Sports

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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. 
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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.
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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
Fri
06
Sep

Hot shooting gives girls' basketball squad first conference victory

Maple Lake hosted the first of three games this week against the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles on Tuesday, January 25.  
The Eagles came out in a matchup zone that kept the Irish guessing for most of the game, while the Irish played a multitude of defenses trying to find an answer for the Eagles’ inside game.
“We got off to a slow start on both ends and found ourselves down 16-2 early. The girls fought hard to get back into it before the half, but it is tough to overcome that deficit,” said Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg.
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06
Sep

Wrestlers stay undefeated in conference action

The week was packed with dual action for the Lightning as they took on Hutchinson, another Wright County Conference team, Thursday, Jan. 27, and then hosted their annual Lightning Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Annandale High School.
The team ran into tough competition but was able to stay undefeated in conference meets and end the week with three more wins against only one loss.
Lightning at Hutchinson
Fri
06
Sep

Irish boys take down Rockets, fall to Crusaders

On Monday, January 24, the Irish traveled to Hallenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University to battle the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders. It was a battle for the team all the way through the game but the Irish could not find any rhythm and were defeated by a score of 64-48.  
The Irish played tough defense at times, but had lapses in their rebounding which led to easy baskets for the Crusaders.  
Fri
06
Sep

Gymnasts get win over Annandale

After recovering from a week of losses, the Maple Lake gymnastics team came back strong at the Annandale meet on Friday, January 28. It was one of the closest meets yet, with Maple Lake winning by less than 3 points. In the end, Maple Lake earned a 128.55 and Annandale held a total of 126.075. 
“This was a good meet for all of us, both JV and varsity,” said Coach Kaitlyn Helmbrecht. “The girls have all been working so hard this past week and the improvements in their routines showed on Friday night. All of us coaches are proud of each and every gymnast and can’t wait to see more improvements in our final meets of the season.” 

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