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Wed
08
Jun

softball playoff run


Sophomore Linsey Rachel, #4, catches an Annandale player trying to steal second base.

The Maple Lake softball team ended its season just one game away from the championship game when the Irish fell to Annandale 5-0, ending all hopes of a return to state.

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Wed
08
Jun

Missed games, opportunities, slow Lakers


Starting on the mound on Sunday for the Lakers was left-handed pitcher Todd Fuller, #7.

The Maple Lake Lakers battled the elements and several North Star rivals the last few weeks with mixed results. The offense produced over the three-game stretch, but often left too many on base to finish the game on top.
Maple Lake 1
Howard Lake 2

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Wed
01
Jun

Irish boy golfers are first in CMC


The Maple Lake golf team won its second Central Minnesota Conference title in two years last week.

The Maple Lake boys golf team earned its second Central Minnesota Conference title in two years, Monday, May 23, at Paynesville.
“This was a special season,” coach Aaron Hegle said. Not only will he say goodbye to five seniors this spring, four of them have been under his wing since his first year coaching.

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Wed
01
Jun

Irish win twice, advance in section tournament


Ben Goelz fields a ball late in Thursday’s, May 26, section game against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The Irish won 4-2.

Nick Preisinger goes for the out at first base. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake baseball team finished its regular season with a 6-4 win over Rockford then ended the week with a 4-2 win over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in game one of the Section 5AA tournament.
The Irish struck first against the Rockets, Tuesday, May 24, in the third inning, pushing three runs across home plate on a sacrifice fly by Jack Seibert and an RBI single by Nate Maas on Rockford’s home field.

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Wed
01
Jun

Irish runners do well at sub-sections

The Maple Lake track and field team will send several athletes on to the Section 5A Tournament at St. John’s University, Wednesday, June 1, for a shot at state after stellar performances last week at sub-sections.
The Irish traveled to Rockford on Tuesday, May 24, where the boys team set two records on the way to a first-place team finish. The Irish boys have won the sub-section now five years in a row, coach Ben Youngs said.

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Wed
01
Jun

Irish knocked down, but far from out


Morgan Scheiber gets a hit for the Irish at Tuesday’s section playoff game vs. Paynesville. (Photo by Michael Jacobson)

Irish freshman, Maddi Maas, gets an Annandale Cardinal out after attempting to steal second base. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)

The Maple Lake softball team is clawing its way back into the Section 5AA tournament after falling to No. 2 seed Annandale in game two.
The Irish kicked off the tournament on Tuesday, May 24, by beating No. 5 seed Paynesville 14-1.

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Wed
01
Jun

Seibert chosen to play MNHS All-Star Baseball

Maple Lake High School senior, Jack Seibert, has been selected as a participant in the 42nd Annual 2016 Play Ball! Minnesota High School All-Star Baseball Series from June 23 - 25, 2016 in Chaska and Chanhassen.

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Wed
25
May

Irish baseball team shares CMC title


The Irish catcher leaps into the air to snag a ball as a Providence runner slides into home. The Irish beat Providence Academy 8-5 at home Tuesday, May 17.

Grant Mergen holds his glove out for the ball to make the out at first base. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake baseball team clinched a share in the Central Minnesota Conference Championship after beating Kimball 19-0, Monday, May 16, at Kimball.
The Irish tied for first with Pierz. Both teams finished the conference season with an 11-3 record.
“It’s well-deserved,” coach Brooks Marquette said. “I’m very proud of the boys for their accomplishment.”

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Wed
25
May

Lakers win one, lose one


Laker Donnie Mavencamp, #6, hustled back to first base. The Lakers went on to defeat the Cokato Kernels 10-4. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)

Maple Lake offense came to life as they took their season opener Friday before losing a tight game to a tough Winsted squad. Seven different players hit doubles in a strong, top-to-bottom effort by the Lakers’ offense this week.
Cokato 4
Maple Lake 10

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Wed
25
May

Irish are CMC softball runners-up


Olivia Marquette winds up for the pitch, Monday, May 16, at home against Kimball. Marquette struck out two and gave up just three hits in the Irish’s 1-0 win over the Cubs.

Shortstop Linsey Rachel fields a hit during Monday’s game against Kimball. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake softball team ended the regular season with three more wins and one loss last week for second in the Central Minnesota Conference and the No. 1 seed in the Section 5AA west subsection.
The Irish kicked off the week with a 1-0 win against Kimball, on Monday, May 16. Despite the win, Kimball was still able to claim the top spot in the CMC with a 13-1 record. Maple Lake was 12-2. In the last 12 years the Irish have won the CMC title eight times and have taken second four times.

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