Area Sports

Mundy first PHS girl to reach state wrestling tourney

by Mark Cheffey Dyoni Mundy made PHS sports history by becoming the school’s first female wrestler to advance to the state tournament. Mundy, a junior, took second place in the 122-pound weight class at Saturday’s sectional tournament in Versailles and will now compete at state Tuesday, March 9, at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence. “She…

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Panthers top Highland on the road

After a week off due to excessive winter weather, the PHS boys varsity basketball team completed the regular season schedule with a win at Highland and a loss to Monroe City. The Panthers (12-8) earned some confidence going into this week’s district tournament with a 63-46 victory at Highland Friday. Palmyra got out to a…

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Lady Mustangs head into district tourney

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went into this week’s district tournament after losing to Canton, 51-39, on the home court, Friday. The Lady Mustangs (12-8) fell behind early in the rescheduled contest and never really recovered. Scoring for Marion County were Delaney Straus, 10, Madison Stewart, nine, Halle Keilholz, nine, Riley Donath, six,…

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Lady Panthers fall to Highland, Monroe City

The PHS varsity girls basketball team ended the regular season with conference losses against Monroe City and Highland. The Lady Panthers (6-13) fell at Highland Friday, 52-36. The Lady Cougars out-scored Palmyra in each of the first three quarters. Scoring for Palmyra were Candra King, 18, Rylie McKinney, seven, Abbey Redd, six, Grace Krigbaum, four,…

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Mustangs’ season ends with loss at districts

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team saw its season come to an end with an 85-33 loss at Green City in the quarterfinals of the Class 1, District 11 Tournament Saturday. The Mustangs (1-19) ended the regular season with a 68-24 loss at South Shelby, Thursday. Scoring for Marion County were Spencer Whetstone, nine,…

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Eight Panther wrestlers advance to sectionals

Eight members of the PHS boys wrestling team qualified for sectionals during Saturday’s Class 1, District 3 tournament in Palmyra. With only the top four in each weight class moving on, Palmyra’s Kaden Crane, Brayden Stevens, Collin Arch, Luke Triplett, Hayes Miller, Nolyn Richards, Xzavier Battaglio and Grayson Stevens all continue as state hopefuls. Crane,…

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PHS boys seeded second, girls third in districts

The PHS varsity boys basketball team received the second seed and the girls the third seed in next week’s Class 3, District 6 Tournament. The Panthers (11-7) received a bye and will play in the semifinals Wednesday, Feb. 24, against the winner of  Monday’s game between third-seeded Louisiana (11-8) and sixth-seeded Mark Twain (3-9). Top-seeded…

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Lady Mustangs seeded third, boys seventh in district tourney

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team received the third seed and the boys the seventh seed in the Class 1, District 11 Tournament next week. The event’s format has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lady Mustangs (11-8)will open tournament play Monday, Feb. 22, when they host sixth-seeded Brashear (4-9) at 6:30…

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Panthers take care of Clark Co., S. Shelby

The PHS varsity boys basketball team went to 4-1 in games against conference opponents last week, downing Clark County and South Shelby. The Panthers (11-7) scored from the inside and outside in a 70-47 blow-out win at South Shclby, Friday. Palmyra built a 34-23 first-half lead before out-scoring the Cardinals, 36-24, the rest of the…

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Mundy, Ragar advance to wrestling sectionals

Two Palmyra girls wrestlers moved on to sectionals following successful district competition in Wentzville Friday and Saturday. Dyoni Mundy and Anna Ragar both finished fourth in their weight classes at districts and will compete in sectional competition in St. Clair this Saturday. Two other Lady Panthers, Emma Watkins and Keri Schindler, also competed but did…

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