Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday May 28, 2014


Lydia Butkowski (left photo) finished second in the girls' triple jump this afternoon and qualified for the State Track and Field meet.
You can see a video of Butkowski at
Butkowski is the only member of the Melrose track and field to reach state this year. Zack Zink, running in the 400, finished in third place, but needed a first or second to be guaranteed a state berth.
Another highlight was the finish of the 4X800 boys relay which again set the school record in that event. The quartet finished in fifth place.
The top six finishers received medals. Medaling for Melrose were:
Jailyn Brinkman, sixth in the triple and long jump
Madison Brinkman, fifth in the triple jump.
Bringing points, but not earning a medal were:
Cally Roering, eighth in the 3100 hurdles.
Caleb Rothfork, seventh in the high jump. (Video below).
Other finishes were:
Lydia Butkowski, 10th in the long jump.
Kayla Herdering, ninth in the discus
Rodrigo Milla 12th in the 200.
Brent Blommel, 14th in the 800
Cally Roering, 15th in the 100 hurdles
Melrose finished in seventh place at Staple Invite this afternoon. The team shot a 318. Jacob Dickhaus finished with an 86 to lead Melrose.
Other scores were:
Isaac Lieser-93
Hunter Kvistad-99
Zach Austing-103
Tyler Hoffman-104
Matthew Kluempke-110.
More information appears in the June 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Melrose fell 3-2 to number one seed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the first round of the Section 6A playoffs. The loss ends the Dutchmen's season.
More information in the June 4 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014-baseball

The Dutchmen concluded their regular season in another close game contest falling 3-2 to Albany this evening in St. Martin. The Huskies broke a 1-1 in the fifth inning scoring on a wild pitch and an error. Melrose's seventh-inning rallied was thwarted when Cole Van Beck was ruled out at the plate ending the game.  More information appears in the May 28 issue of the Beacon

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014-golf

Playing some good rounds of golf Melrose turned in some solid scores today a the Melrose Invite at GreyStone in Sauk Centre.
Brooklyn Loxtercamp was the top scorer for the Lady Dutchmen. Isaac Lieser recorded the Dutchmen's best score.
More information appears in the May 28 issue of the Beacon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014-track

Nine individuals and one relay team will represent Melrose Wednesday, May 28 at the Section 5A track meet.

The list below shows the event Participant Sub-Section Finish (F) and their time or distance (T/D).

Listed below are the top Melrose finishers in event in which Melrose did not qualify some one for Section competition.

Tuesday May 20, 2014-softball

The Lady Dutchmen's season ended with a 4-1 loss in the playoffs to Staples-Motely at Staples. Melrose fell behind 4-0 by the four inning as Megan Vetsch struck out 11 in the seven-inning game.  Melrose had six hits in the game for six different players. Nikki Zierden double and had an RBI. Kayla Austing scored the team's run in the fifth inning.  Morgan Notch did not walk anyone, but was charged with the loss.
More information on the game will appear in the May 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014-Baseball

The Dutchmen needed only five innings to top ACGC 13-3 this afternoon at Melrose. The team started slow and spotted ACGC a 3-0 lead before it got untracked. Melrose did have 15 hits in the game, with 12 coming between the third and fifth inning. While Colton Meyer blasted a double among his three hits. He wasn't the only one hitting well. Justin Wolbeck, who came into the game in the third inning, was 2-for-2 and score three times. Austin Schoenberg twice drew bases loaded walks and also had an RBI single. Cole Van Beck contributed three hits, scored once and drove in two more. Number nine batter Erik Barten started rallies in the third and fourth innings by leading and reaching base. Melrose batted around both innings.  The game ended with Melrose slapping out five hits in fifth inning to score four needed net the game by the 10-run rule. Pinch hitter Ben Klaphake (pictured right) drove in the final run of the game.  
Tyler Braegelmann started and earned the win Colton Meyer finished the game in the fifth inning. The two combined to strike out six ACGC batters.
More information on the game will appear in the May 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014-baseball

Matthew Beste was charged with the loss in a 6-5 game to BOLD at Olivia.  Melrose rallied to tie the score in the fifth inning at 3-3. BOLD came back with two of its own in the bottom of that inning. Austin Schoenberg and Anthony Welle both had two hits in the game.
More information appears in the May 21 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Thursday, May 15, 2014-Track

The Melrose Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen competed in the West Central Conference Track and Field meet this afternoon in Paynesville.  The top Melrose finisher and the all-conference selections appear below. More information will appear in the May 21 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Antonio Ortiz and Caleb Rothfork
Rodrigo Milla

Logan Hinnenkamp

Brent Blommel

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014-golf

The Melrose Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen golfers concluded their West Central Conference seasons today with a double-header at Montevideo and Benson. 
In the boys contests Jacob Dickhaus had the teams' best round scoring a 39 to take fourth place in the Benson contest.  Isaac Lieser finished the year ranked 11th in the boys standings.
Brooklyn Loxtercamp finished 15th in the girls standings shoe scored a 49 in both the Benson and Montevideo rounds. Kate Maus had a 48 at Montevideo. 
The Dutchmen finished sixth in the final team standings and the Lady Dutchmen finish in eight place.

For more information see the May 21 issue of the Melrose Beacon

Thursday, May 15, 2014-softball

The Lady Dutchmen split a double header defeating Yellow Medicine East 11-0 in five innings and but fell a 6-5 to Staples-Motley.  In the first game Melrose hammered out 14 hits with Nikki Zierden and Morgan Notch both hitting over-the-fence home runs. It was the first time every anyone had hit a ball over the fence for a home run. Justine Revermann, Sandra Sprenger and Shelia Poepping all doubled in the game.  The Lady Dutchmen took control of the game with a six-run rally in the third inning. They ended the game with a three run rally in the fifth innings. The team used some good hitting by Holly Hellerman (videos below) and base running to score their runs.
Kayla Austing
Madison Rausch earned the win pitching all five innings. She did not allow a batter to reach base until the third inning. She retired the first eight batters she faced and faced only 20 batters in the game.
Nikkie Zierden
In the second game Melrose place catch all game long and almost pulled out a victory. The team did allow runs, but also made some good defensive plays (videos above and at end)
The team rallied for two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-4. Staples-Motley rallied for two runs in the sixth inning, but the Lady Dutchmen kept the pressure on. In the seventh they rallied for one more run, despite hitting into a double play.

Melrose begins post season play Monday at Staples.
Justine Revermann

Madison Rausch