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Scout Strickland fills the hole and stops the running back. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team answered three touchdowns with immediate scores of their own, but they weren’t able to score in overtime against Wadena-Deer Creek and ended up losing 18-24 on Oct. 12. Cade Schmidt scored all three Cardinal touchdowns, but neither team was able to convert their...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team ended a losing streak with a 3-2 win against Aitkin on Oct. 11. They competed against Menahga on Oct. 15, falling 3-1. The Cardinals finish the regular season with a tournament at Upsala on Thursday, Oct. 18. The Section 8AA playoffs start Thursday, Oct. 25, at...
Brayden Christensen leads Isaac Christoffersen on the finishing hill as fans encourage them to kick it in.
The Staples-Motley cross country teams are Mid State champions, both as individuals and as a team. Kira Sweeney won her third straight conference title in the girls race and Emmet Anderson won for the boys for the second year in a row. “Our kids were outstanding in today’s competition in winning...
With most of their lineup taking part in their first postseason match, the Staples-Motley girls tennis team was extremely conpetitive at the Section 8A tournament, Oct. 11-13. The team match couldn’t have been any closer, with two matches going into a third set and four more sets that went into...
I can hardly believe it but I have been hunting deer for 57 years.  I started when I was 16. My first hunt was near Craigsville in northern Minnesota. Well, it should have been 58 years, but the season was closed in 1971 because Minnesota had some back to back harsh winters that nearly wiped out...
For the Detroit Lakes meet on Oct. 11, Staples-Motley coaches put the captains in charge of the lineup and let the girls swim things they aren’t used to or for the first time in a meet. The result was some interesting races and awesome time drops, according to Coach Amanda Olson. “It really proves...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team played two tough teams and then had a disappointing tournament, falling to Verndale 3-1 on Oct. 3, losing to Detroit Lakes 3-1 on Oct. 5, and ending up 0-3 in the Long Priarie Tournament on Oct. 6. The Cardinals have three games and one tournament left in the...
Small game license sales were down about four percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual small game survey. Results for 2017 include, by species: Ducks – 63,426 hunters, representing a six percent decrease from 2016. Despite...
The Staples-Motley football team’s offense was slowed down by West Central Area in a 14-0 loss on Oct. 5. The Cardinals had 137 total yards, 69 passing and 68 rushing, but only converted one of eleven third down attempts, making it hard to sustain their drives. The team gave up one touchdown in the...

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