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The Staples-Motley girls and boys cross country teams raced far ahead of the competition at the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational on Sept. 6. Both teams had five runners in the top ten, assuring a team victory. Individually, Kira Sweeney and Emmet Anderson both won their race going away.  “We did all...
If you spend time on lakes in the northern part of our state, you’re almost certain to encounter the common loon, our state bird. It seems almost an insult to call it “common,” but that’s the price some creatures pay for being abundant and having their kind spread over a wide geographic area. It’s...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team rebounded in a big way after losing to a Park Rapids team made up of mostly seniors. They came back to beat Roseau 4-3 and Parkers Prairie 7-0 on Sept. 7.  “Two great wins for Cardinal tennis,” said Coach Jacque Doll. “They did a great job and I am proud of all...
Aubrey Brandt’s jump serve produced five aces in the game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
In the crucial third set of the Staples-Motley volleyball game against Bertha-Hewitt on Sept. 4, the Cardinals started out flat and found themselves down 20-9. The two teams had split the first two sets, so this would be big for the three they needed to win. Aubrey Brandt led a furious rally,...
As Adriana Dickey makes the turn in the 200 individual medley, teammates shout encouragement. From left, Mandy Carter, Brooke Ferdon, Leah Crider, Aften Robinson, Breanna Jasmer, Jayma Lawson, and Evelyn Gonzalez.
The Staples-Motley girls swimming team hosted Ogilvie-Mora on Sept. 4, and were overwhelmed by a bigger team. “We have some really great girls that are working hard, but last week was a really tough week to really work on anything due to an extreme shortage of practices, so that made today a bit of...
The offensive line provides protection, from left, Cole Winkels, Ryan Wick, Scout Strickland and Isaac Kronenberg  
Josh Lombard sets up to throw.
The Staples-Motley girls swimming team added Little Falls to their dual meet season, and the result was a competitive meet with two varsity wins for the Cardinals and many swimmers in the top three. “Our girls put up a tough fight tonight,” said Coach Amanda Olson. “They overcame obstacles they don...
One of the “didn’t-see-it-coming” duties that came with moving into a new home recently has been the hanging of photographs, artwork and other stuff that makes a house a home. In the process, we’ve been poring over old photographs that might be meaningful to display, since the home we built...
The Staples-Motley girls cross country team takes off with 600 other runners at the St. Olaf Showcase. Pictured, Kira Sweeney (1549) leads the charge, followed by Addison Lorber, Abby Brown, Ashley Robben and Kyanna Burton (partially hidden). The only runner not seen in the crowd is Addisyn Cichos. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley cross country teams had a very successful showing at the St. Olaf Showcase on Aug. 30, held in Northfield. The boys team finished 14th out of 38 teams and the girls were 19th of 33 teams. Both were the second Class A team in the standings, as this race was made up mostly of...

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