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Max Giza, top, looks to the next hurdle while placing 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles.
Millie Klefsaas will be back to defend her two state titles, in the 100 meter hurdles and the pole vault, as she won both events at the Section 6A track and field meet on June 1. Her hurdle time was 15.89 and she pole vaulted 11’4” to set the section record. Max Giza qualified for the state pole...
Interest has ramped up this spring in the state record fish program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with five applications for four species including shortnose gar, lake sturgeon, golden redhorse and the quillback carpsucker.   “This is by far the wildest, craziest spring we’ve...
Millie Klefsaas
The Staples-Motley track and field teams advanced several athletes to the section meet by placing in the top five at the sub-section meet, held at Pequot Lakes on May 25. The girls team had three champions, Millie Klefsaas in the 100 hurdles and pole vault, Addison Lorber in the 1,600 and Kira...
The Staples-Motley Trap Team participated in the first Annual Mid State Conference Trap Championship held May 17, hosted by Knob Hill Sportsman’s Club in Wadena. Above; the varsity team of (from left) Dominick Carlson, Arthur Thew, Travis Maciej, Ben Bartczak, and Katie Benson edged out Detroit...
The Staples-Motley baseball team came up on the short end of a close game in the first round of the playoffs, falling to Wadena-Deer Creek 4-0, with just a total of five hits between the two teams. Reid Busker pitched for the Cardinals and gave up one earned run on three hits in six innings....
One of the predictabilities of Minnesota’s general fishing opener is that, more often than not, it coincides with Mother’s Day weekend. For some, “coincide” may mean “conflict,” especially if one spouse cares little for fishing, but cares a lot about Hallmark-inspired holidays. For a lucky minority...
The Staples-Motley baseball team traveled to Wadena-Deer Creek on May 4 and played well but got nowhere in an 8-0 loss. “They are a very talented team,” said Coach Mitch Anderson. “Their pitcher had our number as we were unable to generate any offensive production.” WDC picked up a couple of runs...
The Staples-Motley girls and boys track and field teams competed at Pillager May 4, as they prepared for the true team section meet held May 9.SM has a meet at Melrose May 11 and will host the Mid State Conference meet Tuesday, May 16, starting at 4 p.m. Team results  Girls results Becker 183,...
Peter Cote of Motley got his first hole in one at the Pine Ridge golf course in Motley, May 5. Cole was using a 6 iron on the par three 15th hole when his shot rolled in.  
Lexi Johnson is surrounded by friends and teammates while she signs a letter of intent to play tennis at Concordia College in Moorhead. (Submitted photo)  

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