Sports

Thu
12
May

Track gears up for True Team meet


Michael LaTour hands the baton off to Chase Olson during a relay race at B-B-E.

The Irish track team is gearing up for the section True Team meet after mixed results at two meets last week.
On Tuesday, May 3, the Irish traveled to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa where the boys team placed third and the girls sixth.
On Friday, May 6, Maple Lake traveled to St. John’s where the girls improved to third and the boys to first.

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Thu
12
May

Irish win four out of five


Olivia Marquette allowed two runs, struck out four, walked none and gave up six hits in the Annandale win

Ellie Haney connects with the ball during Wednesday’s game against Annandale. The Irish beat the Cardinals 10-2.

The Irish softball team won four out of five games last week.
Maple Lake lost its one and only game to Minnesota Conference Foe Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Monday, May 2, then went on to defeat Annandale, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Watertown-Mayer.

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Thu
12
May

Irish lose close one, then win two in a row


Ben Goelz attempts to bunt during Thursday’s game against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. The Irish won 14-1.

Irish runners round the bases as the Jaguars scramble to recover the ball during game two of a Thursday, May 5, double-header at Irish Stadium. The Irish won both games. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake baseball team lost 2-1 to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted early in the week, then handed Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa two double-digit losses at a Thursday, May 5, double-header at home.

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Thu
12
May

Lakers lose one, win one


Starting on the mound for the home opener was #19 Chad Raiche.

Getting a hit and advancing to first base was Lakers #17 Derek Rachel. The Lakers went on to defeat the Plato Blue Jays 3-2 in 12 innings.

The Maple Lake Lakers featured a mix of old and new faces in their first two games of the year. Laker fans are used to big plays from guys like Chad Raiche and Matt Bergstrom, but new players, like amateur rookie Nate Maas, stepped up in big ways when it mattered.

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Tue
10
May

Irish track teams earn dual wins at home


Brielle Paumen hands off to Gracie Elsenpeter in the 4x200 relay.

Michael Latour and Chase Olson in the 200 meter dash. (Photos by Sandy Becker)

The Maple Lake girls and boys track teams ran away with first-place team finishes at the first home meet of the season, Tuesday, April 26.
Catie Fobbe set a new school record in the shot put that day and was named meet MVP for winning the discus as well as the shot put. She threw the shot put 36 feet, 8 inches.

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Tue
10
May

Irish baseball wins two, loses two last week

The Irish baseball team went 2-2 last week at three games on the road and one at home.
Maple Lake kicked off the week at Norwood-Young America Tuesday, April 26, where the Irish fell 1-0 despite a strong game by Irish hurler Grant Mergen.

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Wed
27
Apr

Irish girls golf looking for players Golfers compete at first meet


This year’s Maple Lake High School girls golf team is made up of only three players. They are, from left, Katie Webb, Andrea Peterson and Ashlee Martie. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake girls golf team is looking for more players.
Right now only three girls make up the Irish team, which means they can compete as individuals but they won’t get a team score.
“We need one more girl to compete as a team,” coach Bruce Bakeberg said.

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Wed
27
Apr

Irish boys golfers have the experience


The Maple Lake boys golfers will be led by seniors, from left, Damian Kaley, Peyton Beehler, Aidan Jude, John Treadwell and Brandon Borell. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Maple Lake High School golfers have the skills and the experience to take up where they left off last season, and maybe go a little further.
The Irish return four seniors who were a part of last season’s team that earned a Central Minnesota Conference title, the first the Maple Lake team has claimed since 2001.

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Wed
27
Apr

Irish golfers are second at first meet

The Irish boys golf team kicked off the season last week with a second-place finish at a Central Minnesota Conference meet, falling only to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

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Wed
27
Apr

Irish softball cruises past Huskers

The Maple Lake softball team cruised to a pair of victories, Thursday, April 21, at Holdingford Field where they took on the Central Minnesota Conference Huskers.

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