Sports

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06
Sep

Irish football team celebrates 2010

Players, coaches and parents celebrated the best season for a football team in school history with a program on Wednesday, Dec. 22, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium. 
Head Coach Tim Knudsen emceed the program, with help from assistance coaches Tim Staloch, Tony Smith, Adam Ronnenberg and Aaron Hegle. 
Knudsen began by thanking his wife, Mary, and noted they will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on January 19. “She’s been a big part of my life, doing what I love to do, and that’s coach football,” he said. 
Fri
06
Sep

Zimmerman gets win over Irish

The Maple Lake boys’ basketball team ran into their toughest opponent of the year thus far on Tuesday, December 21, when the Irish hosted the Zimmerman Thunder.  
Nothing went right for the Irish who had difficulty working against Zimmerman's relentless defensive pressure. By the end of the game, Zimmerman had forced the Irish to turn the ball over 26 times, most of which resulted in points for the Thunder. At the same time, Maple Lake was not able to get into an offensive rhythm and only scored 25 total points to 63 for Zimmerman for the second Irish loss of the season. 
Fri
06
Sep

Gymnasts face Watertown-Mayer

It was a very close meet on Tuesday, December 21, against Watertown-Mayer. 
“We did pretty well, but we had a lot of girls gone,” said Nina Simonette. 
Perhaps due to those absences, the Irish ended up taking a loss. When the final score was announced, Watertown-Mayer scored a team total of 130.975 points. Maple Lake was not far behind, with a 124.3 total.
Fri
06
Sep

Irish girls at holiday tourney

On Tuesday, December 28th, the Irish traveled to Upsala to take on a tough Class A team, the Bertha-Hewitt Bears.  
Like the Bears, Maple Lake began the game in a zone defense. Unfortunately, Bertha-Hewitt hit five first-half three-pointers, deeming the zone to be ineffective. 
“We struggled to identify shooters and they capitalized early on in the first half,” said Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg.
Fri
06
Sep

Zimmerman gets win over Irish

The Maple Lake boys’ basketball team ran into their toughest opponent of the year thus far on Tuesday, December 21, when the Irish hosted the Zimmerman Thunder.  
Nothing went right for the Irish who had difficulty working against Zimmerman's relentless defensive pressure. By the end of the game, Zimmerman had forced the Irish to turn the ball over 26 times, most of which resulted in points for the Thunder. At the same time, Maple Lake was not able to get into an offensive rhythm and only scored 25 total points to 63 for Zimmerman for the second Irish loss of the season. 
Fri
06
Sep

Sports Schedules

Thursday, Jan 6: 5:00pm, Wrestling: Varsity Meet Annandale/Maple Lake, Zimmerman vs. Orono 1 @ Orono High School; 6:00pm, Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm, Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm, Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Rockford Area Schools District @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm, Swimming: Boys Varsity Musical Buffalo vs. Cambridge-Isanti @ Cambridge HS; 7:00pm, Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Princeton vs. Bison Girls Hockey @ Buffalo Civic Center; 7:00pm, Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Buffalo vs. Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake @ Moose Sheritt Arena; 7:30pm, Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School
Fri
06
Sep

Zimmerman gets win over Irish

The Maple Lake boys’ basketball team ran into their toughest opponent of the year thus far on Tuesday, December 21, when the Irish hosted the Zimmerman Thunder.  
Nothing went right for the Irish who had difficulty working against Zimmerman's relentless defensive pressure. By the end of the game, Zimmerman had forced the Irish to turn the ball over 26 times, most of which resulted in points for the Thunder. At the same time, Maple Lake was not able to get into an offensive rhythm and only scored 25 total points to 63 for Zimmerman for the second Irish loss of the season. 
Fri
06
Sep

Girls' basketball gets 33-28 win

Last Tuesday, December 21, the Maple Lake Irish girls’ basketball team traveled to subsection opponent PACT Charter in Ramsey, Minnesota.  
Despite facing several injuries within the entire program the Irish were focused and ready for action. The game got underway with both teams playing zone defenses.  
“We came out and knocked down some shots, putting us in the lead early,” said Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg.  
Fri
06
Sep

Lightning get big win over Delano

In their final dual of 2010, the Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning notched another victory. This time the win came against Wright County Conference opponent Delano by a 58-17 margin Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Delano.
“We wrestled a great match in both our wins and losses,” coach Jason Bartels said.
The weather the previous day had canceled after-school activities and practices, which can be tough for wrestlers as they prepare for a match the next day.
Fri
06
Sep

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Dec 30: TBD, Hockey: Girls Varsity Tournament Bison Girls Hockey vs. Robbinsdale Armstrong @ Plymouth Ice Center; TBD, Hockey: Boys Varsity Invitational vs. TBA @ Schwan's Super Rink
Monday, Jan 3: 3:10pm, Basketball: Boys 7th Grade Practice Begins TBA vs. TBA @ Maple Lake High School; 3:10pm, Basketball: Boys 8th Grade Practice Begins TBA vs. TBA @ Maple Lake High School

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