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Three Cardinals start together in the 100 meter dash at the subsection meet. Jordon Carlson, left, slipped on his fourth step, stumbled, but recovered in time to catch the field and place second. Chase Davis, second from left, won the race in 11.86 seconds, and Zachary Carlson, third from left, was just a half second behind but finished in 15th place. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The boys track team won the sub-section 23 meet and a flock of Cardinals advanced to compete at the Section 6A track and field meet. The boys team had at least one runner advance in every race, plus several in the field events. One relay team, the 4x100, placed first to advance. The sub-section...
Thomas Kossan pulls in a throw at second base to try and stop a steal attempt.   
Many who own a dog entertain the possibility that theirs may be special. Not just in the sense that every child is special to its parent, but “special” in that it may actually be a cut above the average. A few of us may even be right. Or maybe it’s one or two things that our dog can do that leave...
Reid Busker lets a pitch fly.  
The Staples-Motley softball team lost in the opening round of the Section 6AA playoffs, facing the top seed Albany, falling 31-0. The Cardinals finished the season without a win. They suffered from a lack of experienced pitchers but they were able to score runs in most of their games.  
Cade Schmidt takes a whack at a pitch during the doubleheader against Park Rapids. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Cardinals are 4-12 overall, but have three wins in a tough conference. One example is the doubleheader split the Cardinals had against Park Rapids on May 17. They lost the first game 9-2 but battled back to win the second game 9-6. The team had another doubleheader at Aitkin on May 19, where...
Staples-Motley track and field team compted in the Mid State Conference meet at Crosby-Ironton on May 18. The girls team placed fifth and the boys were third. The Cardinals will be at their subsection meet on Thursday, May 24, at Sauk Centre and then the Section 6A meet on Thursday, May 31, at...
Staples Lumberbats Manager Jason Bachmann usually counts on the defense the Bat’s baseball club has played. Not this past weekend. Errors and mental fielding mistakes accounted for a 16-3 loss, on  May 13, to the Wadena Deer Creek Shockers and a 12-8 loss, May 14, to the Lake & Pine’s Nimrod...
A young bike rider patiently waits while Jake Capistrant of Jake’s Bikes in Alexandria makes some adjustments on his bike. Capistrant tuned up the bicycles of the kids attending the Bike Rodeo on May 10. Lakewood Health System also gave out bicycle helmets to children to get them ready to ride...

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