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 https://youtu.be/NxJncxhfIqI


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 https://youtu.be/Op905PYbz50
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 athttps://youtu.be/tUEuIJmDL2Q
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.