Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14.
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WADENA -- The Perham volleyball team split four matches going 1-1-2 and last weekend's Minnewaska tournament. The Yellowjackets defeated Osakis 2-0 (25-17, 25-19); tied Hancock 1-1 (31-29, 22-25) and New London-Spicer 1-1 (25-17, 23-25) and lost to Benson 2-1 (25-15, 15-25, 9-15). State champs The road got more difficult with a trip to the defending state champion and ninth-ranked 2A Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday night. Wadena-Deer Creek defeated Perham 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-13) to remain undefeated on the season at 11-0. In 11 matches this season, the Wolverines have only l
The Perham boys and girls cross-country teams got a look at the state cross-country course for the first time this year at St. Olaf in Northfield, Minn. "The boys ran just a great race," Head Coach Jeff Morris said. Perham finished behind Minnehaha Academy and ahead of Blake for a fourth place finish. Minnehaha is ranked second in Class A. Perham is fourth. Blake is ranked third. White Bear Lake took the top spot. The Bears are ranked first in Class AA. St.
GLYNDON--The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton rebels scored their only points on back-to-back first half drives jumping out to a 10-0 lead and made it stick in a closely contested 10-7 victory over Perham. The Rebels managed one first down in their first 11 plays.
ROYALTON--After being shutout in the season opener and held to seven points in the second game, the New York Mills Eagles put up their highest output of the season scoring 18 points. But a 19-point Royalton second quarter helped the Royals to a 38-18 victory. The loss drops the Eagles to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Prairie Conference-South Division. "A tough loss for us because I didn't feel that we played our best game," NY Mills Head Coach Matt Radniecki said.
The New York Mills Eagles snapped a season-starting seven-quarter scoring drought on a Charlie Peeters quarterback sneak for a touchdown, but that was the only home score in a 32-7 defeat at the hands of the Osakis Silverstreaks. "Osakis is a very physical football team and they really run hard and get off the line of scrimmage," Eagles Head Coach Matt Radniecki said. Streaks running backs Brian Thorstad and Mitchell Herzog did most of the damage rushing for over 200 yards and four touchdowns combined. Thorstad scored on runs of 50 yards and from three yards out. Herzog scored from short a
Jordan Hein threw five touchdown passes leading the Perham Yellowjackets (1-1) to their first victory of the season, 34-14, at Park Rapids (0-2). The loss extends Park Rapids current losing streak to 16 games. Hein's five touchdowns matched the Perham school record set by Ben Bucholz at Pequot Lakes Oct. 2, 2009. Two of the five TD passes went to Gabe Pankonin. Pankonin's pair of TD receptions in one game ties a record held by many. The last occurrence was by Ben Walden versus Park Rapids, Oct.
The New York Mills Eagles volleyball team snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 3-0 sweep of Staples-Motley Tuesday by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-22. "The girls came out a little shaky in the first couple of points, but once they got in the groove, it was exciting to see their enthusiasm because of their successful plays," Head Coach Amy Koskela said. The Eagles have been playing without starting libero Brooke Kupfer, who left the opening game of the season versus Frazee with a leg injury. Starting middle hitter Jackie Imsande, who led the team in kills versus Frazee, left the Staples m
According to statistics calculated by Minnesota Sports Online, Perham quarterback Jordan Hein had the 10th highest rushing performance after week one. Hein rushed for 174 yards on 25 carries averaging seven yards per attempt. See the attached PDF file for the top ten.
Eighth-grader Annie Ingebrand broke the Prairie Wind Middle School 100-freestyle school record with a time of 1:03.62 and eight varsity swimmers qualified for sections. "We had a really good night with some outstanding times for our first full swim meet of the season," Head Coach Sheri Ressler said. Rylie Rothmeyer, Kelsey Kratzke and Bailey Meyer continued to lead the Yellowjackets and all three swimmers qualified in two events. Sam Salathe, Jill Burns, Natalie Murphy, Kyra Arneri and Jackie Hanson all qualified for sections in one event. Team scores: Varsity: Perham 79 vs Fosston 15 JV