Aug 28

Friday night football

The running game was strong for the Melrose football team Friday night, Melrose beat Howard Lake Waverly 43-24 to go to 2-0 on the season. Melrose plays at Pierz next Friday and here on MIDMNSPORTS.
Melrose had 365 yards on the ground, Zach Pierskalla had 232 yards on 23 carries, 3 touchdowns and three extra points kicked and threw a pass for a two point conversion. Mason Wenker ran for 97 yards, Drake Meyer intercepted a pass at the five and ran it back 95 yards for a touchdown. Ben Heller caught a 26 yard pass from Tyler Braegelmann for the first Melrose score.
Sauk Centre led at halftime at BOLD 15-14, but it was BOLD in the second half taking control of the game. Bold won 41-15. Sauk Centre at 0-2 goes to Montevideo Friday night.
Two touchdown passes in the first half gave Sauk Centre a one point lead at halftime. Simon Weller threw both TD passes to Kyle Froseth.
Other football scores:
Pierz beat Maple Lake 35-0
Minnewaska over Montevideo 26-21
Eden Valley Watkins beat Holdingford 34-14
Rockford over Paynesville 28-12
Becker over NLS 54-7
OTC beat Osakis 57-0
Morris beat ACGC 42-21
Albany over St. Cloud Cathedral 38-7
LPGE beat Wadena Deer Creek 46-12
Benson over YME 35-0
BBE beat Royalton 27-26 OT

Aug 28


It was a third place finish for the Sauk Centre volleyball team at the Albany Tournament Friday. Sauk Centre beat New London Spicer 2-1 in the third place match, 25-15, 24-26, 15-8. Earlier in pool play, Sauk Centre had wins over Albany and Braham. Maple Lake beat Sauk Centre 2-0 in pool play.
Maple Lake won the championship by beating Rocori 2-1, the third game score was 17-15.

Aug 28

Swimming Invitational

It was a first place finish for the Melrose girls swimming team at the Willmar Invitational Friday. Melrose had a team score of 465, the Sauk Centre team took 4th place with 300. Melrose 465 St. Cloud Tech 358 Bemidji 316 Sauk Centre 300 Sauk Rapids 295 Willmar 230 Rocori 190 Montevideo 113 Minnewaska/Morris 58
Here are all the results.. 2015 willmar invite results
Melrose high lights:
 A first place finish in the 50 Freestyle from Savana Bitz, a 1-2 finish in the 100 Backstroke by Mikayla Von Wahlde and Diana Nathe, and a win by the 400 Free Relay team of Stefanie Rasmussen, Taylor Poepping, Savana Bitz, and Rachael Kulzer.
Sauk Centre high lights:
Kali Sayovitz won both the 200 and 500 freestyles and set two school records in the process. Alyssa Kohorst was second in the 50 free and won the 100 free. Others in the top 8: 200 medley relay 4th Emily Mensen, Morgan Marthaler, Kaylee Hanson and Jenna Rachey. 100 butterfly Kaylee Hanson 6th, Mensen 8th. 200 free relay 4th Hanson Mensen Sayovitz Kohorst. 100 back Mensen 6th. 100 breaststroke Morgan Marthaler 3rd Sarah Bushard 7th. Diving Hannah Berg 6th. 400 free relay 3rd Jenna Kill, Jenna Rachey, Sayovitz and Kohorst.


Aug 27

Friday football and more

In the past on a Friday it was just the Friday night football game, that’s not the case now, there’s also volleyball, tennis and swimming going on.
Every year there’s a good volleyball tournament in Albany to get the year going. The Sauk Centre volleyball team will join several other teams from around the area to compete. Volleyball starts at 9:00 am at the Albany gym.
Tennis has the Sauk Centre girls going to BBE for a match at 10:00.
The Melrose and Sauk Centre girls swimming teams will swim at the Willmar Invitational. Diving begins at 1:00, swimming at 4:00.
Then it’s Friday night football. The game on MIDMNSPORTS will feature the Melrose Dutchman at home with Howard Lake Waverly, kickoff at 7:00 in Melrose. With the new District scheduling for football this year, this will be the first game for Melrose in the Mid State Sub 1. Melrose won their first time out by defeating Sauk Centre 36-15. Howard Lake Waverly took a loss against Montevideo 27-21.
Sauk Centre football plays at BOLD Friday night at 7:00. This is Sauk Centre’s first game in the Mid State Sub 2. Sauk Centre was beaten by Melrose last Saturday 36-15, BOLD is also 0-1, Paynesville beat BOLD last week 26-13.
Sauk Centre fans: The game will be on Olivia radio. Google…
Under Sports, drop down to on demand.
Here are this weeks State rankings for the high school football teams. Melrose #7 in Class AAA.
High School Football State Rankings

Aug 27

Melrose tennis wins

A win at the Melrose tennis courts Thursday afternoon for the Melrose girls tennis team, Melrose beat Becker 4-3. The Melrose doubles teams had three wins.
Melrose 4, Becker 3
Olivia Hultgren, B, def. Elisha Engelmeyer 6-1, 6-1
Rachel Lukkarila, B, def. Madison Worms 6-0, 6-3
Haley Hoppe, M, def. Ashly Souba 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3
Taylor Pawlicki, B, def. Katie Schulzetenburg 6-4, 6-1
Mady Brinkman/Becky Klaphake, M, def. Maddie Anderson/Anna Ritchic 6-4, 6-3
Jessica Kerfled/Kristen Bussmann, M, def. Hannah Bengtson/Megan Nelson 7-6 (5), 6-3
Haiden Rausch/Christine Rolfzen, M, def. Amanda Lindsey/Ally Kangas 7-6 (5), 7-5

Boys soccer final: Little Falls over Melrose 4-3

Aug 26

Sauk Centre tennis

With two more wins Wednesday, the Sauk Centre girls tennis team is 6-1 on the season. Sauk Centre beat Park Rapids 4-3 and YME 6-1.


Aug 25

Melrose cross country

There’s a good turn out of runners that will make up this years Melrose cross country team. Here’s coach Scott Brever and we’ll meet the two seniors on the team…

Aug 25

Melrose tennis wins two

Two wins Tuesday at home for the Melrose girls tennis team. Melrose beat Parkers Prairie 6-1 in the first match and shut out Little Falls 6-0 in the second match.
Here are the results of the matches…  Melrose tennis results

Aug 24

SC tennis

The Sauk Centre girls tennis team went 2-1 on the day at the Sauk Centre tennis courts Monday. Here are some of the results…
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Aug 23

Melrose girls swimming

A good core of seniors will lead the way this year for the Melrose girls swimming team. Melrose coach Nathan Meyer tells us more about the team and we’ll meet the seniors…

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