Hunter Carlson shown in his new Valley City State University jersey. (Submitted photo)  
Hunter Carlson shown in his new Valley City State University jersey. (Submitted photo)
Valley City State University (VCSU) football coach Dennis McCulloch announced that Staples native Hunter Carlson has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play football for the Vikings this fall.  A 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman, Carlson is currently a senior at Staple-Motley High School. He’s...
After passing 1,000 career points, Gavin Smith set Staples-Motley basketball records scoring 43 points with 10, three pointers as he fueled an incredible comeback against Detroit Lakes on Feb. 10, only to fall short by two points in a 84-82 loss. “Gavin’s performance in the last two minutes was...
Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes   February 2, 2017 1. Mason Bros. 12-0 2. Spectrum Marketing 10-2 3. Staples Vet Clinic   9-3 4. Lefty’s   3-9 5. Ted and Gen’s   1-11 6. Ghost Team   1-11 High Team Series-  Mason Bros.                         1,686 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic...
Playing a big school on an early Saturday afternoon, after not having played a game in eight days, the Staples-Motley girls basketball team could’ve been in for a letdown. “It was not one of our better games, but we got the win,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe about the team’s 51-40 victory over Bemidji...
One-twenty-five and counting
Eric Lisson recorded his 125th varsity wrestling win at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley meet. Lisson earned two pins and a 10-2 victory in the final match at 132 pounds, for his third straight win at this tournament. Staples-Motley had two other champions at the invite,  Spencer Miller at 113 pounds...
Jack Fietek gets the ball past two taller Osakis defenders for a basket. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team took early leads in two games, then held on for the win, Jan. 31 against Osakis and Feb. 2 at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. “I stressed to the guys that this time of year we have to be working on our playoff mindset, we couldn’t afford to come out slow,” said...
Staples-Motley youth wrestlers hosted hundreds of area youth, grades k-6, for their annual tournament Jan. 28. Pictured, some of the local kids make moves on the mat. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team regained a share of the conference lead with two wins, beating Detroit Lakes 55-46 on Jan. 24 and reversing their earlier result with Pequot Lakes with a 67-51 victory on Jan. 26. Coach Craig Wolhowe said the team rebounded from their earlier loss to play...


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