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The recent news that Gander Mountain, a St. Paul based company, is filing for bankruptcy is very alarming to those of us who work in the sporting industry. Gander Mountain has 162 stores in 27 states. Most stores have 20-30 full time employees and 20-30 seasonal and part-time employees. The company...
The 2016-17 Thursday Twilight League Champs at Wadena Bowling Lanes are, left to right: Deb Punt, Jackie Perius and Helen Leaderbrand of the Spectrum Marketing Team. (Submitted photo)  
The Staples-Motley girl’s softball team played well in all phases of the game to win their season opener April 10 at Aitkin with a 5-3 score. “We’re extremely pleased with the girls’ performances,” said Coach Bruce Onischuk. “We hit the ball and played very well defensively.” Jenna Trantina had two...
The Staples-Motley baseball team won one and lost two at the Park Rapids Tournament April 7-8. The Cardinals lost the opener 5-1 to Frazee, got an early lead against Nevis but then lost 14-6, then won their final game 15-5 against Cass Lake-Bena. In the first game, the Cardinals struggled to score...
The Staples-Motley track and field teams finished fourth in the Heart O’ Lakes Conference meet held April 4 at Concordia College in Moorhead, the first meet of the season. The girls team had two champions, Kira Sweeney in the 1,600 and Aleeah Halverson in the high jump. Emmet Anderson won the 3,200...
The Staples-Motley baseball team had a run-saving double play during their scrimmage against Brainerd on April 3, as shortstop Tom Kossan, left, tossed to Brady Holub, center, and Isaac Swensrud scooped up the relay, right. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
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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