Sports

Staples-Motley Hall of Fame swimmer Del Cerney and his teammate Mark Lelwica shared a podium at the 1988 State Swim Meet, and are pictured above at the homecoming reception after the meet with state diver Hank Larson. The two shared many Staples swimming records, Cerney in the 200 individual medley...
Coaches Don Dravis, Bill Finn and Jerry Riewer, athletes Del Cerney, Arden Beachy, Warren Mertens and Bob Peterson, the 1985 Staples girls basketball team and the 1988 Staples-Motley football team, plus supporters Derald and Juanita Miller as at-large inductees. The Hall of Fame Committee will host...
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...
Few photos of John Donaldson exist, but a 39 second film clip has been found and is the subject of the upcoming movie, “39 Seconds.” Researcher Peter Gorton will talk about the player and the movie on Sunday, April 28, at the Staples Depot, starting at 1 p.m.
A Staples native will report on his efforts to get a black baseball player enshrined in baseball’s National Hall of Fame, at the annual meeting of the Old Wadena Society on Sunday, April 28. The Old Wadena Society meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Historic Northern Pacific Depot in...
As we enter into the open water season of 2019, there are a host of new innovations that are new for the year and as always, some are righteous and others, not so much. Here are some thoughts on a few items. Power Poles    These have gained a lot of attention recently but have become much more...
A black bear gets up close with a bird feeder to find out what is inside. (Photo by Ray Gildow)
My wife and I live in the Central part of Minnesota surrounded by water and woods. We have lived in the same house on the same property for over forty years. One thing that we have noticed over the years is that there are a lot more bears in the neighborhood than there used to be. What makes it...
There is an assortment of labels sometimes used to describe groups of animals.  There is the “pride” of lions, the “gaggle” of geese, and the “murder” of crows, the last of which says a lot about how we have regarded these conspicuous black birds down through the ages.  I think there is room for a...
Staples-Motley golf team got some swings in on a cold, windy day April 4, at the Vintage golf course driving range. Spring sports teams have games scheduled for this week and next week, but as always, it depends on the weather. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Bill Finn, Jerry Riewer and Don Dravis were the first three coaches inducted into the Staples-Motley Hall of Fame at a ceremony on April 5. The following biographies were read at the ceremony.  Bill Finn Bill Finn graduated from Staples High School in 1948. He participated in Track, Baseball,...
Don Dravis was surprised that all his grandchildren showed up on stage as he was getting his Hall of Fame award.   

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