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The Staples Motley boys basketball team continued a late season slide with a 68-65 loss at Osakis on Feb. 12. The Cardinals have been in a lot of close games but have lost five of their last six. Staples Motley fell behind early and although they outscored Osakis 46-36 in the second half, it wasn’t...
The Staples Motley wrestling team finished 15 points short in the Section 6A team championship, but Coach Dave Anglin feels they were very close to pulling the upset. “We didn’t get the coin toss, but still could have won,” said Anglin. “There were pins we could have avoided and points left on the...
Millie Klefsaas is surrounded by the Staples Motley boys basketball team and other students who cheered her on to the state gymnastics meet. This is Klefsaas’ fourth year competing with the Brainerd Warriors. She is a team captain and was conference champion on beam and floor. She was all conference four events.
Millie Klefsaas is upside-down above the balance beam, but landed safely and went on to win the Section 8AA beam event with a score of 9.425. Klefsaas was fourth on floor exercise with a 9.2 and fourth on vault with a 9.175, both qualifying for the state meet. Her ninth place finish on uneven bars...
The Staples Motley girls basketball team got back to the basics and it resulted in a 63-36 win over Frazee on Feb. 11.  With a five day break between games, Coach Craig Wolhowe said “we reviewed some basics and it helped.  We were very solid on defense in the first half giving up 16 points, and no...
Working the arm
In a pivotal match against Barnesville, Dalton Holmberg controlled the action the whole way and ended up winning 5-4.
The Staples Motley wrestling team took a big step in getting a high section seed with a win over Barnesville 39-33 in the first round of the Don Dravis Duals Jan. 16. The Cardinals lost their next two matches, 42-27 to Quad County and 39-34 to Sartell. The Cardinals also beat Wadena-Deer Creek 40-...
Gavin Smith steals the ball away from a Park Rapids player.
The Staples Motley boys basketball team suffered a letdown in a conference game on Jan. 12, falling to Pequot Lakes 70-53, but they bounced back with a strong showing in a 66-43 win over Park Rapids on Jan. 14. Andrew Israelson scored the first seven points against Park Rapids. The team’s leading...
The Staples Motley girls basketball team entered into a five game losing streak to start the second half of the season, dropping games to Detroit Lakes 46-34 on Jan. 14 and to Minnewaska 51-36 on Jan. 18. Both games were against quality opponents, but they were also the two lowest scoring games for...
I love fishing the big walleye lakes in the winter.   Lake of the Woods, Red Lake and  Leech Lake are my favorites.   One of the real challenges for fishing these large bodies of water is trying to figure out where to fish. I suggest fishing shallow flats, areas where there is not much structure...
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote American Revolutionary War era patriot and author Thomas Paine, in offering encouragement to the Continental Army and colonial militias to persevere in the struggle for American independence.  On a much different level of seriousness, Minnesotans...
One standout item of recent national news is the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon by persons protesting federal government land ownership in the West. They’re demanding that the federal government divvy up this wildlife refuge land among local residents for grazing and...

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