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The Staples-Motley wrestling team competed with a depleted lineup at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invitational on Jan. 6. Illness and injuries allowed a few wrestlers to get their first varsity experience and others had their first varsity win. Two Cardinals made it to the finals, Spencer Miller was...
Jack Fietek, above, and Max Giza track down rebounds in the team’s win against Royalton. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
Gavin Smith and Jack Fietek led the Staples-Motley boys basketball team to a 61-46 win over Royalton on Jan. 6, with Smith scoring 35 points and Fietek pulling down 13 rebounds. Coach Micheal Poncelet called the two players the “difference makers” in the game.  “We had the two hardest working kids...
It came as a very much-unwanted present just after Christmas when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that chronic wasting disease (CWD) had been found in two deer in a captive herd on a game farm in North Central Minnesota’s Crow Wing County.  CWD is a fatal disease of...
Sam Schimpp gets the ball to a teammate in the lane. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team was unable to come back after a slow start against Fergus Falls on Jan. 3, losing 50-45. They had another slow start Jan. 5 but turned it around to beat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 48-36. Against Fergus Falls, the Cardinals fell behind early after their defense...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team finished in third place at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30, falling to Little Falls 74-55 and then beating Upsala 77-46. Against Little Falls, the Cardinals stayed close in the first half but were outscored by 12 points in the second half. “This was a...
Eric Lisson had one of the biggest victories for the wrestling team with a 4-2 overtime win over one of West Central’s ranked Wrestlers. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team won six of the 14 weights, but gave up five pins and a forfeit in a 42-26 loss to West Central Area on Dec. 30. “You can’t do that if you want to beat a good team,” Coach Dave Anglin said about the pins. “We were ahead in a couple of the matches we ended up losing...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team was the champion of the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30. They beat North Branch 70-54 in the opening round, then beat St. Cloud Apollo 64-40 in the title game. The Cardinals had two of their most complete games in the tournament. After a slow start in the...
Joe Fellman, right, along with his brother Rudy, show the 500 pound bear Joe shot on his first bear hunt. (Submitted photo)
Joe Fellman of Staples just about gave up on the idea of ever bear hunting. He’d applied for a permit many times but just couldn’t get the lucky draw. A friend convinced him to try again. He did, and finally he got a permit this past summer. Fellman had never hunted bear and didn’t really know how...
You might have a difficult time convincing a true perfectionist that “Perfect is the enemy of good.” The fact that I readily accept this wisdom suggests that I’m not much of a perfectionist, an accusation for which there is ample evidence. My willingness to embrace the imperfect must have an effect...

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