Girls defend home course

By John George A little broken leg isn't enough to keep Jeanna Kratzke from the course. The Pehram senior broke a bone in her foot on Easter Sunday, but has still played in every event this spring for the Lady Jacket golf team. Wit...

By John George

A little broken leg isn't enough to keep Jeanna Kratzke from the course. The Pehram senior broke a bone in her foot on Easter Sunday, but has still played in every event this spring for the Lady Jacket golf team.

With a walking cast on her front foot, Kratzke still shot a 47 in Heart O' Lakes competition and a 99 overall at the invite at Perham Lakeside Golf Club April 26.

Perham won the 18-hole invite with a 425. The also won the 9-hole HOL event (scores from the conference teams on the back nine) with a 186.


Pelican Rapids was second as a team in both (193-396). The Vikings did have the individual champ in Nicole Hanson (42-43--85).

Perham's Nikki Mattfeld was second in the HOL nine with a 43. She was third overall in the 10-team invite with a 90.

Kratzke said she was told she'd have the cast on 6-8 weeks (four weeks ago).

The Lady Jackets are now just one point behind Pelican Rapids in the HOL standings. The play in the HOL at Breckenridge today (May 3). They get their first peek at the section course when they play in the Fergus Falls Invite at Pebble Lake G.C. on May 4.

Perham's busy week continues on May 7 when they play in the W-DC invite at Whitetail Run G.C. There will be a HOL doubleheader at Frazee and at Lake Park-Audubon (Forest Hills) on May 8, then another invite at Menahga (Blueberry Pines) on May 10.

Boys 6th, 3rd in

HOL meets

The Yellowjacket boys remain in the mix for the HOL title after a sixth place finish at Breckenridge on April 26 and a third place finish at Hawley on Monday.


D-G-F snuck in front of Perham in the HOL standings with a first place finish at Breckenridge (162). The Jackets finished with a 174.

Meet medalist was Taylor Hendrickson of Agassiz Valley, who shot a 36. Barry Nelson led Perham with a 40. Nick Dockter shot a 44.

Perham took 11 strokes off that score when they shot a 163 at Hawley Monday to finish third. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal won the HOL nine with a 151.

H/U-H, led my medalist Adderly Hoag, also won the 12-team, 18-hole invite with a 303. Perham was third in that as well with a 303. Hoag shot a 69 (34-35) to lead all golfers on both nines.

Dan Cavanagh shot a 78 over 18 holes, 40 in the HOL nine. Dockter also shot a 40 in the HOL nine, finishing with a 90 overall. Nelson (40-44) and Mike Guehna (42-42) each carded an 84.

Perham (19 points) is now in fourth place in the HOL, one-point behind D-G-F for third. H/U-H is in the lead with eight points, one-point ahead of Agassiz Valley.

The Jackets will have an invite at Wildflower today (May 3). They play 18 holes again May 4 at Staples-Motley (Vintage G.C.).

The HOL at Battle Lake (Balmoral G.C.) will be May 7, followed by the HOL at Barnesville on May 10.


Girls JV win at home

The Lady Jacket J.V. team won the Perham J.V. Invite on April 30. They shot a 397, besting second place Bemidji by 37 strokes. The girls swept the top-four individual places (Becca Huebsch-96, Abby Huebsch-98, Kaylan Huber-101, Kari Cavanagh-102).


Thursday, April 26

Perham Invite at PLGC

Girls Team Scores

1. Perham Black 425, 2. Pelican Rapids 396, 3. Crookston 406, 4. Wadena-Deer Creek 416, 5. Perham Gold 425, 6. Park Rapids 428, 7. Barnesville 444, 8. West Central Area 486, 9. Breckenridge 498, 10. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 615.

Medalist: Nicole Hanson (PR) 85.


Perham Black: 3. Nikki Mattfeld 90, 8. Holly Karkela 97, 9. Leah Richter 98, Jeanna Kratzke 99, Jadi Nelson 104, Jenine Estlick 111.

Perham Gold: 10. Abby Huebsch 98, Becca Huebsch 105, Kari Cavanagh 111, Anna Ahlfs 111, Haley Frost 122, Megan Shipman 150.

HOL at Perham Lakeside

Girls Team Scores

1. Perham 186, 2. Pelican Rapids 193, 3. Agassiz Valley 220, 4. West Central Area 236, 5. Breckenridge 250, 6. Hawley 301, Frazee inc., LP-A inc.

Medalist: Hanson (PR) 42.

Perham: 2. Mattfeld 43, 3. Richter 46, 4. Kratzke 47, Karkela 50, Nelson 51, Estlick 54.

Thursday, April 26


HOL at Breckenridge

Boys Team Scores

1. D-G-F 162, 2. Agassiz Valley 166, 3. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 166, 4. Pelican Rapids 171, 5. Battle Lake 172, 6. Perham 174, 7. West Central Area 175, 8. Frazee 179, 9. Breckenridge 195, 10. Lake Park-Audubon 201.

Medalist: Taylor Hendrickson (AV) 36.

Perham Individuals: 5. Barry Nelson 40, Nick Dockter 44, Alex Phelps 45, Zach Phelps 45, Nick Smith 46, Dan Cavanagh 48.

Monday, April 30

Hawley Invite

Boys Team Scores (12 Teams)


1. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 303, 2. Agassiz Valley 315, 3. Perham 330.

Medalist: Adderly Hoag (HUH) 69.

Perham Individuals: Cavanagh 78, Nelson 84, Mike Guehna 84, Jason Huus 84, Dockter 90, Kely Nelson 98.

HOL at Hawley

Boys Team Scores

1. H/U-H 151, 2. Agassiz Valley 161, 3. Perham 163, 4. D-G-F 165, 5. Frazee 170, 6. Battle Lake 172, 7. WCA 178, 8. Pelican Rapids 183, 9. Breckenridge 191, 10. LP-A 240.

Medalist: Hoag (HUH) 35.

Perham Individuals: Cavanagh 40, Dockter 40, Huus 41, Guehna 42, Nelson 44, Nelson 48.

Heart O' Lakes Boys Standings

H/U-H 8

Agassiz Valley 9

D-G-F 18

Perham 19

Battle Lake 26

Pelican Rapids 27

Frazee 28

West Central Area 41

Breckenridge 46

LP-A 46

Heart O' Lakes Girls Standings

Pelican Rapids 4

Perham 5

Agassiz Valley 11

Hawley/U-H 12

West Central Area 15

Breckenridge 16

LP-A 21

Frazee 22

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