Irish football, volleyball teams heading to State

The Maple Lake Irish football team defeated rival Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 48-21 on Thursday at St. Cloud State University to earn the right to advance to the state tournament. The Irish volleyball team also became section champions on Thursday evening with a win over Park Center in five games at St. Michael-Albertville High School. Starting out with two losses, they rallied to make it happen. Their scores were 19-25, 19-25, 25-10, 25-22 and 15-12.