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Wed
03
May

Irish trap team is off and shooting

The Maple Lake trap team is ranked sixth in Class 3A Conference 1 after a successful first week of competition, last week.
Leading the Irish shooters were Sam Schaunaman with a score of 22/20, 42; Hunter Wurm 20/21, 41; Matt Neumann 19/20, 39; Ryan Peterson 16/21, 37; and Jack Peterson 18/19, 37.
The top female shooter for Maple Lake after week one is Andrea Peterson with 11/15, 26. The top male shooter for Maple Lake after week one is Schaunaman. He is also listed on the league website as Top 25 Average by Conference.  
The Irish compete at the Annandale Conservation Club. Conference 1 teams include Comfrey High School, Dassel-Cokato, Goodhue, Lakes International Language Academy, Maple Lake, Proctor, Truman and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley. Competition Week 2 starts this week.

Wed
26
Apr

MLHS edge Bulldogs


Nate Hogan beats the ball to first base during the first game of Friday’s double-header with Paynesville at home. He had one run, two hits and 1 RBI for the day.

The Irish baseball team snuck past Paynesville twice in one night, Friday, April 21, at Irish Stadium, beating the Bulldogs 4-2 in game one and 5-4 in game two of a double-header to boost its record to 6-1 overall.
Maple Lake struck first in the opening inning off a Ben Goelz single.
The Bulldogs put its two runs past the plate in the top of the third inning.
The Irish tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Nate Hogan singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

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Wed
26
Apr

Irish are 8-0 after shut outs


Amber Klug rounds a base after her third home run of the day against Paynesville, Thursday, April 20. (Photos by Mary Scheiber)

The Maple Lake softball team tacked three more wins to a spotless record with shut outs over Central Minnesota Conference foes Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted and Paynesville last week.
On Tuesday, April 18, the Irish traveled to HL-W-W where the girls beat the Lakers 12-0. On Thursday, April 20, Maple Lake traveled to Paynesville for a double- header, defeating the Bulldogs 17-0 in game one and 10-0 in game two. The team is now 8-0 overall.

Wed
26
Apr

New golf coach brings experience, knowledge to Maple Lake’s game


Patrick Groehler, a professional golf coach who has taught in Wisconsin, Mexico and Minnesota, will coach the boys high school golf team this season. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Patrick Groehler comes to the Maple Lake High School golf program with years of experience teaching golf. He was the golf instructor for the Buffalo Heights Junior Program; head golf professional at Tumblebrook C.C. in Pewaukee, WI; golf instructor at Pierre Marque Golf Course in Acapulco, MX; director of golf at Silver Spring in Monticello; golf instructor and owner of the Monticello Driving Range. He has a home on Maple Lake and jumped at the opportunity to coach at his local high school.

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Wed
26
Apr

Irish golfers are eager to re-build


Irish golfers kicked off the season last week. They are, from left, Joseph Stokman, Devon Lyons, Sam Zappa, Ben Weese and Jackson Gallagher. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake boys golf team kicked off its season on Thursday, April 20, with a new team and a new coach.
Led by professional golf instructor Patrick Groehler, the Irish finished fourth, but only nine shots out of first place at the seven-team, Central Minnesota Conference meet.
Junior Devon Lyons took home individual honors by shooting a 41 on the Pierz Golf Course to tie for second overall.
The Irish are in the re-building stage after losing the five seniors that helped them to a 2016 conference championship.
Returning with some varsity experience from last year is sophomore Joseph Stokman, and junior Ben Weese.

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Wed
26
Apr

Irish battle cold and wind at home meet


Bionca Peterson hands off to Gus Demarais at a Tuesday, April 18, dual in Maple Lake.

The Maple Lake Irish did well at its first home track and field meet, Tuesday, April 18, in a dual with Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity.
Both boys and girls teams came out winners, defeating the Bulldogs 130 to 48 (girls) and 123 to 58 (boys) despite cold, windy weather.
Several athletes took home top honors, and many placed in the top four.

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Wed
19
Apr

Irish win two, drop one


Grant Mergen stretches to make the out at first base during last week’s game against the Cardinals. Mergen had one run and one hit against Annandale.

The Maple Lake High School baseball team tacked on two more wins last week then fell 4-1 to Glencoe-Silver Lake on Monday, April 17, for its first loss of the season.
The Irish, now 4-1 overall, kicked off its second week of competition with an 8-0 win over Kimball at home on Tuesday, April 11. On Thursday, April 13, Maple Lake beat Annandale 2-1 at Irish stadium.

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Wed
19
Apr

Softball team wins two on the road


Freshman Olivia Paumen covers third base during a Tuesday, April 11, game at Kimball. She had two hits, two runs and three RBIs for the game. (Photos by Mary Scheiber)

The Irish softball team continued its winning ways, crushing Kimball 13-0, Tuesday, April 11, and edging Becker 7-5 on Thursday, April 13. Both games were on the road.
Maple Lake struck early against Kimball, pushing three runners past the plate in the first inning. Linsey Rachel sparked the action with a home run on the first pitch of the at bat.

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Wed
19
Apr

Prospects look good for Irish softball


The Irish softball team will be led by seniors Morgan Scheiber, left, and Ellie Haney. (Photos by Mary Scheiber)

The Maple Lake softball team is off and running with a crew of experienced players that are loaded with talent.
The Irish return the majority of the squad that played on its state-runner up team two years ago and were part of last year’s group that finished 12-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference, one game out of first place, and 19-6 overall.
Although young, with only two seniors on the team, the girls are “cocky, hard nose, passionate about the game, smart and they play hard,” coach Tim Knudson said.

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Wed
12
Apr

Irish to rebuild after stellar 2016 season

The Maple Lake High School baseball team is rebuilding after losing its entire starting infield to graduation, an infield that helped the Irish to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament last year.
At its foundation will be the return of lead pitchers Hunter Malachek and Grant Mergen, plus a talented freshman class.
“We will be young and there's plenty of spots to be filled (especially in the infield), but we do return our top two pitchers, and we have a very talented freshmen class. I expect the pieces to fall in place and we'll be playing our best baseball come playoff time,” Head Coach Brooks Marquardt said.

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