Friday, December 2, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Sauk Centre-Melrose Wrestling
Jordan Winter overturned his opponent to earn a 4-3 win the championship of the 132 division as SCM finished fourth as a team at its own invitational Friday in Melrose. The team had  four in the championship round with Jordan Winter taking a championship. 
The team also had three seconds and two third place finishes. More on the SCM finishes can be found in the Dec. 7 issue of the Melrose Beacon and Dec. 8 issue of the Sauk Centre Herald.
Lady Dutchmen Basketball
 The Lady Dutchmen fell 44-36 to LPGE on Friday.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Gymnastics

The glory the Lady Dutchmen’s past could be seen on the banners and future gymnasts watched Kayla Austing’s first place floor routine Thursday night at Melrose. The Lady Dutchmen won the meet scoring 143.975 and taking the top  two events in every routine. More information will be in the Dec. 7  issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Basketball

Makiya Luetmer let fly for a field goal attempt in Melrose’s 64-23 loss to BBE tonight in Melrose. The Lady Dutchmen never got untracked after BBE jumped to a 14-4 lead.  Luetmer finished with two points in the game. Ashley Rademacher came off the bench to score seven for the Lady Dutchmen. More on the game can be found at and in the Dec. 7 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming

Mikayla Von Wahlde watched as Taylor Poepping dove into the pool following McKenna Von Wahlde’s lap in the 200FSR. The Lady Dutchmen set a school record in that event as well as the 400FSR. Mikayla Von Wahlde earned seventh in the backstroke, setting a school record. Stef Rasmussen was eighth in the 500FS. The 400FSR team also set a school record.
Other state finishes by the Lady Dutchmen were:
200 Medley Relay: 13-Diana Nathe, Gracie Drossel, Britt Seanger, Savana Bitz.
200FS: 14-Rasmussen.
500FS: 8-Rasmussen
Diving: 20-Madison Brinkman 192.9
200FSR: 10-McKenna Von Wahlde, Taylor Poepping, Mikayla Von Wahlde, Bitz
100BK: 7-Mikayla Von Wahlde, 12-Nathe.
400FSR: 10-Rasmussen, Poepping, Mikayla Von Wahlde, Bitz
Read more of the meet in the Nov. 23 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming

The Lady Dutchmen had two swimmers qualify for the championship round of the 2016 Minnesota State High School League swimming and competition.  The preliminaries were held today. Those finishing the top eight qualify for the championship head tomorrow.
Competing in the medal round will be Stef Rasmussen, 500 Freestyle (FS) and Mikayla Von Wahlde, 100 Backstroke (BK)
Those finishing ninth to 16th are in the consolation heat tomorrow. Lady Dutchmen finishes were as follows:
200 medley relay (MR) 13-Diana Nathe, Gracie Drossel, Britt Seanger and Mikayla Von Wahlde 1:53.78
200 freestyle (FS): 14-Stef Rasmussen 1:59.21.
50FS: 22-Savana Bitz 25.07.
Diving: 20-Mady Brinkman 192.9
500FS: 8-Rasmussen 5:13.86.
200FSR: 13-McKenna Von Wahlde, Taylor Poepping, Rasmussen, Bitz 1:41.42.
100BK: Mikayla Von Wahlde 59.33, 13-Nathe 1:00.68.
400FSR: 9-Rasmussen, Poepping, Mikayla Von Wahlde, Bitz 3:38.65.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
  Stef Rasmussen won the 500FS in the Section 6A swimming meet and was named the Section swimmer of the year.  Rasmussen, who also qualified in the 200FS is one of nine Lady Dutchmen that qualified for the state meet. Also qualifying were:

200 medley relay team Diana Nathe, Gracie Drossel, Britt Seanger and Mikayla Von Wahlde.

200 freestyle relay (FSR) team McKenna Von Wahlde, Taylor Poepping, Stef Rasmussen, and Savana Bitz; 400FSR team Rasmussen, Poepping, Mikayla Von Wahlde and Bitz.

Bitz, 50FS

Madison Brinkman, diving

Mikayla Von Wahlde, 100 backstroke

Nathe 100BK.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen will have representatives in all swimming events Saturday at the Section 6A Swimming and diving competition.  The swimmers qualified for those events following the preliminaries Thursday at Alexandria.  Saturday’s finals competition begins at 3 p.m. in Alexandria. Diving preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Mikayla Von Wahlde set a new school record in the 100 Backstroke. More information will appear in the Nov.16 issue of the Melrose Beacon and at