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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Perham-It was a strong first day for the Perham Yellowjackets at the Section 8AA Individual Championships at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets will have seven wrestlers competing for a section championship. Ben Nelson, Chase Curtis, Patrick Glynn, Cole Schmitz, William Parks, Jesse Klatt and Jesse Bucholz earned trips to their respective finals on Friday.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket gymnastics team will be well represented at the Class A Gymnastics Championships on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. The Yellowjackets qualified four individuals to the meet, after posting their best team score of the year in the Section 8A Championships. Carly Breitenfeldt, Jordan Martinson, Sydney Bahls and Adrienne Meyer qualified for the individual championships on Saturday.
Detroit Lakes-The Perham Yellowjacket gymnastics team put up its best score of the season on Feb. 14 during the Section 8A Championships in Detroit Lakes. The only problem, so did the Detroit Lakes Lakers. The Yellowjackets and the Lakers put on state championship caliber performances in front of a packed crowd at the Ralph Anderson Gymnasium at Detroit Lakes High School.
Frazee-The Frazee Hornets took out years and years’ worth of frustration on one free throw by Chance Willette. Willette sank the game-winning free throw with 2.2 seconds remaining, lifting the Frazee Hornets to a 45-44 win over the Perham Yellowjackets on Tuesday in Frazee. “I thought he had it. I have so much confidence in Willette,” Frazee Head Coach Brian Tangen said. “Willette played one of the best games that he has played.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team will make its eighth appearance at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Yellowjackets will be seeking their first state championship, and have received the No. 5 seed in the tournament. The Yellowjackets will face the winners of Section 5, Totino-Grace, who are seeded fourth by the coach’s vote.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjackets completed part one of the Section 8AA Wrestling Championships on Feb. 14 at Thief River Falls, Minn., by picking up the team championship. Now, the focus shifts to the Prairie Wind Middle School on Friday and Saturday, with the Section 8AA Individual Championships.
Thief River Falls-For the third time in four years, the Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team captured the Section 8AA Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minn. The Yellowjackets gained a measure of revenge. They defeated the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew, 48-17.
Perham-The Section 8AA boys basketball pairings have been announced. The first round match-ups feature an intriguing rematch. The Perham Yellowjackets earned the No. 4 seed, and will host the Frazee Hornets. The Hornets are coming off a 45-44 victory over the Yellowjackets on Feb. 17. The Heart O’ Lake Conference Champion, Hawley Nuggets, earned the No. 1 seed in the South Subsection. The Nuggets open up with Wadena-Deer Creek.
Thief River Falls-The Perham Yellowjackets advanced to the Section 8AA Championship with a 60-10 victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minn. The Yellowjackets scored five victories by pin, while picking up three forfeit victories. Leighton Rach, Dylan Fudge, Chase Curtis, Tyler Fudge and Cole Schmitz earned victories by pin. Colin Neitzke earned a 12-2 major decision win.
Thief River Falls-The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team started the Section 8AA wrestling tournament with a 57-9 victory over Ottertail Central on Saturday afternoon at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. The Yellowjackets earned seven victories by fall, while claiming two decision victories, one major decision and one technical fall win. Dylan Fudge started the Yellowjacket run with a fall over Nate Hart at 3:46.