Marty Kiebel adheres the names of the top five Maple Lake runners in the girls’ 4,000-meter run. The school commons now features all of Maple Lake’s individual record holders. Kiebel worked with Ben Youngs to compile the records and create the record boards. Greg Helmbrecht made the project possible by repainting the walls in the area. The wall graphics can easily be replaced to correct or update a record.
Catcher Matt Bergstrom and pitcher Jeremy Schmidt chat early in the Lakers’ 4-1 loss to Sobieski. Schmidt threw seven and one-third innings, gave up two runs (one earned), three hits and three walks while striking out five.
Mitch Wurm slides back to first in the Lakers’ loss on Friday.
A Sobieski player looks to advance to second base.
The Maple Lake 12U Tier 1 softball team finished third at the state tournament in Buffalo on July 26. The team consists of: (front) Peyton Tongen and Megan Carlson; (second row) Bryn Elsenpeter, Katie Goelz, Mikayla Koss, Dani Geyen, Lexy Bakeberg, Olivia Paumen and Ellie Jude; and (back) coach Dan Tongen, Megan Lind, Lucy Greenhagen, coach Mike Koss and head coach Joe Paumen.
Graham Brown beats the tag sliding back to second base in the Lakers’ 7-2 win over the Loretto Lark, their second in three days, which secured the No. 1 seed for the State Tournament.
The Maple Lake Lakers secured the No. 1 seed from Region 12C over the weekend with two wins over the Loretto Larks.
The No. 1 seed grants the Lakers a first-round bye and the first pick in the 12C pitchers draft, which occurred Sunday after the championship game. Maple Lake chose Ben Hendrickson from the Maple Plain Diamond Devils and Tyler Zweibohmer and Kyle Kaczmarek from the Dassel-Cokato Saints.
The other seeds for Region 12C were also determined as Loretto took the No. 2 seed, Howard Lake took the No. 3 seed, and Delano took the No. 4 seed over the course of the weekend. Those seeds will start the tournament next weekend in Jordan and Belle Plaine while the Lakers must wait until the following weekend for their first game.
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