Perham 81, Worthington 52

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After last season’s OT loss in the championship game, the Jackets scored early and often defeating the Worthington Trojans 81-52. Senior Hunter Salathe led the Jackets scoring punch with a career high 33 points, 12 points, and 5 rebounds. Sam Muer added 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists while Eli Beachy was in double figures with 12, as well, along with 6 assists and 5 steals. Tyler Glines had 7 points as did Chris Kenntemich. Nick Bahls added 5, and Trey Moberg added 3 to round out the scoring. The Jackets advance to the championship game where they will face a very tough AAA team in Mankato West. The Scarlets are 6-2 on the season after defeating Sibley East 79-56.

In JV action, Zach Tellinghuisen led the offense to a high scoring first half scoring 12 of his 13 before halftime. Backcourt duo Christian Weis (15) and Jaden Anderson (11) we’re also in double digits. Chris Kenntemich added 8 in only one half of play. Andy Hanson had 6 on 2 threes while Andrew Johnson, Nic Winkels, Nathan Coleman, and Matthew Siira each added a basket as the Jackets stormed to victory 65-38 over the hosts from Worthington.

The JV championship game is at 2:30 while the varsity plays at 6:30.

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Perham 66, Barnesville 64 (OT)

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What a game! Trailing 45-35 with 11 minutes to play, the Jackets rallied back to tie the game at 49 with 7:30 remaining in the game. The game remained within 3 points for the rest of the game. Down 1, the Jackets missed a 3-pt attempt with 15 seconds and were forced to foul. Barnesville junior Ethan Ishaug stepped to the line and hit two free throws. Tyler Glines brought the ball up and kicked it to Eli Beachy who was well defended. He passed to Sam Muer who canned a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining to tie the game and send it to overtime. In OT, Tyler Glines drove to the basket, spun and hit a layup as time expired to give the Jackets a 66-64 victory. The Jackets were led in scoring by Sam Muer who had 24 points on 8-9 shooting (2-2 from 3 and 4-4 FT) along with 4 rebounds. Nick Bahls had 14 points in the first half ad finished with 16. Hunter Salathe finished with 10 pts & 6 boards while Tyler Glines added 10 points and 3 assists. Eli Beachy rounded up the scoring with 6 points, 5 assists & 2 steals while guarding Barnesville star Michael Strand who finished the game with 42 points. The win brings the #4 ranked Jackets to 7-1.

The JV team was down by 5 at the half but rallied to win 54-44. They were led by Chris Kenntemich who hit 5 3-pointers on his way to 24 points. Christian Weis added 8 and Andrew Johnson 6. The JV moves to 7-1 with the win.

The C-Team netted a 59-23 victory over Barnesville to bring their season record to 6-3. Reid Moser led all scorers with 24. Noah Christenson and Dart Montella added 8 points each while Aaron Solberg and Austin King each added 6.

The Jackets return to action for a Saturday matinee. The C-Team plays Oak Grove at 11:15, followed by a JV and varsity matchup against one of the top area teams in Battle Lake at 1:00 and 2:30. All games are at the middle school. And remember to wear white!

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Perham 64, Breckenridge 40

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The Yellowjackets varsity was victorious Tuesday night in HOL action over The Breckenridge Cowboys 64-40. The Jackets led at half 26-19 before exploding for 38 in the 2nd half. All 5 starters were in double digits led by Eli Beachy and Hunter Salathe (13 pts, 2 ast each). Tyler Glines has 12 points along with 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Nick Bahls added 11 points and 3 steals while Sam Muer added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Josh Meader and Trey Moberg each added a bucket. Andrew Johnson didn’t score but added some great defense to close out the first half. The win brings the Jackets to 6-1 on the season with a tough back-to-back games Friday and Saturday vs Barnesville and Battle Lake in the Prairie Wind Middle School.

The JV squad came from down half to beat the previously undefeated Breckenridge JV squad 53-41. The offense was sparked by Chris Kenntemich who scored 9 of his game high 15 points in the second half. Andrew Johnson played a great game with 10 points. Also scoring for the Jackets was Zach Tellinghuisen (9), Christian Weis (8), Jaden Anderson (7), and Nic Winkels (4). The win brings the JV record to 6-1 on the season.

The C-Team was victorious with a 60-36 road win over at the Breckenridge elementary school. Noah Christenson led all scorers with 23 points including 5 3-pointers. Austin King followed with 14 points. Reid Moser chipped in with 10 points. Dart Montella added 7 while Austin Hoffman, Aaron Solberg, and Elias Hoffman each added 2. The win moves the C-Team to 5-3 on the season.

The Jackets return to action at 6 pm vs Barnesville with the JV and C-Team followed by the varsity at 7:30 at the Prairie Wind Middle School. T-Wolves mascot Crunch will be in attendance, so get there early too get a good seat!

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Pelican Rapids 56, Perham 55

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The Jackets varsity fell for the first time all season to HOL rivals Pelican Rapids 56-55. The Jackets were led in scoring by Tyler Glines who had 19 points. Sam Muer had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Hunter Salathe added 7 points and 13 rebounds. Eli Beachy added 7 and Nick Bahls had 5. The Vikings were led by Ryan Bruggeman (28 points) and Travis Haugen (15). The loss moves the Jackets to 5-1 on the season.

The JV team rolled to a comfortable 53-14 victory. Christian Weis led with 9 points followed by Jaden Anderson (8), Alec Meyer (7), Andy Hanson (6), and Nic Winkels (6). Cole Carignan, Zack Tellinghuisen, and Chris Kenntemich all added 4 points. Rounding out the scoring was Aaron Wilschewski (3) and Andrew Johnson (2). The win moves them to 5-1 on the season.

The C-Team marched to a 67-22 win. Austin King and Dart Montella led the way in scoring with 15 points each while Reid Moser with 9. Also contributing to the offensive explosion on the night was Noah Christenson (8), Aaron Solberg (5), and Hunter Kjelshus (5). Elias Hoffman, Tyler Mayfield and Tristan Groff each added 2 points. The win improves their record to 4-3 on the year.

The Jackets have a busy week with a trip to Breckenridge to face the Cowboys on Tuesday. They also host Barnesville on Friday night and Battle Lake on Saturday afternoon at the Prairie Wind Middle School.

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Perham 49, Crosby 42

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In a rematch of the 2013 Section 8AA championship game, the Jackets made the trip to Crosby-Ironton tonight and came out victorious 49-42. The Jackets scoring punch was balanced once again with all 5 starters scoring between 6 and 15 points. Hunter Salathe led the Jackets with 15 on 5-11 shooting and 4-5 FT. He also added 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Nick Bahls continued his hot shooting adding 11 pts. Eli Beachy added 9 pts, 4 boards and 4 assists while Tyler Glines added 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Sam Muer rounded out the scoring with 6 pts and 6 boards. The post combo of Riley Jacobs (17) and Daniel Hudrlik (11) led C-I in scoring. Hudrlik finished the game 2 pts shy of 1,000 for his career. With the win, the Jackets move to 5-0 on the year.

A combined Jackets JV and C-Team disposed of a JV squad from C-I consisting mostly of 9th graders by the score of 49-31. 12 different players scored for the combined unit led by Andy Hanson with 8. All 23 players got to see action in the game… which has to be some sort of school record!

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Perham 61, Crookston 46

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The Yellowjackets met the Crookston Pirates on Saturday night at the Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham to make up the game cancelled by Thursday’s winter weather. The varsity squad jumped out to a big 34-17 lead at halftime. The Pirates played tough in the second half, but the Jackets managed to hold on for a 61-46 victory. The balanced scoring attack was led by Nick Bahls who had 14 points. Eli Beachy (13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals) and Tyler Glines (8 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks) both filled the stat sheet with a terrific effort. Hunter Salathe (13 points, 4 rebounds) and Sam Muer (11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals). The win brings the Jackets to 4-0 with a tough week ahead (Tuesday at Crosby-Ironton and Friday against #7AA Pelican Rapids)

The JV also defeated Crookston 61-39. They were led with three scorers in double digits – Chris Kenntemich and Christian Weis with 13 points along with Jaden Anderson (11). Andy Hanson had 9 points in the second half. Nearly every player scored for the JV squad as they move to 3-1 on the year.

The C-Team faced a tough Crookston squad and was defeated 50-43. After being down 11 points with 7 minutes to go, they made a big run to cut the lead to 1 in the last two minutes of the game. They couldn’t get a bucket and were handed their third loss of the season. They are currently 3-3 on the year.

Earlier in the day, the 9th grade traveled to Fergus Falls for the 43rd annual Freshman basketball tournament. In the first game, the Jackets got off to a slow start offensively against Morris leading 18-10. The defense picked up in the second half and they cruised to a 36-17 victory to advance to the championship game against Fergus Falls. The Jackets scoring was quite balanced – Reid Moser led with 9, followed by Noah Christenson (8). Aaron Solberg and Dart Montella each chipped in 7.

The second game was a tail of two halves. After falling behind early, the Jackets battled back to within 3 at halftime. A few stops and easy baskets by the Otters to start the 2nd half broke the game open and the Jackets lost 58-41. Reid Moser once again led in scoring with 18 pts followed by Noah Christenson with 13. Reid Moser and Dart Montella were named to the all-tournament team.

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Perham 83, Wadena DC 53

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The Yellowjackets varsity moved to 3-0 on the year with an 83-53 win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines on Monday night. The Jackets were led offensively by Nick Bahls who had 25 points on 7-11 3-pt shooting. Also contributing double digit points for the Jackets was Hunter Salathe (14 pts, 7 boards) and Chris Kenntemich (13 points, 3 assists). Also scoring was Eli Beachy (8 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds), Christian Weis (7 pts), Sam Muer (6 pts, 6 reb), Jaden Anderson (6 pts). Jamie Hietala (2 pts) and Trey Moberg (2 pts, 4 reb) finished up the scoring.

The JV team moved to 2-1 after a 49-12 win. They were led by Jaden Anderson who scored 12 points in the 1st half, Andy Hanson (7 pts), Aaron Wilschewski (6) and Chris Kenntemich, Nic Winkels, and Andrew Johnson each with 5 pts.

The C-team moved to 2-1 with a 69-26 win behind 23 points from Austin King. Aaron Solberg and Reid Moser chipped in with 10 points while Tyler Mayfield added 9 points off the bench.

The Jackets return to action on Thursday against one of the top teams in the northern half of the section in the Crookston Pirates. The JV (PWMS) and C-Team (PACC) kick off the action at 6 pm followed by the varsity at 7:30 at Prairie Wind Middle School.

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Perham 55, Breck 52

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The Yellowjackets varsity moved to 2-0 on the season with a 55-52 victory over the Breck Mustangs Saturday afternoon at the Anoka-Ramsey CC Showcase. The Jackets jumped out to a 36-25 lead in the first half. Breck climbed back to within 1 but at 44-43 but never led in the second half.

The Jackets were led in scoring by posts Hunter Salathe and Sam Muer who had 17 and 16. Eli Beachy chipped in 10 points while Nick Bahls added 9. As a team, the Jackets shot 61% from the floor and had 21 rebounds (Muer 5, Glines 5) along with 15 assists (Glines 5, Beachy 5)

The JV fell to 1-1 with a 50-49 loss to Moorhead. Jaden Anderson led all scores with 18 points. Also scoring for the Jackets was Zack Tellinghuisen (8), Christian Weiss (8), Aaron Wilschewski (6), Chris Kenntemich (4), Cole Carignan (2), Nic Winkels (2) and Andy Hanson (1).

The C-Team also fell to 1-1 with a loss to Minneapolis South 56-51. Noah Christenson led the Jackets with 18 points. Also scoring for the Jackets was Dart Montella (13), Austin King (11), Aaron Solberg (4), and Hunter Kjelshus (4).

All 3 squads return to action on Monday when Wadena-Deer Creek comes to town. The Jv and C-team play at 6 with varsity to follow at 7:30.

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Perham 74, Staples-Motley 43

The Yellowjackets won their season opener at home against Staples-Motley 74-43. The Yellowjackets were led by senior Hunter Salathe who scored 23 points along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Senior guard Tyler Glines added 15 points on 6-9 shooting along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Eli Beachy chipped in 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Making his first varsity start, Sam Muer added 9 points, 8 boards, and 2 assists while senior Nick Bahls added 8 points. Also scoring for the Jackets was Jaden Anderson (2), Trey Moberg (2), and Christian Weis (1).

The Yellowjacket JV moved to 1-0 with a 66-21 victory led by Andy Hanson with 15 points on 5 3-pointers. The C-Team also moved to 1-0 with a 49-15 victory.

Perham will play Saturday against Breck in the Anoka-Ramsey Showcase at 12:30 PM. at the Coon Rapids campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The JV plays Moorhead at 11 AM and the C-Team plays Minneapolis South. The Yellowjackets next home game will be Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 PM. versus Wadena-Deer Creek.

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