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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The Perham/New York Mills/Henning swimming team concluded a busy week with a dual meet on Sept. 20 in Park Rapids Area. The Yellowjackets swam in different events compared to swimming in their usual events. It gave the team an opportunity to change things up as the season goes along. Park Rapids Area finished with 125 points, while Perham/NYM/Henning finished with 58 points in the dual meet.
During Eryn Moser’s tenure as head coach she has preached balance. Once again, that balance was on display as they used it to snap Pelican Rapids’ eight game winning streak and extend their own to eight straight with a 25-20, 27-25, 23-25 and 25-13 victory over Pelican Rapids on Sept. 20 in Pelican Rapids. The Yellowjackets had three players in double digits for kills with Lily DeBoer and Rachel Muer leading the way with 12 each, while Laura Alstadt added 11.
The Perham/New York Mills/Henning swimming team suffered a narrow defeat against Thief River Falls on Sept. 17 in Thief River Falls. The Prowlers edged out the Yellowjackets 88-82 in the close meet that went down to the wire. “The two teams are fairly evenly matched and we ran a close meet, with the spread between scores never higher than six points,” Perham/NYM/Henning coach Jensen Maiden said. “It made for some really fun races.”
The Perham/New York Mills swimming and diving team tested themselves at the Park Rapids Panther Invitational on Sept. 15 in Park Rapids. The Yellowjackets finished sixth overall, while Sauk Centre captured the team title.
After spending the summer back home, Perham High School alum Keeghan Hurley is back in Utah at St. George. The former state track champion is gearing up for one of the biggest events in his triathlon career. Hurley will be traveling to Beijing to compete with some of the best triathletes in the world at the Beijing International. Hurley will be competing alongside Alistair Brownlee, who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Jonny Brownlee, who is an Olympic Silver and Bronze medalist.
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.