elementary School assistant principal, and she is being replaced by Alysha Barnett, who coached girls tennis her first five years in the district, and even…

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Panthers to scrimmage at Hannibal Jamboree Friday

PHS football fans can get a preview of the Panthers in action during this Friday’s Hannibal Football Jamboree. The scrimmaging is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m. at Porter Stadium, with teams from Hannibal, Bowling Green, Mark Twain, Highland and Clark County also sharing the artificial playing surface. Palmyra will open at 6 p.m.…

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