Sports

With the first day of summer more than a week behind us, and with outdoor priorities focused on fishing, camping and other warm-weather things, you might think that whitetail deer would be a back-burner item. But interest in Minnesota’s state mammal and its most high-profile game species is never...
The second annual Staples-Motley Cardinal Basketball Alumni Tournament will take place July 14 and 15, at the Staples-Motley High School gym. For a registration form, email Colton Thompson at colton_jazz@hotmail.com. Thompson said this year’s tournament will be a fundraiser for Staples-Motley...
Staples-Motley Community Education T-ball players enjoy learning to hit, catch and throw. The T-ball league is played Wednesdays at the Staples-Motley Elementary School field.  
Staples Lumberbats players race to celebrate with Eric Kossan after his tournament-winning hit in extra innings. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Lumberbats were the champions for the first time in their own tournament, winning with a walk off hit from Eric Kossan that scored Blake Petrich in the eighth inning to beat the Clear Lake Lakers 4-3. Petrich was also the winning pitcher in the game.  The path to the championship...
Nineteenth century German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is credited with saying that “Those with weak stomachs should not watch the making of laws, or sausages.” The making of laws can sometimes be an unsavory and not-too-pleasant process, things that I’m sure might be said of stuffing ground-up...
Staples-Motley track and field athletes Millie Klefsaas and Max Giza show their medals with pole vault coach Tony Spandl, left, and track coaches Cory Asfeld and Bruce Furhman. (Submitted photo)
Millie Klefsaas and Max Giza flew higher than ever in the pole vault, as Klefsaas broke her own state meet record to win the girls pole vault and Giza had his highest vault of the year to place third in the boys state track and field meet. Both athletes also placed in their hurdle races, although...
Staples-Motley athletes from various sports started strength and conditioning training on June 12. At right, students lift weights at the high school weight room. Above, students do some outdoor specialized training, taking off on a sprint after starting in a lying down position. The community...
The Staples-Motley Babe Ruth U-13 baseball team got going early with games June 6 and 8. Pictured, pitchers Gordon Ramirez and Jacob Trantina.  (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Saturday morning I was up early, on the road to a fishing destination just after sunrise. As I turned the car north on a secondary road close to the Mississippi River, I saw a large formation of Canada geese rising in their slow, majestic way, above the trees that separate road from river. Then...

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