Sports

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06
Sep

Waconia outscores Irish in gymnastics

After tasting victory at their last meet, their loss on Friday, December 10, against Waconia, left the Irish gymnasts a little disappointed. 
“It wasn't that we did badly, it was more that the other team was just a lot better than us,” said Kristi Reid. 
Considering this, Maple Lake did pretty well, ending up with a total of 123.55 and Waconia earning 130.925.
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06
Sep

Boys' basketball gets win, first loss

On December 7, the Maple Lake Irish boys’ basketball team hosted the Royalton Royals. The Irish picked up their second victory of the season by a score of 52-38.
From the opening tip-off to the final buzzer the Irish were on top.  The Irish played man-to-man defense and shot about 25 percent better than the Royals going into the locker room for halftime, leading the game by a score of 30-16. 
In the second half the Irish held their lead, with both teams scoring 22 points. Despite having 22 turnovers throughout the game, the Irish still came out on top.  
Fri
06
Sep

Lightning win 'Battle for the Bolt'

Wright County Conference action got underway for this year’s Lightning wrestling team Thursday, Dec. 9, as they traveled south to Dassel-Cokato to take on the Chargers. 
The annual match, dubbed the “Battle for the Bolt” by former A-ML head coach and now Dassel-Cokato High School principal Dean Jennissen, has evolved into a lively competition with conference honors and end-of-the-year section seeding implications at stake. 
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06
Sep

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Dec 16: TBD, Basketball: Boys Varsity Tournament vs. Saint John's Prep @ St. John´s Prep; 4:15pm, Basketball: Girls 8th Grade Game vs. Saint Cloud Christian @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm, Swimming: Boys Varsity Meet Buffalo, Princeton vs. Saint Michael-Albertville @ STMA Middle School East; 6:30pm, Wrestling: Varsity Meet Mound-Westonka vs. Annandale/Maple Lake @ Annandale High School
Fri
06
Sep

Lightning win 'Battle for the Bolt'

Wright County Conference action got underway for this year’s Lightning wrestling team Thursday, Dec. 9, as they traveled south to Dassel-Cokato to take on the Chargers. 
The annual match, dubbed the “Battle for the Bolt” by former A-ML head coach and now Dassel-Cokato High School principal Dean Jennissen, has evolved into a lively competition with conference honors and end-of-the-year section seeding implications at stake. 
Fri
06
Sep

Irish boys' basketball starts with a win

On Thursday, December 2, the Maple Lake Irish boys’ basketball team started the season with a win when they defeated Norwood-Young America by a score of 70-67.
The Irish kicked off the season strong, earning a win and having senior Mitch Wurm reach the milestone of scoring 1,000 points and having 500 rebounds in his career so far.  
“Getting 1,000 points in a high school career is a great accomplishment,” said Head Coach Tim Staloch. “Mitch has worked very hard and spent a lot of time improving his basketball skills. I am very happy for him and his family.” 
Fri
06
Sep

Girls' basketball begins with two wins

With about two weeks of practice behind them, the Irish came out on St. John’s court on Tuesday, November 30, ready to fight and start the 2010-2011 basketball season off right.
Maple Lake began the game with senior Alyssa Redemske hitting a three-point shot, and the team never really looked back. The Irish controlled the game from the opening tip, using solid full-court, man-to-man defense and aggressive transition offense.  
Fri
06
Sep

Boys' basketball falls to BBE, Pierz

The Maple Lake Irish began the 2011 Central Minnesota Conference season against two of its toughest opponents, BBE and Pierz.  On Jan. 4, the Irish traveled to BBE where they battled hard against a big and experienced team that had the majority of its players returning from last year's conference championship team.  
The Jaguars, who are used to high-scoring games, were contained by a solid man defense by the Irish which held them to only 20 points in the first half.  
Fri
06
Sep

Lightning win Mora Invitational

Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning wrestlers wasted little time getting back into the season last week as they traveled to Orono on Thursday, Jan. 6, and Mora on Saturday, Jan. 8.
The team picked up two dual wins on Thursday in Orono as they downed the host Spartans and defeated Zimmerman.
On Saturday the grapplers joined nine other teams vying for individual champion honors in the annual Mora Invitational. Both events proved to be successful ventures for the Lightning.
Fri
06
Sep

Irish girls start new year with win

The New Year brought the Irish girls’ basketball team home for the first time in four games, a span of nearly three weeks’ time. On Tuesday, January 4, the Royalton Royals came to town for a non-conference match-up.  
The game began with both teams playing tough defense but using different styles, as the Irish settled in man-to-man and the Royals a zone defense. Scoring was held at a minimum as neither team burned up the nets, but the Irish did take a 17-13 lead into halftime.  

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