Sports

Kick Off Night The Cardinal Activity Kick Off Night for grades 7 - 12 (athletics and fine arts)  is Monday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation which includes: o Coach introductions o Eligibility information (Minnesota State High...
Doubles players lined up before the Tie Dye Doubles Tournament, before it got rained out in the second round. (Submitted photo)
On July 22, the Staples-Motley Verndale Tennis Boosters held a singles tournament “Summer Slam 2019”. This year’s tournament had 21 girls registering in division 12U, 14U, and 18U. In preparation of the event, the junior high through varsity players along with their parents did a huge cleanup at...
Ronnie Noaka, 12U tournament winner and Lauren Rutten, 14U tournament winner. Not pictured, 18U winner Courtney Boller. (Submitted photo)  
Local wildlife managers across the state are again inviting the public to come to open house meetings to ask their deer-related questions and offer thoughts on deer issues. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is dedicating time from mid-August to early September to discuss deer-related...
 As we head into the heat of the summer, there are changes taking place on our lakes as new food sources emerge and fishing patterns change accordingly. I spend a lot of time keying in on insect hatches during July and August and use my electronics to find and decipher. Here is a primer on how I go...
For the great majority of Minnesota students, school-related activities have long been over.  Long, at least, as youth count the passage of time.  Memorial Day, or—at the latest—early June, generally equates to “school’s out” in Minnesota, marking the start of a summer dominated by altogether...
This year the Staples-Motley Community Education tennis program has been going strong again with registrations of kids at every age and skill level. Students have morning practices and one evening match play event per week to get them out on the court to put their lessons into practice in a match-...
A recent uptick in reports of dead loons and test results indicate an impact from West Nile virus (WNV), according to nongame wildlife staff at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota confirmed WNV as the cause of death in...
In animals, as in humans, there is usually a correlation between numbers and noise. The more individuals that are gathered together, the greater the likelihood that the gathering will be noisy.  My daughter and her visiting boyfriend were pedaling bikes off the beaten path on one of the access...
Babe Ruth 13U catcher Peyton Mithun reaches for the ball for a play at the plate during a game earlier this season. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  

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