Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

DUTCHMEN FOOTBALL
 Colton Meyer and other Melrose defenders created problems of the Morris Tiger running backs.
The first quarter of Melrose’s 14-6 win over Morris pretty much set the tone of the game. Defense would dominate.
 From the start of the game both the Dutchmen and Tiger defenses thwarted offensive drive. Morris stopped the Dutchmen more often then not by not allowing first downs. Melrose ended Morris drives with sacks and recovered fumbles.
Melrose’s second quarter touchdown, a 29-yard pass to Blake Gerads from Matthew Beste, was set up when the Dutchmen defense recovered a fumble at the Melrose 42.  The third quarter touchdown, a 7-yard pass to Gerads, was set up by after Melrose sacked the quarterback for a nine-yard loss.
Melrose running game was also in good from as both Anthony Welle and Zack Pierskalla were able to grind out yards. Ironically Pierskalla’s biggest impact play, came late in the game. Morris had scored with 7:16 left in the game, then stopped Melrose with 4:50 left.  The Tigers were driving for a touchdown, but were stopped with Pierskalla intercepted a pass (http://youtu.be/UCHzNNH-ovk).  Melrose then ran out the clock.
The Dutchmen had four fumble recoveries and an interception in the game.
West Central Conference North Standings
Through Aug. 29
Team
WCC
Year
ACGC
1-0
1-0
Melrose
1-0
1-0
Minnewaska
1-0
1-0
Montevideo
1-0
1-0
Paynesville
1-0
1-0
Benson
0-1
0-1
BOLD
0-1
0-1
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta
0-1
0-1
Sauk Centre
0-1
0-1
YME
0-1
0-1






MELROSE VOLLEYBALL
Sandra Sprenger's digs kept the ball alive for Melrose
The Lady Dutchmen moved to 2-0 on with a 3-0 win over Morris.
Emily Goerdt had an strong all-around game recording 10 kills, 10 assists and two ace blocks. Justine Revermann added six kills in the 3-0 win over Morris.
In each of three games Melrose had some strong runs in serving. Sandra Sprenger’s four point service run in the first game gave Melrose  12-10 lead. Morris actually regained the lead at 22-21, but Goerdt served in four straight as Melrose won 25-22, the game winning point was an ace. In the second game Goerdt had a five point runs, Taryn Van Heel a four-point run and Mattie Meyer a five-point run as Melrose won 25-15. 
The third game was tied at 22 before Sprenger served in the final three points for the Lady Dutchmen.
More information will appear in the Sept. 10 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
See highlights at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sukilpI3BE&feature=youtu.be
West Central Conference North Standings
Through Aug. 29
Team
WCC
Year
Melrose
1-0
2-0
Sauk Centre
1-0
4-1
Minnewaska
1-0
1-1
Montevideo
0-1
0-3
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta
0-1
0-2


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014


LADY DUTCHMEN VOLLEYBALL



Melrose opened the season with a 3-0 win over Albany at Melrose this evening. Melrose posted scores of 25-22, 28-26 and 25-21 to take the win. Emily Goerdt and Justine Revermann (photo right) lead Melrose with 13 and 10 kills respectively.  Sandra Sprenger had 20 digs.














LADY DUTCHMEN TENNIS

The tennis team continued strong defeating both Little Falls and Parker's Prairie this afternoon. Katie Schulzetenburg, came through with a 6-0 6-0 win to top Parker's Prairie. So did Becky Klaphake. Melrose topped Parker's Prairie 6-1 and defeated Little Falls 7-0 this afternoon.

LADY DUTCHMEN SWIMMING
The swimming and diving team topped Alexandria 112-74. Rachael Kulzer and Gabi Sawyer both claimed for first place finishes in the event. Melrose won all three relay. It swept the top spots in the 100 freestyle and diving.
More information can be found in the Sept. 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014


Swimmers
The Swim team started well winning the Willmar Invitational this evening
Senior Gabi Sawyer won the butterfly, backstroke  and swam with the first place 400FSR team
Melrose place at least three in the top 10 finishers in seven events.
Tennis Team

Haley Hoppe earns a point for Melrose
The Lady Dutchmen tennis team wrapped up a successful week of play winning twice this afternoon at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph.
Melrose topped Sartell-St. Stephen 7-0. The posted a 6-1 win over Sauk  Rapids-Cathedral-Apollo.
Earlier this week  the Lady Dutchmen went 2-1 at the Osakis Quadrangular and 2-1 at the Melrose Triangular.
Number one singles player Elisha Engelmeyer went 5-1 in the week.
Scores of the matches were
Osakis-4 Melrose-3
Melrose-7 Morris-0
Melrose-5 New York Mills-0
Melrose-7 BBE-0
Becker-5 Melrose-2
Melrose-6 Sartell-St. Stephen-0
Melrose-6 SR-C-A-1