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Palmyra seeded second in districts

The Lady Panther softball team received the second seed in the Class 2, District 5 Tournament to be played in Palmyra Wednesday through Saturday. Palmyra (11-6) will open tournament play at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the quarter finals against Louisiana (2-17). The winner will advance to the semifinals and play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against…

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Lady Panthers fall to Centralia, settle for second in conference

The PHS varsity girls softball team had a portion of the conference title in sight, but could not hold on as Centralia came from behind to beat the Lady Panthers, 5-4, in Palmyra Saturday. Palmyra (11-6) took an early 2-0 lead, but ended up finishing 5-2, a game behind Macon, for second place in the…

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Panthers’ focus results in 41-0 rout of Clark County

by Mark Cheffey Despite playing with heavy hearts for a member of the PHS family, the Panthers were able to focus on visiting Clark County for a 41-0 homecoming victory Friday. Senior quarterback, Collin Arch, threw four touchdown passes, including three to junior wide-out Hayes Miller and ran for another, while the defense all but…

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Lady Panthers’ hopes for CCC crown grows

The PHS varsity softball team drew closer to nailing down at least a portion of the Clarence Cannon Conference championship with wins over Brookfield and Highland. earlier in the week. With only five remaining games conference-wide, the Lady Panthers are tied for first with Macon with a 5-1 record. The Lady Panthers were also scheduled…

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PHS girls tennis team heads into districts

The PHS varsity girls tennis team prepared for districts with just one match last week. The varsity squad lost at Quincy Notre Dame, 7-2, last Tuesday in the last dual of the regular season. Maura Gottman was the only one to win a singles match, 8-6, over Evie Schultz. Molly Gottman and Jaynee Durst won…

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PHS CC teams compete at Quincy meet

The PHS cross country teams finished the regular season by competing in the Tom Oakley Invitational meet in Quincy, Ill. Saturday. The boys team finished seventh behind first-place Hamilton-West Hancock, Quincy High School, Burlington, Ill., Liberty, Ill., Quincy Notre Dame and Marion County. Running for Palmyra were Caleb Juette, 28th, 19:32; Connor Bross, 36th, 20:14;…

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Girls golfers take second at Brookfield

The PHS girls golf team took second place out of 16 teams at the Brookfield Invitational last Thursday. The Lady Panthers carded a 194 to finish seven strokes behind the host squad. Ella Goldinger lead the team with a 44 and was followed by Mallory Comstock, 47, Mallory Sublette, 48, and Maddie Jawad, 55. Also…

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Palmyra falls short, 18-13 at Monroe City

by Mark Cheffey The PHS football team did something no other team has done better against Monroe City Friday, but still didn’t come home with a victory Friday. Palmyra (2-3, 2-1 CCC) not only managed to hold Monroe City (5-0, 3-0 CCC) to less than 40 points for the first time this season, but shut…

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Palmyra competes in Gans Creek Classic

The PHS cross country teams competed at the Gans Creek Classic meet Saturday in Columbia that drew scores of teams from all over the state. The PHS boys finished 24th in their division which was won by Lincoln College Prep High School. Competing from Palmyra were Connor Bross, 81st, 19:41.4; Daniel Reid, 134th, 20:53.8; Brayden…

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