Sports

Thu
29
Jul

Legion team concludes great season

by Rachael Paumen
Diving into the 2010 playoffs, the Maple Lake American Legion baseball team got things started with a game against Howard Lake before continuing with a game against Breck and another game against the same Breck team the following day. The team then traveled to Paynesville where they played Cross Lake, Staples, Sebeka and Holdingford.
   Legion vs. Howard Lake
Thu
22
Jul

Lakers back on track with three wins

Coming off a rough, but well -played, four-game week the Lakers were able to get back on track with three wins against St. Michael, Richtown and Delano.
Lakers vs. St. Michael
In their first game of the week, the Lakers played host to the St. Michael Saints on July 14.
Thu
22
Jul

Legion has two weeks of big wins

   by Rachael Paumen
The Maple Lake Legion team had two weeks of high-scoring games when they took on Buffalo, Rogers and Orono before heading into playoff action with a first-round game against Howard Lake.
Legion vs. Buffalo
July 5 had the Maple Lake Legion team back on the field for a matchup against Buffalo.
Thu
15
Jul

Lakers keep swinging in 1-3 week

by Rachael Paumen
After taking a week off the Lakers got back to business with a busy four-game week against Winsted, Moorhead, Plato and Hutchinson. Although the team’s record for the week was 1-3, Manager Dale Decker said that the record does not reflect the team’s performance. 
“We played good ball even though we lost,” Decker said. “We just played some good teams.”
Lakers vs. Winsted
Thu
08
Jul

Maple Lake 14U softball team headed to nationals

After defeating teams from Rocori, Cooper-Armstrong, West Fargo, Norwood-Young America and two teams from Hutchinson, the Maple Lake 14U’s will be advancing to the national tournament the last week in July to Terre Haute, IN. The team appreciates the sponsorship of Lundeen Brothers Ford and French Lake Auto Parts. Pictured are (front) Emily Webb, Jenny Brings, Maddie Gagnon, Sydney Knudsen, Emilee Bryant, Holly Goelz, (back) Coach Doug Kelm, Kelsie Kelm, Paige Blizil, Bailey Heimes, Heidi Kelm, Shelby Rachel, Hannah Klug, Rayne Coughlin, Coach John Gagnon.
Thu
08
Jul

Legion team has busy week of action

Three games prior to the holiday weekend kept the Legion team busy when they played the Laker Legends/Old Timers and Delano Orange at home before going on the road to Dassel-Cokato. 
Maple Lake vs. Laker Legends/Old Timers
First up for Maple Lake was the Laker Legends/Old Timers, played just prior to the Laker versus Dassel-Cokato town team game on June 30.
Thu
08
Jul

Lakers host league All-Star game

  by Rachael Paumen
Representing Maple Lake, Graham Brown, Cody Decker, Riley Decker and Sam Marsnik, along with manager Dale Decker, joined players from around the league for the annual All-Star game on July 1 at Irish Stadium. 
Following the home run derby, which was won by Monticello’s Eric Schreifels who recorded one home run, introductions and the starting line-ups got underway. Riley Decker started in center field for the North, batting second. In his first at bat Riley connected for a nice hit to the outfield.
Thu
01
Jul

Legion baseball team has geat start to new season

   by Rachael Paumen
Maple Lake baseball players are keeping busy this summer with Legion ball. The summer season got started with games in Howard Lake and St. Michael. Monticello then came to town before Maple Lake was back on the road again to play Delano Orange.
Maple Lake vs. Howard Lake
In their first game since the end of the school season, Maple Lake made the trip to Howard Lake on June 10.
Thu
01
Jul

Youth softball pitcher is tourney contest runner-up

Youth softball pitcher is tourney contest runner-up
Kennedy Haney-Goelz of Maple Lake recently placed 2nd out of 23 girls in a Fastest Pitcher contest at a youth softball tourney. Kennedy threw 44 mph to tie for 1st in the first round and qualify for the finals at the 12U Hutchinson softball tournament. In the final round Kennedy threw 43.4 coming in just .2 mph behind first place.
Thu
01
Jul

Willie Mays youth baseball team going to state tournament

The Maple Lake Willie Mays youth baseball team took first in the playoffs in Plato on June 26, 27 & 28 by defeating Watertown by a score of 9-7. They will play in the state tournament in Rosemount on July 23, 24 & 25.

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