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Allison Knosalla hit a late three point shot to send the game into overtime, but the Staples-Motley girls basketball ended up losing 59-51 against Park Christian on Feb. 23. The Cardinals came back to win a close game at Aitkin, 65-63, on Feb. 25, thanks to a 25 point game by Tabetha Allen. Against...
Blind OT takedown
During a busy week, the Staples-Motley wrestling team likely clinched the third seed for the Section 6A tournament by beating three section opponents. On Feb. 25, the Cardinals won 61-18 against Otter Tail Central and 37-31 in a thrilling match against New York Mills. They defeated Barnesville 59-...
If you’re looking for a close-to-home issue that’s as polarizing as current national politics, look no farther than the question of whether Minnesota should hold a hunting season for the eastern gray wolf, known through much of our history as the timber wolf.  The path to a possible hunt was opened...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team generated a second half comeback to win at Lake Park Audubon 47-41 on Feb. 16. Despite Adam Oberlander’s 11 first half points, the Cardinals only managed 16 total points in the half. LPA scored 24 points in the half. Sivert Klefsaas got the team going in the...
Addison Lorber slashes to the basket to score against Browerville.
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team suffered two conference losses, 73-42 against Detroit Lakes on Feb. 12 and 81-33 against Pequot Lakes on Feb. 15. The team came back with a strong game against Browerville on Feb. 18, but lost a second half lead to fall 60-46. In all three games, the...
Alex Giza puts his opponent in the cradle before earning a pin against Deer River. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had one win and one loss in each of their triangular meets last week. In a home match Feb. 16, the Cardinals beat Deer River 43-33, then lost to Little Falls 52-20. On Feb. 19, they beat Wadena-Deer Creek 55-15 and lost to Crookston 51-24. Dalton Wells won three of...
Pictured, Allison Knosalla, Aften Robinson and Lauren Rutten surround a player who dared to go into the lane against them. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had a short defensive lapse to fall behind in a close game against Park Rapids on Feb. 8, and ended up with a 77-62 loss. The Cardinals also lost 73-42 against Detroit Lakes on Feb. 12. Against Park Rapids,the Cardinals never led but were close until late in...
It would be difficult for anyone but the most isolated hermit to be unaware of the damage that has been done over the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic. The toll has been staggering in deaths, long-term health impairment, lost jobs, business failures, disruption to education, and social isolation...
 Isaiah Schultz tips a pass and races after it for a layup. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team had two close Mid State Conference games this past week, falling 53-46, against Aitkin on Feb. 2 and 72-63, to Park Rapids on Feb. 4. The Cards were hampered with injuries in the two games.  In both games, they found themselves down by ten at halftime and...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had a close, exciting matchup against Park Rapids, ending up losing the lead in the final minute to fall 72-68 on Feb. 2. They followed that game  with a low-energy performance at Pequot Lakes on Feb. 5, falling 69-25. The Park Rapids game was a matchup...

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