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Wed
30
Nov

Gymnasts gearing up for strong season

Gymnasts gearing up for strong season...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Tue
29
Nov

Lady Dutchmen Basketball


Whitney Austing found few driving lanes in the game against BBE as the Lady Dutchmen opened their basketball season.

BBE outplayed Melrose in all aspects of the game as the Lady Dutchmen fell 64-23 on Thursday. Ashley Rademacher led Melrose with seven point. Cassi Klaphake, Whitney Austing and Holly Hellermann each had four points.

Whitney Austing found few driving lanes in the game against BBE as the Lady Dutchmen opened their basketball season.

Fri
18
Nov

Melrose swimming and diving


The 400 FSR team of (from left) Savana Bitz, Taylor Poepping, Stef Rasmussen and Mikayla Von Wahlde is the best ever in Melrose Lady Dutchmen history. It set the school record at the state meet. Bitz, Von Wahlde and Poepping also swam with the record setting 200FSR squad. Von Wahlde set the school backstroke record earning seventh in the state. Rasmussen finished eight in the 500FS.

The Lady Dutchmen finished in 13th place with 67 points, the most points every by a Melrose girls swim team at the state meet.

Stef Rasmussen, eighth in the 500FS, and Mikayla Von Wahlde, seventh in the 100BK, earned state medals

The team set school records in the 200SRS 400FSR and 100BK

Finishes by Melrose at state were as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 13-Diana Nathe, Gracie Drossel, Britt Seanger, Savana Bitz.

200FS: 14-Rasmussen.

500FS: 8-Rasmussen

Diving: 20-Madison Brinkman 192.9

Thu
17
Nov

Melrose Swimming and Diving

The preliminary heats of the Class A swimming and diving state competition have been completed. Those finishing in the top eight compete in the championship round Friday. Those finishing 9-16 are in the consolation round.

Competing the in consolation heat will be:

500FS: Stef Rasmussen.

100 Backstroke (BK) Mikayla Von Wahlde.

Competing the in consolation heat will be:

200 medley relay Diana Nathe, Gracie Drossel, Britt Seanger and Mikayla Von Wahlde.

200 freestyle (FS) Stef Rasmussen.

200FSR: McKenna Von Wahlde, Taylor Poepping, Rasmussen, Savana Bitz.

100BK: Nathe.

400FSR:  Rasmussen, Poepping, Mikayla Von Wahlde, Bitz.
Also competing, but not qualifying for the final day was:

50FS: Bitz.

Diving: Mady Brinkman.

Wed
16
Nov

Von Wahlde set school record twice

Von Wahlde set school record twice...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Wed
16
Nov

Sensational swimmers, diver

Nine Lady Dutchmen qualify for state in eight events...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Sun
13
Nov

Melrose Swimming and Diving


The Lady Dutchmen earned the runner-up trophy, and a number of other honors Saturday at the Section 6A swimming and diving meet.

With nine swimming finishing high enough to qualify for the state swim meet Saturday, at Alexandria, the Lady Dutchmen earned second place at the Section 6A.  State competition will be Wednesday to Friday at the University of Minnesota.

Qualifying for state were:

Britt Seanger-200 medley relay(MR).

Diana Nathe-200MR, 100 backstroke (BK).

Gracie Drossel-200MR.

Madison Brinkman-Diving.

McKenna Von Wahlde-200 Freestyle Relay (FSR).

Mikayla Von Wahlde-200MR, 100BK, 400FSR.

Savana Bitz-50FS, 200FSR, 400FSR

Stef Rasmussen: 200FSR, 200FS, 500FS, 400FSR

Taylor Poepping-200FSR.

Mikayla Von Wahlde again set the Lady Dutchmen 100BK record.

For more information on the team see the Nov.16 issue of the Melrose Beacon

Fri
11
Nov

Melrose Swimming and Diving

Melrose qualified someone in every swimming event for the Section 6A finals Saturday at Alexandria Middle Discovery School. The preliminary round was held Thursday at Alexandria. Those finishing in the top 16 qualified for the final day of competition. Diving preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m.  at Alexandria Saturday. Diving finals will be part of the meet beginning at 3 p.m.

Qualifying for Melrose were:

200 Medley Relay: Diana Nathe, Gracie Drossel, Britt Seanger, Mikayla Von Wahlde.

200 Freestyle: Stefanie Rasmussen, Taylor Poepping.

200 Individual Medley Relay: Drossel, Erika Doetkott, McKenna Von Wahlde.

50 Freestyle: Savana Bitz, Leah Berscheit, Makenzie Herzog, Seanger.

100 Butterfly: Nathe, Seanger.

100 Freestyle: Bitz, Poepping, Mikayla Von Wahlde.

Thu
10
Nov

From ecstasy to agony

Lady Dutchmen go deep in playoffs, lose to Mainstreeters...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

Thu
10
Nov

Budde 79th out of 176 at state

Budde 79th out of 176 at state...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

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