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

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017


Homecoming Week

Melrose Homecoming week concluded Saturday when the volleyball team at the Perham tournament.
The king and queen of homecoming were (right photograph) Jesse Middendorf and Courtney Gerads.
A video of homecoming activities can be seen at https://youtu.be/zWDBeJt0HDg
Results of Contests during the week were as follows
Cross Country
Boys: Fourth at Paynesville
Girls: Fourth at Paynesville
Football
Melrose-21 Maple Lake-13 (Homecoming game)
Soccer
Boys: Little Falls-6 Melrose-0
Girls: Little Falls-3 Melrose-0
Swimming
Melrose-104 Morris/Minnewaska-77
Tennis
Sauk Centre-7 Melrose-0 (Melrose team season ends in playoffs)
Volleyball
Melrose-3 Benson-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-19)
Melrose-3 BOLD-0 (25-21, 30-28, 25-18)
Perham Tournament (10-4)
Melrose-2 Henning-0 (25-20, 25-13)
Melrose-2 Northern Freeze (25-9, 25-21)
Melrose-1 DGF-1 (25-15, 21-25) Melrose win by  tie-breaker
Melrose-2 Perham-0 (25-18, 25-17)
Melrose-2 Park Rapids-1 (25-23, 15-25, 17-17)
Sauk Centre-2 Melrose-0 (25-20, 25-21)
Trivia Question:
Which school first had cheerleader.

Trivia Answer: The University of Minnesota is credited with have the first official cheerleaders in 1898. Prior to that there had been formal cheers at other schools.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Trivia Question: 
Prior to 1897 what was the most points a team could earn when getting the football across the goal line?
Homecoming victory

While he got blocks from his linemen quarterback Reegan Nelson (6) also slipped a few tackles as he gained over 50 yards rushing in the Dutchmen homecoming victory Friday. Melrose won the game 21-13 More on the game will appear in the Oct. 11 issue of the Melrose Beacon. \\

Trivia Answer:
In was a field goal.   In 1897 touchdown were counted for five points. Prior to that year only field goals counted for five points. In 1904 field goals were dropped to three points.