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Jenna Dvorak puts up a left handed shot over the Pequot Lakes defense.
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team dropped two games as some of their inexperienced players are still getting used to varsity play. The Cardinals lost 65-53 to Park Rapids and 69-34 to Pequot Lakes. Claire Wolhowe had 27 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against Park Rapids. The team passed...
Derek Kennedy draws the entire Breckenridge defense before passing. Story on page 3b. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
With a last second throw, Spencer Miller won the the 126 pound championship at the Cass Lake-Bena Big Bear tournament, and the Staples-Motley wrestling team placed 16th out of 40 teams at the large, high-powered tournament. Other placers were Owen Bjerga, 4th at 145 pounds and Braden Tyrrell 4th at...
No chronic wasting disease was detected in more than 11,000 precautionary samples from deer that hunters harvested this fall in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  “This is good news for Minnesota,” said Lou Cornicelli,...
I know there’ve been 5,000 articles written about catching walleye in the winter time, but maybe I can help one angler try something not tried before and if it works, this article is well worth the effort. This fall, like our last few falls, has been warmer than usual until about mid-October when...
Kiera Dumpprope scrambles after a loose ball in the girls basketball game against Holdingford.(Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
When it comes to attracting birds to your backyard, it’s hard to beat an ornamental crabapple tree. Not the kind that a youngster would pilfer sour-tasting fruit from, but tiny crabapples less than an inch or so across that turn a deep red as they wither in late fall and which many birds feed on as...
Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga both reached the championship match of the Brainerd Paul Bunyan Tournament Dec. 8-9, but both ended up second after close matches. At 132 pounds, Miller lost in overtime in the championship match, falling 6-4. Bjerga was at 145 pounds and stayed close until the final...
Josh Lombard looks like he is about to feed the Cardinal on the wall, but instead he finger rolled the basketball into the hoop for a score against Verndale.
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team put up a lot of three point shots in their first two games, helping them beat Verndale 79-69 on Dec. 5, but a big three pointer against them led to an 85-80 loss to Wadena-Deer Creek on Dec. 8. Against Verndale, two quick threes by Derek Kennedy helped the...
Kaitlyn Smith dribbles past the pressure defense. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
With 34 points in the Dec. 5 game against Crosby-Ironton, Claire Wolhowe achieved the 1,000 point mark for her varsity career. The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had two learning games in which they played well at times but ended up with close losses. They lost to C-I 64-52, then fell 43-38...
Haley Cichos starts a fast break with a pass. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team won their season opener 57-49 against Wadena-Deer Creek on Nov. 28.  Both teams struggled offensively, but the Cardinals forged a 30-24 lead at halftime. The Cardinals still shot poorly in the second half, but made up for it with offensive rebounding. Kiera...

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