Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

The 2014 Melrose Homecoming King Anthony Welle and Queen Emily Goerdt were formally presented to the students this morning at a cornonation ceremony. 
The 2014 Homecoming Royal Court is Front row (from left) Freshmen attendants: John Brang and Hope Peterson;  Sophomore attendants: Molly Bauer and Dillion Haider. 
Second row Junior attendant Jordan Helmin, Senior attendants Caihley Heinen, Georgi Toenies, King Anthony Welle, Queen Emily Goerdt, Senior attendants Samantha Poepping, Alisyn Hoeschen and Abby Hellerman.Back row Junior attedant Isaac Zink, Senior attedenants Matthew Kluempke, Josh Wolbeck, 2013 King Zach Zink, 2013 Queen Kate Maus, Senior Attedants Bailey Van Beck, Shawn Scherping and Brandon Wehlage.


The seniors won the Powder Puff game 4-3 this evening in Melrose.
Scene from the game can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uigd9C3TgEE


The Melrose Soccer clubs defeated Chain of Lakes 7-2 this afternoon in a co-ed game. Goals were scored by Jose Hurtado, Junior Perez, Cesar Cerventes and Jordan Martinez.
Scenes from the game can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx_FKn0ynoo

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Zach Pierskalla running ball

Melrose scoreD quickly putting up 20 points in the first quarter, then held on for a 20-18 win over ACGG this evening at Melrose.
Melrose made some big plays in the first quarter. The five-yard touchdown run by Pierskalla was set by a 39-yard kickoff return by senior Anthony Welle.  Pierskalla, who finished with 141 yards rushing, had a 25-yard run setting up the 12-yard touchdown pass by from junior Tyler Braegelmann to senior receiver Blake Gerads.
After Melrose recovered a fumble on the A-C-GC 36 yard line. Melrose moved the ball to the Falcons’ 15-yard line. It scored from there on a pass to senior Matthew Beste.
Colton Meyer kicking
Point after touchdown kicks by junior Colton Meyer following the Pierskalla and Beste touchdown gave Melrose a 20-6 leads. Those kicks were the difference in the score at the end of the game. But after the first quarter Melrose could not sustain drives.  It had the ball for only about five minutes in the second quarter, and not much more time in the third and fourth quarters.  A-C-CG was able to score on Melrose, but it had to struggle to do so as the Dutchmen worked hard to prevent giving up yards.  The team's defense, while not stopping touchdowns, did slow the Falcons point gains
After each of the A-C-CG touchdowns, the Dutchmen stopped the Falcons point after touchdown (PAT) attempts. Melrose’s defense blocked a PAT kick, stopped a run and thwarted a pass play.
Pierskalla had some big runs on holes created by the offensive line, on covered 39 yards on one play. Welle had a 26-yard run and junior Ryan Preusser had a 14-yard run.
 The PAT defense was not the only time the team did well with special teams. Late in the game Melrose had to punt the ball, the only punt by either team in the game. Freshmen Luke Glasener was called on to center the ball to Meyer. Meyer had a great punt and Glasener tackled the receiver at the ACGC 25-yard line.
With 36 seconds left, A-C-CG had the ball first and 10 on its own 25. The Falcons had shown an ability to connect for passes when they needed it.  They got the pass off, but Michael Salzl was able to tip it.  That tip was deflected to junior Zack Pierskalla who carried it back to the A-C-GC 16. From there Melrose ran out the clock. Videos of the interception and other highlighs can be seen at http://youtu.be/1DfN-zPIxR4
Melrose is now 3-2 overall and 3-2 in the WCC-North.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Lady Dutchmen Tennis
Melrose defeated MACCRAY 4-3 this afternoon in Melrose.
For more information see the Oct. 1 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
For highlights of the game go to http://youtu.be/2iBv6cxqOG4
Melrose Soccer
Melrose defeated Chain of Lakes 7-1 in soccer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Lady Dutchmen
Melrose defeated Sauk  Centre 4-3 in tennis
Melrose swimming and diving posted a 100-85 win at Foley
Melrose volleyball is took a 3-0 this evening
Melrose girls had two in the top  25 in cross country.
Melrose girls soccer club fell 6-3 to Minnewaska.
Melrose cross country took fourth at Paynesville.
Melrose club soccer is at Minnewaska.

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Melrose will have soccer on its schedule next fall.  The Melrose school board voted unanimously to approve the boys and girls teams this evening at a regular board meeting.
For more information see the Oct. 1 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Melrose defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6-1 this afternoon.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Melrose fell 30-12 to Minnewaska at Minnewaska's homecoming.
Melrose is now 2-2 on the year.
Scenes from the game can be viewed at http://youtu.be/bWV1E30quUY

Melrose topped Benson 5-2 at Benson this afternoon.
More information can be found in the Sept. 24 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

The Lady Dutchmen Soccer Club hosts Minnewaska today. You and view a sequence of a goal scoring kick at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5llsBGfHTM



Minnewaska topped Melrose 6-1 this afternoon
Melrose defeated BOLD 3-0. Scenes from the game can be seen at  http://youtu.be/bDUxGwzrojI
Melrose won 25-14, 25-21, 25-23


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

The Melrose Cross Country boys team took second place in a four-team meet at Melrose this afternoon.
Melrose had four runners place in the top 10 of the boys' race (above) and two girls in the top 10 of the girls race. You can view scenes of the race finishes at http://youtu.be/QhM-BVGWRQo

Becky Klaphake (photo above) won in two sets as the Lady Dutchmen won 7-0 over Morris at Melrose today.
Melrose defeated Paynesville 3-0 this evening at Paynesville. The team posted scores of 25-17, 26-25 and 25-16
Melrose topped Minnewaska/Morris 103-73 at Minnewaska 11 first in the contest.
Read more of the contests in the Sept. 24 issue of the Beacon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

In a co-ed match-up with Chain of Lakes, the Melrose soccer club posted a 6-4 win this afternoon.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

The Dutchmen football team fell 44-0 to Paynesville this evening.
The game was the first played on the rebuilt Melrose field.  Paynesville scored in every quarter of the game. Melrose did have some good moments as the line at time game protection to quarter back Tyler Braegelmann to pass or created holes for Zach Pierskalla.   Pierskalla (with ball in bottom photo) had over 100 yards rushing.
Read about the game in the Sept. 17 issue of the Beacon.
Video scenes from the game are at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEA8f-8PLNo

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

The Lady Dutchmen posted a 3-0 over Minnewaska to remain unbeaten in the West Central Conference-North. Melrose is now 6-0 on the year.
See scenes from the contest and hear players comments at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKe-SDGfwbU&feature=youtu.be

Melrose posted 5-2 over LacQui Parle Valley-Dawson Boyd at Melrose this evening. The doubles teams won all their matches.
See scenes from the match at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR5NmwYrZSo
Melrose fell 2-1 to Minnewaska in club soccer this afternoon.
Melrose played well and led until late in the second period.
The Melrose Boys Cross Country team finished 13th out of 21 teams at the Little Crow Cross Country Invite this afternoon. Brian Thielen was the top Melrose finisher at 54th place.
In the girls' race Ashley Herdering finished in 40th place.  Results can be found at http://melrosecrosscountry.weebly.com/
Read more about the games in the Sept. 17 issue of the Melrose Beacon.