Sports

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01
Jul

Willie Mays youth baseball team going to state tournament

The Maple Lake Willie Mays youth baseball team took first in the playoffs in Plato on June 26, 27 & 28 by defeating Watertown by a score of 9-7. They will play in the state tournament in Rosemount on July 23, 24 & 25.

Thu
01
Jul

Legion baseball team has geat start to new season

   by Rachael Paumen
Maple Lake baseball players are keeping busy this summer with Legion ball. The summer season got started with games in Howard Lake and St. Michael. Monticello then came to town before Maple Lake was back on the road again to play Delano Orange.
Maple Lake vs. Howard Lake
In their first game since the end of the school season, Maple Lake made the trip to Howard Lake on June 10.
Thu
01
Jul

Lakers get back on track with wins

by Rachael Paumen
Bouncing back from a rocky week on the road, the Lakers got back on track starting with a home game against the Plato Blue Jays. The team then went back on the road to Grand Rapids and Nashwauk.
Lakers vs. Plato
After the sun made its way through the afternoon rain on June 23, the Lakers took the field as they played host to the Plato Blue Jays.
Thu
24
Jun

Softball team wins championship

The 14U softball team from Maple Lake won the championship at the Litchfield Dragon Classic on June 19. The team began its championship run by defeating the Alexandria Red team by a score of 8-7. That close game was followed by a blowout of the Willmar 2 team by a score of 15-0 in a game that only went three innings. Maple Lake won the 14U championship by defeating the Willmar 1 team 11-6. Pictured above are team members (front)  Kelsie Kelm, Mollie Graham, Summer Knudsen, Alexa Gorres, Maddie Gagnon, Hayley Sissel, (back) Coach Dave Callahan, Emily Webb, Abbey Weninger, Coach Heidi Kelm, Paige Blizil, Chloe Callahan, Jenny Brings and Coach Doug Kelm.

Thu
24
Jun

Lakers get back in action with 3 games

by Rachael Paumen
After a week off due to cancellations, the Lakers got back into the swing of things on Wednesday, June 16, against the Delano A’s. Two road games followed on June 25 and 27 when the Lakers traveled to St. Michael and Dassel-Cokato, respectively.  
          
        Lakers vs. Delano  
Thu
17
Jun

Mavencamp competes at state meet

by Rachael Paumen
Representing Maple Lake, Colby Mavencamp traveled to Hamline University for the Boys’ and Girls’ State Track and Field meet on Friday, June 11.
Mavencamp earned the opportunity to participate in the meet after running a qualifying time of 15.66 seconds in the 110m hurdles.  
Thu
17
Jun

Baseball season ends at sections

On Monday, June 7, the Maple Lake Irish baseball team’s season came to an end when they lost to Orono by a score of 7-2 in section competition.
The Irish scored their only two runs of the ball game in the third inning. Jake Johnson hit a double, followed by Noah Kelm who drew a walk. Loading the bases was Pete Nordlie, who hit a single. Johnson was able to score when the Orono pitcher committed a balk, which advanced all runners one base. Picking up an RBI was Luke Fobbe, who hit a ground ball which allowed Kelm to score from third base. This concluded the scoring for the Irish.
Thu
10
Jun

Lakers get two wins in big week of action

by Rachael Paumen
The Lakers continued their run of home games to kick off the month of June, hosting the Big Lake White Caps and the Cokato Kings before going on the road to Hutchinson.
Lakers vs. Big Lake
Coming off a one-game week, the Lakers got back into the swing of things on Wednesday, June 2, playing at home against the Big Lake White Caps.
Thu
10
Jun

Irish send Mavencamp to state meet

by Rachael Paumen
After qualifying the week before, Irish track and field teams headed to St. John's University for the Section 5 finals. The top place in each event qualified to move on to the state meet at Hamline University on June 11 and 12. In addition, participants who met standard qualifying time would also advance to the state meet.
“Twenty-six is the most we have ever sent to sections and those who went enjoyed the day,” said Head Coach Ben Youngs. “The kids competed hard and it was a joy to go and coach them.”
Thu
10
Jun

Irish baseball posts playoff wins, falls to Zimmerman in Sub-Section final

by Jake Johnson
On Tuesday, June 1, the Maple Lake Irish baseball team hosted the Annandale Cardinals for the first round of the playoffs. The Irish won the game 8-4 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.  
“What a great playoff game,” said Coach Tony Smith. “Irish Stadium was packed, it was a great crowd.” 

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