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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Detroit Lakes- It was a memorable night for the Yellowjacket swimmers when they hosted Parent’s Night on Sept. 30 at the Detroit Lakes Community Center Aquatics Center. It marked the final Parent’s Night for seniors Heidi Weber, Natalie Murphy and Olivia Nelson.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team has now won seven of its last 10 games after picking up a 3-1 (25-14, 25-17, 22-25, 25-13) victory over Wadena-Deer Creek on Tuesday night. “Overall, a win is a win. I was really proud of our bench tonight,” Perham Head Coach Eryn Moser said in an e-mail. “They came through for us in the clutch. Janie Wunderlich and Michaela Sondag did a great job coming off the bench and doing their job well.”
Perham-Arvig Park will be the home of more than 2,000 cross country runners and fans on Thursday afternoon when it hosts the annual Yellowjacket Harrier Classic. The Yellowjacket boys look...
The Perham Yellowjacket Cross Country running teams battled the heat and some top cross country teams when they competed at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 27. “Despite the extremely...
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket tennis team faced one of its toughest tests of the season when it played host to the Staples-Motley Cardinals on Sept, 29. While the score shows 7-0 in favor of the seventh-ranked Cardinals, the Yellowjackets took some giant strides in the meet.
Perham-It appeared that Perham Yellowjackets were going to overcome a late, 11-point deficit on Friday night. However, the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebel defense stood tall. The Rebels intercepted a pass, after Perham recovered an onside kick, securing a 26-21 victory over Perham at the Ted Meinhover Field.
Perham-The Yellowjackets found themselves in another tight dual meet, this time, with Wadena-Deer Creek, on Sept. 25. The Yellowjackets earned three singles wins, but, could not get the fourth point, falling to Wadena-Deer Creek, 4-3. “I really enjoyed coaching the match today as I thought every player from each team played well,” Perham Head Coach Jamie Miller said. “The team has continued to improve throughout the season and that’s due to the hard work put in by them.”
Once again, the Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team found themselves playing a deciding fifth game. This time, it was against the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets held off the Hornets, 15-12, to take the five-game match, 3-2 (25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 9-25, 15-12). “It was a tough. They are a very good team,” Perham’s Maria Rutten said. “They really held on at the end. Overall, it was a good team win.”
Perham-It was a return to normalcy for the Perham Yellowjacket football team on Friday night when they hosted the Roseau Rams on homecoming at the Ted Meinhover Field. It was also a return to the win column for the Yellowjackets. Mason Malikowski rushed for a touchdown and threw for two more as the Yellowjackets cruised to a 25-0 win at home.
The Perham Yellowjacket team hosted Detroit Lakes for its Family Night on Sept. 18 at the Perham High School Tennis Courts. The Yellowjackets battled a strong wind and a strong Lakers team, suffering a 5-2 defeat. Perham’s Julia Pearson and Brianna Schwantz earned singles victories. Pearson was victorious in three sets at No. 2 singles over Stella Foltz, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.