Sports

Wed
08
Oct

Irish gridders score big over Cubs


Josh Bidwell, #9, hands the ball to Hunter Malachek, #25, while Garret Anderson, #82, Blake Wellsted, #10, Jake Lijequist, #63, Logan McCollough, #24, Chase Olsen, #81, and Erik Raymond, #76, play defense.

 

Wed
08
Oct

Irish volleyball wins at home and away


Junior Sadie Pingel returns the ball to the Cardinals’ side of the net. The Irish beat Annandale 3-1.

Senior Emily Webb jumps to block an attack while senior Jen Pomije covers defense.

Irish fans dressed in pink, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at a home game against Annandale to show their support of Maple Lake teacher Dawn Klabunde who was diagnosed with cancer recently.

 

Wed
08
Oct

Irish CC 3rd and 4th at Litchfield


Andrew Schonnesen broke the Maple Lake High School record with a time of 16.44.

 

Wed
01
Oct

Determination and momentum give the Irish 45-15 victory over Rockets


The Irish huddle with coach Tim Knudsen to determine the next play.

The Irish scoring their first touchdown during their homecoming game last Friday night against the Rockford Rockets.

 

Wed
01
Oct

Irish cross country teams remain focused in spite of warm temps


Andrew Schonnessen finished with a time of 18:10 and fifth place.

 

Wed
24
Sep

Cross Country at Pierz and Miliaca Mega Meet


Pictured with their 3rd place trophy are Scott Jordan, Ross Hickey, Jackson Willard, Andrew Schonnesen, Cullen Gallagher, Ryan Kalinowski and Devin Deringer.

The girls varsity team poses for a group shot after the Milaca Mega Meet. Halle Geyen, Kayla Hoistad, Molly Graham, Grace Heying, Jordan Sifferle, Kaitlyn Kramer and Sommer Carlson.

 

Racing within the herd, out of the 23 teams that attended the Pierz Stampede, the Maple Lake Irish cross country teams all had great races and placed top ten.  With roughly 322 feet on the start line of the boys varsity race, the Peirz golf course suddenly became flooded with runners. The seven Maple Lake boys made their way through the pack and settled into their paces. Leading the team, Andrew Schonnesen ran a 17:26 race earning a 14th place medal. Sprinting through the finish, Jackson Willard came in 19th place with a time of 17:37. 

Wed
24
Sep

Baumann inducted into NBAPS 2014 Viking Hall of Fame

 

On September 19th Maple Lake’s coach and teacher, Brad Baumann, was inducted into the North Branch Area Public Schools’ Viking Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Baumann, a 2001 graduate of North Branch Area High School, is one of the most decorated athletes in their school history. Throughout his career, Baumann participated in football, basketball and baseball, where he earned three letters in football, three letters in baseball, and four letters in basketball. He was All-Conference twice in football and is the career leader in passing yards, completions and touchdowns. Baumann also was All-Conference in baseball, but it was on the basketball court that he excelled. He earned All-Conference honors three times, All-State honors, Academic All-State and played in the All-Star Game his senior year. He is currently third all-time in boys basketball scoring and is career leader in assists and steals.
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Wed
24
Sep

Irish win in honor of Moeller


Pictured is Morgan Moeller, the junior and football player Friday’s football game was dedicated to. Morgan was involved in a terrible accident last Thursday and is currently at North Memorial Hospital being treated for a traumatic head injury. Morgan’s family has set up a Caring Bridge site for updates on Morgan’s progress and a Give Forward site for those moved to donate to his family. You can find the Caring Bridge site at: www.caringbridge.org/visit/morganmoeller the Give Forward site at: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/yxv5/morgan-moeller-and-the-regouski-family.

The Maple Lake Irish football team dedicated their win against Eden Valley-Watkins to fellow teammate and recent accident victim, Morgan Moeller. The boys lined up to sign the winning game football to give to Moeller in the hospital. Austin Becker, #8, is pictured signing the ball with Nick Preisinger, #56, McRae Haney, #2, John Treadwell, #77, and Jake Liljequist, #63, waiting close behind.

Charlie Stejskal, #87, ended the game with a kick to score the extra point.

 

Wed
17
Sep

Irish defeat Lakers 44-6


The Kaley brothers, #40 Damian and #50 Dominic, double up on a HLWW ball carrier.

Maple Lake players, Damian Kaley, Nate Maas, Mike Scherber, McRae Haney and Riley Scadden, line up for a kick-off.

 

Wed
17
Sep

Volleyball team wins against Dassel-Cokato and HLWW


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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