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The Staples-Motley girls basketball team played strong against two good teams, but ended up falling to Detroit Lakes 64-35 on Dec. 10, and to Barnesville 51-45 on Dec. 15. In both games, the Cardinal offense had dry spells that allowed the other team to go on a run. “We got up 4-0 early and our...
One of the constants of my workday is receiving a flood of incoming e-mails, as well as those “instant-messages”—innocently referred to as “IM’s”—that magically appear in a corner of your computer screen and instantly distract you. Not much more than a week ago I got one such “IM” from a co-worker...
Staples-Motley Wrestling Saturday, Dec 1 @ Wadena-Deer Creek Friday, Dec 7-Sat., Dec. 8, @ Brainerd, Friday, Dec 14-Sat., Dec. 16 @ Cass Lake-Bena Thursday, Dec 20, 5:00 p.m. Barnesville, Otter Tail Central  Friday, Dec 21, 5:00 p.m. @ Menahga, Thursday, Jan 3, 5:00 p.m. @ Paynesville  Saturday,...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team equalled last year’s win total of two in just their third game of the season, beating Frazee 60-39 on Dec. 4 behind Kaitlyn Smith’s 20 points. “She really stepped up and had a big game,” said Coach Brian Smith. The Cardinals played well against a good team...
Spencer Miller brought home his second title in his second tournament, winning the Brainerd Paul Bunyan 152 pound title Dec. 7-8. Miller won by fall, a 10-1 score and beat the top seeded wrestler 17-7 in the final. “Spencer is leading the way as a senior,” said Coach Mark Carlson. “Overall the guys...
Isaac Christoffersen got the crowd up and cheering with a basket coming on a fast break, and moments later added a three pointer. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost their first two games of the year with several players getting their first varsity action and learning  “We are very young and inexperienced and it showed,” said Coach Nick Doll of the 82-51 loss to Wadena on Dec. 4. In their second game, Doll said the...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team announced their 2018 varsity award winners: All Conference - Lauren Rutten All Conference Honorable Mention - Jenna Dvorak, Haley Cichos, Rose Han Co-MVPs - Rutten, Dvorak Most Improved - Rutten Most Wins - Cichos Rookie of the Year - Keara Kern Best Teammate -...
Staples-Motley football players Ryan Wick and Cade Schmidt were named to the Section 6AA All Section Team. Wick played as a lineman on offense and defense, and Schmidt was running back and linebacker.
When it comes to bagging a deer, it usually happens in one of two ways. The preferred method is to harvest your whitetail with a bullet, a shotgun slug, or an arrow launched from a bow. A much less preferred way is by collision with a vehicle you’re driving. I’ve done it both ways. I’ve harvested...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team took seven varsity wrestlers to the Wadena-Deer Creek tournament, where all seven won at least one match and all of them placed. Spencer Miller was the tournament champion at 152 pounds and Owen Bjerga won at 170 pounds. Miller won his title match by a 7-3 score,...

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