Area Sports

PHS girls dominate first meets

by Mark Cheffey The PHS girls track and field team dominated in inaugurating the school’s all-weather facilities Friday. The Lady Panthers won 13 of 17 events against competitors from the other two Marion County schools, Hannibal and Marion County R-II. Winning events were: Taytum White, with a time of 13.57 in the 100 meters, a…

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Four-time winner

Marion County’s Delaney Straus leads the pack en route to a victory in the 800 meters at Palmyra Friday. The senior would also take first place in the 400, 1,600 meters and triple jump.

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PHS boys compete at home, Winfield

The PHS boys track and field team began the season at home and in Winfield last week. The Panthers won six events during the inaugural home track meet, Friday. Winning events were: Weston King with a throw of 44 feet, 6.25 inches in the shot put and a throw of 155 feet, 4.25 inches in…

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Panthers shoot down Elsberry in 3-0 win

The PHS varsity baseball team managed to get a game played in between raindrops last week, and it was a good one. The Panthers used dominant pitching and two-out rallies to defeat Clopton/Elsberry, 3-0, on the home field Wednesday. Bennett Stice and Landyn Smith combined to pitch a seven inning three-hitter, striking out 15 while…

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Panther baseball team takes field again, goes 1-1 at cluster

The PHS varsity baseball team heard “play ball” for the first time in almost two years Saturday in Ashland. After a season lost to COVID-19, the Panthers opened the 2021 campaign by splitting two games at the Southern Boone Cluster. Palmyra opened the event with a 5-2 win over Fulton and then los to the…

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Three Panthers make All-CCC squad

Three Panthers were named to the 2020-2021 Clarence Cannon Conference All-Conference Boys Basketball Team. Seniors Zane Meyers and Aaron Stamper earned second team honors, while Abe Haerr, a senior, made honorable mention.  Monroe City’s Joshua Talton, a junior, was named conference player of the year after helping lead his team to an undefeated league title.…

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McKinney named to All-CCC girls team

A Lady Panther was named to the 2020-2021 Clarence Cannon Conference All-Conference Girls Basketball Team. Rylie McKinney, a senior post player, received second team honors. Macon’s Lexi Miller, a junior was named conference player of the year after leading the Tigers to an undefeated league title. Macon’s Richard Driscoll was named coach of the year.…

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Four Panthers bring home state wrestling medals

The PHS boys wrestling team enjoyed its best state showing yet as four members came home with medals, including Collin Arch, who earned his second state title. In addition to Arch, Kaden Crane took second; Braden Stevens, fourth; and Luke Triplett, fifth during the MSHSAA Class 1 Boys Wrestling Championships in Independence last Wednesday. As…

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PHS Sports Preview: Baseball team preparing for success

by Mark Cheffey There won’t be a rebuilding mode for the PHS baseball team following a lost season in 2020. Numbers are strong from top to bottom, and excitement and competition abound for the Panthers to make a run for the playoffs this year. Yes, Coach Mark Loman is busier trying to figure out what…

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