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The human olfactory sense – our sense of smell – is not always fully appreciated for its power. Some say it’s the most powerful of our senses when it comes to generating emotions and memories. The scent of marsh muck, wet dog hair, or Hoppe’s #9 gun cleaning solvent can unleash a tide of memories,...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost in the first round of the Section 8AA tournament, falling to Breckenridge 84-49 on March 8. It was an uphill climb for the Cardinals, playing the number two seed after a long road trip. They had lost to Breckenridge early in the season, and fared...
The Staples-Motley girls and boys track and field teams held their first practice on March 12, warming up with dynamic warm-up exercises in the high school gym, before taking to the streets for their first runs of the year. The track team has an indoor meet scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at...
The first official day of baseball practice is Monday, March 19, and boys and girls golf starts Monday, March 26, at The Vintage golf course.  
The Staples-Motley softball team held their first practice March 12, with new head coach Jamie Johnson putting the team through indoor drills, as there is still a couple of feet of snow on the outdoor fields.  The team’s first game is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. (...
Brian Huber with his third place trophy from the NCAA Division II Indoor Nationals.
Minnesota State University Moorhead senior Brian Huber set a school record and finished third in the long jump to pick up All-American honors during competition on March 9 in Pittsburg, Kan. It is the fourth All-American honor of Huber’s Dragon career. Huber advanced to the finals with a jump of 24...
Owen Bjerga took home a sixth place medal from the state wrestling tournament, and the experience showed him how close he is to the top wrestlers in the state. “It was fun, it gave me confidence for next year,” said Bjerga. “I know I can wrestle with everyone up there.” On March 2, at the Xcel...
Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes   March 1, 2018 1. Mason Bros. 17.5-10.5 2. Staples Vet Clinic 17-11 3. Spectrum Marketing 15.5-12.5 4. Lefty’s 15-13 5. Ted and Gen’s 15-13 6. Ghost Team 4-24   High Team Series-  Mason Bros 1,637 High Team Game-  Mason Bros and  Lefty’s   578    High...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team lost in the first round of the playoffs, falling at Perham 76-51 on March 1. The Cardinals struggled early, and although they corrected themselves and played well at times, it was too late to make a run at the win. “They pressed us and attacked the basket,”...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team had two sub-par games to end the regular season, falling 90-54 to Detroit Lakes on Feb. 27, and losing to Barnesville 67-57 on March 2. The Cardinals finished the regular season 9-15 and will travel to Breckenridge for their first playoff game on Thursday,...

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