The Irish girls won the Benilde-St. Margaret Tournament on Saturday. Pictured: (front) Maya Ortiz, Kelsie Kelm, Taylor Pilger, (second) Emily Webb, Olivia Marquette, Jordyn Trager, Chloe Callahan, Anna Treptau, (back) head coach Marty Kiebel, Morgan Sheiber, Brooklyn Toedter, Jenni Pomije, Linsey Rachel, Jillian Goelz, Maddy Neu and coach Amy Voigt.
Taylor Pilger gets a dig in the Irish’s win over Sartell-St. Stephen.
The Irish girls celebrate during their win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Thursday.
A crowd of excited fans showed up to watch the Irish continue their winning season as Maple Lake played the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars on Thursday, Oct. 3.
Going into the game, Maple Lake’s record in the conference was 4-0. One of the team’s goals this season was to win the conference title and winning the game on Thursday would only make them closer to achieving that goal. They came out on the court ready to play hard and work for a win.
Game one the Irish played well fundamentally but lacked the intensity needed to consistently score. Though they lost the first set 25-16, Maple Lake made some great plays towards the end making great gains and putting momentum on their side to start game two.
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Andrew Schonnesen finishes strong in 16th place, with a personal record of 17:47, to lead his team to a fourth-place finish.
Cross country members Devin Deringer, Adam Ruhland, Ross Hickey, Jackson Willard, Scott Jordan and Andrew Schonnesen pose for a photo, with moms Tammy Deringer and Paula Willard photobombing them.
Kindergarten through sixth-grade students also participated. Pictured in front: Kate Graham, Sophie Pribyl, Abby Paumen and Eva McClelland and (back) Grace Jostock, Mary Miller, Caroline Wurm, Dani Geyen, Mikayla Koss, Peyton Tongen, Maggie Larson, Lyndsie Carlson, Maci Pickar, Ryley Hagen and Jaden Welch.