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Mat Mikesell

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Prep Boys Soccer

Pirates rebound for third in home tourney

HANNIBAL, Ill. -- Nathan DeStefane didn't even need one minute to help the Hannibal boys soccer team move on. The Pirates suffered a 6-0 setback to Southern Boone in the semifinals of Saturday's Pirate Shoot Out, but scored in the opening minute of the...

Panther girls capture title in home invite
Cross Country

Panther girls capture title in home invite

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Palmyra girls cross country coach Nick Koetters looked at the field for the fifth annual Palmyra Invitational and had one thought. The field was loaded. It featured a state track champion in Marion County's Delaney Strauss and state...

Cross Country

Miller leads Pirates to 2nd despite shoe troubles

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Brice Miller had just one shoe on his foot after finishing fourth place in the boys race of the Palmyra Invitational Saturday morning. It wasn't because his foot hurt. The running shoe on his right foot came off during the race...

Panthers offense falters in first loss
Prep Football

Panthers offense falters in first loss

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Kevin Miles is pleased where the Palmyra football team's defense stands. The Palmyra football coach wants to see the offense play a bit better. Palmyra didn't pick up a first down in three offensive series in the fourth quarter while...

Prep Softball

Redd's walk-off single completes Palmyra comeback

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Abbey Redd's heroics still couldn't save her from field clean-up duty. A freshman on the Palmyra softball team, Redd drove a hard grounder up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in the winning run...

Pirates stay cool to put away Indians
Prep Volleyball

Pirates stay cool to put away Indians

HANNIBAL The Hannibal volleyball team's lead in the third set was dwindling. The heat inside Korf Gym felt like it was rising, too. Hannibal coach Megan Phillips called timeout as Payson Seymour closed within one point, and she kept her message simple..

Canton holds on to win Monroe City Tournament
Prep Softball

Canton holds on to win Monroe City Tournament

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Abbey Hultz didn't look at the scoreboard after giving up a home run to lead off the top of the seventh inning. "I usually look down at the ground," the Canton softball pitcher said. "I honestly thought that had tied the game up."

Prep Football

Pirates improving, but still ways to go

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- There were definite improvements by the Hannibal football team from Week 1 to Week 2. It still wasn't enough to avoid an 0-2 start for the second straight season. Hannibal had the ball near midfield after recovering a Jefferson City...

Prep Softball

Althoff gives Panthers another strong outing

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Watching her teammate Brooke Lawson throw a perfect game earlier this week motivated Palmyra softball pitcher Lydia Althoff to duplicate that performance. While she couldn't, she still managed to toss a two-hit shutout in a 10-0...

Prep Football

Buzz growing as Pirates start new era

HANNIBAL -- The uneasiness has turned into eagerness for Dante Reading. The Hannibal football team underwent a change this offseason with the retirement of veteran coach Mark St. Clair, and the hiring of Quentin Hamner as his successor.