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Most of us would understand the term “amphibious” to mean by-water, or over-water. The invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the South Pacific islands occupied by the Japanese during World War II exemplifies this meaning of the term. Barge-like boats optimistically called “landing craft” carried...
The Staples-Motley 15U Babe Ruth Team finished 2nd in the Timberline League and District Tournament and has earned a #2 Seed in the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Warroad July 26-29. For the District Tournament, the team is able to draft two players from another team in their league, and the Cardinals picked up two players from Wadena-Deer Creek. Pictured, back row from left, Coach Jeff Halverson, Hunter Martin, Chase Nordlund, Damon Halverson, Cade Schmidt, Cole Winkels, Zach Shaw, Coach Mike Schmidt; front
Staples-Motley will play in the 15U Babe Ruth State Tournament after finishing second in the District Tournament July 20-22 in Bemidji. “There was a lot of clutch hitting and clutch pitching,” said Cardinal Coach Greg Kossan. Staples-Motley opened the tournament with a 4-2 win over the Bemidji...
Damon Halverson tags out a runner at third base.  
Alumni Men’s Tournament champions, front row from left,  Isaac Fuhrman, Derek Wolhowe and Jordan Riewer; back row, Trevor Wentworth, Jake Zetah and Ryan Halverson.  
Alumni Women’s Tournament champions, front row from left, Kaitlin Spar, Kristine Wolhowe, Grace Wolhowe; back row, Bobbi Jo Mathe, Rumor Stokes, Brooke Wolhowe, Arie Stokes.  
Mikayla Wing gets past the defense for a shot.  
At the Staples-Motley Alumni Basketball tournament July 13-14, players showed they still can make plays. Eric Kelly clears a rebound over Jose Alba in traffic.  
Cassie Pearson drives the lane.  
Alumni basketball players showed their skills: Kyle Bendson drives past Kyle Quast; right,  
The Staples-Motley 15U Babe Ruth baseball team that placed second in their league tournament, qualifying for the district playoffs. Front row from left, coach Greg Kossan, Josh Kossan, Cade Schmidt, bat boy Elija “Fuzz” Kossan, Tanner Robben, Payton Bjerga, Nate Nyhus; back row, Coach Jeff Halverson, Joe Tyrrell, Hunter Martin, Cole Winkels, Conner Fox, Damon Halverson, Coach Mike Martin, Coach Mike Schmidt. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley Babe Ruth 15-under baseball team took the longest route possible to get to the championship game of their league tournament, and their second place finish qualified them for the district playoffs, starting Thursday, July 20, at Bemidji. In their first tournament game against...

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