Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14.
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The Staples-Motley girls basketball team got scoring from 11 players to open the season with a 70-41 victory over Perham at Prairie Wind Middle School Tuesday evening in girls basketball action. Jasmine Mcgillvray and KyAnn Nyhus led the way for the Cardinals (1-0) scoring 16 and 11 points respectively. The Cardinals pressured the action forcing a lot of loose balls and owned the boards getting position on the Yellowjackets (0-1) for the entirety of the contest. "I expected we'd rebound better than we did, but we didn't stay in front of people," Perham Head Coach John Gullingsrud said.
With the end of the girls swimming season, a close has come to the autumnal sporting season and did so in a rare occurrence, with no state champion. I mean that as a compliment. As winter sports begin practice, so do I, on the end of my second year covering Perham, New York Mills and the surrounding areas. Growing up near here and playing against Perham teams as a kid, I had an instinct, as to what kind of athletic area this was and I was thrown into it immediately. In the spring of 2010, Elisa Moenkedick and Maddie McClellan brought state track and field championships back to Perham in th
For those making the road trip to Crosby for the Perham boys basketball opener the start times of the games have been changed. The Junior Varsity and C games at Crosby-Ironton this Friday, Dec. 2 will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the Varsity game is slated to begin at 7:15 p.m.
Tom Haggenmiller, owner of Powerworks gym in Perham, won the world bench press championship in his division at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championships held at The Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nev., November 1-6. This is the 12th appearance Haggenmiller has made at the world championships.
The Perham-New York Mills 200-yard medley relay team finished 20th in preliminaries at the Minnesota State Class A Swimming and Diving meet, after qualifying for the state meet at sections with a school record time of 1:55.29. The foursome of Kesley Kratzke, Bailey Meyer, Sam Salathe and Natalie Murphy swam a combined time of 1:57.33 in the first event of the state swimming meet Friday. The finish was the best out of the section as the top two teams from Park Rapids and Fergus Falls were disqualified from Friday's preliminaries.
In her final swim at the Minnesota Class A State Swimming and Diving Championships, Perham/New York Mills senior Kelsey Kratzke finished 16th in the 100-breaststroke at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota. The trip to the state meet was Kratzke's third. Kratzke qualified in the preliminaries Friday in 15th place with a time of 1:09.72.
Jordan Hein was credited with one of Forum Communications' owned WDAY Sports runs of the week. Josh Still also made the clip taking one of the hits of the week. See the action on the link provided. The Perham highlights are at the 30:17 mark.
Individuals from the Perham-New York Mills girls swimming team are the third squad from the area to make an appearance at the state level. Kelsey Kratzke returns to the University of Minnesota's Aquatics Center for the third time. Kratzke qualified in the 100-breastroke. Her time of 1:09.14 was third best at sections, where only the top two qualify, unless the swimmer finishes under the state qualifying time of 1:10.78. Her time was one of 14 school records broken at the Section 8A meet. At the state meet in this event, Junior Kathryn Ostrom, of St.
There is no huge secret in how to stop the Providence Academy Lions' offense. The Lions rely heavily on senior halfback Marshall Klitzke. Klitzke has scored eight touchdowns in three section playoff games, including a Herculean effort of 378 yards on 31 carries and five touchdowns in the Lions' 55-20 trouncing of Breck in week two of the playoffs. Klitzke did not rush for 1,000 yards in the regular season.
It was the end of week six of the football season and a fellow employee, who shall not be named, (Deb Spiczka) asked me what I thought the chances were Perham would defeat Thief River Falls. I did not reply in the affirmative. In fact, I proclaimed a loss. Deb agreed with me. The Yellowjackets were 2-3 and had been the victim of bad luck, bad timing and on the field their play was impressive at times, but not enough to seal victories consistently. Since our combined failure to predict that game correctly, the Yellowjackets have not lost a game. At first, Deb and I felt shame.