Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

6AA Volleyball Brackets
The post-season is about to begin for the Dutchmen football team and Lady Dutchmen volleyball team. The Lady Dutchmen received the number one seed in upcoming 6AA playoffs. Placing them the same bracket as Pierz, Osakis, Staples-Motley, Sauk Centre, Holdingford, Little Falls and LPGE. The number two seed is Sauk Centre and fans figure that the championship of the 6AA North could well be between Melrose and Sauk Centre. Osakis is also solid team in the 6AA North.  In the south Rocori, of the Central Lakes Conference, is somewhat favored, but an improving Albany and Cathedral team, who play in the Granite Ridge Conference, cannot be over looked.
6AAA Football brackets

Melrose football begins post season play Tuesday, Oct. 21 hosting Litchfield. Few are overlooking that match up against Litchfield.

Litchfield plays in the tough Wright County Conference, as does Number one seed New London-Spicer. 
Also in the Section are Annandale, Montevideo, Morris and Redwood Valley. Melrose is guaranteed to be the home site for the first two rounds of the playoffs. The championship will be held in St. Cloud. 

If both the volleyball and football teams qualify for the Section championship they will both play on Nov. 1.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Melrose won the Upsala Tournament going unbeaten in it five matches this afternoon.
The team won nine of the 10 games it played in the tournament. Only twice in the tournament did it give up 20 points in a game.
Melrose is currently 25-3 and 12-1 in the WCCN. It plays for the overall conference title against BOLD Monday night at BOLD.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Melrose finished it a regular season with a 29-15 win over Benson this evening in Melrose.
The win pretty much guaranteed Melrose a second seed in the upcoming Section 6AAA playoffs.
Three different running backs score touchdowns for Melrose which finishes the regular season at 6-2. 

The Lady Dutchmen swimming and diving team finished seventh in the 12-state state true team meet in Minneapolis this evening.  Melrose's best finish was a fourth by Gabi Sawyer in the 100 Butterfly.
Read more of the games in the Oct. 22 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

The Melrose Lady Dutchmen seniors were saluted following their 115-63 win over Montevideo this evening.  Melrose took first in most events, but swam the last two events as exhibitions. A video of the senior acknowledgement can be seen at
The Dutchmen placed five members of the cross country team on to all-conference team. One Lady Dutchmen qualified for the honor. Melrose finished third as a team. Melrose girls finished fifth.  Individual results can be seen at
Elisha Engelmeyer was defeated in the two sets in the semi-final round of the individual playoffs.
See video of Engelmeyer at
Melrose downed Minnewaska in three games and finished as co-champions in the WCCN. The team is in a tournament at Upsala Thursday. It faces BOLD co-champions of the WCC-S in the WCC North- South game next week.
West Central Conference Standings
Sauk Centre 12-1 24-4
Melrose 12-1 18-5
Montevideo 9-5 11-10
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 8-5 17-8
Minnewaska Area 3-10 9-13
BOLD 7-6 12-11
Paynesville Area 7-6 12-11
Yellow Medicine East 5-8 12-14
Benson 3-11 6-18
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

0-13 1-17

For more information on this contests see the Oct. 22 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Elisha Engelmeyer advanced to the semi-final round of the Section 6A individual tennis match in the singles contest.. Her win the semi finals came over teammate Becky Klaphake who also won in the first round.  Engelmeyer was 2-0 in the tournament going into the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals both qualify for state. Klaphake was 1-1 in the contest.
In the doubles competition the team of Madison Worms and Mady Brinkman reached the quarterfinals but were defeated at that point. They finished 1-1 in the contest.
Haley Hoppe/Katie Schulzetenberg, playing their first contest as a doubles team, fell in the first round and finished 0-1 in the tournament.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen will be competing in the State True team meet Wednesday, Oct. 15. Melrose earned second place in the Section 6A True team meet, but was invited as an at large team because it earned 1800 points.  Sartell-St. Stephen had 2029 points.
Melrose medalled in the following events.
200 Medley Relay:
200 Freestyle:  
200 IM:  
50 Free: 
100 Fly:  Gabi Sawyer (first place)
100 Freestyle:  
500 Freestyle:  
200 Free Relay:  
100 Backstroke:  
400 Free Relay: 
For more information see the Oct. 15 issue of the Beacon.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Melrose Dutchmen Football
Defeated Sauk Centre 41-27 tonight at Sauk Centre.
If Melrose wins on Wednesday, is should earn the second seed in the upcoming playoffs.
Zack Pierskalla scored four touchdowns in the game.