Players Jen Pomije, #2, Lindsey Rachel, #4, and Chloe Callahan, #7, celebrate a kill by Emily Webb, #9.
Morgan Scheiber, #5, sets the ball to players Jen Pomije, #2, and Emily Webb, #9, while Chloe Callahan, #7, stands ready to back-up the players.
A victory over Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday, September 9, led the Maple Lake Irish volleyball team to maintain a hardly scratched record of eight wins and one loss. They started out in the first game with a struggle and a close loss of 20-25. Things picked up in the second game when better communication helped them take a 25-12 win. Working together, the team pulled together for another win of 25-19 in the third game. They finished their match with a 25-20 win in the fourth game.
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Greg Dorow, a 2014 graduate of Maple Lake High School, is a member of the 2014 Luther College cross country team.
Luther is led by head coach Steve Pasche who begins his tenth year. During his tenure, the Norse have made five trips to the NCAA Division III National Championships and have been crowned Iowa Conference champions five times.
Dorow is the son of David Dorow and Wendy Clark of Maple Lake.
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Sommer Carlson and Halle Geyen with their 1st and 2nd place medals.
Sun overhead with a slight breeze, the Maple Lake Irish cross country team made their way to Lake Rebecca State Park for the Delano Invitational. With only four teams, including the Irish, the small meet still showed strong competition. Racing roughly three miles, the varsity boys got their warmups in and were ready to get to the course. Andrew Schonnesen sprinted out with the front of the pack and continued to stay strong throughout the race. Schonnesen completed the race first for the Irish in 18:01 and placed fourth overall receiving a medal. "I enjoy running hills because I'm able to keep my pace while my opponents slow down. We do lots of training on hills which makes the races easier," said Schonnesen. Also breezing through the course, Jackson Willard finished seventh (18:22), and received a medal as well. Sticking together and pushing each other throughout the course, Devin Derringer and Scott Jordan placed ninth and 10th.
Maple Lake women’s softball team, Campbell Construction/Elfmann Plumbing, won the Minnesota Sports Federation State Tournament in Stacey and went on to win the Nationals C/DD softball tournament in Cambridge during Labor Day weekend. The team went undefeated in both tournaments.
The Maple Lake Irish volleyball team has started its season with six wins, including against Blooming Prairie on Aug. 23 and Litchfield on Aug. 26, both in three sets. More information from coach Marty Kiebel was not available.