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Wed
13
Apr

Irish are young but seasoned


The Irish softball team is led by lone senior Brooke Ankerfelt. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Irish softball team may be young, but they are not inexperienced.
Despite only one senior - second baseman Brooke Ankerfelt - the Irish sport a seasoned group of underclassmen who love to compete and know how to win the big games, coach Tim Knudsen said.

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Wed
13
Apr

Irish softball wins big on opener


Catcher Morgan Scheiber throws to Brooke Ankerfelt for the out at first base.

The Maple Lake softball team pounded out 18 hits on its way to a 23-5 win over non-conference foe Litchfield, Saturday, April 9.
It was a cold, windy day for the Irish home opener, but the weather didn’t seem to hinder the home team. After trailing 2-0 after the first inning, Linsey Rachel jump-started the Irish offense with a home run and from there the ballplayers never looked back.

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Wed
13
Apr

K-6 Lightning wrestlers finish fourth at NYWA state tourney


Front Row: Exavier Jones, Trevor Pribyl, Porter Pribyl, Gunnar Johnson and Cassen Brumm. Second Row: Austin Imholte, Mitchell Koss, Ayden Fitzgerald, Brandon Cooper, Noah Gindele, Cole Lafave and Brayden Fobbe. Third Row: Riley Hall, Carson Cooper, Carston Peterson, Jed Wester, Zachery Pribyl, Christopher Klatt, Nathan Zander, Jacob Klatt and Alex Klatt. Back Row: Coach Aaron Hemple, Coach Hunter Manka, Coach Holden Youngs and Coach Jesse Puncochar.

Receiving the 2016 NYWA State Team Tournament K-6 Division Coach of the Year award are coaches pictured from left, Jesse Puncochar, Hunter Manka, Holden Youngs and Aaron Hemple. (Photos by Rachel Pribyl)

At the NYWA (Northland Youth Wrestling Assoc.) state tournament the Annandale/Maple Lake Lightning got the 7th overall seed, as a result from how well they did at regions. In the first match the Lightning beat Blue Earth Area 41-29. The next win for the Lightning was against Willmar 36-30.

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Wed
06
Apr

Track teams return with experience


The Maple Lake High School track teams return to competition with plenty of experience from returning seniors. They are, front row, from left, Maddy Neu, Sommer Carlson, Tara Holmgren, Katherine Borgert, Jordan Sifferle and Brooklyn Toedter. Back row, from left, Austin Becker, Cody Welch, Devin Deringer, Ross Hickey, Justin Harvey, Chase Olson, Holden Youngs and Tanner Vassar. (Photo by Nick Pawlenty)

The Maple Lake boys and girls track and field teams laced up their spikes last week in anticipation of a season that they hope will lead to a fifth consecutive appearance at the Minnesota True Team State Track and Field Meet.

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Wed
06
Apr

Irish have the skills and the experience


The Maple Lake High School baseball team is led by four senior captains. They are, from left, Jack Seibert, Nate Maas, Nick Preisinger and Lucas Fobbe. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake High School baseball team returns to the field this year with a solid nucleus, including six returning starters that last year led the Irish to a 17-5 season.

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Wed
06
Apr

Track teams are off and running


Aaron Reese earned one of the boys teams first-place finishes, completing the 55-meter hurdles with a winning time of 8.57 seconds.

Catie Fobbe threw shot put 31 feet and 7.75 inches at the Tootsie Pop Invite.

Gracie Elsenpeter’s long jump at the Tootsie Pop Invite in Monticello on Thursday.

The Maple Lake track teams are off and running after two early season meets last week over spring break. The Irish kicked off the season at the Central Minnesota Conference Indoor Meet, Tuesday, March 29, at the St. Cloud Fieldhouse, then traveled to Monticello on Thursday, March 31, for the Tootsie Pop Invite.

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Wed
30
Mar

Irish basketball players earn awards at banquets


Above: Brynn Paumen, Anna Becker, Morgan Scheiber, Linsey Rachel, Lauren Borell and Mollie Scheiber. Not Pictured: Macy Wurm, Kaleigh Beehler and Catie Fobbe.

The Maple Lake girls basketball team celebrated its season on Tuesday, March 22, at the high school with an awards banquet where several were honored for their accomplishments throughout the season.

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Wed
30
Mar

Irish basketball players earn awards at banquets


Above: Blake Wellsted, Chase Olson, Alex Toedter, Brandon Borell and Cole Trager. Not Pictured: Peyton Beehler. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake boys basketball team celebrated its season Monday, March 21, with an end-of-the-year awards banquet at the high school.

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Wed
30
Mar

Community Education Travelling Basketball


Fifth Grade Girls Front: Kayla Paumen, Sydnee Peterson, Grace Fritz and Sydney Staloch. Back: Coach Tim Staloch, Cecilia Schauf, Audrey Beffel, Gwen Geyen and Coach Allyson Beffel.

Fifth Grade Boys Front: Nicholas Lind, Eddy Neu and Luke Goelz. Middle: Layton Johnston, Brandon Carlson, Michael Jude and Marcus Weimer. Back: Coach Brandon Goelz, Blake Jarman, Wyatt Wurm, James Stokman and Coach Paul Stokman.

Sixth Grade Girls Front: Greta Brown, Kylie Edmonson, Sophi Pribyl and Kenyon Kingsbury. Middle: Laura Bergstrom, Jordyn Demarais, Sydney Reardon, Hailey Kuperus and Alison Zander. Back: Coach Marty Kiebel, Ella Kiebel, Bryn Elsenpeter, Claire Carlson, Emily Weese and Coach Catie Fobbe.

Fourth Grade Girls Front: Izzy Olgilvie. Middle: Kass Fynboh, Alice Ketchum, MaKenna Jude and Izzy Louis. Back: Coach Kim Fynboh, Tessa Pribyl, Hailey Klatt, Lexi Lange and Coach Anna Becker.
Wed
23
Mar

Moose celebrate fine season, hand out awards


Maple Lake Moose player, Nate Maas, #11, earned Academic All Conference honors, was named to All Conference Hockey Team and earned Most Valuable Player honor. (Photo by Charlene Wurm)

The Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake boys hockey team celebrated a 12-15-1 season and first-ever trip to a section final with an annual end-of-the-season awards ceremony.

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