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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Collin Ginnaty scored four times, three of them in the third period, helping the Detroit Lakes Lakers to an 8-2 Mid-State Conference boys hockey victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in Wadena Saturday. The Lakers used a big night from their special teams as well in the win scoring two short-handed goals and three power play goals. They allowed just one power play goal in five opportunities and killed off a five-minute major in the first period.
A day after getting shutout by a section opponent, the Detroit Lakes Lakers rebounded with a 3-1 victory over another, Crookston, by a score of 3-1 at Kent Freeman Arena Saturday afternoon. It was a nice bounceback for the Lakers after getting blanked by Warroad 6-0. They fell behind, but scored three straight goals, securing the win.
Wadena-Deer Creek slowed down the Hornets in the second half building a double-digit lead on its way to a 74-59 victory over the Frazee Hornets at the Wadena High School gymnasium Tuesday night.
Patience paid off for the Detroit Lakes Lakers when they rallied from a 3-0 deficit to skate away with a 3-3 tie in the Fergus Falls Holiday Tournament finale at the Fergus Falls Community Center Friday night. The Lakers won the shootout, earning a 4-3 win for tournament purposes, but the game is recorded as a tie.
The ninth-ranked Perham Yellowjackets overwhelmed the Frazee Hornets in the first half and cruised to an 83-34 victory in their home opener on Dec. 14 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium.
The Perham Yellowjackets used a strong second half in holding off the Frazee Hornets 59-51 on Dec. 12 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium in Heart O’Lakes Conference girls basketball action. The Hornets held a two point lead at the half, 33-31, but the Yellowjackets shut down the Hornets in the second half, holding them to just 18 points.
Courageous, gritty, tenacious and positive are just some of the words to describe Perham’s Gabriele (Gabe) Grunewald. The professional runner continues her battle with adenoid cystic carcinoma and now the community of Perham is giving back to the runner that has given so much to her community.
The Midway Snurdbirds are returning to a familiar spot after knocking off the Detroit Lakes Angels, 7-1, in the Region 14C winner’s bracket final on Aug. 12 at Krueger Field in Perham. Weather forced a cancellation of the championship game, giving the Snurdbirds the 14C championship. It marks the 19th time in team history that the Snurdbirds will play in the Class C State Tournament. It’s their first trip since 2013.
It was a record-setting field for the 33rd annual Tuffy Nelson Classic at the Perham Lakeside Golf Course on July 28. More than 360 golfers participated in the event, making it the largest field in the history of the tournament. In fact, 364 golfers took to the 27 holes, playing Oak, Maple and Pine Courses.
With a two swings of the bat, the Midway Snurdbirds turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 walk off victory over the Perham Pirates in Deer Creek Sunday night. Chris Baso was down to his final strike in the ninth inning when he launched a pitch over the left field fence, tying the game at three. However, the Snurdbirds were not done. Zach Etter followed by crushing a pitch over the left field fence for back-to-back home runs and a 4-3 victory.