Sports

From left, Dominic Carlson, Aidan Winter and Reed Judd line up to shoot for the Staples-Motley trap team. The goal is to shoot clay targets out of the air that are released from a central thrower machine. The course has five stations and participants get ten shots from each station before rotating...
Runners take off on an interval as members of the Staples-Motley cross country team practice together on July 16. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team took on rival Pequot Lakes on Sept. 15. Georgia Kruchten pounds a return.  
The Staples-Motley cross country teams ran fast times on a short course as both the girls and boys won their meet with perfect scores. The race at Park Rapids was just between two teams when a third team pulled out.  “This meet became a difficult one to coach, in the sense that we have two meets...
Issiah Tabatt battled with a Perham runner, sprinting the final 200 meters before finishing a step ahead, as Staples-Motley fans look on intently. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls finished ahead of the top ranked team in the state and the boys beat the second ranked team in the state, as both teams finished ahead of Perham to win the Wadena-Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invite on Sept. 3. In the girls race, it was a Cardinal stampede. The team started out...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Following is a letter I sent to the University of Minnesota after they announced they were going to cut men’s track and field, men’s gymnastics and men’s tennis. I hate to play sports off against each other, they are all great sports, but I don’t understand how...
Staples-Motley tennis player Rose Han smashes a shot in the team’s match against Parkers Prairie. The Cardinals have two more home matches, Sept. 15 and 29. (Photo by Jody Hagenson) Staples-Motley 7, Parkers Prairie 0 Singles: Lauren Rutten W 6-0, 6-1; Rose Han  W 6-1, 6-0; Allison Knosalla W 6-1,...
Varsity football and volleyball are on hold until spring, but the cheerleading teams will be ready when the season starts. Pictured, Staples-Motley cheerleaders help conduct the Cheerleader Jamboree this summer, sponsored by Staples-Motley Community Education. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson...
Area children hoped to reel in a big fish at Dower Lake in Staples Aug. 21.  From left are Evan Alexander, Jackson Alexander, Aliza Alexander, all of Staples; and Taylin Lind of Cushing. In addition to fishing, the young people enjoyed swimming at the lake.  (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  

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