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The Staples-Motley boys basketball team had a breakout game, over Park Rapids 79-29, on Jan. 12, but slipped back the next day, falling to Mounds View 87-55. “We played exactly the way we wanted to play,” Coach Micheal Poncelet said about the Park Rapids game. “Our half court defense was so...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team got a little closer to full health as they had two competitive duals on Jan. 12 and then placed fifth at the Parkers Prairie/Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale tournament on Jan. 14. The Cardinals beat Pine River-Backus 34-32, then lost to Park Rapids 37-31 in the dual matches...
The trail camera view of the Sherburne Refuge Buck  (Courtesy Tony Edson).
On August 25, 2015, a Zimmerman, man pled guilty to a 2014 case of illegally taking multiple deer in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.  The man admitted to killing thirteen deer illegally from the Sherburne Refuge and the Sand Dunes State Forest over a period of years. Tony Edson, an avid...
Sam Schimpp gets the ball to a teammate in the lane. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team was unable to come back after a slow start against Fergus Falls on Jan. 3, losing 50-45. They had another slow start Jan. 5 but turned it around to beat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 48-36. Against Fergus Falls, the Cardinals fell behind early after their defense...
Wadena Lanes   January 5, 2017 1. Spectrum Marketing 22-10 2. Ted and Gen’s 21-11 3. Mason Bros. 20-12 4. Staples Vet Clinic 14.5-17.5 5. Lefty’s 13.5-18.5 6. Ghost Team   5-27   High Team Series-  Staples Vet Clinic 1666 High Team Game-  Staples Vet. Clinic   603   High Ind. Series/  high games...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team competed with a depleted lineup at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invitational on Jan. 6. Illness and injuries allowed a few wrestlers to get their first varsity experience and others had their first varsity win. Two Cardinals made it to the finals, Spencer Miller was...
Jack Fietek, above, and Max Giza track down rebounds in the team’s win against Royalton. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
Gavin Smith and Jack Fietek led the Staples-Motley boys basketball team to a 61-46 win over Royalton on Jan. 6, with Smith scoring 35 points and Fietek pulling down 13 rebounds. Coach Micheal Poncelet called the two players the “difference makers” in the game.  “We had the two hardest working kids...
It came as a very much-unwanted present just after Christmas when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that chronic wasting disease (CWD) had been found in two deer in a captive herd on a game farm in North Central Minnesota’s Crow Wing County.  CWD is a fatal disease of...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team finished in third place at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30, falling to Little Falls 74-55 and then beating Upsala 77-46. Against Little Falls, the Cardinals stayed close in the first half but were outscored by 12 points in the second half. “This was a...
Eric Lisson had one of the biggest victories for the wrestling team with a 4-2 overtime win over one of West Central’s ranked Wrestlers. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team won six of the 14 weights, but gave up five pins and a forfeit in a 42-26 loss to West Central Area on Dec. 30. “You can’t do that if you want to beat a good team,” Coach Dave Anglin said about the pins. “We were ahead in a couple of the matches we ended up losing...

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