Sports

Staples-Motley athletes are learning that there are higher goals for sports participants than just winning, there are many other aspects that make up a winning program. Much of their awareness is coming through programs started by Activities Director Travis VanOverbeke, who was honored by the...
The expression “in like a lion, out like a lamb” is closely associated with the arrival of spring. For whatever reason, it seems to be associated with the month of March. Perhaps it’s because, in many places, it’s a pivotal month in the transition between winter and spring. It meaning – more a wish...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost two close games in the Little Falls holiday tournament Dec. 28-29, losing a second half lead against North Branch and falling 72-64, then leading Little Falls in the second game, only to lose on the final basket, 65-64. The Cardinals played right with...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team started getting back to full health at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 28-29, but they still have some improving to do as they lost both games of the tournament. The Cardinals fell in the first round, 77-48 to St. Cloud Apollo. The second game was closer...
The defense of Javier Fernandez was one of the bright spots for the Staples-Motley boys basketball team against Breckenridge, here taking off down the court after stealing the ball. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team came out flat against Breckenridge on Dec. 12, fell behind early and never got back into the game. The Cardinals lost 84-45. Playing a very good team, the Cardinals needed to play well to stay in the game, but turnovers and missed shots hurt them in the loss...
I recently had the opportunity to interview Doug Schultz, Walker Area Fisheries Supervisor and Management Co-Chair of the Minnesota Walleye Technical Committee, a committee of professional walleye biologists who work at the science of assessing walleye stocking effects in Minnesota lakes. We...
Among groups of people held in low esteem, politicians are always contenders for the low end award.  Politics, the craft they practice, is a dubious one in the minds of many.  And too often we see ample evidence to confirm our low expectations.  Others have described what politicians produce – our...
 Minnesota State University Moorhead senior Brian Huber, a former Staples-Motley athlete, has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Track Athlete of the Week. It is the fourth time in Huber’s Dragon career he has earned the weekly honor. Huber had a strong opening meet at the...

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