Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lydia Butkowski hit 35-2 in the state Class A track and field meet to earn seventh place in the meet. She was seeded 14th coming into the state meet.
More information can be found at in the June 11 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Video below is from the preliminary round.




Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday May 28, 2014


Lydia Butkowski (left photo) finished second in the girls' triple jump this afternoon and qualified for the State Track and Field meet.
You can see a video of Butkowski at
Butkowski is the only member of the Melrose track and field to reach state this year. Zack Zink, running in the 400, finished in third place, but needed a first or second to be guaranteed a state berth.
Another highlight was the finish of the 4X800 boys relay which again set the school record in that event. The quartet finished in fifth place.
The top six finishers received medals. Medaling for Melrose were:
Jailyn Brinkman, sixth in the triple and long jump
Madison Brinkman, fifth in the triple jump.
Bringing points, but not earning a medal were:
Cally Roering, eighth in the 3100 hurdles.
Caleb Rothfork, seventh in the high jump. (Video below).
Other finishes were:
Lydia Butkowski, 10th in the long jump.
Kayla Herdering, ninth in the discus
Rodrigo Milla 12th in the 200.
Brent Blommel, 14th in the 800
Cally Roering, 15th in the 100 hurdles
Melrose finished in seventh place at Staple Invite this afternoon. The team shot a 318. Jacob Dickhaus finished with an 86 to lead Melrose.
Other scores were:
Isaac Lieser-93
Hunter Kvistad-99
Zach Austing-103
Tyler Hoffman-104
Matthew Kluempke-110.
More information appears in the June 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Melrose fell 3-2 to number one seed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the first round of the Section 6A playoffs. The loss ends the Dutchmen's season.
More information in the June 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014-baseball

The Dutchmen concluded their regular season in another close game contest falling 3-2 to Albany this evening in St. Martin. The Huskies broke a 1-1 in the fifth inning scoring on a wild pitch and an error. Melrose's seventh-inning rallied was thwarted when Cole Van Beck was ruled out at the plate ending the game.  More information appears in the May 28 issue of the Beacon

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014-golf

Playing some good rounds of golf Melrose turned in some solid scores today a the Melrose Invite at GreyStone in Sauk Centre.
Brooklyn Loxtercamp was the top scorer for the Lady Dutchmen. Isaac Lieser recorded the Dutchmen's best score.
More information appears in the May 28 issue of the Beacon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014-track

Nine individuals and one relay team will represent Melrose Wednesday, May 28 at the Section 5A track meet.

The list below shows the event Participant Sub-Section Finish (F) and their time or distance (T/D).

Listed below are the top Melrose finishers in event in which Melrose did not qualify some one for Section competition.

Tuesday May 20, 2014-softball

The Lady Dutchmen's season ended with a 4-1 loss in the playoffs to Staples-Motely at Staples. Melrose fell behind 4-0 by the four inning as Megan Vetsch struck out 11 in the seven-inning game.  Melrose had six hits in the game for six different players. Nikki Zierden double and had an RBI. Kayla Austing scored the team's run in the fifth inning.  Morgan Notch did not walk anyone, but was charged with the loss.
More information on the game will appear in the May 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.