Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sorry for the delay, but it has been busy.
Here are some updates on the Dutchmen sports scene

Tuesday, April 25 was a good day for Melrose sports team.
Dutchmen Baseball
Aggressive base running by Jordan Klaphake enabled the Dutchmen to score five runs on three hits in the 5-0 win over MACA Tuesday. Carter Klasen earned the complete game shut out allowing four hits and walking two.
Melrose Track
Both the boys and girls track teams claimed first place at the Thunder Relays in Long Prairie.
Melrose Softball
The Lady Dutchmen softball team won 9-5 over ACGC. The game was called after five innings because of weather. the team also defeated Holdingford 9-4 this past Monday.
More on the games appears in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose finished fourth in the Pre-Section 6AA meet Monday at Sartell. There were 16 teams in the meet. 
Weather Changes
Baseball: The double header with ACGC at Melrose set for Thursday, April 27, will be played Friday, April 28.
Softball: The second game of the double-header with ACGC of Tuesday, April 25, will be played Monday, May 1 at Atwater.
Track: The track meet set of Thursday, May 27 at Sauk Centre has been cancelled.
More can be found in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, May 22, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose's Kenzie Meyer got the tag down too late to prevent Montevideo from scoring Friday. Meyer had a bright smile at the end of the game after Melrose rallied for nine runs in the sixth inning to defeat Montevideo 13-12 in the first game of the a double-header. Melrose won the second game 8-6 with Meyer getting the save.  Abby Hinnenkamp, was 0-3 going into the game and finished the day 3-5 with triple and three RBI (including the game winning hit in the seventh inning). In the second game she had four hits, including a double and finished the day seven-for-ten.
Video of the seventh innings can be seen at
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose shot a 350 and finished in sixth place in the Minnewaska Invite Friday afternoon.
More on the contests appears in the April 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2016

Dutchmen Baseball
Damon Van Beck and other Melrose defenders played flawlessly in 1-0 eight-inning win Friday over Browerville. The Dutchmen had hits two hits from Van Beck as well as singles by Brady Birch and Peyton Rademacher.  Birch drove in Zac Van Beck with the game inning run. Brennen Hoppe pitched seven innings and  struck out six. Reliever Carter Klasen earned the win. 
Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose posted a 10-7 win over Benson on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Kinze Wolbeck played steady game behind the plate and contributed a hit and a run in Melrose’s 8-3 win over Foley Tuesday.   Melrose gave up three first innings runs, but kept finding ways to score all day long. The team played errorless defense. More at and in the April 12 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball
Brady Birch had 11 points in his final game as Melrose Dutchmen. The Dutchmen, 29-1, fell 74-67 to St. Cloud Cathedral Friday evening in the 6AA championship.  Melrose won 29 consecutive games from the beginning of the season.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball
The Melrose Dutchmen are the 6AA West Sub-Section champions defeating Sauk Centre 70-55 Tuesday night. Melrose will face East Sub-Section champion St. Cloud Cathedral Friday evening at Hallenbeck Hall, St. Cloud. Cathedral defeated Pine City 53-49 to advance to the championships.  Melrose Area was led by Dillion Haider (left) with 21 points, Brady Birch (right) with 14 points, and Francisco-Cervantes (below) with 14 points. Video can be seen at

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball 

Defense by Zac Van Beck and other Dutchmen helped the team to post a 51-50 over Osakis in the 6AA West Sub-Section playoffs. The Dutchmen will face Sauk Centre Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at Collegeville. Brady Birch scored 17 points and Reegan Nelson 14 for Melrose, which did not have a three-point shot in the game. Video can be seen at
Scores in the Section 6AA playoffs were:
East Sub-Section
#1Cathederal-66   #4Foley-44
#3Pine City-60  #2Milaca-57
West Sub-Section
#1Melrose-51, #4Osaksi-50
#2Sauk Centre-65 #3Holdingford-34
Next Games
Tuesday, March 14
6 p.m. East Championship-Pine City (22-6) vs Cathedral (24-4)
8 p.m. West Championship-Sauk Centre (21-6) vs Melrose (28-0)