Mar 05

A trip to the State on the line

Two good boys basketball teams will meet Friday night, the winner will get to play in the State Class AA boys basketball tournament next week. It’s the Melrose Dutchmen against the Eden Valley Watkins Eagles, game time is 7:45 at St. Cloud State University.
The game will be broadcast on MIDMNSPORTS with AUDIO ONLY, no video and also on 105.5 FM radio. There is a first game at SCSU in Section 5AA with Annandale playing Breck.
Both these teams have won a lot of games, Melrose is 25-5, Eden Valley Watkins is 25-2.

Mar 05

Girls BB playoffs

Now it’s the girls turn between Sauk Centre and Melrose. The two basketball teams will meet Saturday afternoon at 1:00 at St. John’s for the Section 6AA North sub section semi finals. Thursday night Sauk Centre beat Holdingford 77-26 and Melrose defeated Pierz 55-46.
In the other games in the sub section, Staples/Motley beat Pillager 75-44 and Osakis beat LP/GE 47-31. The second game Saturday will have Staples/Motley against Osakis.
Other girls basketball scores;
Boys scores:

Mar 05

SC GBB wins opening game

The first round game was a good warm up for the Sauk Centre girls basketball team. Sauk Centre led by 37 points at half time and went on to beat Holdingford 77-26. That puts Sauk Centre at 26-1 on the season. Madison Moritz had 14 points, sisters Mauren and Maesyn Thiesen had 13 each.

Mar 05

Melrose GBB wins

The Melrose girls basketball team had an eventful night. The team built a lead, lost the lost, lost a key player but still managed to win 55-46 over Pierz in their first game of the playoffs. Melrose led by 9 points at half time 31-22. They built their lead up to 12 points at 36-24 in the second half but that ‘s when Emily Goerdt rolled her ankle and had to come out of the game with an injury. Pierz knocked the lead down and took over the lead at 40-39 with 8:15 remaining. That’s when Goerdt came back into the game. After getting her ankle taped, Goerdt drove to the basket and scored to give Melrose the lead again. The injury was bad enough that Goerdt could not continue to play. Gabi Sawyer and Justine Reverman had three point shots that went in, plus Emily Tschida went 4/4 at the free throw line. Melrose was able to play some good defense and was able to win by 9.
For the game, Reverman had 16, Gabi Sawyer 15 and Goerdt 13.

Mar 04

State swim meet

The State Class A boys swimming meet will take place Friday starting at noon at the U of M Aquatic Center. The Melrose/Sauk Centre Fusion has several swimmers at the State. Here are the lane assignments…
Here’s more information on some of the teams and swimmers at the State meet…
A reminder, the State swimming meet is webcast through Grand Stadium, there is a fee of $4.97. You can find out more at

Mar 04

Boys Basketball Results

It was a hard fought boys basketball game Wednesday night at St. John’s between Sauk Centre and Melrose for the Section 6AA North sub section championship. The win goes to Melrose, 56-47 over Sauk Centre. Melrose will now play Eden Valley Watkins Friday night at 7:45 at St. Cloud State University, the winner Friday night will go to the State boys basketball tournament. Eden Valley Watkins beat Paynesville 69-59 in the South sub section. Eden Valley Watkins is 25-2 on the season. Melrose is 25-5. Sauk Centre ends their year at 23-5.
Other boys basketball scores…
Girls basketball scores from Wednesday…

Mar 03

A fun run

I thought I would share a story with you about a person that likes to run and then he runs some more. His name is Steve DeBoer, he’s what’s called a streak runner. A streak runner is a runner that runs at least a mile every day and you keep on doing this every day. DeBoer has been doing this every day for 44 years. Stop and think about that for a second, every day, run at least a mile. It doesn’t matter if you’re sick, if you have an injury, you run.
My personal note to this story is this, I graduated from high school with Steve DeBoer, we were in the same class, we played together on the basketball and baseball teams in high school. He ran cross country and had a passion for running. I’ll admit I didn’t share that same passion and certainly not at this level. His nickname is “Star”, I thought you’d like to see what this is all about.

Mar 03

Athlete of the week

The Section swimmer of the year is the athlete of the week on MIDMNSPORTS presented by Diamond Point in Sauk Centre. Ben Heller is a junior on the Fusion swimming team. In the Section swim meet last week, Heller was named the swimmer of the year. He gives us some insight on how he approaches his races and describes how he has been able to compete at such a high level. Click on his name to the left and find out more.

Mar 01

Lots of basketball

Here’s the schedule coming up this week on MIDMNSPORTS:
Tuesday: Sauk Centre vs Melrose boys basketball at 6:00 at St. John’s. Free webcast on MIDMNSPORTS, also on 105.5 FM radio.
Thursday: Melrose girls basketball at home vs Pierz. Audio only on MIDMNSPORTS, no video. Also on 105.5 FM radio.
Friday: Section final boys basketball at 7:45 at St. Cloud State. Audio only on MIDMNSPORTS, no video, also on 105.5 FM radio.
Saturday: Girls basketball sub section semi final at 1:00 at St. John’s. Audio only on MIDMNSPORTS, no video, also on 105.5 FM radio.

Feb 28

Records set and Section champ

The Melrose/Sauk Centre Swimming and Diving team won the section championship in section 5a Saturday in Detroit Lakes. Advancing to the State meet: The 200 Medley Relay championship winning team of Isaac Schreiner, Noah Glasener, Kenny Warzecha and Matthew Beste. That relay set a new Fusion record in the medley relay. Ben Heller was Section champion in the 200 free, Justin Hoppe who finished third will advance. Kenny Warzecha qualified for the state meet in the 200 IM with a runner up finish. In the 100 fly, Kenny Warzecha was Section champion, and Isaac Schreiner was third so both advance to the state meet. Ben Heller was section champion in the 500 free and moved on to state. The 200 free relay team of Beste, Hoppe, Warzecha, and Heller were runners up and advance to state. Isaac Schreiner won the 100 Backstroke with a new Fusion record time and will advance to State. The 400 Free Relay team of Hoppe, Jake Enneking, Schreiner and Heller were section champions as well. Ben Heller was named Section 5a swimmer of the year and Nathan Meyer and James Schreiner were named Section 5a coaches of the year. The team will compete at the State Meet next weekend at the U of M.
Team scores: MSC 470 Alexandria 411.5 Fergus Falls 303.5 Park Rapids 262 Bemidji 256 Detroit Lakes 226 Perham 72 Thief River Falls 54 Morris 43
2015 Boys Section Finals

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