Morgan Scheiber makes a throw to first for an out. On offense, she hit a three-run home run that helped propel the Irish to an 8-4 win over the Rockford Rockets.
The Maple Lake Irish softball team scored six runs in the third inning, including a three-run home run by Morgan Scheiber, to take down the Rockford Rockets 8-4 in the team’s first home game of the season on Monday.
The Irish started out with a struggle at the bats in the first few innings, scoring one run off two base hits.
Only three runs had been scored against them, though, by the time they came back in the third inning with six runs.
Pitcher Kennedy Haney-Goelz held back the Rockets, only allowing one run in the next five innings.
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Despite the winter storm advisory warning, the Irish softball team was still able to compete in their season opener on April 3 against St. Cloud Cathedral, inside the St. Cloud State University Huskie Dome. With veteran junior righty Kennedy Haney-Goelz on the mound for the Irish, they came up with a 5-1 win.
In the last inning of the game, eighth grader, Linsey Rachel drove in a three-run homer to lock in the win for the Irish. Freshman catcher Morgan Scheiber was 2-3 at the plate, with a solid appearance. Knudsen, Blizil, Zappa, Callahan, Rachel and Rose also rallied for hits, for a combined eight hits in all for the Irish.
The award winners on the girls basketball team included (from left) Emily Webb (Defensive Player of the Year and Second Team All Conference), Rayne Coughlin (Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All Conference), Brooklyn Toedter (Hustle Award winner) and Jenna Macziewski (Most Improved Player).
Maple Lake High School gymnasts for the 2013-14 year included (from left): Mariah Jackson, Shelby Jackson, Delaney Sifferle, Heather Schlueter, Jordan Sifferle, Shauni Johnson, Katelyn Fuller, Gracie Elsenpeter, Shelby Ankerfelt, Susie Rieber, Sydney Bakeburg and Hannah Praska.
On Monday, gymnasts gathered in Maple Lake High School for the gymnastics awards banquet.
There they reflected back to the sports season and recognized individuals for their success.
Seven girls earned letters.To letter in gymnastics girls must compete in three varsity meets.
First-year letter winners included Maddi Maas and Gracie Elsenpeter. Katelyn Fuller was a second-year letter winner. Third- year letter winners included Delaney Sifferle and Marisa Henrikson. Jordan Sifferle was a fourth-year letter winner. Heather Schlueter has lettered for six consecutive years.
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