Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Sauk Centre- Melrose Wrestling: The SC-M wrestlers earned sixth place with five wrestlers earning medals at the SC-Melrose Earlybird Tournament.   Earning medals were:  Antonio Ortiz, 106, second (top photograph); Jordan Winter, 113, third; Will Funk, 132, second (bottom photograph);  Dalton Reinke, 152, third (video below); and Jimmy Thomas, 220, fourth.
More information will be in the Dec. 4 issue  of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Melrose Dutchmen Basketball: Even with a strong second half, the Melrose Dutchmen fell 63-56 to LPGE in their first game of the year. Seth Noll (in photograph and top video) led Melrose with 19 points. His three-point shooting at the end of the half help Melrose get back into the game. Melrose trailed 31-28 at half. Noll had dropped in the final six Melrose points on three point shots. No other Dutchmen had more than eight points in the game. Blake Gerads (second video), who played strong game underneath and Tyler Braegelmann both scored eight point.

Melrose was within three points with 40 seconds left in the game. It was forced to foul allowing LPGE to built on its lead.

For more information see the Dec. 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Prairie Centre North Stars: The North Stars fell 3-2 in overtime to River Lakes.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, Nov. 22

Melrose Dutchmen Basketball: Tuesday Nov. 26 host LPGE

Thursday, Nov. 11

Prairie Centre Hockey:
The Prairie Centre North Stars (0-1) fell 4-0 to St. Cloud Apollo in St. Cloud.  The Dutchmen will a number new faces this year as they graduated nine seniors.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Left photo Syndey Rasmussen (lef) finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke. 
Johanne Kolbak finished fifth in the 100 BT. Gabi Sawyer (right  and in video below) finished third in the 100 Butterfly race at the state meet.  Consolations finishers 200 Medley Relay: Gabi Sawyer, Sydney Rasmussen, Johanne Kolbak, Mikayla Von Wahlde.-12th 200 Freestyle: Rachael Kulzer-15th. 200 Individual Medley: Johanne Kolbak-finished 15th at state. 400FSR: Gabi Sawyer, Johanne Kolbak, Rachael Kulzer and Taylor Poepping finished 14th in state.-13th

Melrose finished 13th out of 50 plus teams that sent some one to the state meet.
Photograph (from left) Gabi Sawyer, Taylor Poepping and Johanne Kolbak cheered and watch the scoreboard Rachael Kulzer finished the 400FSR.
Photos and video by Randy Olson

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tuesday, Nov 19

LADY DUTCHMEN SWIMMING: The following will compete in the Class A State Preliminaries swimming meet. Those finishing in the top 1-8 compete in the championship finals on Wednesday. Those finishing 9 to 16 compete in the consolation round.
Championship qualifiers
100 Butterfly Gabi Sawyer-fourth
100 Breastroke: Sydney Rasmussen-seventh, Johanne Kolbak-eighth.
Consolations finishers
200 Medley Relay: Gabi Sawyer, Sydney Rasmussen, Johanne Kolbak, Mikayla Von Wahlde.-11th
200 Freestyle: Rachael Kulzer-13th
200 Individual Medley. Johanne Kolbak-13th
400FSR: Gabi Sawyer, Johanne Kolbak, Rachael Kulzer and Taylor Poepping-15th.
Other finishes-will not compete on Wednesday
100 Freestyle: Rachael Kulzer-21st
100 Backstroke: Gabi Sawyer-17th
200 Freestyle Relay: Katelyn Koetter, Madison Blommel, Rachael Kulzer, Sydney Rasmussen-20th

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 12

The following post season awards were announced tonight at the tennis banquet.
Most Valuable Player: Grace Brang
Most Improved Player: Elisha Engelmeyer
Team Spirit Award: Jailyn Brinkman
Next year's captains: Elisha Engelmeyer and Sam Poepping.

All Conference: Grace Brang, Elisha Engelmeyer, Madison Rausch, Kenedy Meyer, Jailyn Brinkman. Honorable Mention: Becky Klaphake.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9

Melrose set a number school records and is sending eight to the state swim meet following the Section 6A meet at Alexandria.  Qualifying state from Melrose are.
Gabi Sawyer: 200MR,100FLY, 100BK, 400FSR.
Johanne Kolbak:  200MR,  200IM, 100BT, 400FSR.
Katelyn Koetter: 200FSR.
Madison Blommel:  200FSR.
Mikayla Von Wahlde: 200MR.
Rachael Kulzer: 200FS, 100FS, 200FSR, 400FSR.
Sydney Rasmussen: 200MR, 200FSR, 100BT.
Taylor Poepping: 400FSR.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thursday, Nov. 7


Qualifying for the final day of competition (Nov. 9) after the preliminary round this afternoon were:
Finishing in the top eight for Melrose as the Section 6A preliminary round were:
200IM: Second place. 200FS: Rachael Kulzer, fourth; Steph Rasmussen, sixth, Taylor Poepping, 12th. 200IM: Johanne Kolbak, fifth; Sydney Rasmussen, sixth; Brittney Budde, 11th; Diana Nathe, 12th. 50FS: Madison Blommel, fourth, Katelyn Koetter 26.32. 100FLY: Gabi Sawyer, first; Budde, 13th. 100FS: Kulzer, fifth; Koetter, seventh; Taylor Poepping, eighth. 500FS: Steph Rasmussen, second. 200FSR: Fourth place. 100BK: Mikayla Von Wahlde, third; Sawyer, fifth, Jordan Helmin, sixth; Blommel, eighth. 100BT: Syd Rasmussen, second; Kolbak, fourth. 400FSR: Third place.
The Tournament concludes Saturday, Nov. 9 in Alexandria.