Maple Lake varsity and junior varsity gymnasts traveled to Becker on Saturday, Feb. 8, to compete at the Granite Ridge Conference Meet. The gymnasts could not contain their excitement of competing as they had not had a meet in more than two weeks.
"It's different competing at the bigger meets, like conference, because there is always more competition and more at stake," senior Heather Schlueter said.
For the individual accomplishments, Jordan Sifferle took first place, Delaney Sifferle tied for sixth place and Maddi Maas tied for eighth place. On bars, Jordan Sifferle took eighth place. Three varsity gymnasts – Schlueter, Jordan Sifferle and Gracie Elsenpeter – earned all-conference titles.
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As the final week of regular season drew to a close, the Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning wrestlers were aware that two victories would begin the post-season with a shock. However, it would take a sufficient amount of effort to get ahead of their challengers, the Sauk Center-Melrose Mainstreeters and St. Thomas Academy Cadets. Both Teams provided exemplary talent, but the Lightning were prepared to brew up a storm.
Thursday night brought a long haul for ANML, trekking an hour to Sauk Center for the Mainstreeter matchup. The grueling bus ride didn't stifle the grapplers’ intensity, though. The boys came, saw and conquered, winning all but three matches. The final results would reflect their dominance, winning 54-13.
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