Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Trivia Question:  West Central Area won the boys and girl championships in the Melrose Invitational Tuesday. Which was the last school to win both championships of the Melrose Invitational.
Successful Night
Savana Bitz (front) went into the water after Leah Berscheit in pool, finished her lap of the 200FRS. On the blocks Melrose's Hope Peterson (second from left) and Sauk Centre's  Kali Sayovitz wait their turn to enter the pool.
It was  successful night for Melrose today. The volleyball team posted a 3-0 win to stay unbeaten in the West Central Conference. It face Sauk Centre, which fell 3-0 to Morris tonight, on Thursday. The swimming team held off a challenge by Sauk Centre to post a 104-82 win. The boys soccer team returned of Little Falls with a 2-1 victory. The Cross Country team  had a third placed finish by Preston Poepping in the boys' race and a fourth place finish by Laura Funk in the girls race. There were some losses. The tennis team fell 7-0 and the girls soccer team fell 6-3 to Western Ottertail United. More on the contests will appear in the Sept. 27 issue of the Beacon.
Trivia Answer: The last school to win both the boys and girls championships of the Melrose Invitational was Melrose, which turned the trick last year.

Friday, Sept. 15
Following blocks by Brady Helmin (11) and Sam Sjorgren (74) and an ability to break tackles enabled Luke Glasener to get through the line and score for Melrose.  Glasener scored one on rushing and one with a touchdown catch.  Helmin scored the first touchdown for Melrose.The Melrose Dutchmen had one of their most dominating games of the last few years downing Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted  56-0 Friday night. Melrose controlled the line of scrimmage offensively and defensively. The team had just one punt in the game. It scored almost every time it had the ball finishing with over 400 yards of offense and holding the Lakers to 145 total yards in offense.  More on the game will be in the Sept. 20 issue of the Melrose Beacon. Video clips from the game can be seen at https://youtu.be/ePx9n0vD__o.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Jhonathan Villalta went to the ground in a goal attempt against Minnewaska. The ball went wide of the net, but Melrose won the game 7-0 this afternoon at Melrose. The Lady Dutchmen soccer team did not fare as well falling 8-0 to Zimmermann. The volleyball team, however, continued its solid season defeating Morris in three games. In cross country Melrose's boys' team was third while the girls' claimed seventh at meet at New London. More on the contests will be in the Sept. 20 issue of the Melrose Beacon Video clips of the game can be seen at https://youtu.be/JnWiM_4wNVA
Tuesday, Sept. 12
Melrose's Leah Berscheit (left) and Holdingford's Tessa Schwinghammer congratulated each other on their swims in the 400FSR, won by Melrose, won the meet 66-35. The Lady Dutchmen had nine first place finishes in the meet.  At home the Lady Dutchmen were also shining on Tuesday. On the Melrose tennis courts, the Lady Dutchmen pounded out a 4-3 win over LPGE/USA.  That evening in the Melrose gymnasium, the volleyball team had a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) win over BOLD. More on the contests appears in the Sept. 20issue of the Melrose Beacon. Video can be seen at https://youtu.be/iXV59lhQUjE.
Monday, Sept. 11
It was joyous day on the tennis courts, a good day for a run, but a disappointing outing on the soccer fields Monday Sept. 11.  Kaitlyn Welle (right) and other members of the Lad Dutchmen did their best to work through the St. John's Prep defense but fell 6-0 at Melrose.  While the game was commencing the Dutchmen were finishing their game with Hillcrest Academy at Fergus Fall. That resulted in a 14-2 loss by Melrose. On the Melrose tennis courts the Lady Dutchmen scored a 6-1 win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. The cross country teams both finished sixth of 14 teams in a meet at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Laura Funk's fifth place finish was the best of any Melrose runner. Preston Poepping finished seventh in the boys' race More on the contests will be in Sept. 20 issue of the Beacon.
Next Up

The Melrose teams continue action today with the tennis team hosting LPGE and the volleyball team hosting BOLD. The swim will travel to Holdingford for a conference meet.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Melrose Area High School Sports 2017-18
Video clips from Melrose Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen for the past week can be found at
Melrose Volleyball

Melrose Soccer

Melrose Cross Country

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Melrose Area High School Sports 2017-18

It was a mixed day for the Lady Dutchmen teams Tuesday. On the volleyball court the team connected  (Right photo) On the soccer field however Madeline Osborne (24) and the rest of the Lady Dutchmen team fired on all cylinders as (above) Mallari Funk (6) and other hitter repeatedly put the ball to the floor in three-match victory of Montevideo. found it tough to control the ball against Cathedral and fell 10-0. The Lady Dutchmen swimmers had the best times in nine-of-12 events as they defeated Willmar 105-79.
Video of the volleyball game can be seen at https://youtu.be/qsm5F6XM_QU

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

The Lady Dutchmen tennis team started is season with split in a triangular today.
Melrose defeated Sartell-St. Stephen 6-1 but fell 7-0 to Apollo.
More will appear in the Aug. 23 issue of the Beacon.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dutchmen Baseball
 Dillon Haider received congratulations from Brennen Hoppe (10) and other Dutchmen after his third inning run put tie the game with Sauk Centre.
The Dutchmen baseball team ended its season with a 15-9 record falling 7-3 to Sauk Centre Monday evening in St. Cloud in the playbacks of the Section 6AA tournament. A four-run fourth inning by Sauk Centre proved to be too much for Melrose to overcome.  The Dutchmen finished 2-2 in the playoffs. Tyler Moscho had two hits and Brady Birch two RBI.
Games from Monday, June 5
Foley-9 Pierz-1
Milaca-6 Cathedral-5(Cathedral eliminated)
Sauk Centre-7 Melrose-3 (Melrose eliminated)
Kristopher (4) Pettit waited for a sign from Kyle Froseth (9) as he came home in the fourth inning as Sauk Centre took a 5-1 lead.  Melrose catcher is Logan Funk.
Next Games:
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Sauk Centre vs Milaca(elimination game)
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Winner 5 p.m. game vs Pierz (elimination game)
Thursday, May 8 5 p.m.: Winner of June 6 7 p.m. game vs Foley (if Foley loses a deciding game is played at 7 p.m. If Foley wins at 5 p.m. the tournament is concluded.)
Dutchmen Golf

The Dutchmen are one of the four teams still competing in the Section 6AA meet at Blackberry Golf Course in Sartell. The top four teams and top eight individuals compete on the second day. In yesterdays action Melrose had respectable rounds recording a team score of 327. The day will determine which teams and players qualify for state.
Lady Dutchmen Golf
The Lady Dutchmen struggled with the course and did not have enough players to qualify for a team score. The tournament continues today, but no Lady Dutchmen qualified for the second round.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dutchmen Baseball
Melrose third baseman Brennan Hoppe waited to tag out a Wadena-Deer Creek’s Wyatt Hamann to complete a pick off play in Melrose Area’s 11-1 win Thursday in the Section 6AA playoffs.  The Dutchmen hit well scoring nine runs in the second inning to take a 10-0 lead. A two-run double by Will Stone, followed by a three-run home run by Cody Pundsack, highlighted that inning. Melrose Area batted around in the second with Logan Funk, Zac Van Beck, Brennan Hoppe, Dillon Haider and Jordan Klaphake all having two at bats that inning. Brady Birch pitched a complete game to earn the win. He walked none and gave up six hits.  His third inning home run gave Melrose an 11-1 lead. Melrose turned two  double plays in the game. The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.  More on the game will be in the June 7 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Scores of other games were:
Foley-7 Sauk Centre-0
Pierz-1 Cathedral-0
Melrose-11 WDC-1 (WDC eliminated)
Milaca-3 LPGE-2 (LPGE eliminated)
Next Games
Monday, June 5:
Faber Field
5 p.m.-Milaca vs Cathedral (elimination game)
7 p.m.-Melrose vs Sauk Centre (elimination game)
Putz Field
7 p.m. Foley vs Pierz
Tuesday, June 6
Putz Field
5 p.m. Winner Milaca/Cathedral vs Winner Melrose/Sauk Centre
7 p.m. Winner 5 p.m. vs Loser Foley/Pierz.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dutchmen Baseball
Zac Van Beck went back to the left field wall to pull down a fly ball hit by Pierz in the playoffs last week Tuesday.
The Dutchmen have will be playing in the Section 6A playback when the take the field against Wadena Deer Creek in Thursday at 5 p.m.
Melrose fell 1-0 to Pierz in a well-played game Tuesday afternoon.  WDC fell 6-3 in inning innings to Cathederal. In the onther bracket of the tournament Sauk Centre topped Milaca 6-5, scoring in the seventh inning to win, and Foley defeated LPGE 6-2.
Next Games
Thursday, June 1:
5 p.m. Games
At Putz Field-#4West  Melrose vs #2West WDC (elimination game)
At Faber Field-#3East Milaca vs #6West LPGE
7 p.m. Games
At Putz-#3West Cathedral vs #1West Pierz
At Faber-#2East Foley vs #1East Sauk Centre.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dutchmen Baseball
While the Osakis Silverstreaks indicted their view of a play at the plate, Melrose catcher Logan Funk held up the glove to show the umpire he had the ball.  The umpire ruled in favor of Melrose ending Osakis third inning. Melrose won the game 3-2 to advance in the playoffs. Funk’s seventh inning sacrifice bunt put Brady Birch on second base. Birch later scored on a single by Caldind Rieland.
Other 6AA scores
LPGE-2 Pequot Lakes-1
Foley-17 St. John’s Prep-0
Milaca-2 Royalton-0
Sauk Centre-11 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale-2
WDC-4 Staples-Motley-0
Cathedral-3 Holdingford-0
Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose fell 11-0 to Pierz in the playbacks of the Section 6AA softball playoffs today.
More on the games will appear in the May 31 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Ashley Rademacher reached for and caught possible extra-base hit by Albany Tuesday in the Lady Dutchmen’s 16-0 four inning loss to Albany. Melrose now plays in the playbacks of the 6AA tournament. It faces Pierz Thursday at 5 p.m. in Waite Park. Pierz fell 2-1 to Cathedral. The winner faces either Albany or Cathedral in the final playback game following the 5 p.m. game.
Next Games are
May 24 at Alexandria High School:
Noon #3 Bertha Hewitt/Verndale (BH/V) vs #2 Pequot Lakes
 2:30pm #5 Perham vs #1 Osakis
May 25 in Waite Park
5pm #4 Pierz vs #3 Melrose (elimination game)
5pm #2 Albany vs #1 Cathedral (elimination game)
6:30 Winner Pierz-Melrose vs Loser Albany-Cathedral.
May 25 at Alexandria
3:30pm Loser Perham-Osakis vs Loser BH/V vs Peqout Lakes (elimination game)
4:30pm Winner Perham-Osakis vs Winner BH/V vs Pequot Lakes 
After 4:30 game: Winner 3:30 game vs Loser 4:30 game (elimination game)
Dutchmen Baseball
The Dutchmen topped Sauk Centre 11-4 Tuesday in their final regular season game.
The first round match-up for the Section 6AA baseball tournament are
Thursday, May 25
5pm-Bertha-Hewit/Verndale (6-13) @ Sauk Centre (16-4)
5pm-Milaca (7-1) @ Royalton (11-8)
5pm-St.John’s Prep (1-13) @ Foley (13-7)
5pm-LPGE (10-8) @ Peqot Lakes (12-6)
Pierz has a bye.
7pm-Osakis (12-7) vs Melrose (13-7) @ Freeport.
5pm-Staples-Motley (5-15) @ Wadena-Deer Creek (16-4)
5pm-Holdingford (7-12) @ Cathedral (12-8).

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Holdingford’s Jenna Scott was too late in applying a tag to prevent Whitney Austing from stealing second. Austing, a courtesy runner, scored three runs in the game. Melrose won the playoff game 12-6.
Melrose had big rallies in the fourth and sixth innings to score their runs. Kenzie Meyer earned the win Holly Hellermann had three hits in the game.  Melrose next plays Tuesday in Waite Park.
Other Scores
Albany-11 Milaca-1
Pierz-7 Sauk Centre-4
Cathedral-9 Foley-5
Osakis-10 Ottertail Central-0
Perham-8 Staples-Motley-1
Next Games
6AA-South 5 pm @ Waite Park-Plaza Field May 23 Melrose vs Albany; Waite Park-Miller Field:  Pierz vs Cathedral.
6AA-North 4:30pm @Alexandria-Field 1 Perham vs Osakis; Field 2 Berth-Hewitt-Verndale vs Pequot Lakes.
Dutchmen Baseball

The Dutchmen fell 7-0 to Cathedral at Melrose.
More information appears in the May 24 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Abby Hinnenkamp tagged out Sauk Centre’s Emily Mensen ending a stolen base attempt, but Sauk Centre still outscored Melrose 11-3 this afternoon.  The game concluded Melrose’s season record at 11-4. Playoffs begin on Friday at a site to be announced.
Dutchmen Baseball
Melrose fell 11-10 at Olivia this afternoon. The team next plays on Thursday hosting Morris.
Monday's Game
Logan Schmitz was among the Dutchmen who played a good defensive game in Melrose’s 11-4 win over LPGE Monday. The Dutchmen had 11 hits and were led by  Will Stone led the attack with two doubles and three RBI.
The Lady Dutchmen were just as successful toping LPGE 12-4. Both team play again this afternoon.