Sports

Following is the list of state champions from Staples, Motley and Staples-Motley schools, compiled by the Staples/Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The current count is 28 team titles and 61 individual championships. Girls tennis is one team not on this list, but deserves recognition. The...
Ben Olander pulls down the rebound after C-I missed their final shot with Isaiah Schultz and Issac Kronenberg (44) defending. (Photo by Jody Hagenson)  
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Three Staples-Motley boys basketball players helped the team break out of an eight week losing streak with two wins and a close loss against one of the area’s top teams. At Swanville on Feb. 10, Isaiah Schultz made eight of ten three pointers, leading the team to...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley wrestling team lost 66-11 in the first round of the Section 6A tournament held  Feb 11, at Ottertail Central.  Owen Bjerga won with a tech fall and Alex Giza earned a pin in his match, but the Cards forfeited three weights and lost a couple of...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley girls basketball team ended their regular season Feb. 17, at Sauk Rapids-Rice. Results were unavailable at press time. Last week, the Cards registered two losses as the team was down players due to injuries. They lost 88-64 to Dilworth-Glyndon-...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost a lead in the second half and ended up with a 48-41 loss at  Royalton on Feb. 4. Against conference leader Pequot Lakes on Feb. 6, they lost  64-29. Against Royalton, the Cardinals were ahead by nine at halftime.  “We played the rest of the game too...
The 6th grade Staples-Motley boy’s basketball team is dominating on the basketball court so far this season. They have an 11-1 record and have taken first place in three tournaments. The boys played in the Sauk Rapids-Rice tournament held  Feb. 9.  Above, left to right, front: Owen Carlson, Ashton...
An induction ceremony for the 2019 Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame was held Feb. 7, at the high school cafeteria in Staples. Pin recipients included Bill Finn, coach; Don Dravis, coach; Jerry Riewer, coach; 1985 Staples Girls Basketball team; 1988 Staples-Motley Football team; Arden Beachy,...
The Staples-Motley 4th grade girl’s basketball team, left, took home second place medals after a back and forth scoring tie game with Little Falls; the LF team went on to win the Royalton tournment held Feb. 8. The girls were the only fourth grade team to score over 20 points during their games at...

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