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Staples-Motley baseball captains Reid Busker and Trey Skeesick said they will have a promising team this season, as the roster numbers have increased a lot from last year. “We have a lot of young guys willing to work hard,” said Busker. Skeesick said “Our goal is to improve every day.” The captains...
Staples-Motley softball captains Lisa Kossan, Sam Schimpp and Jenna Trantina said their goal is to “unite as a team and work as a team,” said Kossan. “We plan to get together a lot more,” added Trantina. The captains said they have most of their team back from last year, with a few younger players...
The boys and girls track teams have had a huge influx of new runners this season, both young runners and upperclass athletes running for the first time. In grades 6-12, there are 99 track athletes between the two teams. Pictured above, boys captains Hunter Berggren, Matt Miller, Max Giza, Zac...
Alex Giza, Devin Isenberg, Bo Erholtz and Alix Peterson are four of the Staples-Motley golfers at the driving range for practice this week. The girls team is struggling with lack of numbers, but should be able to field a varsity team this year. The boys have several returning varsity players and a...
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The Staples-Motley boys basketball banquet will be held Sunday, April 2, starting at 4 p.m. at Twisted Sisters in Staples. RSVP by calling Lisa Giza at 218-821-7953.  
Henning alumni basketball players and area all-stars are participating in Hoops for Hope, a fundraising event to benefit local children who are facing a life-threatening medical situation. Forty-five men and women basketball players and coaches representing 20 communities will compete Saturday,...
Gavin Smith will continue his basketball career with the University of Jamestown in North Dakota. Pictured, Smith signs his offer with Staples-Motley basketball coach Micheal Poncelet. Smith finished his Staples-Motley career 1,185 points, which places him 8th in school history. His 331 steals...
Volunteers are needed to help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources track population changes in the state’s 14 frog and toad species as part of an annual survey.  “The frog and toad survey would not be possible without the dedication of generous volunteers,” said Janine Kohn, project...
The New York Times may not be the first publication you think of as a source for Nature news. But some of Nature’s wonders are so attention-grabbing that even a cosmopolitan news outlet can’t ignore them. Take the sandhill crane, for instance. Each spring nearly one half million of them follow the...

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