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Mat Mikesell

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Prep Football

Rivals rally together to support White family

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The support from the Monroe City and Palmyra communities for Jamar White and his family was prevalent throughout the week. It was no different Friday night. As fans flocked to Lankford Field for the annual Mayor's Cup game...

Honoring his uncle: Battle powers Monroe City past Palmyra
Prep Football

Honoring his uncle: Battle powers Monroe City past Palmyra

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Monroe City football fans have memories of seeing a black jersey with No. 21 in yellow running toward the end zone. Those moments came from former player and assistant coach Jamar White. Antwuan Battle put on quite the impression...

Goldinger's risk gives high reward
Prep Softball

Goldinger's risk gives high reward

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Isabella Goldinger knew she was making a high-risk play. The reward was much higher. The second baseman for the Palmyra softball team was on first base when Abbey Redd put down a sacrifice bunt in the top of the fifth inning.

Prep Football

Pirates looking for some redemption in finale

HANNIBAL The last time the Hannibal football team played outside of North Central Missouri Conference play, the Pirates were still looking for their identity. They believe they've found it now, and want to prove that in the regular season finale...

Sports

White remembered for his impact on and off the field

David Kirby didn't feel like a stranger to Monroe City for very long. Jamar White was the reason why. When Kirby arrived to town as the Panthers football coach prior to the 2013 season, White welcomed him to the small Northeast Missouri town with open...

Panthers get revenge on Cougars, win district crown
Prep Softball

Panthers get revenge on Cougars, win district crown

KAHOKA, Mo. Lydia Althoff had redemption on her mind when she entered the circle in the top of the fifth inning. The last time the Palmyra softball pitcher faced Highland, she didn't even make it out of the first inning as the Panthers lost 9-7...

Unexpected spark lifts Panthers past Indians
Prep Softball

Unexpected spark lifts Panthers past Indians

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Emma Wittler's hitting struggles were the reason why she decided to get a quick lesson the day before the Palmyra softball team's Class 2 District 6 matchup Thursday night. "I met with a really good coach, and he really helped me out last...

Prep Softball

Pitching sends Palmyra to CCC crown

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Jill Arch wasn't sure what kind of performance Palmyra softball pitcher Brooke Lawson would give in her first game in three weeks. She ended up helping Palmyra deliver a Clarence Cannon Conference title. Lawson threw five scoreless...

Cross Country

Nichols shakes off foot sprain at Frank Lemons

HANNIBAL -- A sprained right foot injury suffered Monday kept Claudia Nichols from running the rest of the week. She didn't show any signs of a bothered foot Saturday morning in the girls race of the Frank Lemons Invitational at the American Legion Golf...

Cross Country

Pirates run well in Frank Lemons Invite

HANNIBAL -- Brice Miller wasn't expecting to see the time he saw when he came into view of the electronic board near the finish line. The junior on the Hannibal boys cross country team could see it as he rounded the final curve toward the straightaway...