Sports

Wed
21
May

Irish boys golfers bounce back at Osakis

 

On Thursday, May 15, the Irish boys golf team traveled to Pierz Golf Course, where they played in their fourth meet of the season. 
Placing first at the Pierz meet were Ty Griffin and Brody Harstad, both from Rockford, who each shot 40s. 
Sophomore Brandon Borell led the Irish team with 43 strokes. Behind Borell for the Irish were sophomore Aidan Jude and senior Jason Pomije who shot 47 and 48, respectively.
Finishing up for the Irish were Jordan Mills with 50 strokes and Jay Elsenpeter and Peyton Beehle,r who each shot 51.
"We didn't play very well today,” said coach Aaron Hegle. “We don't play very well at Pierz for some reason and it’s all mental but we just can't score very well there.”
More information appears in this week's Messenger.

 

Wed
21
May

Lakers start season with three victories

 

It was a cold night Wednesday as the Maple Lake Lakers opened the season against the defending Class C State Champion Sartell Muskies.  
Originally scheduled for Laker stadium, the game was played in Sartell due to field conditions.  
The Lakers scored early and often, with almost every Laker batter getting a hit and a run.  
Dusty Decker stole the show when he hit the first homerun of the year. 
 Jeremy Schmidt started on the mound and pitched four innings, giving up one earned run and Ben Jungers finished the last five innings for the win.  
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.
Wed
21
May

Irish boys go 3-3


Nick Gapinski pitched six innings against Rockford in his first startof the season.

 

Wed
21
May

Irish girls clinch conference title


Emily Webb hits a home run against St. Cloud Apollo.

 

Wed
21
May

Girls win conference, boys second at True Team State


The Maple Lake Irish girls track team took first place in the Central Minnesota Conference meet at home on May 13.

The Irish boys track team took second place at the Minnesota True Team Track and Field State Championships.

 

Wed
14
May

MLHS runners heading to True Team State


Both the Maple Lake High School boys and girls track and field teams won the True Team Subsection Meet on Tuesday, May 6, on their home track, punching their tickets to the True Team State Meet on Friday and Saturday in Stillwater. See page 8 for the full story.

 

Wed
14
May

Irish girls second in conference

 

On Tuesday, May 6, the Irish ladies began their week of golf at Shadowbrooke Golf Course, hosted by Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Seniors Tabitha Latzig and Maggie Carey each finished in the top 10 with a 45 and a 42, respectively. 
Also finishing in Maple Lake’s top four were Vienna Jude who shot a 48 and Kristina Paumen who shot a 50. Together, the top four had a total of 185 strokes, placing them in second place behind Osakis at the meet.
Following the Howard Lake meet, the Irish traveled to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa for their next meet on Friday, May 9, at Prairie View Golf Course. Latzig shot a 40, which earned her a spot as a co-medalist alongside Osakis golfers Peyton Garcia and Alayna Eldred. The combined top scores for the B-B-E meet were 186. The Irish ladies finished in second place behind Osakis, who shot a 168 for the meet.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
14
May

Boys golfers show improvement

 

On Monday, May 5, the Irish boys golf team participated in the 16th annual Daryl Gunnarson Memorial Invitational at Southbrook Golf Course in Annandale. The boys played a full 18 holes and placed 10th with a team score of 364. "
The boys played well, we finally had a nice day to play golf,” coach Aaron Hegle said. “Aidan Jude had a great round and was able to place inside the top 15. We have some meets coming up for conference and it's nice to see us playing well. There is still room for improvement with some guys but that will come with more practice.”
That improvement started to show up in the next meet, as the boys traveled to Rockford to play nine holes at Shamrock Golf Course on Friday, May 9. 
At Shamrock, the Irish were able to finish in third place with a score of 172. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.

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