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The Staples-Motley girls basketball team picked up their third win of the season, beating Crosby-Ironton 57-34 on Dec. 6, but then had their first loss, falling to Osakis 73-48 on Dec. 8. The Cardinals limited C-I to six offensive rebounds. “That was one of our goals,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe. “...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had two champions at the Paul Bunyan tournament in Brainerd on Dec. 9-10. Owen Bjerga won the 132 pound title and Alex Erpelding won at 182 pounds. Erpelding scored two pins in his first two rounds, then won 6-1 in the final. Bjerga had two close matches to start...
Derek Kennedy glides in for a layup.
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team went 1-1 in their first two games of the season. They suffered cold shooting in a 62-55 to Verndale on Dec. 6, then started clicking in the second half of a 69-35 win over Wadena-Deer Creek. At Verndale, Trey Skeesick had a good start but then sat much of the...
Ice thick enough for fishing may be on the wish lists of many anglers heading into the holiday season, but there is another present anglers can give themselves that makes fishing better all around the state – a walleye stamp. “Walleye stamps can be purchased any time of the year, even if you...
The choices for today’s modern angler give him/her the flexibility to outfit themselves with equipment that match their style of ice fishing. (Submitted photo)
The cold weather has finally hit and the balmy, easy-going Fall has been replaced with a dose of reality ! We are now looking forward to the ice fishing season and from the look of the extended forecast, ice is on the way. As we make the change from the Fall hunting seasons, early December is the...
Four Staples-Motley football players were named to the Section 6AA All Section team. Hunter Berggren, Alex Erpelding, Matt Miller and Trey Skeesick were the four Cardinals on the team. The Cardinals were also honored by the Mid-West District (which replaced conferences this year). Miller was named...
Kaitlin Longworth gets a shot up in traffic as the Staples-Motley crowd watches. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team got off to a 2-0 start with a 69-40 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Nov. 29 and a 54-45 win over Foley on Dec. 1. “Our experience showed in the opener,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe. “We talked about having a great start to the season and the first five minutes...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team lived up to their number ten preseason ranking by winning their first two dual matches of the season then crowning five champions in the Wadena-Deer Creek tournament. The Cardinals built leads in the lower weights then held on to beat United Clay Becker 39-27 and...
Blake Petrich, a senior fullback from Staples, was named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Honorable Mention football team. Petrich was a key part of the Bemidji State Beavers’ third ranked rushing attack in the NSIC. He helped block for the third most productive rushing attack in...
Wrestling seniors, front row, Eric Lisson and Blake Gerard; back row, Jacob Suchopar, Jacob Bendson, Matt Miller and Alex Erpelding.  

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