Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday, Dec. 30

The Melrose Dutchmen fell 69-57 to Litchfield in the consolation championship of the Crusader Classic in St. Cloud.  Scott Stone, who was named to the all-tournament team, finished with 26 points, Austin Van Beck had 10 points.
More information appears in the Jan. 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Left, Melrose and Litchfield players watch Seth Noll's three point shot drop threw the basket
Video (below) Ryan Elfering Drops in a three point shot against Litchfield. 

Thursday, Dec. 29

Shelby Uphoff looked to the basket
as she prepared for two-point shot.
The Lady Dutchmen rebounded from a 58-54 loss on Wednesday, to defeat Maple Lake 69-55 on Thursday. Emily Goerdt and Jenna Orth led the team with 19 points each. Annie Herkenhoff, hitting from the floor and free throw line, had 11 points and Tayler Reller added 10 points.
The win gave Melrose third place in the red division of the Upsala Tournament.
In the loss to Staples-Motley on Wednesday evening Orth scored 24 points. She was six-of-six in freethrows Melrose hit 9-of-12 freethrows. More information appears in the Jan. 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

            Annie Herkenhoff scores basket for Melrose.

The Dutchmen defeated Saul Rapids 77-39 in the first round of the consolation bracket in the Crusader Christmas Classic. Melrose was led by 32 points from Scott Stone. Jordan Welle added 10 points and Austin Van Beck 11 points.
The Dutchmen were sent to the consolation round after a 79-76 loss to Braham in the opening round. Isaac Sawyer score 32 points and Stone finished with 22 points. Van Beck finished with 15 points. The Dutchmen's chance to tie the game ended with a missed three-pointer as time ran out.
The Melrose-Sauk Centre (M-SC) Fusion swim team finished in third place in the five team Brainerd Invite Saturday.  The top finishes were Keenan Pearson's third in the 100 butterfly and Phil Budde's third in diving.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, Dec. 22

Melrose defeated Holdingford 82-42 at Holdingford.
Three players scored in double figures with Scottie Stone having 25 points. Austin Van Beck added 18 points and Ryan Elfering finished with 11 points.
More details appear in the Dec. 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Annie Herkenhoff
Herkenhoff scores against

The Lady Dutchmen and Paynesville Bulldog exchanged scoring runs and leads with Paynesville taking the game 57-54.
Melrose cut a 10-point deficit to one with about five minutes left.  The six straight free throw attempts in the final minutes to seal the win. Jenna Orth led Melrose with 20 points. Tayler Reller had nine points, all on three-point shots.
The match-up was the first conference game for the Lady Dutchmen. Melrose is now 5-3 on the year. More details appear in the Dec. 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.


Will Funk earns reveral
Sauk Centre-Melrose fell in all three matches of a quadrangular at Melrose.
Match scores were:
Becker-61 SC-M-3
Princeton-38 SC-M-26
Mora-61 SC-M-7
Will Funk and Roosevelt Austin were both 2-1 on the evening. Austin fell for the first time this year. Antonio Barrera recorded a pin against Princeton.
More details appear in the Dec. 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Corey Wiehoff passes the ball during
a Melrose fastbreak.
The Dutchmen defeated Sauk Rapids-Rice 73-41 at Melrose.
Every member of the Dutchmen team scored. Scot Stone led Melrose with 15 points. Isaac Sawyer added 13 points and Dylan Schmiesing had 10 points.
The next game is Thursday, Dec. 22 at Holdingford.

The Lady Dutchmen downed Holdingford 42-30. Melrose was led by Annie Herkenhoff, 16 points and Jenna Orth, 13 points.
The girls' next game is Thursday when it hosts Paynesville.

Nathan Welberg in the 100BT.
The Melrose/Sauk Centre swimming and diving team fell to Willmar 101-85. Keenan Pearson won the 100FLY, John Schwieters won the 100 backstroke. Reed Duncan led Nathan Welberg and Noah Glasener to a 1-2-3 sweep of the 100BT. The team's next meet is Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Brainerd Invite.

Praire Centre posted a 6-2 over Redwood Valley at Redwood Falls. Sean Colton had three goals for the North Stars.
Next up is the Dec. 27-29 tournament in St. Cloud.

Sauk Centre/Melrose fell 45-27 to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade.
The team's next outing will be Thursday, Dec. 22 in a quadrangular at Melrose.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, Dec. 17

The Lady Dutchmen finished first in the Brainerd Invitational. The team scored a 143.25 to take the crown. Melrose did not have a first place finish in any routine.
The next meet is Jan. 7 at Watertown.

The Dutchmen won the Kimball tournament defeating host team Kimball 73-32.  The Boys' next game is Tuesday night hosting Sauk Rapids-Rice.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday, Dec. 16

Melrose played a balanced game and posted 49-40 win over Osakis at Melrose.
Jenna Orth (16) and Annie Herkenhoff (15) led the Lady Dutchmen scoring. Melrose was 15-of-21 from the free throw line with Orth going 7-of-8 and Gabi Sawyer hitting 5-of-6.
Others scoring were: Sawyer-8, Tayler Reller and Shelby Uphoff-2, Emily Goerdt-6.

SC/M went 1-2 in the SC/M quadrangular.
Scores were: SC/M
Holdingford-54 SC/M-25
SC/MN-67 Parkers' Prairie-6
Osakis-46 SC/M-36.
Winning by pin were:
Will Funk, Cory Messer, Devon Fischer, Roosevelt Austin, Mitch Wolbeck, Tom Latzka and Arturo Stefanoni.

Thursday, Dec. 15

Annie Herkenhoff drives in for two points against BBE
The Lady Dutchmen posted a 57-50 win over BBE at Melrose.
Jenna Orth, 16 points, and Annie Herkenhoff, 13 points, led the Lady Dutchmen in the win.
Melrose hosts Osakis tonight

Gabi Sawyer scoring for Melrose.

The Dutchmen controlled the game from outset and posted an 80-37 win over Spectrum in the first round of the Kimball Tournament. Scottie Stone had 31 points and Isaac Sawyer finished with 19 points.
The Fusion was edged 117-69 at Alexandria. Keenan Pearson won the 100 butterfly and John Schwieters won the 100 backstroke.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Scott Stone had 37
points against Foley
The Melrose Dutchmen breezed to an 80-51 win over Foley at Melrose.
The Dutchmen never trailed in the game and led by 30 for most of the second half.  Melrose lead 53-21 at half time.
Scott Stone had the hot hand for Melrose scoring 37 points for the Dutchmen. Austin Van Beck added 10 points underneath.
Also scoring for Melrose were: Seth Noll-9, Isaac Sawyer-8, Jordan Welle-2, Ryan Hinnenkamp-4, Mitch Reller-4, Dylan Schmiesing-4, Austin Van Beck-10, Mitch Niehaus-2.
Melrose-80 Foley-51
Foley 21 30-51
Melrose 53 27-80

Scott Stone hits the first of five 
three points against Foley

TOM LATZKA won his match
against Paynesville
Sauk Centre/Melrose was defeated 43-25 by Paynesville at Sauk Centre. The Bulldogs did not have the match locked up unil the 220 division.
The individual results were (wbp-won by pin, md-major decision, lbp-loss by pin).
106-Kolten Kuhlmann wbp :55.
113-Junior Perez fell 8-3
120-Will Funk won 3-1
126-SC/M forfeited
132-Cory Messer fell 2-1.
136-Tom Latzka won 1-0.
145-Derek Karash fell md 14-5
152-Dalton Reinke won by forfeit
160-Clayton Menson lbp :09
170-Shaun Wiese lbp :45
182-SC/M forfeited
192-Roosevelt Austin md 12-4
220-Arturo Stefanoni lbp 4:15
HWT-Antonio Barerra lbp :24.

Roosevelt Austin (in dark uniform) earns take down

Melrose scored a 142.45 in a victory at Benson.  Hailey Brinkman competed only on bars and claimed first in that event.
Lydia Butkowski was first on vault and beam and second in the all-around.
Melrose finished in the top four in all events
Vault : 1. Butkowski 9.2, 2-J. Brinkman 9.15, 3-Austing 9.05, 4-Hinnenkamp  8.95. 5-M. Brinkman 8.6. Bars: 1-H. Brinkman 9.275, 2-J. Brinkman 9.125, 3-Butkowski 8.9, 4-M. Brinkman 8.15, 5-Hinnenkamp 7.8. Beam: 1-Butkowski 9.35, 2-J. Brinkman 8.725, 3-M. Brinkman 8.6, 4-Hinnenkamp 8.5. Floor: 1-J. Brinkman 9.15, 2-M. Brinkman 8.95, 3-Hinnenkamp 8.65, 5-Austing 8.6. All-Around: 1-J. Brinkman 36.15, 2-Butkowski 36.1, 3-M. Brinkman 34.3, 4-Hinnenkamp 33.975.

The Melrose/Sauk Centre Fusion were edged 98-88 at Park Rapids. M/SC claimed first in the 100 Fly (Keenan Pearson).


Prairie Centre Area defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 9-1.
Scoring for PCA were: Sean Colton-2, Nate Mettenberg-2, Cody Bartkowicz, Tyler Schmitz, Cody Steward, and Presong Pung. Justin Brever had 13 saves.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, Dec. 10

The Melrose Rosettes Jazz Funk team
finished fourth at Fergus Falls
The Melrose Rosettes Dance Team competed at the Fergus Falls Invitiational. The High Kick team finished third and the Jazz-Funk team finished fourth.

The Lady Dutchmen fell 61-53 to Kenyon-Wanamingo. Melrose trailed by 15 at half time.  Tayler Reller (14) and Jenna Orth (11) led the scoing.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, Dec. 9

Arturo Stefannio had three pins in the Cardinal Classic

Sauk Centre/Melrose wrestlers finished fifth in the nine-team Cardinal Classic at Willmar.
Roosevelt Austin won the 192 championship with three pins.
SC/M also had two thirds, three fourths and a fifth place finisher.  It entered 11 wrestlers in the tournament.

Cory Messer earns near fall points.

The Lady Dutchmen fell 57-35 at Goodhue.   Jenna Orth scored 10 points.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday, Dec. 8

Melrose (0-1) fell 75-64 to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (4-0) at Belgrade. BBE competed in the state Class A championship last season.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Tayler Reller scored seven points including
 the two that tied the game for Melrose.
The Lady Dutchmen tied the score 54-54 with 22 second left, then went on to defeat Pierz 64-57 in overtime at Melrose.  The team is now 2-0 on the year. Jenna Orth (21) and emily goerdt (11) led the Melrose scoring.

Persistance pays off for Lady Dutchmen

Maddie Brinkman on the floor
The Melrose Gymnasts scored a 1141.1 winning their first duel meet of the year over Little Falls. Melrose's Hailey Brinkman won the vault, floor, beam and all-around title. Jailyn Brinkman won the bars routine.

Jailyn Brinkman on bars

The Sauk Centre/Melrose wrestling team fell 79-0 to New London-Spicer.  SC/M forfeited six of the 14 weight units.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, Dec. 3

Varsity and Junior Varsity members of the team are:
Kayla Austing, Mady Brinkman, Trisha Thom, Abby Hinnenkamp
Samantha Dockendorf, Sandra Sprenger, Hannah Elfering, Cassandra Conners
Coach Cassie Schoenberg, Head Coach Katie Masog, Lydia Butkowski, Jailyn Brinkman, Hailey Brinkman, Tiffani Rademacher, Manager Georgianna Toenies, Coach Alex Bade.
The Lady Dutchmen score 140.2 and claimed first place in the Becker Tournament.  
Team, not individual awards were reward at the conclusion of the event.  Melrose finished first on the bars (34.05) and beam (35.3) and second on the vault (35.55) and floor (35.3).  
The junior varsity team claimed second place
More details appear in the Dec. 7 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Hailey Brinkman on floor

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, Dec. 2

Roosevelt Austin 182 champion 
Sauk Centre-Melrose (SC-M) finished seventh in the SC-M early bird tournament.
The team had one champion, 182 pounder Roosevelt Austin.
The team champion was KMS with Sartell  earning runner-up honors.
Individual champions were:
106-Jordan Engler-KMS
113-Nick Meyer-KMS
120-Ty Griffin-Rockford
126-Lamberto Rodriquez-KMS
132-Logan Knoshal-Montevideo
138-Zach Carlson-KMS
145-Josh  Halicke-Sartell
152-Kyle Baker-KMS
160-Jordon Rothers-KMS
170-John Redepenning-Rockford
182-Roosevelt Austin-SC-M
195-Brady Goebel-Sartell
220-Garret Sher-Osakis
HWT-Isaac Froelich-KMS
Coaches  MVP-Josh Halicke-Sartell
Team  finishes:
KMS-245.5, Sartell-188, Rockford-179, Montevideo-138, Osakis-123, Rocori-89, SC-M-81, Eden Valley-Watkins-58, Ortonville-39

SC-M Results
106-Kolten Kuhlmann: 1st Round (R1): won by pin 3:17. Quarterfinals (QF): fell at 1:02. Wrestlebacks (WB) 1 fell at 2:20.
113-Junior Perez: R1 won 18-7. QF fell at 0:34. WB1 Bye. WB2: fell at 1:33.
120-Will Funk: QF won 4-3. Semi-finals (SF) fell at 1:40.  Third Place (3P) fell 4-2.
138-Cory Messer: QF won 4-3. SF fell injury default. 3P won 7-4.
152-Tom Latzka: QF won by pin at 3:28. SF fell 15-7. 3P fell 11-6.
160-Dalton Reinke: R1 fell 7-2. WB1 fell at 0:57.
182-Roosevelt Austin: QF won by pin at 0:27. SF won 18-5, Championship won 3-1 (OT).
220-Arturo Stefanoni: R1 bye. QF won 2:25. SF fell 1:50  3P fell 1:36.
HWT-Antonio Barerra: R1 bye, QF fell 5-3, WB1-Bye, WB2-Bye 5P fell 1:22.
126, 132, 145, 170, 195-No wrestlers from SC-M

Led by 15 points from Annie Herkenhoff and 12 from Shelby Uphoff, the Lady Dutchmen opened the basketball season with a 48-41 win at St. Cloud. Melrose had 24-12 halftime lead.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday, Nov. 29

The Melrose athletic teams have been placed back into the West Central Conference (WCC).
The committee of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) recommended placing Melrose back into the WCC in late October.  The WCC appealed the decision and on Nov. 9 the appeal went before a independent hearing officer.
On Nov. 21 the officer, after reviewing the appeal, recommended the MSHSL accept the committee's recommendation and place Melrose in the WCC.
Melrose begins its winter sports competition this Friday with the girls basketball team traveling to St. Cloud Cathedral, and the wrestling team hosting an invitational. The gymnastics team is at an invitational at Becker on Saturday.

SC-M wrestlers open season Friday
by Randy Olson

On Friday, the Melrose Early Bird Invitational kicks off the 2011-12 season for the second-year Sauk Centre/Melrose Area wrestling pairing. 

Teams included are Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Ortonville, Rocori, Eden Valley-Watkins, Sartell-St. Stephen, Osakis and Montevideo. The tournament begins at 4 p.m.

The SCM wrestlers open the West Central North Conference schedule next Tuesday at New London-Spicer. The Wildcats are talked of as favorites in the WCCN. On Dec. 9, SCM travels to Willmar for an invitational. The first home action in Sauk Centre is on Dec. 13 with a triangular against Paynesville Area and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

With only two seniors on the roster, Javier Rodriguez and Cory Messer, the squad is bolstered with depth by five juniors, four sophomores and four freshmen.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday, Nov. 19

The Melrose Lady Dutchmen swimming and diving team finished 16th in the state swimming and diving tournament in Minneapolis. Sartell-St. Stephen was the team champion.
Melrose did not have any swimmer in the championship heat (top eight) but did  have two swimmers finish in ninth place.
Melrose finishes on the final day were:
200MR: 16-Jordan Doetkott, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha 1:55.97.
200FS: 16-Annie Herkenhoff 2:01.34.
50FS: 12-Warzecha 24.87
Diving: 15-Morgan Kingston 297.30
100FLY: 9-Sawyer 59.64
100FS: 12-Warzecha 54.90
500FS: 9-Herkenhoff 5:19.31, 11-Sam Rasmussen 5:22.13.
400FSR: 14- Sawyer, Herkenhoff, Warzecha, Sam Rasmussen 3:46.17

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, Nov. 18

The following qualified for the consolation heat of the Class Minnesota State Swimming and Diving championships which will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at noon at the U of M Aquatic Center.  No swimmer qualified for the championship heat
200 Medley Relay: Jordan Doetkott, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha 1:53.88
200 Freestyle: 12-Annie Herkenhoff 24.76
50 Freestyle: 12-Warzecha 24.76
100 Butterfly: 10-Sawyer 59.6
100 Freestyle: 14-Warzecha 54.96
500 Freestyle: 9-5:18.22, 16-Samantha Rasmussen 5:27.26
400 Freestyle Relay: 13-Sawyer, Herkenhoff, Warzecha, Sam Rasmussen 3:44.9
Competed in preliminaries but did not qualify for consolation.
200 IM: 21-Syd Rasmussen 2:18.98
200 Freestyle Relay: 21-Jenna Orth, Syd Rasmussen, Herkenhoff, Sam Rasmussen 1:43.38
100 Breaststroke: 23-Syd Rasmussen 1:11.59

Thursday, Nov. 17

Swimming-State Meet:
Diver Morgan Kingston was ranked fifth in after the semi-final round of the Class A diving competition. She had score of 236.00.  She moved up from the preliminary round, where she scored 146.45, which placed her ninth. The top four after the semi-finals were: Bailey Dupay, Northfield, 277.6,  Casey Nightengale, Benild-St. Mar. 257.05, Kyley Foster, 244.95 and Kayla Lindeman, Holy Family, 236.25. The diving finals will be noon on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Football: Tanner Klaphake, Alex Welle,  Craig Weichmann. Honorable Mention: Isaac Sawyer and Josh Harren.
Swimming: Jordan Doetkott, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha, Madison Blommel, Jenna Orth, Alli Maleska, Audrey Blommel, Samantha Rasmussen, Annie Herkenhoff
Morgan Kingston and Jackie Blomker. Honorable Mention: Jewell Budde,  Rachael Kulzer and Gabi Sawyer.
Volleyball: Shelby Uphoff, Brianna Schmiesing, Brynn VanHeel: Honorable mention:  Morgan Tschida

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, Nov. 12


Melrose's turned in is best section performance ever in the 6A swimming and diving finals at Morris.
The team advances eight individuals in 12 different events to the Minnesota State High School League Class A meet, which begins on Thursday.
Ninth grader Gabi Sawyer earned first place in the 100 fly, and was the only Lady Dutchmen to claim first place. Other Lady Dutchmen who will be competing at state are:
Amanda Warzecha-50FS, 100FS
Annie Herkenhoff-200FS, 500FS
Samantha Rasmussen-500FS,
Sydney Rasmussen-200IM, 100BT
Morgan Kingston-Diving,
Relay Teams advancing are:
200MR: Jordan Doetkott, Sydney Rasmussen, Sawyer, Warzecha.
200FSR: Jenna Orth, Syd Rasmussen, Herkenoff, Sam Rasmussen.
400FSR: Sawyer, Herkenhoff, Warzecha, Sam Rasmussen


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, Nov. 1

The Lady Dutchmen volleyball season ended with a 3-2 loss to second seeded Little Falls in the 6AA-North playoffs as at Sauk Rapids.
The scores of the games were
Little Falls-25 Melrose-14
Melrose-25 Little Falls-23
Melrose-25 Little Falls-16
Little Falls-25 Melrose-20
Little Falls-18 Melrose-16
Details of the match will appear in the Nov. 9 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, Oct. 29

The Lady Dutchmen dominated the West Central Conference meet at Montevideo from the start to the end of the meet.  Melrose had 10 first place finishes in the match. They also had five 1-2 finishes.  In  diving and in the 500FS, where the team finished 1-2-3.
The next meet will be Friday and Saturday at Morris, the Section 6A meet.  That meet determines which swimmers and divers advance to the state meet.
Details of the conference match will appear in the Nov. 2 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, Oct. 28

Blocks by Shelby Uphoff (7) and Breanna Pierskalla (2) killed attacks by LP-GE.
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen held off a determined LPGE team and posted a 3-1 win in the quarterfinals of the 6AA-North sub-section tournament at Melrose.
The 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23 match saw a number of lead changes, long volleys, but few long serving runs.  Melrose's next game will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the semi-finals at Sauk Rapids where it will face Little Falls.
Details of the Melrose-LPGE game will appear in the Nov. 2 issue of the Beacon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, Oct. 26

The Minnesota State High School League has placed Melrose back into the West Central Conference for the 2012-13 sports season. Melrose Area Public School Officials received word on Wednesday afternoon about the placing.
The conference has 10 calendar days from today to appeal the placement.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 25

The Dutchmen fell 28-14 to Zimmerman in the quarter-finals of the 6AAA playoffs at Zimmerman. That ends the Dutchmen's season.
Seth Noll and Alex Welle both scored touchdowns for Melrose. They came in the third quarter when Melrose came back from a 21-0.  Noll also had an interception and recovered a fumble.
More details of the game will appear in the Nov. 2 Issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Monday, Oct. 24

Melrose concluded its regular season with a 3-1 win at Pierz.   Melrose hit on 94-of-95 serves with five ace serve.  More on the game will appear in the Nov. 2 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
A misunderstanding of the date of the announcement of which conference Melrose will be placed in means the district still does not know. The announcement will be made on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, Oct. 20


The Lady Dutchmen finished fifth in the state Class A True team meet in Minneapolis.
It missed a fourth place finish by two points. Melrose was competing in its fourth meet in eight days. More information in the Oct. 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Sam Rasmussen's (pictured) freestyle swimming help Melrose to a fifth place finish at the state true team meet.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Seth Noll raced passed Sauk Centre defenders .
Air Dutchmen was not only off the ground but used long range attacks to post a 25-14 win over Sauk Centre in the final regular season game at Melrose. Quarterback Isaac Sawyer threw touchdown passes to Andrew Welle (seven yards), and tree to Tanner Klaphake (66, 16 and 25 yards).
Melrose finished the regular season winning its last two games.
This may the last time the two football teams will meet for at least a year in that they compete in different classes in football and may not be in the same conference next fall.
Melrose was seeded eighth and will travel to #1 seed Zimmermann to begin post season play on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Single player Hailey Brinkman missed a shot at going to state after she was defeated in the semi-finals of the 6A tournament at Sartell.
Kayla Uphus and Emily Hellermann (picture right) were defeated in the semi-final of doubles play at the tournament.


The Lady Dutchmen defeated Little Falls 106-75 at Melrose.
It was the final home match of the 12 seniors (left photograph)

Briana Schmiesing had a kill in the win over Foley
The volleyball team defeated Foley 3-1 at Melrose.
More information on the games will be found in the Oct. 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Monday, Oct. 17

Hailey Brinkman advanced to the section 6A singles semi-finals at Sartell. She won two matches on Monday.
Emily Hellermann and Kayla Uphus advanced to the semi-finals of the doubles competition.
Singles player Grace Brang went 1-1 and the doubles team of Christina Schulzetenberg and Michaela Worms finished 0-1.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, Oct. 15

The Lady Dutchmen won the Section 6A true team meet at Morris. Melrose advances to the state true team meet.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday, Oct. 14

A last minute touchdown pass from Isaac Sawyer to Tanner Klaphake, helped Melrose to a 29-23 win over Minnewaska on Friday evening. Melrose's final regular season game is Wednesday hosting Sauk Centre.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, Oct. 13

Melrose defeated Minnewaska/Morris 107-74 at Morris. Gabi Sawyer set a pool record at 1:02.69 in the 100 Butterfly.
The Lady Dutchmen advanced to the 6A championship with a 5-2 win over Sauk Centre.
They face Osakis in the championship. Osakis defeated Melrose twice this year in regular season competition.
Osakis defeated Melrose 4-3 to claim the championship of the of Section 6A. Osakis will advance to the state tournament as a team.
Melrose defeated Minnewaska 3-2 at Glenwood. The Lady Dutchmen rallied from loses of 25-20 and 25-23 to win 25-20, 25-16 and 15-9.
Melrose will find out later this month which athletic conference it will be assigned to. Melrose made a presentation to the Minnesota State High School League asking to be placed into the West Central Conference, Central Minnesota Conference or Granite Ridge Conference.
Melrose does have tentative agreements for eight football games this fall, a number of volleyball contests and is filling its swimming and tennis schedules for the fall.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

The Lady Dutchmen defeated Minnewaska 6-1 in the quarter finals of the Section 6A playoff at Sartell.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 11

The Lady Dutchmen made it a successful Parent's Night with a 3-2 win over New London-Spicer at Melrose.
The night was back and forth with Melrose winning 25-15, the falling 25-23. Melrose jumped to a 7-0 lead in the third game and won 25-15. NLS took a 25-20 win in the third game before Melrose won 15-13 in the final game.

Play at the net by Shelby Uphoff (7) and LeAnna Thom (12) helped Melrose to a 3-22 win over NL-S.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, Oct. 7

Albany defeated Melrose 33-0 at Albany.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Melrose topped Sauk Centre 109-71 in a contest at Melrose.
Melrose defeated Paynesville 3-1 with scores of 25-14, 25-17, 25-27 and 25-10.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

The Lady Dutchmen fell 4-3 to Osakis at Melrose in the final regular season meet.
Melrose fell in three games to Sauk Centre at Melrose.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, Oct.3

The Melrose Soccer Clubs both won games today at St. Cloud Tech.
The Girls posted a 4-1 win
The Boys won 7-0.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, Sept. 30

Melrose fell 33-6 to New London-Spicer in its homecoming game.
The team's scoring came on a fourth quarter touchdown pass from Isaac Sawyer to Scottie Stone.

Thursday, Sept. 29

The Lady Dutchmen topped Albany 67-35 at Albany. Melrose took first in all but the 100 backstoke.
Melrose moved to 14-2 on the year with a 7-0 over MACCRAY at Melrose.
The boys team defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7-1 at Melrose.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, Sept. 27

The Melrose swim team defeated St. Cloud/St. John's Prep  102-74.
The Lady Dutchmen tennis team won 5-2 at New London-Spicer.
The Lady Dutchmen volleyball team won defeated Albany 3-0. Game scores were: 25-21, 25-23, 28-26.

Monday, Sept. 26

The Melrose Boys soccer club won 5-0.
The Melrose Girls soccer club fell 3-1.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday, Sept. 23

The Melrose Dutchmen fell 28-12 at Paynesville. Victor Scherping scored on a 15-yard run. Scottie Stone scored on a 14-yard pass from Isaac Sawyer.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, Sept. 22

The Lady Dutchmen tennis team defeated Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7-0 at Belgrade.
Melrose defeated Minnewaska 3-1 at Melrose. Game scores were 25-18, 25-17, 20-25 and 25-17.
The girls' soccer club played to a 0-0 with a team from Sartell.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, Sept. 20

The Lady Dutchmen claimed 1-2-3 spots in the 100 backstroke as they posted a 113-71 win over Foley at Melrose. Melrose had the top times in every event, including the 400 freestyle relay, which it swam as a exhibition event.  Seniors Annie Herkenhoff and Samantha Rasmussen finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle.
Melrose won 4-1 over Minnewaska at Melrose. The number three and number one singles events were tied at one set each, when rain forced them them to quit playing.  Melrose's double teams not only won, but all three won 6-0 6-0.
Melrose posted a five-game win at New  London. The game scores were 21-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19, 15-10. Shelby Uphoff had 13 kills, and was 25/25 with four ace serves for Melrose.

Monday, Sept. 19

Citing personal and family reasons Melrose head football coach Jay DeCann announced his resignation as head coach. Vaughn Glasener was named interim head coach.
The Lady Dutchmen defeated Sauk Centre 6-1 at Melrose.
Melrose won the number 1, 2 and 4 singles contests and the number 1, 2 and 3 doubles contests.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, Sept. 17

The Lady Dutchmen earned 636 points to claim first place in the Park Rapids Invitational on Saturday. Second place Brainerd had 509 points.
The Lady Dutchmen went 2-2 and finished in sixth place at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Invite on Saturday.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, Sept. 16

Melrose fell 23-12 at Montevideo.
Josh Harren scored on a 45-yard interception. 
Trevor Sawyer scored on a 15-yard pass from Isaac Sawyer.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday, Sept. 15

Melrose finished 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay in a meet at Melrose.
The Lady Dutchmen won 110-68 over Montevideo.
The doubles teams won all three of their events as Melrose won 6-1 over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Melrose.
Melrose defeated Paynesville in three games posting scores of 25-12, 25-18, 25-13 to win at Melrose.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, Sept. 13

The Lady Dutchmen fell in three games to Sauk Centre at Sauk Centre. The first game was a 30-28, but after that Sauk Centre posted wins of 25-14 and 25-10.
The Lady Dutchmen tennis team defeated New London-Spicer 5-2. Madison Rausch won the longest match of the day. It went three sets with two of the sets determined by tie-breakers. That match was played at Melrose
Melrose topped Rocori 104-68 at Rocori.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday, Sept. 9

Plainview-Elgin-Millville defeated Melrose 56-13 at Elgin.
Melrose scored first in the game on a pass play from Isaac Sawyer to Alex Welle.
Melrose score next late in the fourth quarter on a run by Tanner Klaphake.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, Sept. 8

The Lady Dutchmen rallied from 25-22 first game loss to defeat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 25-18, 28-26, 25-12 at Melrose.
Melrose defeated Minnewaska 6-1 at Glenwood. Melrose won all the doubles contests.
St. Michael-Albertville defeated Melrose 81-59 at St. Michael.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome to the Dutchmen Sports Blog!

Seniors Emily Hellerman and Kayla Uphus celebrate winning a point during the third set of their one doubles match against Sauk Centre yesterday...the duo won their match to give the Dutchmen a conference win over the rival Mainstreeters.

Sept. 6 at Sauk Centre
Melrose-4 Sauk Centre-3
Melrose won all three doubles matches in the win over Sauk Centre.  Number one doubles Kayla Uphus/Emily Hellermann won in three sets.  Hailey Brinkman, number 1 singles, was the only Lady Dutchmen to win a singles match.
Sept. 6 at Melrose
Melrose-104 Holdingford-74
The Lady Dutchmen had the best time in the every event, had the top two times in most events and swept the 200 medley relay, diving and 100 freestyle races. The team swam the 100BK as an exhibition and finished 1-2-3.
Sept. 6 at Albany
Melrose-3 Albany-2
Melrose rallied from a 25-9 loss in the first and 25-21 in the third game, to win game two (25-16), game 3 (25-16) and game give 15-11.
Sept. 1 at Melrose
The Dutchmen moved the ball in the air and on the ground to post a 27-6 win over Yellow Medicine East.  Isaac Sawyer threw two touchdown passes. One to Andrew Welle, one to Tanner Klaphake. Klaphake also scored on the run as did Alex Welle.