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The choices for today’s modern angler give him/her the flexibility to outfit themselves with equipment that match their style of ice fishing. (Submitted photo)
The cold weather has finally hit and the balmy, easy-going Fall has been replaced with a dose of reality ! We are now looking forward to the ice fishing season and from the look of the extended forecast, ice is on the way. As we make the change from the Fall hunting seasons, early December is the...
Four Staples-Motley football players were named to the Section 6AA All Section team. Hunter Berggren, Alex Erpelding, Matt Miller and Trey Skeesick were the four Cardinals on the team. The Cardinals were also honored by the Mid-West District (which replaced conferences this year). Miller was named...
Kaitlin Longworth gets a shot up in traffic as the Staples-Motley crowd watches. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team got off to a 2-0 start with a 69-40 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Nov. 29 and a 54-45 win over Foley on Dec. 1. “Our experience showed in the opener,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe. “We talked about having a great start to the season and the first five minutes...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team lived up to their number ten preseason ranking by winning their first two dual matches of the season then crowning five champions in the Wadena-Deer Creek tournament. The Cardinals built leads in the lower weights then held on to beat United Clay Becker 39-27 and...
Blake Petrich, a senior fullback from Staples, was named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Honorable Mention football team. Petrich was a key part of the Bemidji State Beavers’ third ranked rushing attack in the NSIC. He helped block for the third most productive rushing attack in...
Wrestling seniors, front row, Eric Lisson and Blake Gerard; back row, Jacob Suchopar, Jacob Bendson, Matt Miller and Alex Erpelding.  
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team started practice Nov. 21, getting ready for their first game on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Verndale. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Mackenzie Zetah, center was awarded Mid State All Conference for the 2016 volleyball season, while teammates Chelsea Nanik, left, and Camryn Banaka, right, were named honorable mention. Zetah also earned an All-State Academic award. (Submitted photo)  
I’ve had a long interest in cougars, or as they are often called, mountain lion or puma. These animals can reach a total length of five to nine feet, including two to three feet of tail and can weigh from 100 to 200 pounds. They’ve been found to live as long as 12 years. They can jump up to 20 feet...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team has eight seniors leading them into the team’s first game on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Wadena-Deer Creek. Pictured, front row from left, Amber Robben, Chelsea Nanik, Ashley Smith and Jenna Trantina. Back row, Lexi Johnson, Sam Schimpp, Kaitlin Longworth and...

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