Palmyra girls track team sets multiple school records, makes hay at Paris Sectional

Palmyra's Hailey Kroeger won the Class 3 sectional title in the javelin during Saturday's track and field meet in Paris, Mo. | Shane Hulsey photo

PARIS, Mo. — Palmyra senior Hailey Kroeger isn’t finished. Finished setting school records in the javelin that is. Kroeger’s new high mark of 38.95 meters at the Class 3 sectional at Paris High School on Saturday helped her win the event and qualify for the state track and field championships, which will be held May…

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Priory’s fourth-quarter defense locks down Palmyra, ends Panthers’ dynamic season

Palmyra's Luke Sheppard, right, looks for room to score while being defended by Priory's Christian Gonzalez during Tuesday night's Class 2 sectional game in Palmyra, Mo. | Photo courtesy Alicia Deming

PALMYRA, Mo. — The St. Louis Priory boys basketball team had not beaten an opponent with a winning record. Until Tuesday night. That’s when Priory stunned heavily favored Palmyra 40-29 in a Class 3 sectional game played before a crowd of about 1,200. Priory, which entered the evening with a rather pedestrian 14-14 record and…

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Lady Birds show depth, tenacity in second half to knock out Indians and reach state quarterfinals

South Shelby's Callie McWilliams, right, looks to attack Elsberry's defense during Monday night's Class 3 sectional game in Shelbina, Mo. | Photo courtesy Mark Requet, Shelby County Herald

SHELBINA, Mo. — Belle Roush didn’t come out of the locker room at the start of the second half Monday night. Her teammates didn’t let it faze them. The South Shelby girls basketball team’s all-conference junior forward scored 12 points in the first half to stake the Lady Birds to a 27-21 lead over Elsberry…

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