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Bill Finn, top row, far right, and his 1972 Motley football team that won the Longbow Conference title and were rated in the top two of nine man football all season. Finn, also a basketball, baseball and track coach at Motley, died in 1990, but will be inducted into the Staples-Motley Hall of Fame...
Hall of Fame wrestling coach Don Dravis went through a lot of emotions at the 1985 district wrestling tournament (4 photos above), but had calmed down by 1988, giving advice to wrestler Darren Heldman, right.  
Coaches Don Dravis, Bill Finn and Jerry Riewer, athletes Del Cerney, Arden Beachy, Warren Mertens and Bob Peterson, the 1985 Staples girls basketball team and the 1988 Staples-Motley football team, plus supporters Derald and Juanita Miller as at-large inductees. The Hall of Fame Committee will host...
Front row from left, Ramelle Beachy, Kristi Wolhowe, Kyra Odden, Darci Peterson and Kari Wolhowe; back row, Tosha Martell, Tricia Bates, Kris Borash, Annette Pugsly, Kristi Anderson, Karla Howard and Deanne Olander.  
Coaches Don Dravis, Bill Finn and Jerry Riewer, athletes Del Cerney, Arden Beachy, Warren Mertens and Bob Peterson, the 1985 Staples girls basketball team and the 1988 Staples-Motley football team, plus supporters Derald and Juanita Miller as at-large inductees. The Hall of Fame Committee will host...
From the 1988 Staples World: As the snowfall got heavier, the Cardinal offense breaks from the huddle, starting a 99 yard scoring drive against Totino Grace in the state semifinal. The Cardinals didn’t let the snow slow them, scoring on a touchdown pass on their first play from scrimmage, and the...
Staples-Motley softball players had some fun working out in the gymnasium during the first week of practice, as there is still a couple feet of snow covering their playing field. The track and field team also started practices, but also had to find alternative workout spaces, such as running the...
What a difference a little time and distance make. The weather, a favorite topic of Minnesotans, has continued to dominate news and conversation as we’ve reached the midpoint of March and are moving on toward April. The past week brought snow-melting temperatures and more than an inch of rain to a...
Bob Peterson was a record-setting sprinter at Staples High School, and also was a star on some high level football, basketball and baseball teams. He will be among the first class to be inducted in the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be Friday, April 5, at...
On Sunday, after shoveling my own driveway for two hours, I walked over to a neighbor’s house. I was concerned because he hasn’t shoveled out for weeks, except for a small strip  on the sidewalk so the mail carrier could deliver. There was no need for concern on my part.  I was greeted at the front...

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