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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Three straight second half touchdowns and a defense that rose to the occasion helped the Perham Yellowjackets respond from 18-points down to knock off Pequot Lakes 34-32 at the Ted Meinhover Field in Perham on Sept. 14.
It was a hotly-contested race with the Moorhead Spuds gaining a slight measure of revenge on the Perham Yellowjackets. The top-ranked team in Class A finished third to Moorhead by a mere four points at the Lucky Lindy Invitational in Little Falls on Sept. 13.
The top-ranked Class A team in girls cross country was the top finishing cross country team at the annual Lucky Lindy Invitational in Little Falls on Sept. 13. The Perham Yellowjackets came in fourth, just 12 points off the pace set by Alexandria. The Cardinals finished with 82 points, while Sartell was second and Monticello was third. Hopkins rounded out the top five.
Perham volleyball head coach Eryn Moser has said they won’t shy away from competition. Her Yellowjackets competed in one of the state’s toughest volleyball tournaments when they went 2-3 overall at the Southwest Minnesota Challenge in Marshall, Minn., on Sept. 7 and 8.
The top-ranked Perham boys cross country team enjoyed running in the evening hours as they captured top honors at the annual Minnesota State University-Moorhead Dragon Twilight event on Sept. 7 in Moorhead.
The top-ranked Perham girls cross country team picked up another victory, this time capturing top honors at the annual Minnesota State University-Moorhead Dragon Twilight race on Sept. 7 in Moorhead. Senior Caitlin Covington earned her first individual win of the season. She has finished in the top five in two of the three races for the Yellowjackets, earning a second place finish at the Spartan Duals earlier this season.
The Perham/New York Mills swimming team started the competitive season with the annual Fosston-Bagley Triangular on Sept. 6. The Yellowjackets were on the verge of victory but a strong finish from the Fosston-Bagley Seals helped them secure the win in the final event of the day. The Seals finished with 65 points, while Perham was second with 63 points. Crookston was third with 42 points.
The Perham/New York Mills girls tennis team returned to the win column with a 6-1 victory over Crosby-Ironton in Crosby on Sept. 6. It was the second straight win for the Yellowjackets after they disposed of Roseau at the Perham quadrangular. Their match with Parkers Prairie was postponed due to weather on Sept. 4. The Yellowjackets claimed three of the four singles matches and swept the doubles portion of the meet.
It’s a battle of two state-ranked teams when the Perham Yellowjackets try to retain the paddle when they take on the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 7 in Detroit Lakes at 7 p.m.
The Perham Yellowjackets were able to let out a huge sigh of relief after capturing their first win of the season and their first win in their new home when they defeated Detroit Lakes 13-25, 25-23, 25-17, 30-28 to improve to 1-2 on the new volleyball season.