Area Sports

PHS boys lose to Monroe again for title

The PHS varsity boys basketball team suffered their second title game loss of the season to their arch nemesis, Monroe City, Saturday. Palmyra (8-5) was within striking distance, trailing by seven points going into the second half, but Monroe City turned it on with a 38-15 run to win the Tony Lenzini Tournament Championship for…

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PHS girls fall to Clark Co. in third place game

The PHS girls basketball team lost the third place game of their home tournament, 36-49, Friday. The Lady Panthers (5-8) fell behind early and were unable to close the gap the rest of the game. Scoring for Palmyra were Candra King, 10, Taytum White, nine, Rylie McKinney, five, Grace Krigbaum, four, Abbey Redd, four, Mallory…

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Palmyra wrestlers compete at St. Clair

The PHS boys wrestling team competed at the sixth annual St. Clair Classic Tournament Saturday with seven Panthers finishing in the top five. Fourteen schools competed in the event including Capital City, Eldon, Herculaneum, Kirksville, Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau, Parkway North, Parkway South, Parkway West, Southern Boone, St. Clair, St. James, Union and Wright City.…

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PHS girls wrestle at Osage

The PHS girls wrestling team competed at a tournament in Osage, Mo. Saturday along with teams from 22 other schools. Dyoni Mundy (122) won all five of her matches by fall, at 0:59 over Versailes’ Ella Dunklee, at 0:53 over Fulton’s Emma Oglesby, at 1:15 over  Bolivar’s Mollie Stimpson, at 2:49 over Monett’s Brooke Bluel…

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R-II girls fall out of North Shelby Tournament

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went 0-2, losing to Knox County and Scotland County at the North Shelby Tournament last week. The Lady Mustangs (7-6) fell out of the tournament with a 50-40 loss to Knox County in the consolation semifinals Thursday. Trailing by seven at the half, the Lady Mustangs drew to…

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Panthers break spell against Centralia

The PHS varsity boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-51 victory over Centralia on the home court Friday. The Panthers (5-4) got on a roll early to build a 20-9 first-quarter lead and then held their opponents off the rest of the way. Zane Meyers had the sharp hand, sinking five…

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PHS wrestlers travel to Warrenton, Moberly

The PHS wrestling team was busy last week, traveling to meets in Warrenton and Moberly, and hosting a match against Hannibal. The Panthers capped the week Thursday with a trip to Warrenton, where they beat Battle, but fell to Mexico and Warrenton. Palmyra went 2-4 in actual matches in their 39-27 loss to the host…

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Lady Mustangs see winning streak end

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team saw its four-game winning streak end with a 62-59 loss at LaPlata Thursday. The Lady Mustangs (7-4) led by one going into the second quarter but suffered through a 25-10 run by LaPlata up to the break. Marion County trimmed LaPlata’s 37-23 halftime lead with a 15-4 third…

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PHS girls fall to Knox County, Centralia

The PHS varsity girls basketball team continued to struggle last week with home losses to Knox County and Centralia. The Lady Panthers (4-6) suffered their fourth-straight defeat, 45-22, to Centralia Friday. Centralia jumped out to a 14-6 lead and out-scored Palmyra 20-6 in the second  half. Scoring for Palmyra were Rylie McKinney, six, Grace Krigbaum,…

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Mustangs fall to Wellsville-Middleton, LaPlata

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team lost to Wellsville-Middleton and LaPlata last week. The Mustangs ended the week with a 42-33 loss at LaPlata Thursday. LaPlata got out to a 14-6 lead and managed to hold off the Mustangs the rest of the way. Root Cheney sank all three of the team’s three-pointers and…

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