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Staples-Motley running back Sivert Klefsaas temporarily loses the ball after it was poked out on his way to the end zone. He was able to recover and fall on the ball himself to retain possession for the Cardinals. Klefsaas finished with 112 yards rushing on 23 carries, and he did eventually reach the end zone for a touchdown, although not on this play. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley football team shut out Wadena-Deer Creek 20-0 to win in the first round of the Section 6AA playoffs on Nov. 17. They then played Nov. 20 at West Central Area and lost 48-27 to finish the season. Against WDC the Cardinals scored first on a one...
 Cross country senior captains Emmet Anderson, Sam Jennissen and Tanner Robben show their section championship trophy.  
Captains Abby Brown, Addison Lorber and Ashley Robben.   
Anderson shows the three first place medals presented to him at the ceremony. Two were for the section individual and section team titles, the third was a special medal from the Staples-Motley Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. Anderson was ranked number one in the state all season and won the post-...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team moved into a tie for second in the Mid State Conference with a 3-2 win over Crosby Ironton on Nov. 10, but then got knocked back to third place with a 3-0 loss to Detroit Lakes Nov. 13. Against Crosby-Ironton, Tabetha Allen’s 21 kills pushed the Cardinals to the...
The Staples-Motley football team found little running room against Breckenridge and ended up with a 54-0 loss on Nov. 11. The Cardinals fell behind in the first quarter despite making one drive past the 50 yard line and another drive, highlighted by a 33 yard run by Logen Weite, got down to the 16...
Cecily Moe
By Connie Moe   When the Staples Motley swim team ended after last season, the team was quite disappointed. Early this past summer, the girls learned that Little Falls was open to the idea of being a co-op with Staples, Pillager, and Royalton in swimming.  While this was not workable for most of...
Staples-Motley quarterback Isaiah Schultz, right passes the ball while blockers keep the defense away from him. From left, Sam Opheim, Dusty Koval, Cole Winkels, Alex Ross-Bahn, Max Strickland (1) and Logen Weite. The pass ended up in the hands of Chandler Braith, who evaded tacklers for a first...
The Staples-Motley football team came out flat to start the game against Ottertail Central, which proved to be ready for the Cardinal mistakes. The Cardinals fell behind 20-0 before Sivert Klefsaas broke a long run to the 10 yard line. But the drive stopped short of the goal line. Late in the...
Morgan Becker and Bo Erholtz (8) team up to block a Pequot Lakes spike in their game Oct. 29. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team got back in the winning column with a 3-1 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Oct. 27, then played well against undefeated Pequot Lakes, but ended up with a 3-0 loss on Oct. 29. The Cardinals made Pequot Lakes work for their points, doing a good job of blocking...

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