Devin Deringer who was named All-Conference for his 4th-place finish.
Sommer Carlson, who was named All-Conference for her second-place finish
The Irish cross country teams finished second and third at the Central Minnesota Conference final meet in Pierz Thursday, Oct. 22, and earned several individual all-conference and all-conference honorable mention awards.
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Damien Kaley, #40, follows his blockers and slips a tackle in last Tuesday’s action
Senior football players played their last game at Irish Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Front Row: Austin Becker, #8, Blake Wellsted, #10, Lucan Fobbe, #44, Ryan Cargill, #4, Riley Scadden, #21, and Ben Elfmann, #20. Back Row: Jaxon Stangler, #52, Mike Berndt, #50, Brandon Borell, #32, Chase Olson, #81, Manuel Lanwer, #27, Nick Paumen, #87, Nate Maas, #11, Nick Preisinger, #56, and Damian Kaley, #40
The Maple Lake Irish moved on to round two of the Section 4-2A football tournament after defeating No. 6 seed Norwood-Young America 31-6, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 31-6 on the Irish’s home field.
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Lauren Borell, #15, and Brooklyn Toedter, #11, jump for the block in Tuesday’s game against Dassel-Cokato. (Photos by Chad Pingel)
A full extension vertical leap from Linsey Rachel, #4, who gets upstairs for the spike.
Brynn Paumen, #6, extends to block a return at Thursday’s game against the Paynesville Bulldogs.
The Maple Lake volleyball team is now 18-3 after two more wins on the road last week.
The Irish started the week by slipping past Dassel-Cokato 3-2 in what one fan described as a nail-biter.
The Chargers slipped past the Irish in the first game, winning 25-23, then fell 25-20 in the second game. Dassel-Cokato turned the tables on Maple Lake in the third game winning 25-20, then lost the next two games to the Irish 25-11 and 15-9.
On Thursday, Oct. 1, the Irish defeated Central Minnesota Conference foe Paynesville in five games. Scores were 21-25, 10-25, 25-23, 25-19, 13-15.
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Irish traveled to Mayer-Lutheran, then on Thursday, Oct. 8, Maple Lake will host Eden Valley-Watkins. On Monday, Oct. 13, the Irish will host Pierz. All three games begin at 7 p.m.
Runners from the Maple Lake Irish cross country team are Margaret Graham, Tyler Cranston, Nate Carlson and Hunter Manka at the St. John’s Meet on Thursday, Oct. 1.
(Photos by Chris Fobbe)
Chloe Riviere (front) and Ashley Paumen (back) during Thursday’s meet at St. John’s Prep School.
Autumn was at its best in Minnesota, Thursday, Oct. 1, when the Maple Lake cross country teams hit the trails at St. John’s University and ran to first- and second-place finishes.
Cool, crisp weather greeted the runners who always look forward to the scenic run through St. John’s wooded trails and the possibility of earning the coveted loaf of Johnny Bread.
Both the Irish’s boys and girls junior varsity teams won the meet, and Margaret Graham won the girls JV race with a time that would have been fourth best on varsity, Youngs said. Mary Miller won the girls junior high race.
Up next for the Irish country teams is Litchfield on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. Then, On Monday, Oct. 12, the Irish will run at the Kimball Golf Course. That meet also begins at 4 p.m.
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#21, Riley Scadden, grabs hold of a Paynesville player as #40, Damian Kaley, joins to take down the Bulldog.
Chase Olson went 102 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns in Maple Lake’s 40-32 loss to division foe Paynesville, Friday, Oct. 2, in Paynesville.This week, on Friday, Oct. 9, the Irish will face Eden Valley-Watkins at their homecoming game. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. following homecoming festivities.
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