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-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.
Barnesville-After a five-set loss to Hawley, the Perham Yellowjackets were hoping to bounce back against Barnesville on Sept. 18. The Yellowjackets did that in a big way, earning a 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-15), sweep over the Trojans in Barnseville.
Mike Jordahl has turned in his resignation as head football coach of the Perham Yellowjackets. The resignation, accepted by the Perham-Dent School Board at a meeting last night, was effective immediately. His coaching salary has been prorated for his work during the season.
New York Mills- The Perham Yellowjacket girls tennis team rolled to a 7-0 victory over the New York Mills Eagles on Tuesday afternoon in New York Mills. The Yellowjackets swept all four singles matches without dropping a game and received strong wins in the double events as well.
Perham-The first time Perham and Hawley squared off in volleyball action, Hawley won the match in five games. History repeated itself on Sept. 16 when the Nuggets edged the Yellowjackets, 3-2, (14-25, 27-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-8) at the Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium.
Pequot Lakes- Turnovers and penalties ultimately did in the eighth-ranked Perham Yellowjackets on Friday evening when they squared off with the third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots in Pequot Lakes. The Patriots capitalized on five interceptions, a fumble recovery and a late onside kick in picking up a 41-0 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets.
PERHAM-A block at the net by Ella Von Ruden ended a grueling five-set match between Perham and Breckenridge on Thursday evening when Perham earned a 16-14 win in game five to take the match, 3-2(25-14, 16-25, 20-25, 25-17 and 16-14).