Focus staff report
Registration for the Lakes Area Penguin Swimmers will be on Monday, May 1 at the Perham Area Community Center. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. The first practices for the LAPS program wil be on Monday, May 15. Practices will run Monday through Thursday from 5-6 p.m. for the month of May. For June and July, practices will run from 5:30-6:30 at the PACC on Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact Joanie Galbrecht at 218-346-2346 or Amy Mursu at 320-309-3903
The Heart O’Lakes All-Conference teams for the 2016-17 boys and girls basketball season have been announced. The Perham Yellowjackets were well represented for the season on both the boys and the girls teams. The all-conference selections are as follows: Boys Basketball All-Conference Perham Jenson Beachy Aaron Solberg
Kids of Valor will be hosting Hoops for Hope April 8 in Henning as their first major fundraising event.
The Northwest Old-Timers wrestling tournament reappears this year after a 10-year absence Saturday, April 1 at the Detroit Lakes High School. The tournament ran prior from 2000-2007. Participants must be at least 19-years-old and one year removed from high school or college competition. Entry fee is $15, plus an additional $35 if entering the team competition.
The Perham Activities Department announced it will be offering a potential fan bus for students and adults for the Section 8AA Championship game between Perham and Breckenridge on Friday, March 17 at Concordia-Moorhead. For the bus to happen, it will need 30 interested people. The bus would leave at 5:15 p.m. with a cost of riding the school being $5 per person. This cost does not include the cost of the game ticket. Any students that are in eighth grade or younger must be accompanied by an adult or have a high school aged sibling riding as well.
Athlete Registration is now open for the upcoming Spring 2017 Season of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. The League’s new technology partner, SportsEngine, will manage the online Athlete Registration this year. Participants may have used SportsEngine for other youth sports registration activities. If a participant has a SportsEngine account, they can use it for registration, if not, new participants will be asked to create a new account before registering.
Registration for Perham Yellowjacket Spring Activities officially opened today. Students have the opportunity to register online for baseball, boys golf, boys tennis, girls golf, softball and track and field.
The Perham Yellowjacket youth wrestlers competed at the annual Brainerd Warriors Middle School Tournament on Feb. 4. The tournament held an overall score for seventh through ninth graders, while wrestlers in fifth and sixth grade competed in a tournament for their grades as well. The individual tournament consisted of 24 teams spread throughout the state from St. Cloud to Cloquet and northwest to Thief River Falls, who all came to compete on 10 mats.
High School Boys Basketball Rankings Courtesy of Minnesota Basketball News Jan. 11 Class AA Minnehaha Academy Caledonia Annandale Melrose St. Cloud Cathedral
Inclement weather once again has affected the Winter Sports schedule. It was announced that the Perham wrestling triangular with Breckenridge and Pelican Rapids has been cancelled due to the weather. Also, the Perham gymnastics dual meet with Willmar has been postponed. The Yellowjacket girls basketball team was scheduled to take on Verndale, that game has been cancelled as well. No make up dates for these events have been announced at this time.