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OTC, Verndale advance to State in girls softball Despite entering the 8AA Softball Playoffs with a 19-0 record, Park Region Conference champs Otter Tail Central was just the No. 4 seed in the south sub-section tournament. The Bulldogs proved their perfect record was no fluke, as they will advance to their first ever State Tournament. OTC beat No. 5 Perham, No. 1 Wadena-Deer Creek, and No. 2 Fergus Falls in the South sub-section. Then, they beat the North's No. 4 team Warroad and No. 6 team Detroit Lakes to advance to the State Tournament as 8AA Champions.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org A one of a kind event is coming to Perham this weekend, and with the success organizers have had preparing for the Angler-Young Angler International Fishing Tournament and the tremendous support of the local communities, this will hopefully be the first annual tournament in the lakes area. This year's AYA Tournament will be held at Paul Miller Park on Little Pine Lake in Perham on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By Brian Wierima DL Newspapers The Lakes Area Screaming Eagles have gone from an idea and plenty of planning, to concrete progress and a reality. The new semi-pro football team officially began practices a couple of weeks ago and Wednesday, they started to look like a real football team, with the new shoulder pads and helmets arriving for use. The Screaming Eagles -- the brainchild of Jason McCloskey, an eight-year vet of semi-pro football -- begin their season in the newly formed Northern Power Football League May 24, when they host the Northern Wisconsin Thunderhawks on the Frazee High S
Area golf clubs will be hosting the 1st Annual Carson Breitenfeldt memorial and Minnesota Golf Trail Ladies Team Championship this summer. Each club will host a series of four events this summer, culminating with a banquet at the end of the series. The membership fee of $100 per person will benefit the charity of the team that finishes highest in the season standings. All players must have a USGA Handicap. Each club may have more than one team. Teams will be made up of eight players and will ply in two, four-person teams.
Hoot's Sports and Lund Boats is proud to announce that everything is set for the Angler - Young Angler International Fishing Tournament which will be held on Little Pine Lake on Saturday, May 31. The tournament is complete and will host 50 teams of three anglers, one adult and 2 young anglers 17 years old or younger. The winning local team will win a Lund boat, motor and trailer and the right to advance to the International Championship AYA tournament to be held at Kenora, Ontario. Winners from eight U.S.
Ft. Thunder Open Fun Shoot May 18 The Fort Thunder Public Shooting Center in Perham will be hosting the L & L Fabrication & Steel Co. Open Fun Shoot on Sunday, May 18. The All-Around Clay's event will start at 9 a.m. with registration at the clubhouse before each of the shooting events: 25 Five-Stand Sporting Clays, 25 Skeet, and 50 Sporting Clay's. Entry Fee's are $40 for 100 target.
Pirates practice The Perham Pirates will have their first practice of the year on Sunday, May 4 at Krueger Field at 3 p.m. Any new players who would like to try out for the team are welcome. Any players who would like to play, or are planning on being a part of the team and can't make it to practice, call John George at 218-298-0403. Perham summer rec sign-up April 30-May 1 The Perham Area Community Center (PACC) will have early bird registration for summer rec activities on April 30 and May 1 from 1:30-6 p.m.
By John George email@example.com Luke Schmitz always had a competitive drive. It drove him as a youngster in games with friends and relatives. It drove him as a teen in high school sports and in the classroom to be a better student. It drove him to the military after graduating from Perham High School. When Luke lost his right leg in an IED accident while serving in Iraq 18 months ago, he lost more than his leg. He lost his ability to compete. For a while. He spent 11 months in San Antonio, Texas recovering from his injuries. "I became active again," Luke said.
Peeters MVP in All-Star game The recently mandated Minnesota high school basketball mercy rule wasn't a factor at the five games played at the 4th Annual North Central High School Boys and Girls Basketball All Star Games. All games were evenly matched in the All Star Games that drew over 500 fans on Sunday at the Bemidji State University gymnasium. In the first game, the Scarlet Boys Team 1 defeated the Royal Boys Team 1, 68-56, with Game MVP Erik Peeters of New York Mills scoring 22 points.
Perham junior high baseball and softball to start April 7 The Spring Jr. Jackets baseball and softball season's will kick-off on Monday, April 7. Participants should have all paperwork completed for eligibility before the first practice. There is a $30 activity fee. Parents may pick up forms at the PHS Activities Department and athletes must have a current sports physical before they can participate. There will be no activity bus after practice. The boys 7-8 grade baseball teams will practice at the Water Tower Field from 3:45-5:30 p.m.