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Straus earns three state track medals

Marion County’s Delaney Straus earned medals in three of her four events during the MSHSAA Class 1 State Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. Competing at Jefferson City High School’s Adkins Stadium, the senior took:   third place in the triple jump at 10.7 meters; fourth place in the 3,200 meters…

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PHS girls place second at district’s

The PHS girls track and field team took second place at the Class 3, District 4 meet hosted by Montgomery County Saturday. In addition, nine athletes qualified in 10 events for this Saturday’s Class 3, Sectional 2 meet a Montgomery County. Qualifying for sectionals were: Candra King, first place in the discus at 34.59 meters…

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PHS boys advance to sectional track in seven events

Six PHS boys track and field athletes qualified to advance in seven events to sectionals following their performances during the Class 3, District 4 meet in Montgomery City Saturday. In addition, the Panthers took sixth place out of 12 teams. The sectional qualifiers will compete to qualify for state during the Class 3, Sectional 2…

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Panthers finish second in conference

The PHS varsity baseball team went into the district tournament with a win over South Shelby and a loss to Hannibal, both on the homefield  last week. The 16-3 blowout win over South Shelby last Monday, assured the Panthers (10-10-1) a second place finish in the Clarence Cannon Conference at 6-1, just behind Macon which…

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Palmyra’s Lochman, Janes playing at state golf tournament

The PHS boys golfers did not qualify for state as a team this year, but two members did. Senior Laydin Lochman and freshman Jonas Janes made the cut during the Class 2 District 2 Tournament at the Norwoods Golf Course near Hannibal last Monday and were to play in the state tournament Monday and Tuesday…

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Straus, Wright qualify for state track meet

Two Marion County track and field athletes advanced to the state meet to be held this Friday and Saturday. Delaney Straus, a senior, qualified in four events, while Levi Wright, a freshman, qualified in two during the Class 1, Sectional meet in Monroe City, Saturday. Straus took first place  in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters…

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R-II season ends in districts

The Marion County R-II baseball team’s season came to an end with a 7-1 loss to Knox County in the quarterfinals of the Class 1, District 13 Tournament in Shelbyville, Friday. The sixth-seeded Mustangs (6-7) fell behind quickly as the third-seeded Eagles scored a run in the second and four more in the third and…

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Panthers reach .500 with wins over Highland, Liberty, Ill.

The PHS varsity baseball team helped their coach reach a milestone with an 11-1 home win over Highland Saturday evening. The victory not only completed the Panthers’ effort to reach the .500 mark it represented Coach Mark Loman his 300th career coaching victory. Despite the day providing the best weather this season, Loman still got…

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Panthers receive top seed in district tournament

The Panthers received the top seed in the Class 3, District 6 Baseball Tournament in Shelbina, May 13-18. The Panthers (9-9-1) earned a bye and will play in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Monday, May 16, against the winner of the Friday, May 13 quarterfinal between fourth-seeded Mark Twain (6-5) and Monroe City (3-8).  The…

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PHS girls take second at CCC track meet

The PHS girls track and field team took second place at the Clarence Cannon Conference meet at Ewing last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers scored 149 points to finish behind only Centralia, 186.5, but ahead of Clark County, 111, Macon, 80, Monroe City, 67.50, Brookfield, 53, South Shelby, 49, and Highland, 41. Scoring points for Palmyra…

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