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Panthers complete Monroe tourney sweep

Compared to the thrilling buzzer-beater victory by the Lady Panthers, the PHS boys title win over Monroe City Saturday, was down-right anticlimactic. True, the Panthers were all but shut out in the first quarter, failing to get on the scoreboard until the 1:05 mark when Bear Bock scored on a put-back, was fouled and hit…

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PHS boys, girls wrestling teams compete at Wentzville Invitational Tournament

The PHS boys and girls wrestling teams competed in the Wentzville Liberty Invitational Tournament Saturday. Five Panthers placed in the tournament including: Luke Lawson (113), second place; Tyler Spicknall (132), third place; Brayden Pillars (157), fourth place; Ace Harper (190), sixth; and Talon Markley (165), 14th place. Lawson won his first four matches, all by…

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Mustangs win Monroe City consolation final

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team won the consolation final of the Monroe City Tournament Friday, 54-42, over seventh-seeded Highland. Game statistics were not made available in time for this issue. The eighth-seeded Mustangs (6-1) advanced to the consolation final with a 55-43 upset win over fifth-seeded Mark Twain Wednesday. Trailing by three going…

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Lady Mustangs lose out at Monroe

Palmyra Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America has been working hard making homemade play dough to donate to five Palmyra Elementary School pre-k and kindergarten classrooms and two classrooms in the YMCA Bright Beginnings Preschool. The eighth graders in FCCLA this year chose play dough because it is fun for kids, but…

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Panthers earn season-opening victories over Mark Twain, Canton

The PHS varsity boys basketball team opened the 2023-24 season with convincing victories over Mark Twain and Canton last week. Trailing by two going into the second quarter at home against Canton, Thursday, the Panthers went on a 19-5 run to end the half, and out-scored the Tigers 25-18 the rest of the way. The…

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Lady Panthers begin season with victories

The PHS varsity girls basketball team won the first two games of the season at home under new coach, Kelsey Stuart. Palmyra won easily over Mark Twain, Tuesday, to start the season before answering the challenge from Canton, Thursday. The Lady Panthers overcame some poor shooting with strong defense to hold off Canton, 48-39. They…

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PHS wrestling teams compete at FHN Quad

The PHS boys and girls wrestling teams competed at the Francis Howell North Quad Thursday. The Panthers fell to Francis Howell North, 48-21. Winning their matches were: Luke Lawson (113) by an 8-6 decision over Michael Houdeshell; Tyler Spicknall (132) by fall at 0:36 over Alex Martsensen; Brayden Pillars (165) by fall at 2:29 over…

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Mustangs remained unbeaten to start season

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team remained unbeaten following wins last week over Community and Bevier. The Mustangs (4-0) capped the week with a 64-24 win at Bevier, Thursday. Marion County blanked the Wildcats 19-0 in the first quarter and went into halftime with a commanding 38-6 lead. Joey Lagemann led the Mustangs with…

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R-II girls add wins over Community, Bevier

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went to 3-1 with wins over Community and Bevier last week. The Lady Mustangs went into this week’s Monroe City Tournament after cruising to a  54-17 win at Bevier, Thursday. Leading 25-6 at halftime, Marion County assured victory with a 23-7 third-quarter run. Marion County held the Wildcats…

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Mustangs defeat North Shelby, 57-43

The Marion County R-II boys held visiting North Shelby to 15 first-half points en route to a 57-43 win last Tuesday. The Mustangs (2-0) jumped out to a 15-7 lead and went into halftime up by 12 before holding off the Raiders the rest of the way. Joey Lagemann notched his second 20-plus scoring game…

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