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Perham's 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees honored at halftime

Breanna Ritcher Adams, Tyler Doll, John McEachran and the 2004 Perham gymnastics team were inducted to the Perham Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.

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Tyler Doll was inducted to the Perham Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2022 at Ted Meinhover Field.
Tris Anderson / Perham Focus
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PERHAM – Three individuals and one team were inducted into the Perham High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 16.

The individual inductees were Breanna Ritcher Adams, Tyler Doll and John McEachran. The 2004 gymnastics team was also inducted into the hall of fame. The athletes and coaches were honored at halftime during Friday’s football game against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.

The new inductees were welcomed by current hall of farmers, students, staff and game attendees.

Ritcher Adams is a former volleyball, basketball and softball player. She won numerous awards during her time as an athlete and served as captain for each team.

“Softball was where Breanna’s real talents were showcased as she had a strong stick and was a gold glove player in the infield. Breanna gave her all, always, in every sport she played,” a hall of fame press release stated.

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Doll played football and baseball and wrestled for the Yellowjackets. He’s an 11-time letter winner and was once Perham High School athlete of the year.

Tyler will always be remembered for his heart and passion for Yellowjacket sports,” the release stated.

McEachran has coached on several teams including football and wrestling. He has over 50 years of football coaching experience culminating in a career record of 351-209. He coached the wrestling team from 1973-1993. He served as head coach for five years and assistant coach for 16 years.

“The Perham community, school and athletes have been blessed having John as their coach, teacher and role model for 50 years,” the release stated.

The 2004 gymnastics team was the first in Perham High School history to bring home a state championship. The Perham High School gymnastics team would win seven more state championships in a row for a total of eight.

“They broke through the wall and led the way for future dreams of Perham athletes of competing at state,” the release stated.

Below is a list of achievements from the individual inductees.

Breanna Ritcher Adams

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Breanna Ritcher Adams was inducted to the Perham Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2022 at Ted Meinhover Field.
Tris Anderson / Perham Focus

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  • Ten-time letterwinner 
  • HOL MVP setter
  • HOL All-Conference setter
  • 1000 career assists in volleyball
  • Section 6A team champions
  • Senior year volleyball captain
  • Volleyball state tournament
  • HOL All-Conference guard basketball
  • Basketball captain
  • Led the basketball team in assists
  • Three-time softball gold glove award
  • Three-time shortstop starter
  • Career batting average of .300
  • Softball captain
  • Knowledge Bowl letter winner
  • MSHSL distinguished academic achievement 
  • 2003 Concordia graduate with B.A. in healthcare administration
  • 2005 MSUM grad M.A. health services administration
  • MMCDC Board of Directors

Tyler Doll

  • Eleven-time letter winner 
  • Perham High School male athlete of the year
  • Four-time captain 
  • Three-sport all-conference
  • HOL MVP defensive back
  • Perham High School 1st most career punt returns with 28
  • Perham High School 2nd punt return yards with 243
  • Career wins record in wrestling with 171 career wins
  • 2005 state runner up
  • 2006 state 5th place
  • Team state 4th place
  • Two-time section and conference champion
  • Two-time section team champion
  • Head softball coach for five years
  • Softball conference champions
  • Softball subsection champions
  • Concordia baseball three years

John McEachran

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John McEachran was inducted to the Perham Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2022 at Ted Meinhover Field.
Tris Anderson / Perham Focus

  • Football coach for over 50 years
  • State runner-up
  • Four-time state semi-finals
  • Eight-time section champions
  • Six-time conference champions
  • Career record 351-209
  • State playoff record 48-33
  • MSHSCA 1st assistant coach DSA Award 
  • State football Butch Nash Award
  • Coached MFCA all-star game in 2014
  • Coached wrestling 1973-1993
  • Wrestling head coach for five years
  • Assistant wrestling coach for 16 years
  • Subsection coach of the year
  • HOL conference coach of the year
  • Eight individual state champions
  • Secretary/treasurer state wrestling coaches 
  • Board member Minnesota Drivers Education Association
  • Secretary/treasurer for the Perham Fire and Rescue Department
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Breanna Ritcher Adams, Tyler Doll, John McEachran and the 2004 Perham gymnastics team were inducted to the Perham Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2022 at Ted Meinhover Field.
Tris Anderson / Perham Focus

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