Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years.
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The top-ranked Perham boys cross country team used a positive mental attitude and put the conditions of the course in their rearview mirror as they pushed forward to a first place finish at a snow covered Twin Pines Golf Course in Bagley, Minn., on Oct. 28. An early snow storm blasted the area, dropping eight inches of snow on the course. While some of the snow melted away prior to the race, it left a lot on the course and a track that wasn’t cleared off.
There was no way to prepare for the conditions at the Twin Pines Golf Course in Bagley, Minn., for the Section 8A Championships on Oct. 27, so the Yellowjackets put them in the back of their mind and ran to the front, claiming the championship on a snow covered course.
The Perham volleyball team extended its season at least another day with a 28-26, 25-21, 25-21 victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in the Section 8AA playoffs on Oct. 27 in Perham. The Yellowjackets will head to Pequot Lakes to take on the Patriots at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Patriots advanced with a sweep of Staples-Motley.
The top-seeded Perham Yellowjackets know who they will square off against on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Ted Meinhover Field in the Section 8AAA semi-finals. The Yellowjackets will face a familiar foe in the East Grand Forks Green Wave. The Green Wave advanced with a 22-19 victory over Thief River Falls Prowlers in the opening round, using a 19-point second quarter to pick up the win.
The Perham cross country running teams are rich in tradition and history. Now, the 2017 group hopes to add to it. The top-ranked Perham cross country running teams will defend their Section 8A Championship on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Twin Pines Golf Course in Bagley, Minn.
The Perham Yellowjackets will have to wait another day for their postseason rematch with Crosby-Ironton as the opening round of the Section 8AA volleyball tournament has been postponed.
The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team accomplished its first goal of the season when they captured a share of the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship on Oct. 17 with a 3-2 victory over Pelican Rapids in the season finale. Now, the Yellowjackets set their sights on the second season when they open the Section 8AA playoffs at home with Crosby-Ironton on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The Yellowjackets earned the No. 3 seed from the south with their 15-11 overall mark.
The Perham Yellowjackets finished the regular season with a blistering offensive attack, cruising past Park Rapids Area 40-6 in their final regular season football game at Ted Meinhover Field in Perham on Oct. 17.
The Perham football team secured home field advantage and the No. 1 seed for the Section 8AAA playoffs with its 40-6 drubbing of Park Rapids Area on Oct. 18. What comes with the No. 1 seed is a first round bye and an opportunity to get healthy in time for the Section 8AAA semifinals.
The Perham Yellowjackets turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win and captured a share of the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship with their victory over Pelican Rapids in the volleyball season finale on Oct. 17 in Perham. The Yellowjackets expected a grind it out battle with the Vikings when they earned a 25-19, 18-25, 20-25, 25-13 and 15-7 victory over their conference foes.