Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 29

The Lady Dutchmen posted a 50-49 win in overtime at Minnewaska this evening.  Emily Goerdt, who had seven points, put in the game winning shot.  Tayler Reller had 17 for Melrose in the game. 
Melrose (1-0) plays next on Saturday afternoon at Melrose. 
More details will appear in the Dec. 5 issue of the Beacon.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wednesday, Nov.28

Melrose Dutchmen senior running back, Trevor Swayer, linemen Seniors Josh Harren and Mitch Niehaus were named to the Mid-Minnesota Football team. Junior Seth Noll, received honorable mention as a wide receiver, Trevor Sawyer as kicker, Isaac Sawyer as defensive back and Gavin Sand as linebacker.
More information on the team appears in the Nov. 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon
(Players could be named to more than one position)
Quarterback; Pat Knoblauch, Sauk Centre
Running Back: Jon Skwira, Holdingford
Running Back: Trevor Sawyer, Melrose
Running Back: Austin Kollman, BBE
Wide Receiver: James Kuefler, BBE
Wide Receiver: Nick Adams, Sauk Centre
Linemen (offense/defense): Josh Harren, Melrose
Lineman (offense/defense): Mitch Niehaus, Melrose
Lineman (offense/defense): Jordan LeClaire, Albany
Lineman (offense/defense): Mitch Merten, Holdingford.
Linebacker: Patrick Rooney, BBE
Linebacker: Austin Kollman, BBE
Linebacker: Matt Messman, Holdingford
Linebacker: Jon Skwira, Holdingford
Defensive Back: Michael Schlangen, Albany
Defensive Back: Cody Schwinghammer, Holdingford
Kicker: Scott Litchy, Albany.
Honorable Mention:
Quarterback: Scott Litchy, Albany
Quarterback: Mitch Messman, Albany
Running Back: Roosevelt Austin, Sauk Centre
Running Back: Scott Litchy, Albany
Running Back: Nick Mergen, Albany
Running Back: Carter Holthaus, Albany
Wide Receiver: Seth Noll, Melrose
Wide Receiver: Cody Schwinghammer
Wide Receiver: Josh Buschette, Sauk Centre
Lineman (offense/defense): Billy Moritz, Sauk Centre
Lineman (offense/defense): Jordan Gombos, Holdingford
Lineman (defense): Mitch Messman, Holdingford
Linebacker: Nathan Brinker, Holdingford
Linebacker: Gaven Sand, Melrose
Linebacker, Trevor Sawyer, Melrose
Defensive Back: Isaac Sawyer, Melrose
Defensive Back: James Kuefler, BBE
Kicker: Trevor Sawyer, Melrose
Offensive Player of the Year: Pat Knoblauch, Sauk Centre
Defensive Player of the Year: Scott Litchy, Sauk Centre
Coach of the Year: Luke Mitchell

Wednesday, Nov.21

Middle Hitter Junior Brianna Schmiesing was named to the Mid-Minnesota Volleyball team.
Middle Hitter Senior Shelby Uphoff was  named to the second team.
Senior setter Tayler Reller and Sophomore setter Emily Goerdt were received honorable mention.
Mid-Minnesota First Team:
Outside Hitter: Ashley Kollman, Sauk Centre
Middle Hitter: Macy Weller, Sauk Centre
Middle Hitter: Brianna Schmiesing, Melrose
Middle Hitter: Brittany Roelike, BBE
Setter: Jena Klaphake, Sauk Centre
Libero: Cassie Shaver, Albany
Second team
Outside Hitter: Callie Manthe, Albany
Outside Hitter: Jena Volkers, Holdingford
Outside Hitter: Taylor Braegelmann, BBE
Outside Hitter: Kendra Zenzen, Sauk Centre
Middle Hitter: Shelby Uphoff, Melrose
Setter: Samantha Schlangen, Albany
Libero: Katie Reitsma, Sauk Centre.
Honorable mention
Outside Hitter: Amazih Eickhoff, Albany
Outside Hitter: Haley Huls, Holdingford
Middle Hitter: Becca Gruber, BBE
Middle Hitter: Kristin Buttweiler, Albany
Setter: Emily Goerdt, Melrose
Setter: Tayler Reller, Melrose
Setter: Hailey Braegelmann, BBE
Libero: Courtney Kern
Player of the Year: Macy Weller, Sauk Centre
Coach of the Year: Jim Klaphake, Sauk Centre

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday, Nov. 17

Diver Morgan Kingston (left) earned sixth place in the Class A State diving competition at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Sydney Rasmussen (right) won her heat of the 100 breaststroke (BT).

She was the only Lady Dutchmen to earn a medal. Other finishes were 200IM Rachael Kulzer, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha-12th 1:52.24. 50FS: Amanda Warzecha-15th 24.95 100FS: Amanda Warzecha-16th 55.16 200FSR: Katelyn Koetter, Kennedy Eichers, Sydney Rasmussen, Amanda Warzecha-12th 1:41.86. 100BT: Sydney Rasmussen-9th-1:07.19.
Videos: Morgan Kingston getting medal.  Syd Rasmussen finishing 100BT.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, Nov.16

The Melrose Lady Dutchmen completed their preliminary round of swimming at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Minneapolis.
They had the following results:
200IM Rachael Kulzer, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha-10th 1:51.14.
50FS: Amanda Warzecha-14th 24.64
100FLY: Gabi Sawyer-17th 1:01.55
100FS: Amanda Warzecha-14th 54.85
200FSR: Katelyn Koetter, Kennedy Eichers, Sydney Rasmussen, Amanda Warzecha-11th 1:41.99.
100BT: Sydney Rasmussen-10th-1:07.88.
400FSR: Katelyn Koetter, Audrey Blommel, Kennedy Eichers, Rachael Kulzer-DQ
No Lady Dutchmen swimmer qualified for the finals round.  The 200IM and 200FSR team, as well as Warzecha (50FS 100FS) and Rasmussen (100BT) qualified for the consolation heat.
Diver Morgan Kingston will compete in the final of the diving competition.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Morgan Kingston was in fifth place following the semi-final round of diving. She had earned 237.2 points so far.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Scott Stone signed a letter of intent to play basketball at St. Cloud State Univesity next year.  Stone, a senior with the Dutchmen, is among the leading scorers in Melrose history.

The Melrose Lady Dutchmen post-season volleyball awards were recently announced.
Melrose did not play in a conference. A poll among all of the coaches of the teams that resulted in the following members receiving All-Independent Honors.
All-Independent - Honorable Mention - Shelby Uphoff
All-Independent - 1st Team - Tayler Reller
All-Independent - 1st Team - Emily Goerdt
All-Independent - 1st Team - Briana Schmiesing
Other Awards earned by the team or individuals were:
Section 6AA All-Section Team - Emily Goerdt and Briana Schmieising

All-State Academic - LeAnna Thom
Team Awards: 
Spirit Award - Brenna PierskallaMost Improved - LeAnna ThomHustle Award - Torri RellerMVP - Offense - Briana Schmieising
MVP - Defense - Tayler Reller
MVP - Overall - Briana Schmieising
Coaches Award - Emily Goerdt

The Melrose Dutchmen football team also played an independent schedule this year. A poll of coaches brought the following honors to Melrose.

All-Independent - Honorable Mention - Seth Noll
All-Independent - 1st Team - Trevor Sawyer (left photo)
All-Independent - 1st Team - Mitchel Niehaus
All-Independent - 1st Team - Josh Harren
6AAA Player-Mitchel Niehaus
Team Awards:
Player of the Year Offense-Trevor Sawyer 
(right photo)
Most Improved Offense-Todd Bussman
Player of the Year Defense-Mitchel Niehaus 
(right photo)
Most Improved Player Defense-Gaven Sand
Special Teams Play of the  year Anthony Welle
SCout  team Player of the Year-Taylor Gieske
Craig Wiechman Award-Mitchel Niehaus

Tuesday,Nov. 13

The Melrose Area Public School Dist. 740 board, accepted the resignation of Head Baseball  Coach Craig Meyer at meeting of the board this evening. No replacement had yet been named. Meyer had been approved as head coach at a meeting in late October.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, Nov. 10


Eight members of the Melrose Lady Dutchmen team (above) qualified for the State Class A swim meet following the Section 6A meet at Sartell today.

Qualifying for state were: Morgan Kingston, Gabi Sawyer, Rachael Kulzer Amanda Warzecha, Audrey Blommel, Kennedy Eichers, Syd Rasmussen and Katelyn Koetter.  Melrose will have competitors in the following events
Diving-Kingston (top left photo)
50 Freestyle-Warzecha (top right photo)
100 Breaststroke (Syd Rasmussen (bottom left photo)
100 Butterfly-Sawyer (bottom right photo)
100 Freestyle-Warzecha
200 Medley Relay: Kulzer, Rasmussen, Sawyer and Koetter.
200 Freestyle Relay: Koetter, Blommel, Rasmussen and Warzecha.
400 Freestyle Relay: Eichers, Blommel, Kulzer, Warzecha
The photo of the runner-up  team and  the video of  Rasmussen winning the 100 Breaststroke are below.
Section 6A Runners-Up
First Row:  L to R:  Diana Nathe, McKenna Von Wahlde, Taylor Poepping, Sydney Rasmussen, Madison Blommel, Gabi Sawyer, Rachael Kulzer, Brianna Herdering, Kayla Herdering. Second Row:  Jordan Helmin, Maria Maleska, Stefanie Rasmussen. Third Row:  Kara Stalboerger, Hannah Miller, Katelyn Koetter, Mikayla Von Wahlde, Brittney Budde, Kendra Braun, Amanda Warzecha, Audrey Blommel, Kennedy Eichers, Megan Herdering, Natalie Ahrens, Morgan Kingston.