Sports

Wed
08
Jan

Football team celebrates season


Award winners included (front) Nic Paumen, Nick Gapinski, Dominic Kaley (second row) Trevor Borell, Cal Redemske, Dusty Strub, Jordan Fonteyn, (back) Trevor Paumen and Landon Caughey.

 

The Maple Lake Irish football team had a lot to be proud of in 2013. After starting the season 4-4, the team won their section and advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history.
“We’ll take that,” coach Tim Knudsen said. “Obviously, we ran into some injuries halfway through our season and rushed some guys back for the playoffs. We just wanted to stay healthy and go as far as we could.”
On Dec. 17, the team celebrated their accomplishments during an awards banquet at the American Legion Club.
Dusty Strub, Cal Redemske, Nic Paumen and Jordan Fonteyn received First Team All-Conference honors. 
Nick Gapinski, Landon Caughey, Trevor Borell and Dominic Kaley received Second Team All-Conference honors.
Redemske, Strub, Caughey, Paumen and Gapinski also made the All-Section team.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Tue
31
Dec

Irish gymnasts lose by a fraction of a point


Gracie Elsenpeter took second place on bars against Little Falls. She also took second on beam and all-around.

 

Tue
31
Dec

Moose get revenge, go 2-1


Nate Maas, of Maple Lake, looks to pass during a series of games in St. Cloud. He finished with one assist.

 

Tue
24
Dec

Reid is Bemidji Axes co-director


Kristi Reid, right, of Maple Lake, is co-director of the Bemidji Axes Dance team with Cassandra Schram.

 

On Monday, Dec. 9, Kristi Reid signed as the director of the Bemidji Axes Dance Team. Reid is a 2011 graduate of Maple Lake High School and is a junior at Bemidji State University pursuing a degree in elementary education with a math endorsement. 
During Reid’s time at Maple Lake High School, she was a football cheerleader, on the gymnastics team and also danced at the St. Cloud Just for Kix. 
The Bemidji Axes Dance Team is a professional dance team that will be performing at the Axemen football games at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. The Axemen are part of the Indoor Football League and will be kicking off their first season on Feb. 7, 2014. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Tue
24
Dec

Moose out-brawl Eagles


Justin Wilson, of Maple Lake, controls the puck in a win against the Becker/Big Lake Eagles.

 

Tue
24
Dec

ANML caged: Wrestlers suffer losses before break


Holden Youngs, a 106-pounder from Maple Lake, wins a 12-3 major decision over Hutchinson’s Brock Luthens.

 

The Lightning went into the last event of 2013 in New London-Spicer as underdogs, a commonplace for the boys thus far this year with their grueling schedule.  Unfortunately, the State AA 5th-ranked Hutchinson Tigers and challenging Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers managed to hold off the Lightning's brawlers in two thriller matches.
ANML had prepared all week for their two accomplished opponents, and as usual took their business to the mat against Hutchinson's stellar bunch.  However, the Tigers' elite upperweights gave them an edge the Lightning couldn't compensate for, losing 20-43.
ANML would need to lick their wounds quickly, because the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers would offer them a new set of difficulties. 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports