Maple Lake Messenger Page 9 August 28, 2013

Football team begins season with scrimmages Volleyballers scrimmage

Kelsey Kelm goes up for a block in a scrimmage against her teammates in a showcase for the girls’ parents before the season begins. The Irish girls were scheduled to play Albany on Friday and have their first home game coming up on Tuesday. (Photo by Sandi Becker)

The Maple Lake Irish football team hosted their annual watermelon scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 22 and a scrimmage against Annandale, Paynesville and Zimmerman the following Saturday morning. (Above) Austin Becker rushes during the watermelon scrimmage with his teammates. (Photo by Sandi Becker) (Below) Landon Caughey rushes during the Irish’s scrimmage against Paynesville. (Photo by Charlene Wurm) The team’s first game is scheduled for Friday evening on the road against St. Anthony Vilage.

Time trials set framework for cross country teams
The Maple Lake Irish cross country teams took a step toward starting their seasons when they held time trials recently to determine who would run varsity for the first meet. “The time trial was encouraging,” coach Ben Youngs said. “The girls’ times were, on average, improved from last year, as were the boys. The boys are very deep and it will be competitive to stay on varsity.” The results are as follows, with the top seven boys and top seven girls making their respective varsity teams: Boys varsity and JV Jackson Willard 18:47 Ross Hickey 18:56 Devin Deringer 19:27 Adam Ruhland 19:57 Scott Jordan 19:58 Andrew Schonessen 20:08 Sullivan Graham 20:17 Keenan Sowa 21:32 Evan Hertwig 22:05 Bryce Carlson 22:50 Tanner Severson 23:04 Holden Youngs 23:49 Blake Paumen 24:39 Simon Willard 25:13 Adam Jude 25:37 Ben Brinza 25:52 Tyler Cranston Cody Welch Tyler Willard Josh Ruhland Alec Hausladen Girls varsity and Sommer Carlson Blair Stewig Halle Geyen Kayla Hoistad Jordan Sifferle Katelyn Kramer Megan Webb Bernadette Loch Jessie Wohlrabe Mackenzie Miller Kennedy Gorres Olivia Wolff-Herda Lori Elsenpeter Rayne Coughlin Emma Carlson Junior high Ben Smail Gabe Riviere Jackson Gallagher Michael Miller Margaret Graham Rachel Loch Luke Tollefson Joe Elsenpeter Chloe Riviere Emily Rasset Sean Cranston Caleb Beneke 25:57 28:31 28:35 28:48 29:24 JV 17:25 17:55 19:10 19:30 19:48 20:07 20:40 20:41 21:20 21:20 23:00 23:51 25:06 25:09 25:45

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Fish Tales: Youngs hooks 45-inch northern in Canada
Ben Youngs caught this 45-inch northern pike while fishing in Quetico Park, Canada. “ When I hooked him and he surfaced, I had my son, Holden, paddle us to shore so we could land him there,” Youngs said. “Then we released him.”
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