The wrestling season keeps rolling along and the Lightning continue to add wins to their record as they went 3-1 last week.
The Lightning hosted the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers for Annanale-Maple Lake’s Parents’ Night on Thursday, Jan. 13. The team followed up the win over G-SL with a trip to Monticello on Saturday, Jan. 15, to participate in the annual event.
On Tuesday, January 11, the Maple Lake boys’ basketball team hosted St. John's Prep, who the Irish defeated earlier in the season in the championship game of the Holiday Tournament. Both teams battled to the buzzer but the Irish came out on top, winning the game 46-38.
The Irish continued to struggle offensively, but the key to the Irish win was solid defense which was able to create points off of turnovers. In the second half the Irish adjusted by spreading the floor, which created more passing lanes that led to some easy baskets and a double-digit lead which the Irish were able to maintain to the end.
Thursday, Jan 20: 4:00pm, Basketball: Boys 7th Grade Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School; 4:00pm, Basketball: Boys 8th Grade Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm, Swimming: Boys Varsity MeetMonticello vs. Buffalo @ Buffalo Community Middle School; 7:00pm, Hockey: Boys Varsity GameRogers vs. Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake @ Moose Sheritt Arena
On Tuesday the Maple Lake boys’ basketball team hosted Eden Valley-Watkins for a conference game. The Irish were able to dominate most parts of the game and won by a score of 76-44.
The keys in this victory were solid defense and good shooting, which put the Eagles behind early. The Irish led the game 40-21 at halftime, and never looked back until the final buzzer, which put them up by 32 points by the end of the game.
“We played one of our best all around games,” said Coach Tim Staloch. “We shot the ball well and did a good job on the defensive end.”
Thursday, Feb 24: TBD Hockey: Girls Varsity State Tournament TBA vs. TBA @ TBA; 4:00pm, Basketball: Boys 7th Grade Game vs. Saint John's Prep @ St. John's Prep @ Old Gym, Collegeville, MN; 4:00pm, Basketball: Boys 8th Grade Gamevs. Saint John's Prep @ St. John's Prep @ Old Gym, Collegeville, MN; 6:00pm, Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm, Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @ Maple Lake High School; 7:30pm, Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @ Maple Lake High School
On Thursday, February 10, the gymnastics team had another home meet. Home meets are always exciting because it gives the Maple Lake gymnastics team a slight advantage. They know just where everything is and are used to all the equipment. Of course, one is hardly able to say this is the only reason for the team's success on Thursday at their last meet of the regular season. It took talent and skill as well. All in all, it turned out to be a close meet. Maple Lake came out victorious with 129.3. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted wasn't too far off with a team total of 125.175.