Sports

Gavin Smith gets to the basket against Pequot Lakes. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
There were plenty of heroic moments for the Staples-Motley boys basketball team while playing four overtime periods against Pequot Lakes, but none of them were the game-winning shot, as the Cardinals fell 92-86 at home on Jan. 24. The Cardinals also lost to Crosby-Ironton 76-58 on Jan. 27. Against...
Kyle Serich gets close pinning his opponent during the conference wrestling tournament Jan. 28. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had three conference champions and one second place finisher in the Heart O Lakes/Mid State Conference tournament Jan. 28. First place finishers were Spencer Miller at 113 pounds, Owen Bjerga at 126, and Alex Erpelding at 170. Eric Lisson was second at 132,...
A disturbing trend for Minnesotans who fish or hunt is the downward slide in the number of us who pursue those activities. A few statistics are in order. In the late 60’s and early 70’s, slightly over 40 percent of Minnesotans were licensed anglers. By 2010, according to Minnesota Department of...
A 1995 Polaris Trail Indy snowmobile was donated to the Staples Sportsman’s Club by Rollie and Barb Spychalla, to use for snowmobile safety training classes held at Staples and Browerville. Pictured, from left, are Dave Bartylla, instructor; Jim Hoemberg, instructor; Barb and Rollie Spychalla; and...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team used pressure defense and good shooting to win two games, 76-44 against Pillager on Jan. 17 and they hit the century mark in beating Frazee 100-59 on Jan. 19. The team improved to 7-6 with the wins. Against Pillager, it was a tight game for the first few...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had a comeback win, 60-53, against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Jan. 17, then cruised to a 56-21 win over Hawley on Jan. 19. They played at Pequot Lakes on Jan. 21, and fell 56-37 after a close first half. Against DGF, the Cardinals fell behind by 10 early in...
Staples-Motley cheerleaders gave energy to the crowd for both the boys and girls basketball games during the varsity doubleheader on Jan. 17. Pictured from left, Jordan DeChaine, Hannah DeWald, Aleesha Carlson, Rachael Isenberg, Reyes Luengo, Kallee Abbas and Madeline Rutherford. (Staples World...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had a busy week, defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 54-16 on Jan. 17, then wrestling in a triangular meet at Pelican Rapids on Jan. 19, where they lost to Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 35-36 and won against Pelican Rapids 48-9. The Cardinals hosted the Don Dravis...
Many years ago, when first working as a member of the outdoor press for a regional magazine, I heard an expression that I remember still word-for-word. At the time, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was wrestling with advancements in fishing technology. Perhaps the highest profile...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging family forest owners to take advantage of cost-share funds available in 2017 to improve their woods. “The DNR is here to help woodland owners with forest management advice and financial assistance to keep your woods healthy and productive...

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