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Emmet Anderson finishes the section race in front of his cheering sisters, Norah Anderson and Sondra DeLaCruz, and his grandmother, Pat Anderson.  
Dusty Koval (61) and Sam Opheim (54) stand up their opponents.
The Staples-Motley football team started their game against West Central Area with a strong defense, but the offense was unable to capitalize on two drives in the first half. In the second half, the Cardinals were flat on both sides of the ball and ended up with a 40-0 defeat. In the first quarter...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team moved their record to 3-0 with a straight set defeat of Park Rapids on Oct. 15. The Cardinals have not dropped a set in their first three games. Team results Staples-Motley 3, Park Rapids 0 25-11, 25-21, 25-22 Morgan Becker: digs-12, kills-8 Leah Bestland: Ace...
The Staples-Motley girls start out on a successful section championship. From right, Kyanna Burton, Aften Robinson, Ashley Robben, Naila Mikhaeil, Audrey Brownell, Addisyn Cichos and Arabella Moore. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
From right, Lyle Brownell, Issiah Tabatt, Tanner Robben, an opponent, and Luke Brownell.
The Staples-Motley girls cross country team ran away with what was expected to be a competetive Section 6A meet. All seven runners had one of their top performances on a tough course at New London-Spicer on Oct. 15. The race started out with a pack of nine runners breaking away early, four of them...
Chandler Braith escapes tacklers for a big run after a catch.  The Cardinals tied the game at six in the second quarter on a touchdown by Sivert Klefsaas, but two Pillager touchdowns put them down 22-6 at halftime. Pillager scored twice more in the second half before Hunter Martin ran in a score...
Emmet Anderson won the Mid State Conference cross country meet for the fourth year in a row, finishing in 16:19 at Crosby-Ironton. “That is an amazing feat,” said Coach Bruce Furhman. “He worked in establishing the race pace and then ran a negative split in his second mile, meaning his second mile...
Leah Bestland has choices of who to set.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team opened their season with two convincing wins. The Cardinals defeated Crosby-Ironton 3-0 on Oct. 8 and won against Swanville on Oct. 10, also 3-0. Tabetha Allen led the team against C-I with 11 kills, and Morgan Becker took over against Swanville, with 12 kills....
Haley Cichos outjumps her shadow as she leaps to hit a volley against Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 29. The Staples-Motley girls are the number three seed in the Section 5A tournament. Their first match was Oct. 5, after this newspaper went to print. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Aften Robinson runs past the competition at Perham.
The Staples-Motley cross country teams both won a high level meet at Perham on Sept. 30. Both the Cardinal boys and girls teams were challenged early in the race, but finished strong to win the meet. Team results Girls results Staples-Motley 32, Perham 47, Pequot Lakes 47 2. Kyanna Burton 19:32, 3...

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