Sports

Cassie Pearson drives the lane.  
The third annual Staples-Motley Cardinal Basketball Alumni Tournament will take place Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, at the Staples-Motley High School gym.  The games will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, with the final rounds on Saturday. New this year is a 4 person-team scramble at The...
The Staples 15U Babe Ruth baseball team finished their regular season with 14 wins and 4 losses. The team was led by head coach Greg Kossan, first base coach Jeff Halverson and assistants Mike Martin and Mike Schmidt. Elijah “Fuzz” Kossan was the bat boy. Leading hitters on the team were Joshua...
Spring-to-early summer is time of critical importance to the successful reproduction of most wildlife in our northern world. From birds to bugs, fish to fowl, now is when it must happen for most species. Several of these are of more than casual interest to those of us who hunt. These species, like...
Mike Hajek with a 23 inch Walleye, too big for the keeper slot of 14 to 17 inches. (Photo by Ray Gildow)
 Okay, let me be clear, I’m talking about trying to catch 14-18-inch walleyeon our big walleye lakes. Mille Lacs, Leech and Winnibigoshish are the big three in my circle of fishing lakes. I don’t mean to imply that these big lakes don’t have fish in the ranges mentioned, perhaps, I’m just not smart...
Dominick Carlson takes aim at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s State Tournament at Prior Lake on June 22. (Photo by Bill Johnson/Picture Day Pro)  
After winning the Division II college national long jump championship, Staples native Brian Huber competed against the pros at the United States Track and Field Outdoor National Championships on June 24. The Minnesota State University Moorhead senior finished 15th in the meet, held at Drake...
The Staples-Motley/Verndale singles tennis tournament was a smash hit on June 30. Sixteen singles players participated with two matches guaranteed for each. The SMV Tennis Boosters want to thank everyone who participated - players, family support groups, coaches, volunteers and sponsors. SMV Tennis...
 A lot of really great points played out in the first tournament of the summer season at Summer Slam 2018 on June 30. After four matches, the 16-player bracket whittled down to these two. Rose Han (1st place, left) and Lauren Rutten (runner up, center) were presented with their trophies by Jacque...
A request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a private school house was denied by the Todd County Commissioners at their regular meeting June 19. The request was made by Ammon C. Herschberger to establish the Pine View School on a parcel which is owned by Daniel and Susie Swartzentruber. The...

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