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...
In animals, as in humans, there is usually a correlation between numbers and noise. The more individuals that are gathered together, the greater the likelihood that the gathering will be noisy.  My daughter and her visiting boyfriend were pedaling bikes off the beaten path on one of the access...
Babe Ruth 13U catcher Peyton Mithun reaches for the ball for a play at the plate during a game earlier this season. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Playing for North Dakota State Universigy, Andrew Israelson tied for first in the Summit League Men’s Golf Championship this spring. Israelson shot a 72 in the second round and a 74 in the third round, finishing with a 219. At the GCU Invitational in March, Israelson shot a 207 over the 54 holes, the second lowest score in school history. He was also named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team. Israelson is a Finance major with a 3.72 GPA.
By Nick Hunter Minnesota Golf Association   When Andrew Israelson and Parker Reddig met during the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota Golf Association Players’ Championship last season at The Jewel Golf Club, Reddig created some late-round fireworks by carding an eagle on the 17th...
You can often recognize a musky fisherman from a long way off.  You can tell by the size of lures being cast, visible because some can be almost as long as your forearm.  By lure size, and by the slower, more deliberate casting rhythm necessary to heave lures large and heavy enough to cause...
Our sense of time and what its passage means changes a lot as we grow up. As a youngster in the early grades I was sure that summers were endless. I knew better, if for no other reason than when the year ended and our anxiety about whether “we passed” was relieved, we looked ahead and speculated on...
The Staples-Motley 5th grade boys basketball team participated in the Pacesetter State Basketball Tournament June 9 in Maple Grove and came home in fourth place after winning their Pacesetter regional tournament in March. The team won championships in five different tournaments this season and...


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