Sports

Wed
11
Sep

14U team competes at Nationals


The Maple Lake 14U fastpitch softball team is made up of (standing, left) Angela Reid and Mollie Scheiber; (front) Linsey Rachel and Maddy Neu; (middle) Anna Becker, Lauren Heeralall, Morgan Scheiber, Amber Klug and Ellie Haney; and (standing, right) Emma McClanahan and Olivia Marquette. The team was coached by Dennis Klug and Ryan Haney.

 

The Maple Lake 14 and under fastpitch softball team traveled to Bismark, ND to compete in the Northern National Girls 14 and under B tournament, along with 21 other teams, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.
On Aug. 1, they began with pool play against Grand Forks, falling 6-2, and Rapid City, SD, falling 10-9.
They fell 8-5 in their third game against Dickenson, ND on Aug. 2.
Later that day, they faced a fellow Minnesota team, from Champlin Park, and got into the win column with a 10-6 victory.
They kept the winning going with a 4-2 score against Rapid City, SD Extreme on Aug. 3.
A Smash team from South Dakota got the best of them, 4-3 in the sixth and final game.
Maple Lake placed eighth or ninth in the tournament. 
They would like to thank everyone who helped support them in their quest to Nationals.
Wed
11
Sep

One heated race: Girls lose tiebreaker for first, boys place third


Lined up for the Irish boys were Scott Jordan, Adam Ruhland, Cullen Gallagher, Ross Hickey, Jackson Willard, Andrew Schonnesen and Devin Deringer.

Kayla Hoistad finished third for the Irish, and 12th overall, as they tied the home team and were forced into second by a tie-breaker.

 

Wed
11
Sep

Irish girls rally in final three games to beat Lakers

 

“Even though we were down the first two games we never got down on each other and we stayed motivated the whole time,” senior Kelsie Kelm said after a winning effort against the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers, on Sept. 5.
Game one was a challenge for the Irish. Competing against strong serves, the Irish defense couldn’t return the ball as well as they hoped. Though they played hard, the game resulted in a 27-25 loss for the Irish. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
11
Sep

Crusaders compete, but can’t beat the Irish girls

The Maple Lake High School gymnasium was filled with rallied fans excited for the new season of volleyball on Sept. 3. Students and families were there to see the first home game for the Irish volleyball team against St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders.The team came into the match knowing they were under-estimated because of their age. With six seniors graduating last year, there were many spots to be filled on this year’s varsity team. The young team faltered and lost the first game of the set 22-25. Despite losing the first game, the Irish didn’t let their inexperience become an obstacle.

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

 
Wed
11
Sep

Strong second half powers Irish past Lakers


The Irish team up for a tackle.

Landon Caughey scores one of his two touchdowns, while his teammates cheer en route to a 34-21 win over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

 

Fri
06
Sep

Lightning win two of three for week

Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning wrestlers went 2-1 in three meets last week to improve their record to 5-3 overall while boosting their Wright County Conference record to 2-0. 
“Overall, our performance this week was solid,” head coach Jason Bartels said after the Lightning match against Mound-Westonka on Thursday night, Dec. 16. “We beat good wrestlers and were competitive with some of the state’s best.” 
Fri
06
Sep

Gymnastics competes at home, Annandale

After so many meets where only two teams competed, it was a nice change for the gymnastics team to have a large invitational. On Saturday, December 18, Annandale held their Holiday Invitational with eight teams competing. It turned out to be a close meet, with less than 18 points between the best and worst scores. Becker finished first with 143.4 as their score. The Maple Lake Irish weren't too far behind, though, when they finished in the middle of the pack by taking fourth place with a score of 127.6.
Fri
06
Sep

Girls' basketball drops two games

The Irish began the conference schedule at home on Tuesday, December 14, against the Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. 
BBE brought a record of 1-1 into the game and questions about who they were going to be as a team. Maple Lake was 2-1 and at the time trying to bounce back after a tough loss against Dassel-Cokato the previous Friday. 
As the game got underway BBE began with full-court pressure trying to force the Irish into turning the ball over. The pressure was not successful, but the Irish struggled to put the ball in the basket. 
Fri
06
Sep

Irish boys get four wins and a championship

by Jake Johnson
On Tuesday, December 14, the Maple Lake Irish boys' basketball team traveled to Foley to face the team that ended their season last year in the playoffs. The Irish battled and then took control of the game over the Falcons with a final score of 66-46.
The Irish played very good team defense, shutting down Foley’s key players, which in turn led to the victory. Going into halftime the Irish were on top 38-28, led by Jordan Goelz who had 13 points in the first half.
Fri
06
Sep

Sports Schedule

Monday, Dec 27: TBD, Basketball: Girls Varsity Tournament vs. Upsala @ Upsala; TBD, Basketball: Girls JV Tournament vs. Upsala @ Upsala
Tuesday, Dec 28: TBD, Basketball: Girls Varsity Tournament vs. Upsala @ Upsala; TBD, Basketball: Girls JV Tournament vs. Upsala @ Upsala; TBD, Hockey: Girls Varsity Tournament Bison Girls Hockey vs. Robbinsdale Armstrong @ Plymouth Ice Center; TBD, Hockey: Boys Varsity Invitational TBA vs. TBA @ Schwan's Super Rink

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