Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sorry for the delay, but it has been busy.
Here are some updates on the Dutchmen sports scene

Tuesday, April 25 was a good day for Melrose sports team.
Dutchmen Baseball
Aggressive base running by Jordan Klaphake enabled the Dutchmen to score five runs on three hits in the 5-0 win over MACA Tuesday. Carter Klasen earned the complete game shut out allowing four hits and walking two.
Melrose Track
Both the boys and girls track teams claimed first place at the Thunder Relays in Long Prairie.
Melrose Softball
The Lady Dutchmen softball team won 9-5 over ACGC. The game was called after five innings because of weather. the team also defeated Holdingford 9-4 this past Monday.
More on the games appears in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose finished fourth in the Pre-Section 6AA meet Monday at Sartell. There were 16 teams in the meet. 
Weather Changes
Baseball: The double header with ACGC at Melrose set for Thursday, April 27, will be played Friday, April 28.
Softball: The second game of the double-header with ACGC of Tuesday, April 25, will be played Monday, May 1 at Atwater.
Track: The track meet set of Thursday, May 27 at Sauk Centre has been cancelled.
More can be found in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, May 22, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose's Kenzie Meyer got the tag down too late to prevent Montevideo from scoring Friday. Meyer had a bright smile at the end of the game after Melrose rallied for nine runs in the sixth inning to defeat Montevideo 13-12 in the first game of the a double-header. Melrose won the second game 8-6 with Meyer getting the save.  Abby Hinnenkamp, was 0-3 going into the game and finished the day 3-5 with triple and three RBI (including the game winning hit in the seventh inning). In the second game she had four hits, including a double and finished the day seven-for-ten.
Video of the seventh innings can be seen at
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose shot a 350 and finished in sixth place in the Minnewaska Invite Friday afternoon.
More on the contests appears in the April 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2016

Dutchmen Baseball
Damon Van Beck and other Melrose defenders played flawlessly in 1-0 eight-inning win Friday over Browerville. The Dutchmen had hits two hits from Van Beck as well as singles by Brady Birch and Peyton Rademacher.  Birch drove in Zac Van Beck with the game inning run. Brennen Hoppe pitched seven innings and  struck out six. Reliever Carter Klasen earned the win. 
Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose posted a 10-7 win over Benson on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Kinze Wolbeck played steady game behind the plate and contributed a hit and a run in Melrose’s 8-3 win over Foley Tuesday.   Melrose gave up three first innings runs, but kept finding ways to score all day long. The team played errorless defense. More at and in the April 12 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball
Brady Birch had 11 points in his final game as Melrose Dutchmen. The Dutchmen, 29-1, fell 74-67 to St. Cloud Cathedral Friday evening in the 6AA championship.  Melrose won 29 consecutive games from the beginning of the season.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball
The Melrose Dutchmen are the 6AA West Sub-Section champions defeating Sauk Centre 70-55 Tuesday night. Melrose will face East Sub-Section champion St. Cloud Cathedral Friday evening at Hallenbeck Hall, St. Cloud. Cathedral defeated Pine City 53-49 to advance to the championships.  Melrose Area was led by Dillion Haider (left) with 21 points, Brady Birch (right) with 14 points, and Francisco-Cervantes (below) with 14 points. Video can be seen at

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball 

Defense by Zac Van Beck and other Dutchmen helped the team to post a 51-50 over Osakis in the 6AA West Sub-Section playoffs. The Dutchmen will face Sauk Centre Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at Collegeville. Brady Birch scored 17 points and Reegan Nelson 14 for Melrose, which did not have a three-point shot in the game. Video can be seen at
Scores in the Section 6AA playoffs were:
East Sub-Section
#1Cathederal-66   #4Foley-44
#3Pine City-60  #2Milaca-57
West Sub-Section
#1Melrose-51, #4Osaksi-50
#2Sauk Centre-65 #3Holdingford-34
Next Games
Tuesday, March 14
6 p.m. East Championship-Pine City (22-6) vs Cathedral (24-4)
8 p.m. West Championship-Sauk Centre (21-6) vs Melrose (28-0)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball
Hunter Rieland (25) drove against LPGE to score 10 points as the Dutchmen open the 2017 post-season with victory Thursday.  Melrose established a 10-point lead early in the game and led 54-20 at half team. Leading the Melrose scoring in the game were: Dillon Haider 19, Francisco Cervantes 11, Reegan Nelson 10 and Brady Birch 13.
In the first round of the playoffs alls the top seeded team won and will play Saturday March, 11 at Collegeville. Video of the game can be seen at
Scores of other games in the section were:
West Sub-Section
#4Osakis-69, #5Albany-58
#3Holdingford-73 #6St. John’s Prep-50
#2Sauk Centre-65 #7Royalton-34
East Sub-Section
#1Cathedral-101 #8Pierz-35
#4Foley-65 #5Braham-64
#3Pine City-70 #6Mora-57
#2Milaca-78 #7Rush City-63.
Next Games:
1p.m.-Foley vs Cathedral
2:30 p.m. Pine City vs Milaca
4:30 p.m. Osakis vs Melrose

6 p.m. Holdingford vs Sauk Centre

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

M-SC Fusion Swimming
Kenny Warzecha earned fifth in the 100FLY and seventh in the 50FS. He holds Fusion records in both other those event and in the 100FS. He also swam with the record setting 200MR and 400FSR teams.
Also swimming on the last day of the swim season were the 200MR team of Isaac Schreiner, Dylan Fleischhacker, Kenny Warzecha and Spencer Van Beck, which finished ninth winning the consolation heat; Schreiner who finished 12th in the 100BK; and the 400FSR team of Kenny Warzecha, Nathan Douvier, Spencer Van Beck, Isaac Schreiner (11th).
SC-M Wrestling
Jordan Winter’s season, and the SC-M season ended the second round of wrestlebacks when when fell 3-1. Winter was 2-2 at state.
Lady Dutchmen Basketball
Melrose,12-15,  was outplayed and fell 63-32 to 26-1 Sauk Centre in the 6AA-West sub-section playoffs. In the other contest Albany defeated Osakis 66-56.  Maci Blommel score eight and Cassie Klaphake seven for Melrose.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dutchmen Basketball
The Dutchmen finished the regular season unbeaten defeated Osakis 68-50 tonight at Osakis. Dillon Haider scored 19 points and Brady Birch 18 points and Reegan Nelson 14 points. Melrose led by eight half time then took over in the second half.
SC-M Wrestling
Jordan Winter

Winter (132) opened his state meet with a 7-0 win over Xavier Judge of Bloomington Kennedy, but fell 8-1 to Tyler Shackle of Scott West. Winter scored his second win of the tournament posting a 5-1 win over Kellen Schauer of Grand Rapids in the playbacks. He faces Jack Vaselaar of Winona-Winona Cotter in the second round of wrestlebacks.
Antonio Ortiz
Antonio Ortiz (106)  wrestled just one match at state. He was pinned at 5:15 by Kole Krause of Bloomington Kennedy in the first round. When Krause lost in the quarterfinals, Ortiz’s season ended.
M-SC Fusion Swimming
Kenny Warzecha qualified for the state championships in the 50FS and the 100FLY after the preliminaries of the Class A swimming and diving meet. He was seeded fourth in the 100FLY and seventh in the 50FS. Swimming in the consolation round heats will be Isaac Schreiner in the 100BK; the 200FSR team of Isaac Schreiner, Dylan Fleischhacker, Kenny Warzecha and Spencer Van Beck; and the 400FSR team of Kenny Warzecha, Nathan Douvier, Spencer Van Beck, Isaac Schreiner. Also competing on Friday, but not swimming on Saturday were: Isaac Schreiner, 100FS; Spencer Van Beck, 500FS; and Dylan Fleischhacker, 100BT. New Fusion records were set in by the 200MR team (1:40.08), Warzecha in the 50FS (21.7) and 100FLY (52.14), Schreiner in the 100FS (49.35), and 100BK (54.62); Dylan Fleischhacker in the 100BT (1:03.2). Warzecha’s time in his leg of the 400FSR is (47.86) is now Fusion record for a 100FS.