Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

A Week of Ups and Downs
Moises Romero (85) ran into a hole created by his line men late in the Dutchmen's 41-7 loss to Pierz in the playoffs Saturday night. Melrose's season ended with the loss. In the other Section 6AAA game New London-Spicer defeated Albany 28-20. That loss to Pierz marked a week of ups and downs for the Melrose Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen had interesting contests the past week.
The Lady Dutchmen volleyball team saw its season close in a 3-2 loss to Albany on Thursday Day.  Friday evening the swimmers set three conference records, and had conference medal winners in all but one event, and finished second in the WCC swim meet to Sauk Centre.
The cross-country team had some good runs, but no one advanced to the state meet this year.
The football team topped Litchfield in a well-played game Tuesday evening at Melrose

More on the contests appear in the Nov. 1 issue of the Melrose Beacon.  Video of the football game can be seen at https://youtu.be/twQdNg47xfc

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, Oct.25, 2017


 (Above) Tim Arnhalt (8) timed his run perfectly to get through defenders for big first quarter game in Melrose’s 40-19 win Tuesday in the first round of the Section 6AAA playoffs. Below
Jesse Middendorf pulled down a pass to complete a touchdown bomb from Reegan Nelson as Melrose defeated Litchfield 40-7 Tuesday  night in Melrose. Middendorf scored twice in the game. One of Middendorf’s was a punt return. Video can be seen at https://youtu.be/-qnv78L1mo

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Runners-Up at Upsala
Volleyball
Mallari Funk drove the ball passed an Apollo block attempt at the Upsala Tournament.
The  Lady Dutchmen finished as runners-up in the 2017 Upsala Tournament. Melrose defeated Royalton, St. Cloud Apollo, Isle and bertha-hewitt in two sets in pool play, but fell 2-1 to Holdingford in the championship. Video clips can be seen at youtu.be/M1pI9vkRu_c
Football

The Dutchmen begin post season play Tuesday night hosting Litchfield at 7 p.m. The winner travels to Pierz Saturday at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017-2

True team second
Swimming and Diving
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen earned runners-up honors at the Section 6A True Team meet at Morris.
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen finished in second place at Section 6A True Team meet this afternoon in Morris. The  team has some very good swims an earned medals (first to eight place finish) in the following events.
200 Medley Relay:  Nathe, Von Wahlde, Drossel, Herzog (2nd)
200 IM:  Mikayla Von Wahlde (2nd)
50 Freestyle:  Savana Bitz (2nd) Makenzie Herzog (4th)
Diving:  Cam Brinkman (4th)
100 Butterfly:  Gracie Drossel (4th)
100 Freestyle:  Savana Bitz (2nd), Makenzie Herzog (4th)
200 Free Relay:  Herzog, Drossel, Berscheit, Bitz (2nd)
100 Backstroke:  Mikayla Von Wahlde (2nd)
100 Breaststroke:  Gracie Drossel (4th)
400 Free Relay:  Berscheit, Petersen, Von Wahlde, Bitz (3rd)
Video clips of the meet can be seen at: https://youtu.be/hEBT6VpMIHU 
Football video
Video clips from the Melrose Holdingford football game can be seen at https://youtu.be/PKnTxAOoYGs


The Melrose Lady Dutchmen earned runners-up honors at the Section 6A True Team meet at Morris.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Runners-Up at Upsala
Volleyball
Mallari Funk drove the ball passed an Apollo block attempt at the Upsala Tournament.
The  Lady Dutchmen finished as runners-up in the 2017 Upsala Tournament. Melrose defeated Royalton, St. Cloud Apollo, Isle and bertha-hewitt in two sets in pool play, but fell 2-1 to Holdingford in the championship. Video clips from the match can be seen at https://youtu.be/M1pI9vkRu_c
Football
The Dutchmen begin post season play Tuesday night hosting Litchfield at 7 p.m. The winner travels to Pierz Saturday at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, Oct.14, 2017

Dutchmen Football
Blocks by Tim Arnhalt (8) and Adam Helmin (54) were keys to Brady Helmin rushing for over 100 yards Friday night.
The Melrose Dutchmen had a number of big plays including blocking three kicks as they defeated Holdingford 28-19 Friday night in football. More on the games will appear in the Oct. 18 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017


Dutchmen at home tonight

A good start by members of the 200MR teams 
helped the  Lady Dutchmen top Foley.
Football
The Melrose Dutchmen play their final regular season home game to night facing Holdingford. The game is a big one for both. They are both coming off homecoming wins and a win will help their seeding in the up coming playoffs.
Playoffs
The Lady Dutchmen tennis post season is underway. Melrose fell 7-0 in the team playoffs to Sauk Centre last week. In the individual tournament Jessie and Paige Danzl both fell in the opening round of the individual contest. In doubles contest McKayla Schleper and Allie Toenies won their first contest, but fell in the second. Haiden Rausch and Hanna Wiechmann were edged in their first contest.
The soccer teams' season have ended the Dutchmen fell 5-0 to Sartell and the Lady Dutchmen fell 8-0 also to Sartell.
Volleyball
The volleyball team is nearing the end of its regular season. It has a match Tuesday at Sauk Centre. It is coming off a week in which it fell 3-0 to Morris on Tuesday and defeated Minnewaska 3-0 on Thursday.
Swimming
The swim team competes in the Section True Team tomorrow earlier this week it defeated Foley 98-88 with the 200FSR team setting a pool record at Melrose.
Cross Country
Both the boys and girls teams finished third at Albany on Tuesday. Preston Poepping finished second in the boys race.
Powder puff

The seniors won the annual powder puff game on Monday. It had been delay a week because of wet conditions on the field.  Video clips from the game can be seen at https://youtu.be/bKUilgUe32k