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 Perham/New York Mills swimming and diving team is building towards the Mid-State Conference and the Section 8A Championships in the final weeks of the season. The Yellowjackets traveled to Minnewaska to swim against Morris Area/Minnewaska on Oct. 17.
The newly top-ranked Perham girls cross country running team cemented their status with a first place finish at the Bemidji Invitational on Oct. 17. The Yellowjackets spent most of the season ranked second, but the most recent Coaches Association rankings have slotted the Yellowjackets as the top team in the state for Class A. After a dominant performance in the Heart O’Lakes Conference, the Yellowjackets backed it up with a strong win in Bemidji.
The top ranked Perham boys cross country team is rounding into postseason form just at the right time as they closed out the regular season with a victory at the Bemidji Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 17 in Bemidji.
Glyndon-In a game of big plays, it was Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton who came up with the biggest one late when they recovered an onside kick attempt in the closing minutes from the Perham Yellowjackets, holding on for a 35-32 victory on Oct. 13. The play spoiled a big night from Jenson Beachy and Martin LaFond. Beachy finished with 298 yards passing, completing 32 of his 42 attempts. LaFond finished with three scores, while amassing 188 yards of total offense.
The Perham Yellowjackets returned to the win column with a convincing 25-13, 25-16 and 25-8 victory over the Frazee Hornets in Heart O’Lakes Conference volleyball action in Frazee on Oct. 12.
FARGO, N.D. -- In the end, it was experience that prevailed when the defending Section 8A champion Roseau defeated the Perham/New York Mills girls tennis team 6-1 on Oct. 13 at Courts Plus. The Section 8A championship appearance was the first for the Yellowjackets program, while the Rams, with nine seniors, were right at home.
Nervous energy and deep breaths turned into sounds of jubilation when the Perham/New York Mills girls tennis team defeated Crookston 4-3, stamping their name into the Section 8A Championship. It’s the first time for the combined program to make the Section 8A Championship and they will face a familiar foe when they take on the Roseau Rams at 9 a.m. at Courts Plus in Fargo on Oct. 13.
Another year, another Heart O’Lakes Conference championship for the Perham boys cross country running team. The Yellowjackets extended their streak to 16 years when they dominated the field at Arvig Park on Oct. 10. The boys team finished first with 26 points, while West Central Area was second with 60 points. The Yellowjackets had six runners in the top 10 and seven in the top 14, easily cruising to the title.
Different faces, different names, yet the same result. The Perham girls cross country team ran its streak to 14 straight Heart O’Lakes Conference Championships when they sprinted to the title at Arvig Park on Oct. 10. The Yellowjackets finished with 28 points, while West Central Area came in second with 68 points.
While it came in a defeat, the Perham volleyball team learned a lot about itself on Oct. 10 against Park Rapids Area. The Yellowjackets were defeated 24-26, 22-25, 25-18 and 17-25, but they came away knowing they can compete with best in Section 8AA. Park Rapids Area entered the game as the top team in Section 8AA, boasting a 16-2 record after defeating Perham. The Panthers were led by Rilee Michaelson and Kaisa Coburn, who each recorded 14 kills.