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Five straight pins were not enough for the Staples-Motley wrestling team to overcome Mille Lacs in their first triangular meet of the season, falling 42-33. The Cardinals beat Proctor-Hermantown 52-18 in their second match. Against Mille Lacs, Aidan Winter earned a pin at 113 pounds, Owen Winter at...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley boys basketball team fell behind early and were unable to complete a comeback in a 65-53 loss to Pillager in their first game of the season Jan. 14.  The Cardinals fell behind 8-0 to start the game. The team started getting to the basket with...
The big seasonal shift in activities of the outdoors is nearly complete. The hunting seasons have ended, save for several remaining weeks for rabbit, hare and squirrel hunters. We’re now focused on ice fishing and snow-centered activities on skis, snowshoes or astride a snowmobile. As put so well...
Staples-Motley high school winter sports started practices Jan. 4. Athletes will have restrictions on their play because of COVID-19, including basketball players wearing masks during practice and competition. Pictured, the Staples-Motley winter athletes in their first week of practice.  
Friday, Jan. 15, Triangular 5  p.m. At Isle High School Tuesday, Jan. 19, Triangular 5  p.m. At West Central Area, Barrett Friday, Jan. 22, Triangular 5  p.m. (home)  Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5  p.m. At Pierz  Saturday, Jan. 30, Triangular 3  p.m. (home)  Tuesday, Feb. 2, Triangular 5  p.m. At Crosby-...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:15 p.m. Pillager (home)  Saturday, Jan. 16, 7  p.m. At Detroit Lakes  Monday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. At Menahga   Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:15 p.m. Pequot Lakes (home) Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:15 p.m. At Crosby-Ironton   Friday, Jan. 29, 7:15 p.m. At Aitkin   Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5:45 p.m....
Saturday, Jan. 16, 1:30 At Pillager Monday, Jan. 18, 7:15 p.m. At Upsala  Friday, Jan. 22, 7:15 p.m. At Crosby-Ironton  Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:15 p.m. Wadena-Deer Creek (home) Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:15 p.m. Aitkin (home) Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7:15 p.m. At Park Rapids   Friday, Feb. 5, 7:15 p.m. At Pequot...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team held an awards ceremony recently, where they gave out season awards. Pictured, front row from left, Abby Dukowitz, Madysen Hull, Morgan Becker – Lettered, All Conference Honorable Mention; Heidi Lombard – Lettered, Most Digs, Cardinal Award, All Conference,...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team earned four All-Conference awards for the Mid State Conference. From left, Heidi Lombard, libero, All Conference; Tabetha Allen, outside / middle hitter, All Conference; Leah Bestland, setter, All Conference Honorable Mention; Morgan Becker, outside hitter, All...
The most remarkable of a northern winter’s changes is the transformation of our waters from marching waves and meandering streams to the frigid immobility of ice.  We take it for granted.  But to those who live where open water is their year-round reality, the change is nothing short of miraculous...

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