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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Everytime the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines made a push, the Sebeka Trojans had an answer. The Trojans held off a second half run from the Wolverines, earning a 55-50 Park Region Conference girls basketball victory on Jan. 16 in Wadena.
It was a measure of revenge for the Northern Lakes Lightning when they squared off with the Prairie Centre Blue Devils on Jan. 16 at the Breezy Point Arena in a Mid-State Conference girls hockey game.
For the second time this season, the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines and the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades found themselves engaged in a high scoring affair. For the second time, it was the Wolverines outlasting the Blades, earning a 7-5 victory at the Wadena Ice Arena on Jan. 16
Kylee Hopp’s big day helped the Prairie Centre Blue Devils to a 3-2 victory over Luverne on Jan. 13 at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in a non-conference girls hockey game. Hopp’s big day offset a strong performance from Luverne’s Kamryn VanBatavia as the two combined to score all five goals in the game, but it was Hopp who got the hat-trick in the win.
The Prairie Centre Blue Devils kept their conference title hopes alive with a 6-3 victory over Detroit Lakes in a Mid-State Conference girls hockey game at the Wadena Ice Arena on Jan. 11. Gabby Olson’s big night keyed the Blue Devils. She finished with a pair of goals and helped set up three others. Kylee Hopp scored twice, playing in front of her hometown fans, while Shelby Otte tallied twice in an exciting third period.
The Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling team came back to action after a busy weekend with the Mahnomen/Waubun duals with a dual meet at Staples-Motley on Jan. 9 in Staples. It was a tough night on the mat for the Wolverines when they were defeated 49-6. Cody Wheeler and Steven Erkenbrack picked up the lone wins for the Wolverines in the dual.
Kristin Trosvig scored three goals and assisted on another as the Alexandria Cardinals earned a 6-1 victory over the Prairie Centre Blue Devils on Jan. 9 in Long Prairie. Trosvig scored a short-handed goal and two power play goals as the Cardinals took control of the game with their play on special teams.
A return to conference play brought good fortune to the Wadena-Deer Creek boys basketball team. The Wolverines snapped their two-game skid with a 66-58 victory over Menahga on Jan. 9 in Menahga. The Wolverines are 5-6 overall, but 3-1 in Park Region Conference after the victory. The Wolverines spread the scoring out in the victory.
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 on Jan. 9. The Lakers used a big night from their special teams in the win. They scored 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.
The Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets broke open a close game with three goals in the second and four in the third, cruising to an 8-0 victory over the Prairie Centre Blue Devils on Jan. 6 at the Sauk Centre Ice Arena. The Blue Devils struggled to get on track against the Class AA opponent on Saturday when they mustered just 17 shots on goal, while the Bluejackets attacked the net with 43 shots on goal.