Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Lady Dutchmen Softball


          

Melrose posted a 10-0 five inning win over YME today. The team scored eight runs in the second inning. Kayla Austing, Sandra Sprenger, Kenzie Meyer and Whitney Austing all had two hits.  Meyer was the winning pitcher.
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose finished fifth in the WCC round played at Olivia today. All members of the team scored at 50 or below.  Nicholas Olberding led the team with a 42 as Melrose finshed with a 174 team score. The Dutchmen claimed fourth scoring a 170 in the match at Granite Falls. Jacob Dickhaus shot a 41 to lead Melrose.
Lady Dutchmen Golf
Melrose finished in seventh place in the WCC matches at Granite Falls and Olivia today. Brooklyn Loxtercamp scored a 44 to lead Melrose at Olivia. Her 49 led Melrose at Granite Falls.
Dutchmen Baseball
Melrose defeated Yellow Medicine East 4-2 at Granite Falls. Colton Meyer and Anthony Welle both had two hits. Karter Klassen was the winning pitcher.


Wednesday, April 29, 2014

Lady Dutchmen Softball

The Lady Dutchmen had homeruns from Sandra Sprenger, Justine Revermann, Abby Hinnenkamp and Avri Bitz in their 8-5 win over Sauk Centre this afternoon.
More on the game can be found in the April 29 issue of the Beacon.  Video highlights of the game can be found at http://www.midmnsports.com/

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dutchmen Golf
The Dutchmen golf team finished 10th at an invitational at Blackberry Golf Course in Sartell. The Dutchmen shot 388 at a team. Competing for the Dutchmen were: Matthew Kluempke-95, John Brang-96, Jacob Dickhaus-97, Zach Austing-100, Nicholas Olberding-101, and Tyler Hoffman-106 in the 18 hole contest.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2014

All Melrose spring sports were active this week. Read of their action and results in the April 22 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
The Melrose Dutchmen baseball team finished 1-2 on the week. The Lady Dutchmen softball team played in four tough games.
The track teams had their first outings of the year.
The golf teams were both involved in West Central Conference doubleheader.

 







Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015



Lady Dutchmen Softball
























The Melrose Lady Dutchmen had 14 hits and score 13 runs in a 13-1 win over Holdingford this afternoon. Holly Hellerman had four hits in the game. Justine Revermann, Emily Tschida and Whitney Austing all tripled.

More on the game appears in the April 15 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015


Dutchmen Welcome Back
The Melrose Dutchmen had two welcome backs from their state tournament champion.
On Saturday fans lined Fifth Avenue greeted the bus back from the state meet. They then came to the parking lot to greet and applaud the team.
This morning a welcome back was held in the Melrose Area Public Elementary auditorium. Besides the team, Melrose gymnast, Mady Brinkman was saluted at the event.
The coaches and captains addressed the well-wishers thanking all-of the students, players, fans, parents and community. A constant them of the speeches was that it was team work that won. Coach Ryan Dusha illustrated how the seniors illustrated that concept of teamwork in a variety of ways.
He told how Brian Thielen, a senior, had accepted the role of playing the scout team, even after he had been seen a game time early in the year.
“He came up to me and said “coach that was so much fun,” Dusha recalled.
‘Zak Luetmer did fantastic job, He didn’t got much playing time, but he never complained.’
 “Blake Gerads was one of the best players on the team and didn’t start and he was fine with that,” Dusha said.
“Anthony Welle he keeps everyone loose”
Isaac Herkenhoff talked to me early in the year and said he I love BB so much.
Cesar, Nobody knew how bad his ankle was. He never complained.  He just kept going I asked him one time this year if he was having fun. He said “coach all I want to do is get better.”
The celebration came 41 years after Melrose had last one a state boys basketball championship.  Activities Director Jonathan Ruoff tried to put some perspective on that.
“We estimated that in that time about  6,500 students graduated from Melrose. Let’s hope the next one comes after 115 have graduated.
Check the March 18 issue of the Beacon for photographs and stories of the team at state.
Hear Ryan Dusha talk about the team’s success at http://youtu.be/EtUU5-D7mjo



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Question: How many consecutive state basketball games has Melrose won? See answer below.
Dutchmen Basketball
State Champions



Even after their return to Melrose, with fans lining Fifth Avenue and filling the school parking lot, it was still a bit unreal to head coach Ryan Dusha what the team had done
But the fact is The Melrose Dutchmen are again a state basketball champion.
Never ranked among the top teams all year, and ranked fifth in the state tournament seeds, the Dutchmen came out of the Class AA championship with first place medals, trophy and nets.
"This is a bit surreal," Dusha said after Melrose clinched the championship with a 63-51 win over Caledoniain the State Class AA championship this afternoon in Minneapolis. "We don't know how to this, cutting down the nets. This is fun."
What Melrose did know how to do was prepare of its opponents, and execute it game plan.  The win came through a combination of being prepared and execution. Melrose's outside shooting was noticeable in the game as Drake Meyer, 24 points, and Cesar Cervantes, 10 points, combined for six three-point shots.  Another key element to Melrose's win was how it controlled the boards. Melrose outrebound Caledonia 43-35 and did not concede anything to the physical inside play of the Warriors.
The Dutchmen led for most of the them game and once its inside players, Blake Gerads, two points, Tyler Braegelmann, 15 points, and Colton Meyer, eight points, started to score the Dutchmen had established themselves inside and outside.
Dillon Haider's ability to complete no-look passes, resulted in buckets for the Dutchmen. He also had four points in the game.   Cervantes had seven assists in the game.
Caledonia came to play and Melrose could never really let up. For one of the few games this year, Melrose played primarily seven players, although all senior were able to play in the game.
Melrose finishes its year a 29-5. Dillon Haider, Tyler Braegelmann and Drake Meyer were named to the all-tournent team.
From the start of the year Dusha had coached the team to be balance, unselfish and work everyone into the game.  The goal was to constantly improve. He did admit to when he started thinking of state championship.
"With about minute left (in the championship game)  For us championship basketball is not a destination, it is a mind set. We never talk about getting to the state championship, We talked about improving every day and  playing champishp basketball." 
More photos can be found at http://youtu.be/vBpx2fI5Ekg
 Read about the game in the March 18 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Answer: The Dutchmen have won their last seven consecutive state tournament playoff games.