Tackles by Jordan Klaphake (21) and other members the Dutchmen team helped Melrose to a 21-14 come from behind win over Maple Lake in the homecoming game capped an up and down week for the Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen team. Melrose, trailing 14-0 at half-time score three second half touchdowns to take the win. The last came with about two-minutes in the game on a pass to Brady Birch. A video of the winning touchdown can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdObJHVr518
Lady Dutchmen Swimming
The swimmers and divers had a strong outing against Holdingford posting a 103-72 win. The team had first place, or the best time in all events but one.
Lady Dutchmen Volleyball
The Lady Dutchmen rebounded from a 3-0 loss to top ranked Morris on Tuesday to defeat Minnewaska 3-1 on Thursday. Homecoming queen Abby Hinnenkamp had 12 kills in Thursday’s win contest.
Melrose Cross Country
The Dutchmen finished fifth and Lady Dutchmen seventh a Payneville on Tuesday. Nathan Budde finished sixth in the boys race. Ashley Herdering took 18th in the girls race.
Melrose downed St. John’s Prep in overtime on Monday, but fell 3-1 to Little Falls Tuesday and 4-3 to Becker on Thursday. Good play in the net by Josue Munoz (above) kept Becker from scoring in the second half. A video of Francisco Cervantes’ goal again Becker can be seen at https://youtu.be/oQlDeCCFopk. Melrose has a game today at 1 p.m. against Minnewaska.
Lady Dutchmen Tennis
Despite some well played matches the Lady Dutchmen fell 4-3 to Osakis on Tuesday and 5-2 to Minnewaska on Thursday. Tennis competes Saturday in the West Central Conference Tournament at Melrose and Sauk Centre.
Lady Dutchmen Soccer
The Lady Dutchmen had three rough games this week falling 3-0 to St. John’s on Monday, 6-1 to Little Falls on Tuesday and 11-0 to Becker on Thursday.