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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In a back-and-forth contest, it was Lake City, who prevailed in the final minutes with a 51-47 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets in the Class AA Third Place game at the Gangelhoff Center on March 23.
The Perham Yellowjackets struggled to overcome Minneapolis North’s speed and pace in the opening minutes when the Polars ran out to an 18-2 lead on its way to a 62-46 victory in the Class AA Semifinals at the Target Center on March 22.
When the Henning Hornets hit 33 points to extend their first half lead to 17 points on Spring Grove, the crowd chanted 33 in honor of Jacob Quam. Quam would have been proud of his team’s effort as they cruised to the Class A Championship with a 33-point 67-34 victory over Spring Grove at the Target Center on March 22. “We found out that we won by 33 points and that was his number,” Henning’s Sam Fisher said. “We know he is still with us.”
Henning head coach Randy Misegades got after his team at the half when Christ’s Household of Faith’s McCalleb Alleman hit buzzer-beater 3-pointer, cutting the Henning lead to one. The Hornets received the message as they clamped down on the Lions, securing a 63-56 Class A quarterfinal victory on March 21.
Longtime Perham wrestling head coach Robb Moser knew it was time. The long-time coach announced his resignation, which was accepted by the Perham-Dent School Board on March 18 during its meeting at Perham High School.
The Perham Yellowjackets used a 14-4 run to start the second half and kept the pressure on when it picked up a 73-58 victory over Redwood Valley during the Class AA Quarterfinals at Williams Arena on March 20. The Yellowjackets (30-1) used a dominant performance on the interior, getting the Cardinals (16-12) into foul trouble early. The Yellowjackets held a 36-21 edge on the glass and a 15-3 edge on the offensive boards.
The Section 8AA Champion Perham Yellowjackets earned the No. 3 seed for the Class AA Boys Basketball Tournament announced by the Minnesota State High School League on March 17. The Yellowjackets (29-1) will open against the winners of Section 3AA, Redwood Valley, at 8 p.m. at Williams Arena on March 20.
Perham High School will be holding a fan bus for the Class AA quarterfinal on Wednesday, March 20 when the Yellowjackets take on Redwood Valley at Williams Arena on the campus of University of Minnesota. Cost for the bus is $16 for adults and $10 for students. The cost of the fan bus includes a ticket to the game. Any students younger than seventh grade, must be accompanied by an older sibling or an adult. Seats are limited for the fan bus.
The Perham boys basketball team got the proverbial monkey of its back when they used a 6-0 run in the closing minute to defeat Hawley 53-47 in the Section 8AA Championship at Memorial Auditorium on March 16.
The Section 8AA Champion Perham Yellowjackets earned the No. 3 seed for the Class AA Boys Basketball Tournament as was announced by the Minnesota State High School League on March 17. The Yellowjackets (29-1) will open against the winners of Section 3AA, Redwood Valley, at 8 p.m. at Williams Arena on March 20.