Sports

Sat
07
Jan

Melrose High School Sports


Gabby Graves (left) and Maci Blommel (second from right) each had a strong game against Benson. Graves had 11 points and Blommel 15 points. Both had nine rebounds.

Lady Dutchmen Basketball

The Lady Dutchmen made it three in a row with a 53-40 win over Benson Friday night in Melrose. The game was a close one early and was tied at 25 when the half time buzzer sounded. Cassie Klaphake tied the score at the buzzer with three point shot. Klaphake led the team in scoring with 16 points. Melrose has had a double-digit game from Maci Blommel, 15, and Gabby Graves, 11. Free throws were a big difference the Lady Dutchmen hit 15-of-22 attempts. Benson was two-of-six.

Prairie Centre North Stas.

Hunter Fletcher had two goals and Noah Fletcher and Hudson Pung each had an assist in a 6-2 loss to Breckenridge/Wahpeton Friday night.

Thu
05
Jan

Melrose High School Sports


Dillon Haider drove to the net to score 21 points in the boys’ basketball win over Sauk Centre.

Dutchmen Basketball

Melrose-The Dutchmen broke a spell of sorts Sauk Centre had them to take 75-65 win Thursday. The score was 29-26 at half-time with Melrose leading. Sauk Centre and Melrose exchanged lead into the second half before Melrose pulled away for the 10 point win. Dillon Haider attacking from the outside, led the Dutchmen with 21 points. Brady Birch, working from the inside scored 20 points.  Melrose is now 9-0 on the year

SCM Wrestling

The SCM Wrestling team defeated Morris Area-Hancock/Chokio-Alberta 42-28. Ottertail Central topped SCM 39-25.

North Star Hockey

Despite a hat trick by Petr Erhart and a two goals by Hunter Fletcher, the North Stars fell 6-5 to Willmar. The North Stars fell 8-2 to Alexandria on Tuesday night. Goals by Cole Crosby and Noah Fletcher had goals for Prairie Centre

Sauk Centre Fusion

Thu
29
Dec

Melrose High School Sports


Breaking toward the basket after a steal by Cassie Klaphake (3) were Madeline Straka (22), Maci Blommel (21), Gabby Graves (4) and Whitney Austing (24).

Lady Dutchmen

The Lady Dutchmen are the 2016 Upsala Tournament Champions defeating Concordia Academy 65-64 this afternoon.

The team traded runs, scores and lead with Melrose Area literally scoring the last point. Whitney Austing hit her second free throw of the game breaking a 64-64 tie with 37 seconds left.  Austing and Maci Blommel both scored 18 in the game. Makiya Luetmer was a perfect 3-for-3 from the line added 11 points and Cassi Klaphake, who along with Austing hit three-point shots, scored 10 points.

Dutchmen Basketball

The Melrose Dutchmen could bring another championship as they defeated Litchfield 80-52 in the semi-finals of the St. Cloud Cathedral Holiday Tournament. Dillon Haider led Melrose with 34 points. Hunter Rieland added 18. The Dutchmen took the lead early in the game and never trailed. The championship will be at 7:15 Thursday, Dec. 29 at St. Cloud Cathedral

Tue
27
Dec

Melrose High School Sports

The Dutchmen downed Mandan, ND 73-62 in the quarter-finals of the St, Cloud Cathedral Tournament.   .  Melrose faces Litchfield Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Cathedral in the semi-finals. Unofficial scoring leaders for Melrose were: Dillon Haider, 25, Brady Birch, 14, Francisco Cervantes 12.

The Lady Dutchmen also won in their first round topping McGregor 33-18 in the Upsala Tournament. Melrose faces Concordia Academy Dec. 28 at 3 p.m, in the championship

More on the game appears in the Jan. 4 issue of the Beacon.

Fri
23
Dec

Melrose High School Sports


Assistant coach Jeremy Berscheit watched as Melrose’s Kayla Austing launched herself into first place on the vault during the meet with Willmar.

It was a busy night for Melrose winter sports athletes and the Lady Dutchmen gymnastics and basketball teams, the Dutchmen basketball team, the Prairie Centre North Star hockey team and the Sauk Centre-Melrose wrestlers were all in action.

Lady Dutchmen gymnastics

The Lady Dutchmen gymnastics team took the top two spots in all routines as they scored a 144.925-139.9 win over Willmar Thursday night.  It was on of their better scores of the year.  Taking first were Mady Brinkman, bars, beam and all-around; and Kayla Austing, vault and floor.

Dutchmen Basketball

Led by 25 points from Dillon Haider and 14 by Reegan Nelson, the Dutchmen remained unbeaten with an impressive 66-31 win over Albany Thursday night.

Prairie Centre North Stars

The North Stars earned their first win of the year defeating Morris 5-1.  Noah Fletcher scored twice for Prairie Centre.

Wed
21
Dec

Leraas finds new sport just to her liking

Leraas finds new sport just to her liking...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Wed
21
Dec

Lady Dutchmen putting pieces together

Lady Dutchmen putting pieces together...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Wed
21
Dec

Melrose Dutchmen Basketball


Jordan Klaphake was just on of the Dutchmen who took to the air to score in the win over Holdingford. Ten different players score in the 72-51 win.

The Dutchmen remained unbeaten with an impressive 72-51 win over Holdingford Tuesday evening at Melrose.  Led by Dillon Haider’s 21 points the Dutchmen never trailed in the game and threatened play with running time. Melrose had an 11-0 led early in the game. Brady Birch returned to the line and scored four points. Also reaching double-digits were Hunter Rieland and Reegan Nelson. Both had 10 points in the game. More information can be found in the Dec. 28 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Sun
18
Dec

Sauk Centre-Melrose Wrestling


Lazaro Garcia earned third place at 103 and Jordan Winter fifth place a 132 in the Big Bear Wrestling Tournament this weekend.

SCM competed in the Big Bear Tournament Friday and Saturday at Cass Lake. The team won 21 matches in the 40 team contest and finished 23rd. Two members of the team, Lazaro Garcia and Jordan Winter medaled. Garcia finished third in the 106 division and Winter was fifth in the 132 division. More information will appear in the Dec. 21 issue of the Melrose Beacon and Dec. 22 issue of the Sauk Centre Herald.

Fri
16
Dec

Melrose Lady Dutchmen Basketball


Cassie Klaphake kept finding ways through the ACGC defense as the Lady Dutchmen posted a 68-56 win Thursday night.

Melrose-The Lady Dutchmen basketball team played one of their best games of the past two years posting a 68-52 win over ACGC Thursday. Led offensively by Cassie Klaphake, 19 points; Whitney Austing, 17 points, and Maci Blommel, 11 points, the Lady Dutchmen built to a 32-27 half time lead.  Blommel scored her points inside, opening up the outside for Klaphake and Blommel. The Lady Dutchmen were equally effective in the second half as they took the win. More on the game appears in the Dec. 21 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

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