Sports

Wed
09
Oct

Irish girls stay perfect in conference


The Irish girls celebrate during their win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Thursday.

 

A crowd of excited fans showed up to watch the Irish continue their winning season as Maple Lake played the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars on Thursday, Oct. 3.
Going into the game, Maple Lake’s record in the conference was 4-0. One of the team’s goals this season was to win the conference title and winning the game on Thursday would only make them closer to achieving that goal. They came out on the court ready to play hard and work for a win.
Game one the Irish played well fundamentally but lacked the intensity needed to consistently score. Though they lost the first set 25-16, Maple Lake made some great plays towards the end making great gains and putting momentum on their side to start game two.
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Wed
09
Oct

Mistakes hamper Irish in overtime loss to BBE


Dusty Strub fields a kickoff from the Maple Lake nine-yard line. He returned it 91 yards for a touchdown.

 

Wed
09
Oct

Irish runners put up personal record times


Andrew Schonnesen finishes strong in 16th place, with a personal record of 17:47, to lead his team to a fourth-place finish.

Cross country members Devin Deringer, Adam Ruhland, Ross Hickey, Jackson Willard, Scott Jordan and Andrew Schonnesen pose for a photo, with moms Tammy Deringer and Paula Willard photobombing them.

Kindergarten through sixth-grade students also participated. Pictured in front: Kate Graham, Sophie Pribyl, Abby Paumen and Eva McClelland and (back) Grace Jostock, Mary Miller, Caroline Wurm, Dani Geyen, Mikayla Koss, Peyton Tongen, Maggie Larson, Lyndsie Carlson, Maci Pickar, Ryley Hagen and Jaden Welch.

 

Wed
02
Oct

Cross country teams finish second


Cullen Gallagher finishes 21st with a time of 19:54.

Halle Geyen (left) and Sommer Carlson (right) share a laugh as they receive Johnny Bread for placing fifth and seventh, respectively.

 

Wed
02
Oct

Volleyball team dominates Kimball in Homecoming game


Morgan Sheiber sets the ball for one of her 11 assists in the Irish Homecoming win over the Kimball Cubs. She had 31 assists in two games.

 

The Irish came out on the court fired up for the Homecoming game on Thursday against the Kimball Cubs. 
Eighth grader Linsey Rachel said, "Despite the injuries of two starters, we played one of our most memorable matches of the season as it was Homecoming."
Sporting their new uniforms, Maple Lake played an excellent game one. Playing tough, they didn't allow many scoring opportunities for the Cubs. After a quick game, they won 25-10.
Performing well, the Irish had the crowd rallied to start game two. Communicating and playing as a team, they showed all their skills. The team was aggressive at the net and had a prepared defense to back them up. Maple Lake had another strong game, winning 25-15.
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Wed
02
Oct

Irish girls win a game, but lose match to Mayer Lutheran

 

Traveling to Mayer Lutheran on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Irish knew they would have to be on top of their game and play well to beat the Crusaders.
Throughout the whole match Maple Lake had very strong communication, which helped them to stay in the game and compete with Mayer Lutheran. However, the Crusaders fought back by playing hard at the net; they had a strong middle hitter and good blocking, which led to a 25-18 Irish loss in game one.
They had consistent serving in game two, and the Crusaders struggled to pass, which allowed the Irish to get some runs and score more points, only losing 25-22.
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Wed
02
Oct

Home sweet home: Irish rebound from Rockford loss


Landon Caughey runs for a touchdown, with the help of his blocking teammates, to put the Irish up 23-6 early in the second half.

Trevor Borell wraps up an opponent for one of his four tackles.

Cal Redemske is forced out at the end of one of his runs.

 

Thu
26
Sep

Irish girls battle back against Rockets

 

"We knew they had a good outside hitter and that we had to go out and fight hard, especially because it was a conference game," said Maddy Neu speaking for her team about the Sept. 19 game against the Rockford Rockets.
The Irish started game one with lots of intensity and played a very consistent game. Both teams had strong serves that were difficult to pass. The tough passes made it a close game between the Irish and the Rockets. However, the Irish fought to the last point and won 26-24.
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