Sports

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.

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

Lakers get back on track with wins

by Rachael Paumen
Bouncing back from a rocky week on the road, the Lakers got back on track starting with a home game against the Plato Blue Jays. The team then went back on the road to Grand Rapids and Nashwauk.
Lakers vs. Plato
After the sun made its way through the afternoon rain on June 23, the Lakers took the field as they played host to the Plato Blue Jays.
Thu
24
Jun

Softball team wins championship

The 14U softball team from Maple Lake won the championship at the Litchfield Dragon Classic on June 19. The team began its championship run by defeating the Alexandria Red team by a score of 8-7. That close game was followed by a blowout of the Willmar 2 team by a score of 15-0 in a game that only went three innings. Maple Lake won the 14U championship by defeating the Willmar 1 team 11-6. Pictured above are team members (front)  Kelsie Kelm, Mollie Graham, Summer Knudsen, Alexa Gorres, Maddie Gagnon, Hayley Sissel, (back) Coach Dave Callahan, Emily Webb, Abbey Weninger, Coach Heidi Kelm, Paige Blizil, Chloe Callahan, Jenny Brings and Coach Doug Kelm.

Thu
24
Jun

Lakers get back in action with 3 games

by Rachael Paumen
After a week off due to cancellations, the Lakers got back into the swing of things on Wednesday, June 16, against the Delano A’s. Two road games followed on June 25 and 27 when the Lakers traveled to St. Michael and Dassel-Cokato, respectively.  
          
        Lakers vs. Delano  

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