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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)
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country teams took a step to-
ward starting their seasons
cently to determine who would
run varsity for the first meet.
“The time trial was encour-
aging,” coach Ben Youngs
on average, improved from
be competitive to stay on var-
with the top seven boys and
top seven girls making their
respective varsity teams:
Football team begins season with scrimmages
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.
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Ben Youngs caught this 45-inch northern pike while fishing
in Quetico Park, Canada. “ When I hooked him and he sur-
faced, I had my son, Holden, paddle us to shore so we could
land him there,” Youngs said. “Then we released him.” Send your Fish Tales photo to the Messenger at [email protected] ger.com, through our website at maplelakemessenger.com or mail it to us at PO Box 817, Maple Lake, MN 55358.
Fish Tales: Youngs hooks 45-inch northern in Canada
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