Sports

By Ray Gildow   After enduring a long, cold spring, Mother Nature has finally turned up the temperature warming our rivers and lakes.  Rising water temperatures also means increased growth in aquatic vegetation and the beginning of a pan fish feeding binge.  For anglers looking to catch panfish,...
Babe Ruth 13U team after a game this season. Front row from left, Logan Martin, Wesley Parker, Jack Carlson, Griffen Bettis, Dylan Lawrence; middle row, Hayden Rutherford, Carson Trantina, Andrew Salcido, Eli Smith, Kevin Miller, Brayden Salcido and Ben Tyrrell; back row, coaches JR Bettis, Brian Smith, Corey Lawrence and Jim Tyrrell.  Not pictured: Hayden Rychner. They play their first state tournament game Thursday, July 18. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley 13-U Babe Ruth baseball team is headed for the state tournament. “It was unexpected,” said coach Brian Smith. “We had been playing okay all year but we didn’t make the right play at the right time. Last week we turned the corner.” The Cardinals beat the top seed, Perham and also...
Early in the race, Emmet Anderson (5) gets into a good position to run with the lead pack.  
Sam Jennissen propels himeslf over the bar in the pole vault on his way to qualifying for the section meet. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Walter Lusti, left, and  Blair Erickson with their scholarship check and the “wood,” second place plaques. (Photos submitted by Melissa Erickson)
A simple act of kindness can change the life of a child. For teenagers Blair Erickson and Walter Lusti, that act of kindness came as the gift of a portable fish house from their friend Jon Chapman. Jon had been a CLAM Outdoors pro-staffer for several years. As part of that role, he acquired nice...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   It took a few games for the Staples-Motley girls tennis team to figure out how to play with a fierce wind that came up just as the matches were starting against Park Rapids on Sept. 5.  “The wind tried to stop us, but the girls stayed strong and fought through it...
After Issac Kronenberg (64) cleared a path, quarterback Max Strickland reaches out and jumps over the goal line for the team’s second touchdown. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   With clutch plays throughout the game, the Staples-Motley football team ground out a 20-16 win against third ranked Otter Tail Central on Sept. 6. In the last two possessions, the Cardinals stopped OTC on fourth and one, then converted their own fourth and two,...
Emmet Anderson pulled away from the competition with a mile to go and kept increasing his speed, to finish in a school record of 15:09 at the Moorhead Dragon Twilight on Sept. 6. Perfect conditions of a fast, flat course, no wind and a fast field led to nearly every competitor running a personal...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley swim team raced at Ogilvie-Mora on Sept. 3. Since Ogilvie has a 25 meter pool, instead of 25 yards of most pools, Coach Amanda Toft said it was hard to confirm times dropping, but the swimmers had some close races and powered through the last...

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