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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Glyndon-The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels used an 18-4 run to eventually pull away from the pesky Perham Yellowjackets on Thursday, March 5 at the DGF High School gymnasium. Natalie Steichen led four players in double figures as the Rebels erased a 10-point first half deficit while picking up a 63-52 victory over the Yellowjackets.
St. Paul-It was a goal for the Yellowjacket wrestling team to end their season with a win. Perham’s Jesse Bucholz made sure that happened with a 7-1 decision victory in his third pressure packed match of the day, helping Perham to a fifth place finish with a 30-27 victory over the Foley Falcons. “It comes with the territory,” Bucholz said of being in the final match. “It’s nerve-wracking being in that tunnel. Hopefully, one of my teammates pins a guy so not all the pressure is on me.
St. Paul-Perham’s bid for a Class AA Individual Champion came to a close on day one of the championships at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. However, the Yellowjackets have two wrestlers competing in the wrestle backs on Saturday in St. Paul. Perham’s Ben Nelson and Jesse Bucholz advanced in the wrestle backs.
Detroit Lakes-The Perham Yellowjacket swimming team advanced two relay teams to the Section 5A Championships after Friday’s preliminaries at the Detroit Lakes Community Center. Along with the two relay teams, Patrick Murphy qualified in the 50-and 100-freestyle events.
Perham-The 2014-15 Heart O’Lakes Conference Champion, Hawley Nuggets, wrapped up the regular season with a 46-26 road win over the Perham Yellowjackets on Feb. 27 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Nuggets broke free in the second half, picking up the 20-point victory.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket basketball team drained 10 3-pointers in pulling away from the Frazee Hornets, 54-44, in the Section 8AA boys basketball playoffs on Feb. 26 at the Prairie Wind Middle School. “It was a great win against a very good Frazee team,” Perham Head Coach Dave Cresap said via e-mail. “They were a tough match up for us with all their size and strength.”
The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team had little time to think about their heartbreaking loss to Totino-Grace, because the Yellowjackets had to compete right away against the Worthington Trojans in the Class AA Consolation Semifinals. The Yellowjackets put that loss behind them, picking up a 33-26 victory over the Trojans to advance to the fifth place match at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. It went down to the wire with the Yellowjackets securing the final five matches to lock up the victory. “It didn’t start off so swell.
A late run in the upper-weights lifted the Totino-Grace Eagles to a 34-31 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets on Thursday morning at the Xcel Energy Center in St.
University of Minnesota-Members of the Perham Yellowjacket gymnastics team closed out the 2014-15 season at the University of Minnesota-Sports Pavilion on Saturday at the Class A Individual Championships. Perham’s Carly Breitenfeldt and Jordan Martinson competed in the all-around competition, while Adrienne Meyer competed on the uneven bars and Sydney Bahls competed on the balance beam and on the vault.
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team finished the Section 8AA Individual Championships with 13 place-winners and seven wrestlers qualify for the state after the second day of the championships concluded on Feb. 21. Ben Nelson, William Parks and Cole Schmitz won championships in their respective divisions, while Chase Curtis, Patrick Glynn, Jesse Klatt and Jesse Bucholz earned trips to state with second place finishes in their divisions.