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...
My late father-in-law, Pat, had a fireplace phobia.  His was the focal point of a comfortable living room, and whenever there was a family gathering during the cold weather months—Thanksgiving and Christmas being the conspicuous events—we would lobby to build a fire.  Lobby, because he usually...
The Staples-Motley tennis team with their second place Section 5A trophy, after nearly reaching the state tournament with a 4-3 loss in the section finals. From left, Katherine MIchel, Amy Rollins, Rose Han, Tasha Achermann, Lauren Rutten, Allison Knosalla, Haley Cichos, Georgia Kruchten, Katie...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team stormed into their first Section 5A tournament and nearly came away with the team title, dropping the championship match 4-3 to New London-Spicer on Oct. 8. In the individual tournament, both Cardinal doubles teams made it to state, as Jenna Dvorak and Haley...
The Staples-Motley cross country teams swept the Mid State Conference titles, winning both team and individual titles on Oct. 10 at Crosby-Ironton. In addition, the top five runners for both the boys and girls finished in the top ten, to qualify for all-conference, and the next two runners were in...

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