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.