Sports

A three-day volleyball camp led by coaches and players from the University of Minnesota-Crookston was held recently at Staples-Motley High School. Coaches from the university included Sarah Rauen and Anna Morgan; and the players were Lauren Wallace, Deaira Gresham and Katie Lienemann.  The event...
Pictured in lower photo are the participants in grades four - seven, which included Payton Allen, Katerra Barnhart, Taylor Beach-Seely, Isabelle Becker, Ava Birkholtz, Abby Brichacek, Audrey Brownell, Ahna Bursch, Kaylee Eckel, Carolyn Hoppe, Chloe Larson, Jessica Lundquist, Clara Maros, Madison...
It’s not exactly news that the saga of Minnesota’s wolf population and its management has been long and controversy-filled.  The gray wolf—an animal Minnesotans once called the eastern timber wolf—has experienced an image flip that elevated it from a mid-20th century status not much higher than “...
Two Staples boys recently took home medals at golf tournaments that are a part of the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Prep Tour. Above: Grant Bestland (center) took first place at the Traditional Course at Breezy Point July 31, competing against several other boys from the state.  
Peyton Mithun finished third recently  at the Crosswoods Course in Crosslake, also competing against several other Minnesota boys. Both Bestland and Mithun are 12 years old. (Submitted photos)  
Kick Off Night The Cardinal Activity Kick Off Night for grades 7 - 12 (athletics and fine arts)  is Monday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation which includes: o Coach introductions o Eligibility information (Minnesota State High...
Doubles players lined up before the Tie Dye Doubles Tournament, before it got rained out in the second round. (Submitted photo)
On July 22, the Staples-Motley Verndale Tennis Boosters held a singles tournament “Summer Slam 2019”. This year’s tournament had 21 girls registering in division 12U, 14U, and 18U. In preparation of the event, the junior high through varsity players along with their parents did a huge cleanup at...
Ronnie Noaka, 12U tournament winner and Lauren Rutten, 14U tournament winner. Not pictured, 18U winner Courtney Boller. (Submitted photo)  
Local wildlife managers across the state are again inviting the public to come to open house meetings to ask their deer-related questions and offer thoughts on deer issues. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is dedicating time from mid-August to early September to discuss deer-related...
 As we head into the heat of the summer, there are changes taking place on our lakes as new food sources emerge and fishing patterns change accordingly. I spend a lot of time keying in on insect hatches during July and August and use my electronics to find and decipher. Here is a primer on how I go...

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