Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Lady  Dutchmen Basketball
Maci Blommel (21) and other Lady Dutchmen found it hard to score points in the first half of the 78-42 loss to Minnewaska Tuesday night. The Lady Dutchmen were held to 14 first half. Minnewaska hit 12 three pointers in the game. Blommel finished with 13 points for Melrose. Video from the game can be seen at https://youtu.be/ThjDBoBdnug
Dutchmen Basketball
Melrose remained unbeaten at 12-0 with a 56-0 win over Cathedral in St. Cloud. Dillon Haider led Melroe with 20 points.  Eight other Dutchmen scored in the game.
Fusion Swimming

The Fusion topped both Morris and Perham in swimming tonight. Spencer Van Beck and Isaac Schreiner both won two events.
More on the game appears in the Jan. 25 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Melrose Rosettes Dance Team
Almost every member of the Rosettes was smiling after the team took first in the varsity jazz, varsity kick and junior varsity kick competition Monday at the Melrose Invitational. Video can be seen at https://youtu.be/ifPagMXbLpk

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Basketball
Maci Blommel kept her concentration on the basket as she scored 11 points in Melrose’s 50-39 victory over Pierz Saturday at Collegeville. Also reaching double figures was Cassie Klaphake with 21 points and Makiya Luetmer with 11 points. 
Dutchmen Basketball
Brady Birch (35) snare a pass on the run from Dillon Haider as Melrose defeated Braham 71-41 Saturday at Collegeville. The win was highlight by Haider scoring 20 points, including the 1000th of his career.  Birch finished with 10 points.  The Dutchmen allowed only 15 first half points. In the team’s Two good defensive games gave Melrose 83-49 win at Montevideo on Friday it allowed only 15 second half points. Haider led the team with 20 points Reegan Nelson had 12 and Jordan Klaphake 11.
More information appears in the Jan. 18 Melrose Beacon

Video can be seen at https://youtu.be/YJfNQbRlNaM

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Gymnastics
Head Coach Katie Masog (left) led the cheers while assistant coach Jeremy Berscheit congratulated Greta Klaphake on her vault Thursday night. The Lady Dutchmen, led by all-around champion Kayla Austing topped LP-GE/B 145.65-127.675 at Melrose.  Mady Brinkman tied the record on the bars with a 9.8. Video can be seen at https://youtu.be/oQJ-6XTBvI8
Fusion Swimming
The Fusion also had a good night taking firsts in diving (Sam Heller), the 200IM (Dylan Fleischhacker), the 50 (Kenny Warzecha), 100 (Isaac Schreiner) and 500 (Spencer Van Beck) Freestyle races.
Lady Dutchmen Basketball
It was close, but Melrose fell 59-51 at Morris on Thursday.
North Stars Hockey
Litchfield made good use of its home ice to top the North Stars 10-1.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Basketball
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen seniors were saluted before their game with Benson Friday night. The Lady Dutchmen posted a 53-40 win giving them three victories in a row. Cassie Klaphake, 16, Maci Blommel, 15, and Gabby Graves, 11, led he team in scoring.  The score was tied 25-25 at half time.
Prairie Centre Hockey
The North Stars fell 6-2 to Breckenridge/Wahpeton Friday. Hunter Fletcher scored twice for Prairie Centre.

More on the games appears in the Jan. 11 issue of the Melrose Beacon. Video clips from the basketball game can be seen at melrosebeacon.com
Melrose-Sauk Centre Fusion Swimming
The Fusion finished in third place at the Maroon and Gold Tiger Division Saturday at the UofM Aquatic Center, Minneapolis. Earning top three finishes were: Second Place: 100FS-Isaac Schreiner. 100FLY-Kenny Warzecha. 500FS-Spencer Van Beck. 200MR- Van Beck, Dylan Fleischhacker, Warzecha, Schreiner.  400FSR-Schreiner, Paul Pundsack, Van Beck, Warzecha.

Third Place: 100BK-Schreiner.