Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen are the 2016 West Central Conference champions. The team had a number individuals take all-conference and honorable mention honors Saturday, at St. Cloud Apollo’s pool (Holdingford hosted the event). Makayla Von Wahlde (right) set the conference record for the 100BK at the meet. It is the 11th consecutive year the swim team has won the WCC Crown. More information will appear in the Nov. 2 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Melrose Cross Country

Nathan Budde of the Dutchmen qualified for state with his eight place finish in the Section 6A Cross Country meet a New London.
Lady Dutchmen Volleyball
Makena Schmiesing’s (11) hits and play by Lexi Friedrichs (4) and Cassie Klaphake combined as the Lady Dutchmen posted a 3-2 upset win over Holdingford in the Section 6AA playoffs Thursday evening. Melrose next plays  Pierz Tuesday at Pierz.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Dutchmen Football
Reegan Nelson and other Dutchmen found it hard to move the ball on a wet field, in the rain and against tough NL-S defense Tuesday night. The Dutchmen fell 35-12 in the first round of the Section 6AAA playoffs. More can be found at and in the Nov. 2 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Volleyball

The Lady Dutchmen begin post season play Tuesday at Holdingford
Dutchmen Football

The Dutchmen begin post season play Tuesday at New London-Spicer.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Dutchmen Football

The Dutchmen begin post season play Tuesday at New London-Spicer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 19. 2016

Dutchmen Football

Despite blocks by Will Stone (left) and Adam Helmin (54) Cody Pundsack (20) found it difficult to consistently gain yards in the Dutchmen’s 30-22 loss to Paynesville Wednesday night. For more read the Oct. 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, Oct, 18, 2016

Melrose Cross Country

The Melrose Dutchmen clinched the West Central Conference title with their runs This afternoon at Melrose. The Dutchmen also  placed two runners, Nathan Budde and Preston Poepping (with medals, on the all conference team. Others on the team are John Meyer, Brock Chellgren, Brent Reller and Nick Berscheit. The Lady Dutchmen also had two all conference members  Ashley Herdering and Laura Funk, at they finished in third place in the team race.

Lady Dutchmen Swimming

 Melrose's Mikayla Von Wahlde, Stef Rasmussen and Taylor Poepping shouted to their teammate Savana Bitz to keep up her tempo in the final race of the night. The encouragement worked as the quartet set Melrose pool record in the 400FSR. The Lady Dutchmen defeated Albany in the meet.
Lady Dutchmen Volleyball
Melrose closed out its regular season with a 3-0 win this evening at Benson. The  team posted scores of 25-15, 25-9 and 25-13. Good passes led to some strong finishes by a number of the Lady Dutchmen.
For more on the game contest read the Oct. 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Lady Dutchmen Tennis
 Madison Worms (right) and Becky Klaphake finished in fourth place in the Section 5A doubles competition in Sartell. They fell in a three-set match in the semi-final round and a two-set match in the third place game. As they are seniors it was the their final match.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
Camryn Brinkman earned 25th in the 48 member diving competition at the Minnesota Class A True Team swimming and diving meet Saturday.  Her finish helped Melrose to take seventh at the contest.  The team has several good swims, particularly in freestyle events.
More information appears in the Oct. 19 issue of the Melrose Beacon

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Oct. 14, 2016

Dutchmen Football
Cody Pundsack (20) found it was tough going as the ran for 128 yards and a touchdown in the 49-14 loss to Eden Valley-Watkins at Melrose.  The Dutchmen did move the ball, but EVW scored oftener. It had a 21-0 lead at the first quarter and 42-7 lead at half time. Zach Van Beck scored the other touchdown for Melrose.
The Melrose Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen soccer seasons ended on Thursday. The Dutchmen fell to St. Cloud Cathedral and the Lady Dutchmen to St. Cloud Apollo.
The Lady Dutchmen tennis team season ended on Tuesday, but the doubles team of Madison Worms and Becky Klaphake qualified for the section semi-finals. They next  play on Tuesday.
The Lady Dutchmen swimmers topped Brainerd at Melrose on Thursday and the Lady Dutchmen volleyball team defeated ACGC.
More on the games can be found in the Oct. 19 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Up Next
Saturday, Oct. 15:
Swim team in Class A True Team 1p.m. at the University of Minnesota.
Tuesday, Oct. 18:
8 a.m. Tennis doubles team in Section playoff in Sartell.
4 p.m. Cross Country hosts WCC meet.
6 p.m. Swimming hosts Albany
6 p.m. Volleyball at Benson
Wednesday, Oct. 19
7 p.m. Football at Paynesville.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
The 2o0 Freestyle relay team set the pool record last night at Melrose as the Lady Dutchmen won defeated Montevideo 103-66.  Melrose took the three top spots in then 200FS , 50FS, diving and the 500FS. It also had the three fastest times in the 100BT.
Lady Dutchmen Volleyball
The Lady Dutchmen won 3-0 over Montevideo Tuesday evening with scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-14. Depending on how the team is seeded, it may be the final home match for the team.
Dutchmen Soccer
The Dutchmen won the play-in game of the Section playoffs defeating Minnewaska 4-1. The  tea next plays tomorrow against St. Cloud Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Lady Dutchmen Tennis
Melrose’s tennis team fell 6-1 to Foley Tuesday in the section playoffs. That ended the team season for Melrose. Individual competition begins tomorrow.
Melrose Cross County
Melrose took fourth in the boys run and fifth in the girls run Tuesday in Albany to the Dutchmen had two top 10 finishes. The Lady Dutchmen placed four in the top 30.
For more on the contests see the Oct. 19 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Next Contests
Thursday, Oct. 13:
10:30 a.m. Tennis Individual Sections at Litchfield.
6 p.m. Swimming hosts Brainerd.
6 p.m. Volleyball at ACGC
7 p.m  Soccer-Boys Section Playoffs at St. Cloud Cathedral
7 p.m. Soccer-Girls Section Playoffs at St. Cloud Apollo.
Friday, Oct. 14:
7 p.m. Melrose hosts EVW in football
Saturday, Oct. 15
1 p.m. Swimming State True Team at UofM.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Lady Dutchmen Swimming
The Lady Dutchmen swim team earned runners-up honor in the Section 6A true team meet on Saturday. Melrose will compete in the Class A true team meet. Video of the 200FSR can be seen at
Lady Dutchmen Volleyball
The Lady Dutchmen volleyball team finished 2-2 at the Sauk Centre Tournament  Saturday.
Melrose defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Hawley, but fell to Roseau and Sauk Centre.
The team won two extra points games and stayed with opponents in all games.

More information the competition appears the Oct. 12 issue of the Melrose Beacon.