Staples-Motley High School is planning to establish a Hall of Fame this spring.

All nominations will come from the public.

The Staples-Motley Cardinals have a long and rich history of pride in its athletic competition and accomplishments. The school and community wants to remember, recognize and honor outstanding achievements and contributions with a Hall of Fame.

The nominee must, during and following his or her career, have exemplified the pride and spirit of Staples-Motley athletics and finished their time in good standing. They must have coached and/or had been an athlete in Staples, Motley or Staples-Motley.

Nominate as many as you wish in any of the four categories:

• Player: Must be a graduate of Staples, Motley or Staples-Motley and out of high school for at least seven years.

• Team: Last competition date was at least seven years ago.

• Coach: Must have coached in Staples, Motley or Staples-Motley (varsity, JV, C squad or middle school).

• At Large: Any member of the community who has made significant contributions to S-M athletics.

Induction ceremonies will be 6:30 p.m. April 2, 2019, at Staples-Motley High School's Centennial Auditorium.

Mail a letter of recommendation and rationale(s) for the candidate(s) or team(s), including current address, phone number, years of service and accomplishments. Please include your name and contact information.

Nominations may be mailed to: Hall of Fame Selection Committee, care of Mike Schmidt and Mark Jacobs, 401 Centennial Lane, Staples, MN 56479.

Nominations may also be emailed to: or

Nominations should be submitted by Feb. 15.

Hall of Fame Selection Committee members include Mark Anderson, Carrie Beachy, Mike Carlson, Chris Etzler, Ray Gildow, Sally Gorton, Mike Hajek, Mark Jacobs, Mike Schmidt, Doug Shequen, Kevin Swecker, Craig Wolhowe.