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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Frazee-The Frazee Hornets were hoping to extend a winning streak, while the Perham Yellowjackets were hoping to snap its losing streak. Frazee’s Hailee Oswald hit a 3-pointer to thwart a Perham rally, lifting the Hornets to a 49-40 victory over the Yellowjackets on Monday evening in Frazee. The victory for Frazee was its seventh straight and eighth win in their last nine games. The loss marked Perham’s fifth straight loss.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjackets held off a late Pequot Lakes’ rally on Saturday evening, to pick up a 55-52 victory in boys basketball at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Patriots had two opportunities to tie the game in the closing seconds, however, 3-point attempts by Brandon Hehir and CJ Borleis were off the mark.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team used strong defense and a breakout performance from Christian Weis on their way to a 52-39 victory on Friday, Jan. 9 at the Prairie...
Moorhead-The Perham Yellowjacket swimming team went on the road to swim against the Moorhead Spuds on Thursday night. The Yellowjackets suffered a 134-44 defeat in the team score; however had...
Hawley-The second ranked team in Class AA, the Hawley Nuggets, earned 57-32 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets in girls basketball on Thursday in Hawley, Minn. The Nuggets used a balanced attack with eight players recording points, three of them in double digits. Tavia Lawson led the way for Hawley. She finished with 13 points. Jody Noreen and Olivia Olson added 11 points each in the win.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team remained perfect at home with a 71-3 victory over the New York Mills Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. Leighton Rach, Patrick Johnson, Tyler Fudge, Zach Peterson and Jesse Bucholz earned fall victories en route to the win.
Breckenridge-The Perham Wrestling team dropped only two matches en route to a triangular sweep on Tuesday evening at Breckenridge, Minn. The Yellowjackets defeated Pelican Rapids, 63-6, and knocked off Breckenridge, 77-0, to pick up their 11th and 12th dual meet victories on the year. Leighton Rach, Ben Nelson, Chase Curtis, Zach Peterson, Willam Parks and Ryan Schmitz earned fall victories against Pelican Rapids.
Park Rapids-The Perham Yellowjacket girls basketball team’s second half rally fell short on Tuesday evening against Park Rapids Area, 69-65. The Yellowjackets trailed by 12 at the break, however, outscored the Panthers, 45-37, in a high scoring second half. It wasn’t enough as the Panthers held off the surge with three players finishing in double figures. Katie Klein finished with 20 points, while Bria Wolff added 16 and Gabie Johnson added 18.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team hoped to upend the Hawley Nuggets on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. For most of the first half and the early part of the second, it appeared that would happen. However, the Nuggets closed the second half on a 21-4 run, erasing the first half deficit in earning a 50-39 victory over the Yellowjackets.
Park Rapids-After returning to action from an extended break, the fourth ranked Perham Yellowjacket gymnastics team cruised to a 141.825-106.10 victory over the Park Rapids Panthers on Monday, Jan. 5 in Park Rapids, Minn. “It was a good meet coming back from the holiday break,” Perham Assistant Coach Mike Peterson said. “It was one of our better scores, but not our best or certainly not near our worst. It went pretty well that way. We had some individuals do a nice job. Jordan Martinson had a very good night.